Beach Tote: GREEN STRIPE BEACH SHOPPER with Rope Straps by Wallis, HERE/ Room: Celerie Kemble’s phenomenal turquoise acid trip of a tropical dining room featuring Gorgeous wallpaper from Quadrille’s “China Seas” collection and bamboo fretwork chairs. If you have a house in a glamorous hot beachy locale, this is what your dining room should look like, image found via The Foo Dog Ate My Homework, HERE
Beach Tote: Dvf 1974 Large beach tote in s a quirky retro-cool vibe with coral vintage buds print and the effortlessly cool Hawaiian surf culture, lilac and aqua large beach tote bag, both prints found HERE & HERE/ Room: Jungle Foliage, Flower Patterns, and tropical inspired neon hues permeate this living room from House to Home, photograph by Dominic Blackmore, image found HERE
Beach Tote: Beach Bag 3 in Blue Odyssey by Roberta Roller Rabbit found HERE/ Room: Bedroom by Masucco Warner Miller in San Francisco, “Summer Palace” wallpaper by Osborne & Little’s, image found HERE
Beach Tote: A Huipil is a Mayan Textile worn as a blouse by indigenous mayan women. Here is appears in tote form! Feel like you are on vacation all year with the fun Crochet Beach Bag from Stela 9, HERE/ Room: Western Springs Living Room by Vintage Scout Interiors, found HERE
Online Shopping is the new, lazy woman’s window shopping. From the comfort of my own couch (braless and in sweats), I can pretend to be a classy lady meandering the streets of the Upper East Side. I often find myself searching the same products over and over again. For some reason, certain products are just so calming and wonderful to look at and imagine in my closet (and on my person). Reed Krakoff (President, Executive Creative Director of Coach & Designer in his own right) has created my perfect tote. I have a visceral reaction when I view his neutral and nude color palettes. I want to fawn over this bag. I once visited the store just to touch the leather and see the colors in person. Crazy bag lady? Perhaps.
Ok, so as of right now on my very poor budget, I cannot even vaguely afford these bags. I would forego a month of rent and eat only canned goods to even begin to pretend that I could afford to carry one. Why do I love this bag so much? Let’s take a gander at The Boxer Bag Breakdown, as quoted on Reed Krakoff’s eponymous site. It includes:
Black Nickel Hardware
Burnished Glovetan Leather
Vachetta Leather (Vachetta leather is left untreated and is therefore susceptible to water and stains. Sunlight will cause the natural leather to darken in shade, called a patina. In this way, Vachetta Leather actually is constantly changing and evolving its colors depending on wear.)
A square, architectural and minimalist shape
Contrasting, yet subtle pigments
A slightly masculine, menswear (Savile Row) inspired palette
Now let’s imagine this handbag as a room!
Although, I would probably just crawl into the bag itself and try to live there as well.