Designer Handbags Under $500


For the past couple of months I’ve been trying to find the perfect travel handbag. The requirements that I have include it being a satchel or cross body, have a zipper and can fit a water bottle (I’ll need to stay hydrated while sight seeing).

The biggest problem is to find something that is affordable and durable, but also chic and goes with everything. I checked out some sites, including Coach, Marc Jacobs and Rebecca Minkoff, to find designer bags with potential – and under $500.

Coach – These four bags range from $247 to $325, with the Prairie Satchel coming in a variety of colors.

The links are: Primrose Satchel, Coach Swagger 21, Coach Swagger 27 and Prairie Satchel.

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Fashion Friday: Pretty in Peter Pilotto

Fashion Friday: Pretty in Peter Pilotto


Peter Pilotto jacket

Peter Pilotto pleated skirt
$2,955 –

Evening sandals
$60 –

Rose gold jewelry

Kate spade bracelet

Marc Jacobs fragrance
$87 –

Topshop lip treatment
$12 –

Bird wall art
$55 –

Umbra word wall art

Vinyl wall art

Fashion Friday: Untitled #13

Fashion Friday: Untitled #13

Black hot shorts
$20 –

Heel ankle booties
$16 –

Colorblock handbag
$33 –

Hermès wide bracelet

Miu Miu metal sunglasses

Winding Down on Wednesday: Wish List

Winding Down on Wednesday: Wish List

Michael Kors shoulder strap purse
$445 –

Jeffrey Campbell Bruni
$270 –

Every girl has a wish list, especially during this time of the year!
I’ve gathered a handful of items that I can certainly live without but wouldn’t mind having.
  1. Dot perfume by Marc Jacobs
  2. Michael Kors burgundy purse
  3. Michael Kors rings
  4. Jeffrey Campbell Bruni booties
  5. A good pair of white pointed toe heels
  6. Vinyl records from a variety of artists such as: No Doubt, The Fray, Panic @ the Disco!, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Ellie Goulding, John Mayer, Adele, Paramore, The Maine, Eminem, The Strokes
  7. Old magazines with Victoria Beckham on the cover (a great eBay find!)
    :ELLE January 2008
    :VOGUE China August 2013
    :ELLE Norway/UK April 2013
    :Marie Claire November 2010
  8. The Vampire Diaries season DVDs

Mag Insider: Beauty Marc by Teen Vogue

teenvogueI got my hands on this month’s September Teen Vogue issue and thank goodness because I got some words of wisdom from Mr. Marc Jacobs himself.

“There’s no right or wrong way to do something, but you’ve got to actually do it. You have to participate and stay open to new experiences. You can’t just receive information from somebody else- you have to live life for yourself.”

And it couldn’t be any more true. As life goes on there are going to be new challenges, new obstacles and new opportunities. And this month brings MJ’s new makeup line exclusively at Sephora. Stating that “makeup is the final accessory to getting all dolled up Marc Jacobs talks to Teen Vogue in the Beauty Marc article available in the Fall Fashion Issue out now.    beauty marc

Already am experienced and savvy fashion designer Jacobs takes to new heights as he embarks on his first ever beauty product line. Makeup Man shares in Teen Vogue that “beauty is a part of the art and ritual of getting dressed to go out into the world.”

He also dishes on his top product picks that include, “the concealer, which I’ve often used after many late nights of working — or a couple nights out.” He also notes the palladium-tip applicator and the lip balm which are guy-tested and girl-approved!

Marc-Jacobs-Beauty-ShoppingAlready a hit with his bags, clothes and rich perfumes and scents, the new beauty line comes complete with concealers, blush, brushes, nail polish and must have eyeshadow and lip sticks. All priced at $18 and up there is something for every cosmetics lover. Check the collection out online or at the nearest Sephora.

To get more words of wisdom from Jacobs himself and a look at his line grab your Teen Vogue issue.

And remember, “Trust your instincts, believe in yourself, and find a group that supports you. It’s hard to overcome fear, but you’ve got to.” – Marc Jacobs



Fashion Friday: When In Doubt, Stand Out

When in doubt, stand out.

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$38 –

Lime green jacket

Zara shoes

Marc Jacobs leather handbag
$765 –

Marc by marc jacob

Marc by Marc Jacobs stud earrings
$59 –

This great ensemble will turn heads no-matter-what! With this amazing, statement lime green blazer available at you’ll be brighter than the sun. Wear it out on the town or to brunch feeling confident that people are surely looking your way.