buenos aries inspiration.

August 27, 2010

I long to visit Buenos Aires *sigh*….South America is top on my wish list of travel spots…

Meanwhile, I’ll just admire these fun, funky bags made from the same vintage Naugahyde that can be found on the buses in Buenos Aires. Never has vinyl looked so good! They are from Viva Zapata…and styles sell really quickly…so if you see one you like, snag it before it’s gone!

ballistic bags.

April 23, 2010

I was searching for a new gym bag the other day {maybe having a cute, new bag would motivate me to workout!!}…and I found the super-cool bags by Ragged Edge Gear. Their bags are made from Kevlar, the same fabric that bullet-proof vests are made from…the fabric is also used as sails in racing sails for sailboats. We’re talking durable!

I’m crazy about the two bags on the right…especially the little toiletry bag. I’d go to the gym daily if they were mine. Really, I would!

gorgeous handbags.

December 17, 2009


The handbags from Corrente are totally drool worthy. I love the grey bag on the left. Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. The line is only three years old, and all of the bags are made in Brooklyn. Very impressive for such a young company!

pretty girl handbags.

September 9, 2009


I’ve been going through a handbag phase lately…I keep finding cute ones…this is really dangerous for my spending budget, let me tell you….VERY tempting to buy all that I see…

…and Pretty Girl Handbags {also known as Rebecca Handbags} is no exception. Owner + designer, Rebecca has some really nice designs! Simple, functional, and super-stylish….I’m drooling over the “balloon tote” on the left.


July 27, 2009


Wishing everyone a happy Monday! I’m proud to say that I survived the craziness that was BlogHer09…a convention full of energy and some fabulous women in the blogging community!

These bags and wall hangings from Woodroots are really lovely. Of course, the blues and greens called to me…but how about that red bag! Love it! Especially the little wooden closure…

She also has a shop called Woodrootlings, and her husband makes some great wooden ipod docking stations in his shop! What a talented duo!

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