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8 Chic Bucket Bags to Take You From Summer to Fall

8 Chic Bucket Bags To Take You From Summer To Fall

Mansur Gavriel changed the everyday carryall game with their super chic leather bucket bag in 2013. The trend is still going strong, and while a Mansur Gavriel will set you back about $600, you can score any of these options for way less. I stuck with mostly nudes and cognacs that can take you through every season, but threw in a couple rich autumn hues if you want to add a pop of color to your basics this fall. Sole Society ‘Kattia’ Perforated faux leather and a cute tassel drawstring for under $60. Madewell ‘The Lafeyette’  Madewell is synonymous with classic style. This leather bucket bag has twill lining and brushed brass hardware for a vintage feel. Gabriella Rocha ‘Elissa’ faux leather bucket bag  Faux leather in an autumn red and less than $40! Lacoste bucket bag Perforated leather for a modern take on a classic style. Dooney & Bourke ‘Claremont’ crossbody bucket bag The Claremont line of bags and totes is one of my favorite D&B collections, it feels so timeless and elegant.  Vince Camuto ‘Zinya’ drawstring bucket bag My pick of the …

video how-to: scarf wrapped side ponytail

One of my goals for 2013 was to add more videos to the blog. Nearly six months into the “new year,” I’m finally posting my first one! Better late than never? I filmed a how-to for this scarf-wrapped ponytail weeks ago, after a few of you requested a tutorial. Then I forgot about it. The clips sat untouched in iMovie for nearly a month before I stumbled across them, and pulled it all together to [finally] share it! Have requests or ideas for other how-to videos? Please share them in the comments! {And have mercy, I’m still new to this “vlogging” business.}

what’s in an evening bag?

I’ve never been much of a collector. Polly Pockets, maybe, when I was in elementary school? Which, by the way, speaks volumes about my responsibility; do you know how difficult it is to keep track of Polly, her diminutive friends and pets, and all those teeny accessories?! It must’ve worn me out, because I haven’t collected much since. But if there’s one thing that draws me in like a magpie to a sack of sequins, it’s a great evening bag. Over the years, I’ve accumulated a sizable stock of clutches in all shapes and sizes, and they carry more sentimental value than any other item in my closet. Memories of romantic date nights, concerts, fun girls nights out, friends’ weddings, and holiday parties are tucked into those tiny bags right next to the tubes of lipstick, peppermints, bar receipts and ticket stubs. I love scouring thrift stores and antique shops for vintage eel skins, beaded beauties, fancy miniaudieres, and tooled leather. When BHLDN sent me their Deco Beaded Clutch, I was thrilled to add it …