Adorable Handbags For Cute Fashionistas

cute-handbags-for-her2Do you describe your style as cute? Do you like chubby purses? Do you like to wear graphic tees and sweaters with cute animals? Do you know someone who loves everything cute? Well, then this post is for you. These handbags would be a perfect gift for Betsey Johnson lovers. If they own the Betsey Johnson phone bag, they will love these bags too. I’m just saying… I love that bag and a LOVE these bags. I’m saving up for the Kate Spade Lucky Cat bag, it’s my current kawaii goal. I must achieve my goals! :) Let’s get started!

Strawberry Styled Sweetly Bag

strawberry-handbagHoly Moly how adorable is this chubby strawberry bag? The inside has a fruity fabric to go along with the produce theme. I think they did an excellent job executing this design. This bag also gets brownie points for being a hard shaped bag. It keeps it’s kawaii strawberry shape no matter what you fill it up with. If you know a strawberry lover or cuteness collector, do not hesitate to get this bag for them!

Good Fortune Cat Bag by Kate Spade

lucky-cat-kate-spade-bag-good-fortuneI’m not sure which is my favorite bag in this round up. There’s a tie between the strawberry bag above and this SUPER chubby fortune cat bag by Kate Spade. It’s so awesomely fat I cannot contain myself. I have started a fortune cat handbag fund because it’s worth it. If you know a Kate Spade fan, this would be an amazing and unique gift.

Dino clutch Handbag

Dino-Clutch-BagForever21 brought back their dinosaur clutch bag. I love love love this bag. It is truly a conversation piece. I can’t imagine walking around town without people pointing out my dinosaur handbag. I also appreciate that it has a cute shape but otherwise it’s a simple, all black clutch. Great gift for dinosaur lover fashionistas. Oh, we exist – believe it!

Heart Bag in Pink

heart-bag-in-pinkThis heart bag by Brit-Stitch is part of their shoulder handbag collection. This bag comes in so many amazing colors I just want to start a Brit-Stitch bag collection. It would go perfectly with my Melissa shoes collection!

Mouse Purse by Kate Spade

mouse-hand-bag-kate-spadeThis is another Kate Spade bag in the shape of a mouse. I’m a sucker for things shaped like animals. A teapot in the shape of a cat? Yes, I’ll have two please! So when I stumbled upon this little mouse bag, I had to include it in the cute bag roundup. I also noticed a mouse shoe trend going on. This bag would match perfectly when you’re wearing Melissa + Karl Lagerfeld Ultragirl Cat Flats. You’d be wearing the cat and the mouse! Haha – awesome.

Purple Glossy Lips Clutch

purple-glossy-lips-clutch-handbagHow fantastic are these plump and glossy lips? I can imagine carrying this clutch while partying. Doesn’t this bag just scream, “I’m here to party!”?

Let me know what you think about these cute bags in the comments!


8 Items You Need From The Kate Spade Labor Day Sale

kates-spade-labor-dayKate Spade New York is taking an additional 25% off their items on sale this Labor Day weekend with promo Code DELIGHT. The sale ends Monday, September 7, 2015. So don’t sleep on it! I took a look at the sale items and there are a ton of cute handbags that are worth investing in. Nonetheless, I whittled it down to my top 8 must have pieces. Let’s get started!

Julia Street Camplin by Kate Spade

This adorable chubby handbag is available in two colors: beige and bright red. The inside is lined with a beautiful and classic bookstripe fabric. The hardware is plated with 14 karat gold and it includes an adjustable shoulder strap. I really love the shape of this satchel. It’s almost square with a signature bow accent. Just like most Kate Spade Pieces it’s serious yet playful. A great bag for everyday use and taking to work. It’s original price is $348 and it’s marked down to $243. With the promo code it comes out to $182! That’s almost half off. I was serious when I said you shouldn’t sleep on these deals :) julia-street-tote-kate-spade2 Continue Reading

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5 Must Haves From Shop Ruche’s Labor Day Sale 2015

Shop Ruche is having a 30% OFF sitewide sale this Labor Day weekend! Simply use with promo code: SUNFUN during checkout. I went through all their new fall favorites to pick out the top pair of shoes you should splurge on this Labor Day weekend. They all have earthy tones and cover all of the occasions you will attend during the Fall. From oxfords for work or a cute vintage outfit to fancy heels to wear at a party. Let’s get started!

Remmy Oxford by BAIT Footwear

I have a thing for oxfords. I love the combination of two colors in one pair of shoes. These adorable wingtip heels combine cream and light brown for a gorgeous vintage looking heel. They have 2.5″ heel that will make them comfortable to wear all day. The perfect shoes for work or a cute vintage outfit with classic shoes. This is my top buy from Shop Ruche’s Labor Day Sale.remmy-oxfords-bait-footwear Continue Reading


Tech Gifts & Gadgets For Your Engadget Fan

cool-tech-gadgets-technology-giftsI just stumbled upon Urban Outfitter’s newest games and gadgets and had a minor heart attack. There are so many cool and cute things! I want all the gadgets! Well, who doesn’t want an instax iPhone printer?! If you know anyone who loves Polaroid instant photographs AND loves to Instagram, keep on reading because this post is for you. Lately, I’ve been on an Instagram bender and feel like I’m starting to see the world through that little square view finder. I do have 5 Instagram accounts so I’m constantly on the social network. Five you say? Yes! I like to start new projects every week. Crazy little me. If you are interested in all my side shenanigans here’s a run down of my other crazy stuff:
🐶 Dapper Animals – we live life by the rules of “Live The Cute Life Manifesto”. Surround yourself with cuteness.
❤️️ Coral Gables Love – I cover all the cool things to do, eat, and shop in the town I live in: Coral Gables, FL.
😊 South Florida Bloggers – I started a friendly blogger meet up in South Florida. You should join!
🎸 Gables Guitar – Oh, I run a private guitar lesson studio with Brian too!
Enough about me! Let’s talk some gadgets.🚒

Instagram Photo Stream Touchscreen Cube

This portable chubby touchscreen will show photos and videos from your Instagram feed. Just connect to Wi-Fi and it will sync with your Instagram account. Wait, there’s more! You can even like pics from this adorable screen. Who doesn’t want this super cute real life Instagram cube?! The Instagram cube includes a rechargeable battery with micro-USB power cord, a built-in speaker, a 768 x 768 LCD display, and 4GB memory.
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Sobie Graphie Etsy Shop: Handpainted Whimsical Gifts

SG-pineapple-cat I have fallen in love with the hand drawn illustrations of French artist, Sobi Graphie. They are quirky, funny, and adorable. She draws expressive cute characters that make you want to collect them all. Just look at that cat’s face with a pineapple on its head! The best part is she draws on everyday items you can admire and use everyday. Check out the Sobigraphie Etsy Shop and you might end up with a bunch of illustrated drinkware and totes. I am definitely bookmarking her shop for future gift purchases for my quirky and art loving friends.

SG-unicorn-toteI am a huge fan of unicorns and chubby things. So of course I was attracted to her chubby unicorn illustrations. This “In Unicorn We Trust” Tote Bag is the perfect bag to take to the beach or pool. It’s a no hassle canvas tote that fits bulky items easily. I would also take this trusty bag to the bookstore or farmer’s market. Continue Reading


Grab Your Summer Tote For Fun On The Go

Go hassle free this summer with totes! What’s great about totes is that they are roomy and practical. When you need to run out the door, you can simply stuff all the things in your bag as you run around your place grabbing beach essentials. Totes are also great for book worms that like to read good old paper books. I read a bunch on my iPad and Nook but I alternate between paper books and ebooks because my eyes get tired of the glare. So when I’m carrying around actual books, it’s easy to stuff them in a tote with a blanket to go read at a park. I’m sure you can think of a hundred other practical uses for totes this summer. So let’s get started with the awesome totes I found online!

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Cath Kidston Bookbag with Gusset

This all over heart pattern tote reminds me of a raincoat I used to have when I was three years old. I loved that coat. It was navy blue with big red hearts. I’d wear it with rain boots and jump on puddles all afternoon. Grab this tote full of hearts and play like your inner child wants to! Continue Reading


Free Party Printables at Love vs Design

The LA based stationary company, Love vs Design, has some adorable party printables available for FREE. They also have an incredible line of custom designer invitations, cards, photo books, guest books for all occasions. Make sure to check them out if you are thinking about making any type of stationary. In the meantime print some freebies!

Summer Party Invitation

This adorable invitation has a confetti border and a refreshing ice cream graphic. Why not send out some colorful invitations for that BBQ or get together you had in mind? These invitations are free. All you have to do is print them and mail them out – or hand deliver them.

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Cat Mugs For Your Cat Lover or Cat Lady

It’s almost Mother’s Day! Is your mother a cat lady? Are you yourself a cat lover? Maybe you know an animal lover who could use some cheering up. Are you searching for a gift for someone who doesn’t hate cats? Well, then this post is for you! During my relentless browsing of the internet I have found quite a selection of cat mugs. It’s no big surprise since the internet loves cats. I’m excited to be sharing them with you because mugs are such useful gifts. Everyone needs mugs at work and at home; and mugs tend to disappear. So everyone appreciates a mug. The trick comes down to finding a mug with a theme that matches the gift receiver’s personality. Do not fret too much in this regard because people happily drink coffee from boring, old, tacky, real estate mugs. If you find a theme they like to go with their mug, you just get some wonderful brownie points. I like brownie points, so I would go for themes that most people appreciate – like cats. Ready to dive down a wormhole of feline drinkware? Here we go!

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Smiling Cat Mug Set of 2

Help non-morning people fight their early grumpiness with a smiling cat mug. Who can resist that adorable smile and pink little nose? This smiling cat mug is sure to cheer up anyone’s morning. Plus, the inside of the mug has a tiny little cat paw!

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Flawlessly Fashionable Olivia Burton Watches

The truth is I have replaced my watch with my phone. Whenever I need to see the time, I pull out my phone because it is always on me or at an arm’s length. There is no longer a need to wear a watch on a daily basis; but taking a look at these Olivia Burton watches I am wanting to wear watches everyday. These timepieces have a delicate style with big round faces and whimsical details. Whether it is a border of rose-gold scallops or an intricate butterfly, something will jump out at you and grab you. If you want to start a watch collection steer clear of gaudy or boring watches; instead, build a fantastic stockpile of Olivia Burton timepieces. They will not go by unnoticed by fellow fashionistas.

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Olivia Burton Dandy Wrap Gray Midi Dial Watch

I have a soft spot for wrap around watches. They look so cool. The extra wristband gives it extra sophisticated points. This specific concrete colored wristband will match any outfit. It has that chic industrial meets posh style.

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Summer Espadrilles Are Here

Every summer the earthy fashionable espadrille shoe makes a come back. This summer you can find espadrille flats, espadrille wedges and everything in between. This summer, every big designer brand has their own take on the espadrille trend including big designer names Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Miu Miu, Balenciaga, and many others . If you are looking for designer espadrilles you should shop at Net-a-porter, Moda Operandi, My Theresa, or Shopbop. I’ve put together a list of my favorite stylish espadrilles. The espadrille shoes in the post fall in a wide range of prices. So there should be something for everyone, whether you are looking for chic on a budget or you are looking to splurge on the latest summer trend. I tend to fall in love with things regardless of their price point. I find some cheap plastic bracelets with bows raise my heart rate just as much as Elie Saab runway dresses pricing in the tens of thousands. That’s just me, not everyone agrees; and I know people who would disown me for my aesthetics first, brand last philosophy.

Let’s get started with our Spanish inspired footwear trend.

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Nelly Printed Silk & Suede Espadrille Ballerinas by Tabitha Simmons

These shoes are the cutest take on the Mary Jane design! With adorable rounded black tips and a delicate strap, these are my favorite find of the espadrille trend. I would wear these sophisticated flats all summer long! I can already picture a Parisian ensemble wearing a skirt, scarf, hat and sunglasses with this pair of shoes. So cute!

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