What do you get when an engineer turned inside significant who is currently a New York based structure business visionary? Simply the most loose, practical and perfectly structured packs made for everybody! Ampersand As Apostrophe is spearheaded by Jessica Park, a Detroit local who has planned the ideal tote with a moderate bend. The line of cowhide packs is oversimplified, complex yet absolutely receptive.

As observed on Olivia Munn, Bobbi Brown and Hallee Barry, I foresee Ampersand As Apostrophe will before long make a sprinkle in the extravagance pack world and I can’t get enough of it! Tote packs come in two unique sizes; the Half Tote (little) and Sideways Tote (vast), yet there is something other than the destined to-be notable tote. The gathering flaunts modernized duffles, rucksacks, crossbody’s and even grasps and wallets. Investigate and let us realize what you think!


The VMA’s quickly whizzed by last week and I think you’ll agree it was all about Jennifer Lopez, who was officially declared MTV legend. In age-defying style, J.Lo (who is proudly forty-nine) bopped through her famous pop works better than most twenty yr olds – which is an achievement unto itself #jlogoals!!

These kind of events are notoriously thin on bag pics, though. Many celebs can’t or won’t become weighed down by exertion in the way of clasping or clutching…anything, at least for photo ops. On these nights, their only directive is definitely to have fun and look fab. It’s not clear to me why celebs choose to discriminate their poor luggage out of picture pictures; don’t they want to end up being snapped looking more fab? That’s one of life’s mystery I’ll just have to deal with.


When I think of Versace, Donatella invariably enters my head. We all know Donatella loves a tan that moves way past the stage of blending in. Blending in is definitely clearly not her forte, but in bag design that’s actually a strength. After all, you desire your consumers to perk up at something wow. Versace tries to woo us with their concepts of wow : 80’s articulations of excess blingy-ness, opulent glam and ornate details. Unfortunately, most of the days it constantly falls short.

Balmain in some ways reminds myself of Versace: they both don’t put a lot of resources into their hand bags from the looks of it. Under Olivier Rousteing, luggage are more modern, but still give off a feeling of contrived excess (though Balmain really does this more with a sense of superiority). The Balmain emblem becomes too much of a focal point, which I can’t help but think looks like a religious seal for a cult. Weirdly though, when Balmain marries it with the 80’s – the thunderbolt seen on so many rock album covers of the day and in comics like Flash Gordon- it’s a fun change from the spartan colours the brand typically uses and movements away from Balmain’s recent obsession with the military. It really needed to stop taking itself seriously and here we have just that.


Bally is a brand characterized by sentiment, and its straightforward polish is compelling. From its absolute first invasion into style in 1850, when Swiss maker Carl Franz Bally brought home a whole size keep running of fine calfskin boots to guarantee that his cherished spouse Cecyle had the ideal fit, it’s been a brand that abandons little love notes in all that it does. For those of us who live for a decent romantic tale, the new Cecyle sack conveys fantasy bore reverence in the sleekest of bundles.

Intended to respect its namesake in both structure and usefulness, it’s the ideal expansion to a brand known for immortal, yet on pattern styles. An affection letter I can’t get enough of, I dropped everything to lift it up in both the little and vast sizes before they got an opportunity to sell out! What I venerate most about Bally’s most recent must-have pack is the manner by which simple and easy the styling is, without relinquishing any of the subtleties that make my bustling life as a working mother somewhat less demanding.

The mark attractive keyhole fasten keeps basics effectively available, however sufficiently secure that I don’t need to stress over anything getting left behind when I’m hurrying from arrangement to arrangement. There’s even a zippered compartment inside arms go after city inhabitants who need somewhat more security. In case you’re in any way similar to me, inspiring a crossbody to lay perfectly on the body can be perpetually baffling! The Cecyle is one of only a handful couple of packs that stays away from this slip on account of the chicly planned and well thoroughly considered lash equipment (don’t kick me off on those cumbersome lobster fastens found on most crossbody ties!).

Genuinely an immortal piece for influential ladies with style, elegance, and spots to be, the Cecyle had me at hi. You can add it to your accumulation in calf cowhide with either a smooth or crocodile decorated completion (sold out at Bally yet FarFetch still has it in stock!), and comes in both vast and little sizes so like Cecyle Bally, you also can locate your ideal fit.

Not just a fun go around, the bigger size capacities well for a bustling day of gatherings all through the workplace for me. What’s more, I’m not trying to say this since I’m working with Bally! In the event that you tail me on Instagram, you’ll realize I’ve been conveying this pack constant!

The sizes are sufficiently distinctive to legitimize having two Cecyles. I utilize the littler rendition for nighttimes too!


I figure we would all be able to concur that a young lady can never possess an excessive number of packs. The exemplary blacks, whites, and nudes are pieces that endure forever, yet some of the time you simply need to have a great time. In the event that it has a little peculiarity to it, I’m all in. Enter: the geometrically propelled. Balenciaga’s triangle pocket, Tara Zadeh’s moon molded tote, and Roksanda’s adjusted edge grasp – I can’t avoid a pack with some geometric pizazz.

I cherish the manner in which that these exceptional pieces can take a conventional gathering and make it feel totally custom. Furthermore, gracious man, we should discuss the hues! There’s something about a pack that strolls on the wild side that respects a brave shading palette. With winter making it considerably more socially worthy to wear a monochrome look each and every day, my closet depends on assistants to acquire some energy.

Running for something with surface or adornment adds considerably more perkiness to this look. Crocodile emblazoned completions, tufts, and curiously large equipment – this is no spot for the held. Get saucy with these insane shapes.


Raise your hand in case you’re as of now wandering off in fantasy land about spring. At home in Texas, the climate has been everywhere, except I’m now wishing the chilly days would come less much of the time. Spoiler: it will be a harsh couple of months. I probably won’t most likely departure the frigid temperatures, yet I can begin preparing my closet with monochrome bags in the most brilliant white tones.

The virtuoso of a white bag is that it’s the ideal progress piece. A solitary pack can be your go-to winter white and the best complement to spring florals. My most loved completion for a white sack is crocodile, without a doubt. The mind boggling specifying truly flies on such a splendid canvas, and it figures out how to make my lethargic end of the week outfit of pants and a shirt appear to be more chic than decrepit. I’ve just got my eye on a couple of diamonds to bring me through until spring defrosts away a portion of this ice.


On the off chance that you hadn’t heard: Dolce and Gabbana is formally persona non grata. I figure we would all be able to concur that after a background marked by prejudice paving the way to a year ago’s dropped Shanghai demonstrate that left laborers and bills unpaid, even the cutest pack at any point structured does not merit our help. I’ve seen that not every person appears to have gotten the update, however.

To say it doubtlessly; I can’t make sense of why anybody is as yet stocking Dolce and Gabbana. It truly perplexes me that I need to look past their packs on my late-night web shopping gorges. For the stylish, value point, and true serenity, there are such a large number of other magnificently botanical and adorned accumulations to browse. Design is tied in with being glad for the look you’re shaking – here are a couple of alternatives that make it simple.


When I hear the term “beauty bag” I picture a low quality, zip-top monstrosity filled with samples I’ll never use. SOON, that’ll end up being an image of the past. The brainchild of Very Good Light Editor David Yi, the SOON handbag brings beauty, travel, and style collectively in one very pretty little package. It’s already lighting Instagram on fire, and I need one, like, yesterday.

Filled with products I actually want (including an amazing Youth To The People duo), what really models the bag apart is its usability. It’s literally built from the inside out to function as the perfect travel bag. It hangs, provides compartments, and is definitely water resistant. It’s also got a removable roll out makeup pouch. But it really shines when it’s all zipped up. Thanks to its crossbodystrap, this baby instantly transforms into the perfect everyday handbag. Oh, and did I mention it comes in four different shades? Personally, I plan on rocking the fuchsia, but if I accidentally pick up the black while I’m at it, will anyone out there really judge me?


Zippers, hoops, buckles, metallic logos; exposed hardware in almost any form is a serious source of inspiration for me lately. Blending raw elements with highly finished materials in a way that is simple but elevated is a stroke of genius, as far as I’m concerned. The simplicity of 1017 Alyx 9SM’s Fall 2019 runway has been one of my favorite showings in Paris this season because boy, do they know their way around the art of the buckle.

I love how edgy something as streamlined as a single, oversized logo can make a bag feel. And of course, how edgy it in turn makes me feel. Sometimes you’ve just gotta let your inner rebel free. At least now I can be a very fashionable rebel.


There are a few things you probably know about me if you’ve been reading since the beginning of the blog (almost 14 years ago!); one is my affinity for Nancy Gonzalez bags and that I’ve been collecting them for just as long.

This is why I’m super excited to announce that my latest collaborative effort is with none other than Nancy herself (you might have seen sneak peeks on Instagram!) exclusively for Saks! This collection is very near and dear to my heart because it is an ode to Santiago Gonzalez, Nancy’s son and one of the greatest friends of my lifetime. Santiago’s untimely passing two years ago was nothing short of devastating. We lost a beautiful, effervescent and generous spirit.

Santiago was also the President and Creative Director of Nancy Gonzalez, where his passion and creativity helped to define the brand. With this collection I think we would have made him proud!

There are 10 amazing pieces in the capsule that reimagine the classic design and aesthetic that Nancy Gonzalez is known for. You all know that I will always be a California girl at heart, and this collection combines my west coast upbringing with the uncompromising Cali craftsmanship of Nancy Gonzalez hand bags.

(Don’t worry about the barbeque sauce, this is made of durable double coated linen!)

One of the unique cornerstones of the collection is the outstanding functionality of each piece. We’ve blended sumptuous crocodile with a super-durable double coated linen to create pieces that will not only become long-lasting additions to your collection, but will also be able to keep up with the busy lifestyle of a woman on the go. I hope that you will love them just as much as I do.

Shop the collection at Saks Fifth Avenue today! The collection is usually available at 17 locations and online (I didn’t forget my international bag snobs!)