Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. Medium Colorblock Tote Review

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Rebecca Minkoff, M.A.B. Medium Colorblock Tote

The second I spied the Rebecca Minkoff MAB Medium Colorblock Tote in Electric Blue/Black… I was obsessed. This season, I’ve been coveting all things cobalt, and the added interest of basic black pulled me to this bag like a siren song. [Read more…]

Trends: Nude Handbags

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Trend: Nude Bags! Photos Courtesy of

Proof that our love affair with the 1980’s is not quite over: the nude handbag! Collections that were once overrun with chocolate browns are leaning naked. Here are seven beauties to feast your eyes on, all available at!

1)  Vince Camuto Riley Tote in Taupe, $278

2)  Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. Medium Tote in Nude,  $255

3) Tory Burch Marion Tote, $550

4) Fendi Patent Leather Baguette in Makeup/Gold, $2,190

5) Saint Laurent Ligne T Leather Satchel Medium in Natural, $2,695

6) Longchamp Roseau Leather Shoulder Tote Large in Natural (on sale!) $392

7)  Kate Spade Cedar Street Crossbody in Clock Tower, retail $148.

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Gucci Sale Fall 2011

I’m not sure about you, dear readers, but I can smell a Gucci Sale opportunity as well as I can detect a rose. And it’s coming!

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Gucci Pre-Sale

It’s Gucci Pre-Sale Time

And the marked down goodies can be accessed by CLICKING HERE. Personally, I’m a bit disappointed by the small selection of handbags currently marked down. But… I guess that means business is booming for Gucci, and good business is good news for all of us!

Anywho, cruise on over and check it out. Let me know if you pick anything up! I keep mulling over the ‘GG twins’ medium boston bag with interlocking G ornaments for $689. Super-cute!

Missed it? The official sale will begin on 6/3/11, at

Tory Burch Robinson Shoulder Bag, Spring 2011

tory burch robinson shoulder bag spring 2011Available for pre-order on, the Tory Burch Robinson Shoulder Bag for Spring 2011 is available in Cricket green, Poppy Red and Sake gold.  I’m not sure how I feel about the 80s inspired color palette.  I remember investing in a yellow Gucci way back when (and my BFF snagged a green one).  BOTH of us lived to regret that decision!

Still… I am smitten with the Robinson.  It’s streamlined and elegant.  It’s also the ultimate Mom-bag.  The high-quality Italian leather is textured, and scratch resistant!  I can’t tell you how much heartbreak I have experienced, when my little ones destroy my prized accessories!

The Tory Burch Robinson measures in at 6″ high, by 8.5″ wide by 2″ D.  The strap drop is 6″.   Retail price is a reasonable $325. 

If you’re looking for a slightly roomier version, you can grab the bag in basic black for $375.

Click HERE to buy it from

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Reed Krakoff Sale

For those of you unfamiliar, Coach has recently launched a higher-end, more exlusive line of luxe leathergoods.  Well, right now some of these gorgeous designs are marked down to really low levels!  Do check it out!

Click HERE to visit the sale at Reed Krakoff.

Shopping And Goodies Opens Her Purse!

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A Few Goody Gumdrops shows you what’s in her large Proenza Schouler purse! Do you believe she even carries a cupcake?

Bags, Bling & Beauty dumps the contents of her Linea Pelle Dylan for the world to see!

Fashion Cents has a Sears gift card in her purse which is perfect for shopping for fall pieces. Enter now to win $100 gift card from Sears to put in your purse (and then to spend of course). Contest ends September 30.

Raging Rouge reveals the three lippies she carries everywhere.

Shopping and Info reveals what is inside her vintage Chanel 2.55 mini messenger bag for a night out.

StyleMaven is very particular about her handbag essentials which include Smashbox tinted moisturizer, Chloe Long Flap Wallet, Hermes Carmen key fob, Vintage Carrera sunglasses and a few other bits and bobs…

TheFind has one new beauty must-have in her handbag, a NARS The Multiple Highlighter because it is versatile and multipurpose.

Violet Revolution shares what could be in her L.A.M.B. handbag depending on the day.

What’s In Your Bag? Bags, Bling & Beauty Reveals!

linea pelle dylan shoulder bag reviewAny Mom will tell you… the reasoning behind bag selection is vastly different once you have little ones to consider. My bag du jour is the Linea Pelle Dylan shoulder bag. I love it for its versatility and style. Four outer pockets not only look chic, but organize hard-to-find items that would normally get lost in a bag of this size. A zipper runs along the entire length of the bottom of the bag, allowing the carrier to increase the storage size of the bag to tremendous proportions while on the run.  Practicality aside, Linea Pelle’s Dylan is a slouchy, shabby chic that just fits my “jeans and t-shirt” style perfectly.  And, the leather is so buttery soft, you won’t be able to keep your hands off of it!  Retail price is $395.Click HERE to shop Linea Pelle.
atomic9 grunge buds, atomic9 earphones, grunge buds review, bags, bling, beauty, blogWho says that a necessity can’t also be an accessory?  I’m not usually a fan of ear buds, but I adore Grunge Buds by Atomic9.  Each set of Grunge Buds can fit three different ear sizes, and can be used for music, or to chat on your phone!  A strategically placed clip ensures that your device doesn’t pull your ear buds from your ears.  Retail price is $39.99 per set. Click HERE to head to the Atomic9 website, to check out Grunge Buds!
Estee Lauder Companies, pink products, breast cancer awareness, breast cancer awareness month, shop pink, pink ribbon monthOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  This compact, part of Estee Lauders “pink” product lineup from 2009, is still housed comfortably in my bag.  I take such good care of it, because it’s a tiny piece of luxury in a very unluxurious life!  It also serves as a constant reminder to be aware of how many women are affected by breast cancer.  Retail price for this beauty was $55 last year, and I can’t wait to see if a new design will be introduced this year!

The author of Bags, Bling & Beauty received some of the above products for purposes of review.  For more information on sample policies, please click HERE to read my full disclosure statement.

Endless Friends And Family

Update: 9/27/11, enter code SEPEVENT during checkout to get a 20% discount off of any purchase of $100 or more.

Endless just launched their Spring 2011 Friends & Family promotion! Use promo code MAYEVENT during checkout for a 20% off discount.

Have a shopping list? Click HERE to head over to

Tory Burch Labor Day Sale 2010 Promotional Code!

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Lately, I’ve been gravitating toward purchasing from American designers.  This is a trend that makes me smile from ear to ear.  Tory Burch is among my favorites.  My “wish list” of Tory Burch clothing, accessories, handbags and shoes runs long!

Good news if you’re also a fan of the brand.  Until Monday, September 6, 2010 at 11:59 pm PT, you can score a discount of 25% off of all orders over $300 at  Simply enter LABORDAY10 during checkout!

The offer is not valid on Reva ballet flats, giftcards or Tory Burch Foundation product.

Click HERE to shop