7.27.2009

Cross Your Heart

Believe me when I tell you this…you do not have to resort to the use of a frumpy fanny pack when you want a bag that features a functional flair. No dearests, just because you need a bag that is utilitarian does not mean it must possess every factor that makes up the u word…ugly. For practical use in terms of handbags, the most perfect solution is…the cross body. It’s a stylish little carryall that keeps your belongings close and your wardrobe looking just as upscale as it would should you be carrying a satchel; especially when you have the right one slung about you.

Fred Flare “Mini Weave Townie Purse” I hope you’re wearing your preppy best, mes chers, for that is exactly what the Mini Weave Townie Purse calls for, what with its sophisticated camel coloring, woven detail, and antique slip lock closure. It’s a cross body that seemingly screams Ivy League; thus, you must accommodate it accordingly with boyish blazers, collared tops, and perhaps a splash of khaki or two. Faux leather with a buckled strap that adjusts to your liking, and the bearer of a slight cell phone pocket, there’s an element of saddle-inspired glory here that will make the timid equestrian inside of you bubble with glee. Giddy up, darlings!

Topshop “Wooden Bead Cross Body Bag” When I saw the film Almost Famous, I fell in love with the wild-haired Penny Lane, a band-aid with a fabulous sense of style, and a dream of visiting Morocco. Perhaps it is her influence that has not only made me obsessed with the African city, but convinced that someday I will visit the exotic locale. Until that day, I am quite content with adorning my daily ensembles with Moroccan inspiration; in kind, this Wooden Bead Cross Body Bag is the perfect accessory to add to my collection. The bag is polyester, but the colorful beads covering its surface make it splendrous enough for a princess. I can see it now…walking through dirt-covered passageways as I peek into the booths of outdoor marketplaces selling all sorts of colorful wares, the Wooden Bead Cross Body Bag slung over my shoulder. Yes, it is the prime accent to accompany tropical dreams.

Fossil “Fifty-Four Molly Studded Crossbody” Polished studs. Tassels. Drawstring upper. A keychain with a large skeleton key dangling to and fro. If it hasn’t hit you already, the Fifty-Four Molly Studded Crossbody? Quite frankly, it’s a prime example of a fashionable crossbody bag. The muted mustard color makes it a neutral with a pop; while the silver hardware, shiny studs, and drawstring top are the quintessential additions that make this low-key look come across as very high fashion. Whether it’s a spa day with the girls or a trip to the mall, the Fifty-Four Molly Studded Crossbody covers it all.

Urban Outfitters “Urban Renewal Remade Leather Cinch Bag” There’s no better way to remain eco-friendly than by recycling, which is exactly how the Urban Renewal Remade Leather Cinch Bag was created. Now, it looks like a trendy little treat with an odd, yet completely chic shape; but in a past life it was a vintage leather skirt worn for nights of dancing. Trimmed with cinched detailing, and home to an interior pocket kept hidden via a zippered closure, each Urban Renewal Remade Leather Cinch Bag arrives looking slightly different than the last, while retaining the same classy silhouette that keeps passersby in awe. Unique and useful…what more could you possibly ask for?

Charlotte Russe “Peace Sign Cross-Body Purse” Sometimes the best way to get a message across is via unspoken words. And nothing speaks louder than this Peace Sign Cross-Body Purse. The brown, crinkled faux leather adds a very worn yet wondrous look to the whipstitched, tassel-embellished artistry; while the studded peace sign emblazoned upon the fold-over flap casts just the right amount of glitz and glamour upon the boho beauty. Tossed over a flowy dress with dusty boots and you’re bound to be the belle of the bohemian ball!

Have you crossed your heart yet?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Fred Flare, Topshop, Fossil, Urban Outfitters, and Charlotte Russe for the pictures.


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43 comments

E said...

Love that beaded bag and congrats my dear!

jayne said...

i love the weave on the townie bag!

Meg said...

My favourite is the Fred Flare. It's so cute!

DaisyChain said...

I so want the peace bag!

fashionbox said...

the beaded one is so cute!

chantelle xx

Luinae said...

The topshop bag is my fave! Beaded bags add a very hippie flair. Not really my style, but I think I would love it on others

janettaylor said...

I love that black one!

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miriam said...

the UO bag is so much fun. love its weird shape!

Little Red said...

I used to carry the cross body bags a lot in high school. I don't have any now though. All of mine seem to end up with short straps!

But I do really like the Topshop bag and the Fossil bag!

Momisodes said...

I have to admit, I am always surprise at how soft and comfortable some of the Fossil bags are. I love theirs and the Urban Outfitters bag.

Sasi said...

Recently I've been using the cross body. I agree, it's very practical. The second one is so cute, and I love the first one, too.

heartofpearl ♡ said...

love the style of the 1st bag! have something similar and totally loves it! x

Shop Girl said...

Omigosh!! Love the Fred Flare purse!! I'm seriously considering making this purchase!

<3 your blog!

Shop Girl said...

Omigosh!! Love the Fred Flare purse!! I'm seriously considering making this purchase!

<3 your blog!

archivingfashion said...

Love the first bag....and that Urban Outfitters recycled bag is just fabulous!

Monica said...

I love crossbody bags. That way you don't constantly have to make sure that your holding something.

FabBlab said...

Eeee I love the Fossil Fifty four molly studded crossbody.
Awesome post as usual, Erika.

FabBlab said...

Eeee I love the Fossil Fifty four molly studded crossbody.
Awesome post as usual, Erika.

Dubai Stylista said...

I love cross-body bags ! Except I have yet to find one that catches my fancy. Bummer...

Couture Carrie said...

Love the Fossil studded bag!

xoxox,
CC

Savvy Mode SG said...

i like the one by urban outfitter. don't forget to come join us at my shoe giveaway. : )

Join the Gossip said...

haha i ove this post! my fav is the yellow crossbody =)

Kristin said...

I don't know why I haven't gotten the Townie bag? Been coveting it for a while!

captivate me. said...

I adore the woven leather look--gorgeous!!!

fashiongrail said...

Love them all but the fourth one is my fave! Great picks:)

Nicole Marie said...

i'm in love with the fred flare bag!

Annie Spandex said...

The UO one is very interesting!

Amelia said...

Ugh, I hate fanny packs. The girls who walk around campus thinking they're so cool with their Harajuku Lovers fanny packs are so annoying.

That woven bag is so pretty and versatile!

The Anthology said...

Love the detail in that Fred Flare bag -- it's so classic (and a little vintage feeling) that I'd use it forevery.

Diary of a Young Designer said...

I fell in love with that first bag when I saw it on FredFlare, it is just so unique and gives every outfit a sweet vintage air! Lovely finds!

xo
Sophie

clarewbrown said...

I would like the black UO bag, please! Lol... i just love reading your blog!! Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog! I really appreciate it! It means a lot!

Have a great night!
Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Erika. These all look fantastic. Very cool. I hope your week has been a good one so far. Cheers!

Lily G. said...

I actually have that first purse. I wrote about it on my blog too!

Carole said...

I'm liking the Fred Flare purse and the Urban Outfitters bag :]

Polished Sense said...

Love the first bag and the beaded bag. I am really enjoying shoulder strap bags myself this season. Great post girl, as always...

xo,
Jessica

Sherin said...

I love these bags, they can be so useful.

Charlotte said...

I think the one for Fred Flare is the cutest :). Love the woven detail.

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

These types of bags are so useful, functional and very beautiful! What more could a lady want?!

xx

la petite fashionista said...

i have been OBSESSED with cross body bags lately. that's all i've been wearing while i've been studying abroad because its so easy for traveling (& safer). they're very popular in europe!

bryna said...

i really like the 5th bag, the peace sign! how 70s.

yiqin; said...

The bags look so nice. I like the brown one.

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

My favorite is the first and the last one!
XOXOXO
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

Panda said...

Congrats! Love all of them :)

Panda x

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