Those of you that have been following Thursday Purseday for awhile know that I am so stinkin' excited that colorful handbags are a trend. If you're a recent reader, please note that the vast majority of my 20's was spent wearing shades of grey, black, brown and the occasional pop of white... and I'm still mourning the time I lost. ;) The jewel tones that are flooding stores as of late, have us swooning completely, and this round up of stunning emerald bags nicely sums up our adoration:

1. Michael Kors

2. Rebecca Minkoff


4. Olivia Joy

5. Fendi

 Pretty sassy, don't you think?? What is your favorite jewel tone that's trending right now?

My Chatelles

A little partial, perhaps, but we think that some of the best things come out of France. Case and point: champagne, Coco Chanel, fluffy & delicious macarons, crepes... and now our latest obsession, Chatelles. These adorably sophisticated slippers come in bright shades of canvas, treated leather- either varnished, fish-scaled or suede. It gets better! They can be customized with a monogram {obvs our favorite option}, contrasting tassels or just kept simple & solid. The kicker however, would have to be the french poetry scripted on the inner footbeds. ADORABLE.


If you're digging these house slippers as much as we are, you'll probably adore the charming little romance tale behind the birth of the company. Perhaps these will wiggle their way to our Christmas wish-list?!?


Since we spend our days creating and sorting through beautiful letterpressed paper, it probably doesn't come as a surprise that we're OBSESSED with all things engraved and pressed with a similar texture- such as this stunning glossy aborigine Louis Vuitton bag. Yes, meet the handbag of our dreams:


Gah!! Could she be more radiant or perfect for fall?! I think not. Happy Purseday!!!

Bringing back burgundy

Long long ago, back in middle school my favorite color was burgundy. I {Anna} wore it with pride... way too often and finally got to the point where I was repulsed to see it. Yes, I definitely over-loved that color and it quickly translated into repulsion. Luckily time heals, because well, QUITE a few years later it's back and trending for fall 2012! Though I'll probably be a little timid with how I display these tones and will likely be referring to it as bordeaux, brick, aborigine or dark plum... I'm psyched to have it back! What do you think about the trend???

1- Festamilano

2- Miu Miu

3- Madewell

4- Tory Burch

5- Michael Kors

Feminine Fall Clutch

How was your Halloween?! We spent the evening camped out on the front porch while one by one the costumed neighbor kids cleaned out our candy supply... naturally! Having a chance to catch up with neighbors has got to be my favorite part of the holiday. Seriously, what other day in the year can you knock on a random person's door, just to strike up a friendly conversation and share candy?! Since we're ready to welcome November, today's Purseday pick is another fall fave. In our humble opinion, this Deux Lux clutch would be the PERFECT accessory for bridesmaids in an autumn wedding. What do you think?


Spice it up with Black & White

Today's Tuesday Shoesday is a modern spin on a classic color combo. With all of the bright & bold colors trending this fall, you can't go wrong with some printed black & white shoes to play up the pattern or add texture without being over-kill. What kicks are on your shopping list for this season?? Any black & white beauties?

{1} Loeffler Randall

{2} Tibi

{3} Soles

{4} Ivanka Trump

{5} Belle by Sigerson Morrison

Monogram that!

I'm not sure if you know, but we have this little obsession with monograms. Creating custom monograms for our clients is a complete joy and when we see them pressed into cotton paper with letterpress or foil printing, it's simply exhilarating. ;) Yes, we're easily amused, but that's ok. Anyway, we're pretty much adoring these customizable jewel toned travel wallets from Neiman Marcus and the gold lettering is just the cherry on top!


What a sweet gift idea too, don't you think?

Fabulously Flat

After pounding the pavement in the Big Apple for the last couple of days, we're REALLY ready to embrace some comfy flats. These glittery kicks are not only the perfect way to add some spunk to a simple outfit, but they're only $20!! Insanity, I know!


Being in our late 20's, Delia*s isn't exactly the first place we'd think to shop, but in the name of Shoesday, we'll make an exception. Join us? :)

Bridal Market 2012

What a fabulous week it has been! We're packing up and heading to New York for Bridal Market this weekend and really, truly, it's almost as exciting as Christmas. To kick off the festivities, Emily will be fashion show hopping to see several of our favorite bridal gown designers {ie, Amsale, Christos, Kenneth Pool} and their latest collections. This will indeed be a weekend filled with inspiration! Since we're stirring & giddy for tomorrow, we figured it is only appropriate to pay homage to these designers and highlight some of their gorgeous gowns!

*photos courtesy of respective websites

Colorblocking is the new black

When we caught wind that brights are the new neutral, it was elating to say the least. :) I mean seriously, we spent the first quarter of our lives stocking up on black, grey... and the occasional pop of brown and it's high time to spice things up. For their winter/ fall collection, Coach brought back some 1960's inspiration and released the Colorblock Legacy collection. Oh and are we ever glad that they did...



{1} Slim Envelope $228

{2} Leather Flap Carryall $498

{3} Medium Skinny coin purse $78

{4} Large Clutch $168

Have you sported the colorblock trend yet? Would you rather have a classic piece like these Coach beauties or something priced for trending such as these crossbody bags?


Amanda Pearl

Today, our purseday pick is a shout out to a Seattle native, Amanda Pearl who has built quite the brand for her luxury evening bags. With previous experience designing for Marc Jacobs, she brings vintage fabrics, funky designs and unexpected materials to construct her ADORABLE clutches. We love that her designs are inspired by antique jewelry, modern art and the fashion and culture of the Fifties and Sixties!! Yes, they indeed have character...


Ivy + Aster trunk show

Thankfully finding cute bridesmaid dresses is not as difficult as it used to be- thanks to places like Bella Bridesmaid!! If you're in search of dresses for your ladies, this is the place to start... and better yet, for New Englanders this weekend the Boston location is hosting an Ivy & Aster Trunk show!! Stop in Friday 9/28 - Sunday 10/1 {hours below} and check out this beautiful line of frocks that are great for that bohemian, romantic, "rustic" bride. These short bridal gowns are just making our jaws drop... or wouldn't they be super cute for a getaway dress??
We love the whimsical look of these bridesmaids & social dresses. The color palette is amazing for doing different shades of the blushy neutrals and or rich, delicate pops of color. They even have some adorable prints- Polka Dots, Stripes, and even Butterflies- take our word for it and check them out!!
Oh gosh and of course, don't forget to check out their stunning bridal gowns! Trunk show hours: Friday 11-6, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-4. Hope to see you there!!
*All images courtesy of Ivy & Aster

Loafer lovin'

It's official: Fall is upon us!! Though initially skeptical of the loafer {slight variation of the penny loafer} we've grown to love this fall-friendly flat that has now fallen on the "must have" list for this season. I mean, how adorable is this look?!

Thakoon Addition Sweater

Bauble Bar Earrings

Mother Denim Skinny Jeans

Michael Kors Leather Strap Watch

BCBG Loafer

Our hunt for the perfect pair is on... now to decide whether to go with solids or a fun print?? What do you think- are you a loafer lover yet?

Bringing it back

The other day, our dear friend Erin {from One Two Summer} came over and was toting along a cobalt blue backpack in lieu of a purse. Now, let's preface this by saying that Erin could convince me to buy into just about any trend... it's kind of ridiculous how this girl seems to make everything look brilliant. Ridiculous and awesome! Had I not already started to notice this throwback style returning, I would have been massively skeptical, but some of the lovely ladies of Boston have been rocking it around the city. What do you think- would you dare bring back the backpack?

{1} Nine West- $75

{2} Dooney & Bourke- $188

{3} Madewell- $248

{4} MCM- $920

{5} Longchamp- $125

 *All photos from respective sites


Foldable wellies

The transitional seasons of spring & fall open the door for some crazy weather here in Boston. If you're a New Englander, you know what we're talking about- one minute it's a gorgeous 75 degree sunny day and before you know it, the dark clouds have rolled in and your hot shoes are about to drown in ankle deep puddles. The uneven, brick sidewalks sure don't help either. Ah, we love to hate and hate to love the quirkiness of our city! Well, regardless of where you live, you'll probably find an appreciation for these clever Foldable Wellies from Redfoot. Yes, THANK HEAVENS, we now have the option to roll 'em up and throw the boots in a bag so we can don our cute shoes post work and post rain storm.


They come in basic black and ruby red {our fave}, shown above. Though it's hard to part with the Hunters, this is the beginning of something beautiful.

Gilded Leather

What goes best with your fave LBD {little black dress}? Well, besides a pair of saucy heels of course, a breathtaking clutch is an absolute necessity. We spotted these incredible Bottega Veneta gems and we're still hanging on every last detail. Indeed they are a splurge, but can we pretty please try to rationalize the gorgeous gilded leather with this adorable waxed leather knot closure?!


Yes, this would make a statement indeed. But alas, at $1300, it will sit on the wish-list until we can find enough "pros" to outweigh the con of going in debt for this work of art.

Perfectly Preppy

Just the other day when Emily & I were doing a site visit at the Ocean House, we were perusing some of the local shops and were thrilled to see a fabulous selection of Tipsy Skipper clutches! If you're not on board with this adorable New England based company, it's time to catch up and add a preppy, nautical Captain Morgan Clutch to your wardrobe!

And there are SOOOO many fun colors + patterns... oh my!{via}

I should mention-  Tipsy Skipper doesn't stop at clutches. They have adorably bright skimmers & flip flops... but that's for another day. Today on this Purseday, we rejoice over the sassy little clutch. A fun idea for bridesmaids gifts, perhaps?

Splurge vs. Steal

Hey it's Erin from One Two Summer guest posting on one of my all time favorite accessories... SHOES! In a dream world, I’d own lots of Chanel. The iconic logo, the piping, the boxy jackets, the fabulous play on neutrals—all to die for! And I love the brand’s take on what I consider to be the perfect fall shoe: the ballerina flat. The only problem? The price. This pair sells on eBay for about $500 (I can only imagine what it goes for new—it seems impossible to find online!)

Thank goodness for ASOS.com. They sell London Rebel’s wallet-friendly take on the ballerina flat. I love how this pair incorporates so many signature Chanel elements like the quilting, the cap toe, and the nude and black color scheme. This pair even pulls a modern twist with the studded embellishments—one of fall’s hottest trends! At $41 on sale and $60 normally, there’s no need to break the bank to get your feet looking this chic.

So fun stopping by for Tuesday Shoesday! Happy shopping!



*Photos courtesy of respective sites