Posts Tagged ‘bag’

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

May 4, 2010

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and I know there are some of you who haven’t even put thought into what you’ll get for your wonderful mother! Well, don’t worry, because I’ve done some legwork for you so you can just sit back, relax and take all the credit for these great ideas. Really, it’s ok – you can take the credit.

1. Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkler: If your mom is a gardening Guru, like my mom is, then this may be the perfect gift for her, especially if she lives out in the country (like my mom does). This sprinkler is motion-activated to turn on when an animal runs in front of it and save your mom’s garden from being eaten by garden critters. Plus, it’s a pretty funny concept and sure to get a laugh at the least bit!

2. Totally Bamboo Butcher Block: This is a great present if your mom is an avid cook. Sure, she’s got tons of cutting boards, but they’re probably plastic (BAD!), or just the normal everyday block from the store. This Butcher Block from Totally Bamboo is more than a board – it’s a statement. It makes a great everyday board or serving platter for big parties. The best part is that you can just leave it out all the time for some serious chopping! And if you don’t want such a big commitment, check out their Utility Greenlight Boards (they’re dishwasher safe!).

3. Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcake Bath Bomb: Whose mom doesn’t like mint chocolate chip cupcakes? And a bath? Then you’re sure to score extra brownie points with this one. Light your mom some candles, throw this yummy bath bomb into the tub and let her sit back and relax. And YOU do the dishes and vacuum for once!

4. LeSportsac Weekend Duffle Bag: Got a mom who loves a weekend getaway? Of course you do – who doesn’t like to take a mini vacation? Well, in order to have a complete mini-vacation, you’ll need to have all the accessories, including the perfect bag to go along with it. LeSportsac has tons of different colors and patterns to make your mom’s weekend getaway complete. Now all you’ll have to do is convince your Dad to get her the actual weekend package!


The perfect beach tote, for all you beach bums…

April 30, 2010

Ladies, summer is rollin’ on in and that means that you’re probably gearing up to hit the beach and fade away that pale skin for a sunkissed glow. Ah, ok – so before I go any further, I would like to make a disclaimer that it is super important to use sunscreen or else you’ll probably end up looking like Rachel Zoe (eww).

Anyway, back to the topic. What do you look for in the perfect tote? Well mine has to be about 30% stylish (hey, I’m not going to the beach to impress dudes), 50% practical and 20% comfortable. Oh, did I mention it has to be cheap and easy to clean – you just can’t sweat it if you spill said sunscreen on the bag or cover it with sand.

So I present to you the $3.50 tote from Forever21. Stock up on ’em and hand ’em out to your friends. Since when can yo have too many totes… never….Point made!

Travel for the Holidays in Style!

December 3, 2009

This adorable Lucky Tote by Lulu Lemon is so cute and perfect for holiday travel. Why? It’s large enough to fit your laptop, extra change of clothing, purse, snacks, etc, but small enough for traveling on a plane. Inside, its HOT PINK and all the compartments are labeled according to what fits in each pocket – ipod? cell phone? we got ya covered!

Hobo’s Wallets, Purses and things…

February 5, 2009


How is it possible that I had not heard of Hobo purses/wallets/bags? I saw this sleek black wallet in Bloomies the other day and LOVE IT. It’s neat, shiny and not bulky. Plus the inside has a lot of compartments and has a cute pattern. The one I saw had black and white houndstooth, but I can’t find it online. Must find wallet.


Oh and I can’t forget about  how cute and practical these clutches are!


My homemade tote bag!

July 24, 2008

I’m not a big sewer. In fact, I usually get mad when I use a sewing machine and my projects end up half finished because I don’t have that much patience. However, this time I was determined to make something that I’d actually use. I got this fabric from GoodWill and made this lined tote bag. Not bad for my first bag, huh? The straps are all different materials since I kept making it longer and added a chaos stitching to make it look punk-ish.

Also, the lining is purple pin stripes with pockets. I am so proud of myself! What do you think?

Gucci Duffle Bag

May 21, 2008

This Friday I am leaving to go to Houston for my cousin’s graduation. I needed a small duffle that I could take on the plane and could hold enough stuff for 4 days (I’m a very light packer). I found this Gucci duffle in Chinatown this weekend and bargained them down to $30 bucks. I am soooo excited because I love the Gucci print and this bag is just adorable! I can’t wait to travel many places with my bag – and hey, it looks totally real in real life. Can you tell the difference?

Vacation, here I come!

March 6, 2008

Ok- well not so much of a vacation, but a trip to LA. Yup I get to travel across the country again. And I need a new bag since I’ve been traveling with a HUGE backpacking – type luggage, which doesn’t make consolidating my things very easy. Anyway, here are 2 bags that I really like. Any ideas on which one I should get?

This one is  by Vera Bradly.


This one is by Jansport.


Both are cute and about the same price.. and wow..  I just noticed that both of them are blue and brown. I must be on a blue / brown color kick lately!