Crave » Handheld Box Clutch

An accessory that I have on my wish list is the box clutch. I haven’t found the clutch of my dreams yet. Still looking. I’m wondering if I can just buy a cheap box clutch and DIY to make it look like what I want it to look.

Below are some inspirational box clutches that I have found.

Drew Box Clutch Glint Rosette Clutch Marley
 
Pandora Bamboo Clutch Leopard Print Classic Box Clutch

I feel my taste is a bit erratic. I’m not sure how my clutch is going to turn out if I use a detail from each of the pictures above. I’m going to do more research on creating a clutch. If any one has any helpful info, please pass it my way! Thank you for reading!

Crave » The Casual Tote

It’s not always about the brand that makes a great tote. It’s not the designer or how luxurious it is. I can be happy with a $20 tote or a $200 tote. As a mom, I think totes are the most efficient bags. I cannot fit a sippy cup in my Classic 2.55 Medium handbag. I cannot fit a change of clothes for both my girls in my Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 (it does come close).

As my girls grow up, I find myself looking for a larger casual tote. One that I can upgrade from my very sturdy Coach Madison OP Art Sateen Maggie Bag.

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Hermes Garden Party
Louis Vuitton Artsy MM

Marc by Marc Jacobs Eazy Tote

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Kate Spade New York Signature Spade Jane

Tory Burch Small Sofia Tote

Pour La Victoire Lucca Overnight Tote
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Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM    
     

I know the Hermes will be a great investment and I find it in the right price range (pre-owned). Another one that I really have my eye on is the Pour La Victoire Lucca Overnight tote. This tote looks almost similar to a Longchamps Planetes Tonal tote.

Is there a tote you recommend?

Crave » The Summer Maxi

If you follow me on Instagram, I posted pictures of two Maxi dresses that I found at Banana Republic Factory. Unfortunately, I missed the 30% off deal and now I’m waiting for the next time BR Factory offers that discount. Hopefully those dresses will still be available.

If you did not see the maxi dresses click here for the post.

I did not get the dresses because one was $99.99 and the other was $69.99. I did not see any discounts the day I shopped so I was not about to pay full price. An instagram follower itsmeehg alerted me to the 30% off that following Saturday – One Day Only. What I forgot was the birthday party my kids were dying to go. After the birthday party for Sophia who turned 3, my family had an impromptu visit from my eldest uncle. He was visiting from Florida and was only here for 2 days.

Well after regretting not purchasing the maxi dresses, I took to the internet to find fashion forward maxi dresses that I could just look at and fall in love with.

LC Lauren Conrad Striped Chiffon Maxi Dress
River Island Cream Poppy Print Tiered Bandeau Maxi Dress

ASOS Maxi Dress In Aztec Print




Reverse Racer Back Ibiza Maxi Dress

Loveappella Printed Maxi Dress

Hive & Honey Variegated Striped Knit Maxi



Michael Stars Jersey Stripe Convertible Dress Ella Moss Skylar Maxi Dress Joie Emilia Geo Ikat Printed Knit Maxi
     

I really like the Ella Moss one, but it seems very formal. I’m just looking for a nice and easy dress to wear on hot summer days. Which one(s) do you like?

Crave » The Platform Sandal

After Lauren Conrad wrote on her site here, I have been on the search for a cute pair of platform sandals. Ones that can extend my legs like Lauren’s.

Her Miu Miu Criss Cross Platforms are no longer made, but I found some remarkable cheaper styles that are similar in style but easier on the pockets.

LC Lauren Conrad Peep Toe Wedges
LC Lauren Conrad Platform Sandals

LC Lauren Conrad Platform Dress Sandals




DVF Zoe cutout leather sandals


Elizabeth and James Manic Lizard Effect Platform Strappy Heeled Sandals

MICHAEL Michael Kors Leonia Platform

Elie Tahari Nellie Sandal    
     

I have my eye on Lauren’s Cognac Platforms, but can’t seem to find it in my size. I guess I’ll just have to keep searching. Does anyone have any recommendations?