Weekend Recap & My Fave Fall Handbags

October 17, 2011

Good evening dolls! How was your weekend? I spent mine in Knoxville for the UT vs. LSU game! We unfortunately lost but I had a great time with friends and family! I wanted to share with you my OOTD for the game, then my OOTN for going out after the game.

It was a bit chilly at the game so I decided to wear my new orange sweater & wool skirt from H&M (from this post here: My Loot from H&M). I also decided to wear my cowgirl boots….you can never go wrong with a pair of cowgirls!

Sweater: H&M
Flower Headband: Charming Charlie
Necklace: H&M
Sweater: H&M
Skirt: H&M
Boots: Durango


Tailgating with friends before the game!


What my friends & I do best: goofing off!
   
When choosing my outfit for Saturday night, I of course didn’t think anything about my dress being PURPLE (aka LSU colors) until my friend mentioned it when we were getting ready. But since it was DARK purple (not exactly LSU colors) and I really love this dress (recently purchased at Forever 21 on sale for $12) I thought why not go ahead & wear it...people will probably not think anything of it! WRONG…can’t tell you how many times people congratulated me on the win, or said something to me about being a LSU fan!! I even had to show someone my old UT I.D. to prove I was a Vols fan! Oh well, it was a small price to pay for the sake of fashion and it was fun to be a Tigers fan for a night!!!! lol

Dress: Forever 21
Belt: NY & Company
Heels: Guess

I also thought it was about time I blogged about one of my absolute favorite fashion accessories…PURSES/HANDBAGS. A good handbag can really make an outfit.  A girl can never have too many! I wanted to show you all my favorite bags for Fall 2011:

1. A structured satchel:

Check out the Polyvore I made featuring some of my favorite satchel bags I found online at various prices. I think structured satchels are so classy! I actually own the white Michael Kors bag pictured in the top right corner of the Polyvore. I love the off-white shade because it can go with either blacks or browns.



Structured Satchels



Tote bag
$36 - belk.com
Big Buddha black satchel handbag
$90 - nordstrom.com
Worthington satchel handbag
$49 - jcpenney.com
Call it SPRING tote handbag
$40 - jcpenney.com
Kim Rogers® Avenue Mini - Belk.com#
$20 - belk.com



2. Leopard Print Bag

I LOVE leopard print…in fact I’m planning on doing a post on leopard print in the future! A great way to wear leopard print is through accessories…such as with a leopard print hand-bag.
Leopard Print Handbags



Forever21 shoulder strap bag
$30 - forever21.com
Forever21 leopard print handbag
$16 - forever21.com
Tote handbag
$17 - target.com
Clutch
$225 - bloomingdales.com
Chaps Pleated Leopard Dome Satchel
$62 - kohls.com



3. Quilted chain bag:

Quilted chain hand bags are SO chic and classy. The one I own is a vintage bag from my Mom but they have some great ones in stores right now:

Quilted Chain Handbags



Gray handbag
$20 - dsw.com
Party handbag
$25 - modcloth.com
Quilted bag
$20 - dsw.com
Forever21 quilted handbag
$18 - forever21.com


So what are your favorite handbags for the fall?! I would love it if you left me a comment below!!!! Thank you so much for reading!

Xoxo,
Ashley

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