If you've been around my little corner of the blogosphere in the last few months (okay, like a year) or so, you've probably realized I have a slight (I swear I'm not psychotic) obsession with Rebecca Minkoff. Back and forth I would go to Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom... I ask for opinions on Twitter and Facebook... finally I pulled the trigger and bought my very first Rebecca Minkoff handbag, which I showed here. I couldn't let that one go, since I'm still hurting from not purchasing a gorgeous bag from last Summer.
So, before I show you these two new, knock-your-socks-off Rebecca Minkoff purses from THIS Summer, I need you to take an aspirin. Why? Because if you have a heart attack from how stunning these purses are... I'm just going to feel rotten. Also, it's fun to be preventative.
Is it weird that I want to cuddle these bags? I'm not even saying that to be funny, I'm dead serious right now.
Let's take a breather and break them down one at a time... Starting off with the Pink Lover back there.
Pink Lover's real name is CUPID. It's so fitting to have a nickname longer than the real name.
The Rebecca Minkoff Cupid Satchel you see before you is in the shade called Bright Pink. It's heart stopping HOT.
Beautiful leather, gold hardware, studded in all the right places, pockets galore...
Hey, Bloomingdales, what say you?
In this season's must-have shape, Rebecca Minkoff's coolly hued leather satchel defines "It." Do like the style-setters and wear this lush carryall to give an all-black palette a pretty color pop.
- Double shoulder straps, adjustable and removable crossbody strap
- Top zip opening
- 2 exterior zip pockets, 2 slip pockets, interior zip pocket, 2 slip pockets
- Leather. Lined. Imported.
- 13"W X 10 1/2"H X 6"D, 5 1/2" strap drop, convertible to 13" strap drop
The size of this bag is perfection for what I need daily. There are pockets galore on the outside as well as several interior ones of different sizes. When worn on the shoulder it hits at the hip. A lot of times with purses like this the strap is either too short (and you look like you're wearing a bag the wrong way, resulting in an unflattering view of your torso and arms) or it's too long and bouncing off of your trunk, bringing new meaning to junk in the trunk. The Cupid sets itself up on my shoulder like it was made to live there.
The exterior Bright Pink Pebbled Leather looks, feels and smells amazing. It pops against the interior, which is the signature Rebecca Minkoff blue with black polka dots and, of course, bright pink trim to match the exterior.
Oh, Cupid... you complete me. If you'd like your own hunk of Pink Lover, you can grab the Cupid Satchel in Bright Pink at rebeccaminkoff.com, Bloomingdales and Zappos. The retail on the Cupid Satchel is $495.
Now, on to lil' May May.
Even though the color of this May May is called Bright Orange, it's not a retina burning bright orange, and the fawn colored brown leather helps ease it down a bit as well.
What endless.com has to say about the Rebecca Minkoff May May:
- Printed twill lining
- 6.5" high x 8" wide x 2" deep
- 21" shoulder drop
- Magnetic closure
May May is a Shoulder Bag, but I found that I can also wear this cross-body, which is nice for when you're running around and don't want to worry about your precious cargo sliding off of your shoulder. This hits right above my hip, like the Cupid, in that perfect spot.
The bottom expands out a bit so it won't seem like you're over stuffing if you need a little extra room for your favorite beauty products. The exterior pocket is perfect for a cell phone or if you're old school like me and write your driving directions down on paper and need quick access to them. Inside there is a handy little pocket for your ID so you don't HAVE to have a wallet taking up space (because it's necessary to carry at least five lipsticks with you at all times).
I love a bag like this for when I'm somewhere where a huge bag will get in the way - such as a quick power shopping trip or an adventure with my active kids.
May May... aw she's my little buddy.
Did you pick anything up at the recent sale or do you currently own any Rebecca Minkoff? What item is at the top of your wishlist? Let's talk bags in the comment section below!