Any woman will tell you that choosing a purse is a surprisingly personal decision. When you carry the same bag every day, it starts to feel like an extension of yourself. It must protect all your most important belongings, go with all your outfits, and possibly double as a weapon if you find yourself cornered by a skeezy dude at the bar. To say your bag needs to be versatile is an understatement. In my opinion (which is, of course, very personal), this crossbody bag is perfect. Big enough to hold your wallet, cellphone, makeup, keys, and a book; small enough to not weigh you down; in a gorgeous burgundy color that works for all 4 seasons. Plus, this baby is made to last: it’s handmade in Portland, Oregon of military grade fabric that’s stain and water resistant. And if that’s not enough, you can customize the color and hardware to match your exact taste. Love. It. [$150, Two Hold]
All I want to wear this summer are tiny cutoff shorts and flowy, floral kimono jackets. Is that OK? Is it still OK if I’m almost 30 and would rather die than go anywhere near an outdoor music festival? Sure hope so, because I’m gonna wear it anyway. [Cherry Blossom Kimono Jacket: $48, Frolic Apparel]
I was so taken with this brilliant curling iron reminder doormat (which is unfortunately sold out currently) that I decided to track down some other Etsy offerings for clever doormats. Because after all, your doormat can do much more than just keep mud out of your house. It can greet your guests! Scare off unwanted visitors! Nail an obscure movie reference! Inspire a nostalgic reminiscing session! Make the UPS guy erupt in a fit of giggles! Click through for 9 more doormats that make a big statement.
Mother’s Day is May 11th this year (note to self: don’t forget!!!), and what better way to honor mom than with a charming reminder of the high self-esteem she helped instill in you? This coffee mug will have her patting herself on the back every time she gets a refill. [$22, Avonnie Studio]
When I think of my phone, I think of text messages I forgot to return, emails piling up, and this article I read a few months ago that said most people’s cellphones are so teeming with germs that they make porta potties seem like gleaming beacons of cleanliness and sanitation. One way to cut through all these stressful phone thoughts? Outfit your phone with the calmest of covers — like this one, featuring a blissful beach scene. It won’t fix your text message backlog, but it might help you remember to take a breath. Say it with me now: Aaaaahhh. And then go buy some phone cleansing wipes, just for good measure. [$35, Journey’s Eye]
Hugs and kisses. X and O. All wrapped up in a charming little brush stroke print. Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or a tic-tac-toe enthusiast (or both!), this would be a lovely addition to your bedroom decor. [$28.37, Rachillustrates]