Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What's in the bags?

Seattle weekend continued...
Do you remember we arrived early and had some time to kill?
So a shopping we will go...
I owe I owe it's off to work I go!

Some clues as to what is in the bags...

Coral lipstick does not suit me...
floating back to the party sounds dangerous
the phrase conjures up adventure
and possibly espionage...
I am intrigued!

Hobo has been on my radar for about a year
 and you might ask why..
it has been a cost factor
I have needed to justify my purchase...
(money does not grow on trees here)
and my Rutherford and Brown wallet has held up remarkably well

I saw RED and was WOOED!!

Filthy Rich
awaits on my bedside table
I am curious about the title...
what does filthy have to do with riches?

it might look like a simple leather wallet
but it is so much more!

a cheery lining

commodious room for cards, cheques and coins
 in the zippered compartment- phone, passport and some lipstick!
I christen thee The Red Queen!
(she will be serving me for a long time!)

the Hobo can hop in here!

If you have been following me for awhile you might know 
 Black and White
my Go To Shades
I try to colour my world but it feels like I am cheating on myself...

I dabbled with orange and green and with yellow
but I felt like a fake...
I embrace honesty in all things.

Mr. HB and I strolled through the handbags 
in Nordstroms...
one purchase in hand on a mission for more...
we moved methodically by designer and displays...

I let him know that I was on the prowl for a new bag before we left town...
I had done some research online and had narrowed it down to a few contenders.

What I had not anticipated 
was Mr. HB's opinion on which bag he preferred...
I selected the contenders and put them on my shoulder and moved closer to the mirrors
he commented
I took his advice.

Black leather

Kate Spade
a classic choice
affordable price
Mr. HB chose it
so I think that is 

Pike Place Peony's
a plethora of petals
rich in perfume
pennies a stem....

stay tuned!


  1. I love your new bag, Hostess!

    The peonies are stunning.

    SSG xxx

    Sydney Shop Girl blog

  2. Fab, fab and fab!
    I wish we had Kate Spade here, I love all of her designs.

  3. Oh, I love that kate spade bag. It's a great classic design that won't go out of style. Funny, I just switched over to a red wallet recently...needed just a little bit of color in my world too.

  4. I've got an orange TUMI wallet that makes me smile every time I pull it out of my bag! Previously had a Louis Vuitton French purse wallet but I outgrew it - didn't fit all the cards, etc. I needed to carry in my wallet after two kids.

  5. The bag is beautiful. And what could be better than Peonies for pennies!

  6. I love your new bag!! A bit dressier than a tote, and places to put things.... it seems as though I am always searching through the bottom of my bags, and I still cannot find whatever it is that I must have at that precise moment... and of course I love the delicious fabrics Kate chooses for the interior of her bags! I will have to check into it!!

  7. Win, win, win and Mr. HB has great taste Leslie! I think you did very well.
    So glad you had a nice time :)

    Jeanne xxx

  8. Great kate spade find! Love the little sayings sprinkled about kate spade items. :)

  9. That's a great bag -- a very clean and classic choice that will blend in very well with your wardrobe. And the wallet is a real mood-lifter, something to please you every day. Smart buys!

  10. Great eye, Mr HB, in all respects!

  11. Thanks for assuageing my curiousity!!
    The quilted bag is chic & classical,I like the chain handles.

    So delightful the lining of the red purse. Ida

  12. I have that bag and absolutely love it! I also bought it in a cream color but decided that I just didn't love it as much as the black. I, too use the Hobo wallet. I switch between that one and a smaller one. Great taste!

  13. Naturally I first thought that the tote is a Chanel bag, but maybe this KS bag is just as fine. A good choice!!!

  14. I love Wendy Holden, have read all her books. very witty about english people and mostly about the english countryside.

  15. just started following, found you through sydney shop girl and faux fushia

    i purchased a kate spade bag a few months ago from nordstrom and had it sent here, it's in a number of my fashion posts~ i love yours!

    i'm a young newlywed american expat living in sydney for a few years