Pageantology Style: Summer Handbags

Lately I've been obsessed with fun-colored envelope-style evening bags. But when I went on the hunt for a new functional and fashionable everyday cross-body bag, I was  surprised to see so many neutral tones (grey, beige, nudes and putty)...warm, simple and natural.

Not usually my cup of tea and bags in these colors I usually leave behind at the store but I did love the versatility that this one bag would have. A handbag in one of these summer tones would pretty much match EVERYTHING in my closet so, I was "all in" the second I came to the realization.

Here's the bag I ended up going with one saturday afternoon while exploring the cute shops in the area of Los Angeles called Silver Lake:

It's from the vegan line Urban Expressions. I absolutely love this new bag and the best part? No animals were harmed when making it. Eco AND animal friendly fashion at it's best!

Note of caution: Be careful when you rock a light-colored bag with dark colored jeans! The denim color can stain the bag if it's constantly rubbing as you walk around.

Now, if there's one bag that I would spend an evening washing loads of dishes for, it's the one and only, Chanel quilted classic flap bag in black:

Oh là là! My oh-so-chic favorite bag of all time! 

Oh là là! My oh-so-chic favorite bag of all time! 

Every time I land a new hosting gig I reward myself with a gift so perhaps this will be my prize when I land my next J-O-B! ...but maybe I'll get the beige one instead : )