Archive | January, 2011

Let’s Be Brief

4 Jan

The briefcase is rarely thought of as a fashion statement, but more so as the business man’s (for lack of a better word)… purse. However, I have come to view the briefcase as a more sophisticated and professional version of its much younger college-esque counterpart, the backpack.

My day-to-day purse has grown far too heavy to tote on my shoulder. The constant accumulation of papers and work necessities seem to be over running the small tote that accompanies my now behemoth purse. All in all the issue of space and weight are of utmost concern and the solution seems to be the overlooked yet very chic briefcase. Such a briefcase can be held by the handle or in many cases by means of the cross body strap therefore equally distributing the weight, presto! Problem(s) solved.

  1. Bueno- patent croc briefcase, $25
  2. Coach- embossed exotic satchel, $498
  3. Tumi- dome business case, $495
  4. Coach- nylon business tote, $298
  5. Mulberry- Alexa leather bag, $1,250
  6. Proenza Schouler- leather satchel, $1,595

xx CPfashionista

Brand New

3 Jan
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There is something about January first that feels brand new every single year no matter what. While life continues to go on, it still feels something akin to starting over. This clean blank slate full of promise, potential, and lots and lots of hope for good things to come.

Welcome 2011! We’re so glad you’re here!

Happy New Year friends!

xx CPfashionista

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