Monday, June 22, 2009

I'm a purse-aholic

So it's a well known fact that I loooove purses. As a big foot 5'11 girl who wears few heels due to height insecurites (I'm working on that one and have rocked a few 3" heels lately)...I've never really embraced shoes. Don't get me wrong, I love me some cute shoes, but when you're tall and wear a size 11 it's hard to find and usually just gets me frustrated. So I've developed a purse fetish instead. For my bachelorette hooplah my lovely ladies surprised me with a trip to Chicago. One of the days we were there we went to my mecca....1154 lill studio. It's like Build-a-Bear for grownups. You pick your purse design and then scour through the racks of fabrics to make the perfect bag. I was in heaven. When my completed design finally showed up on my doorstep a few weeks later I was elated. All winter long it was my go to bag...and of all my purses, this was the one I've received the most compliments about. Maybe it's a sign I should go into purse design...haha. Anyways, now that spring has past and summer is upon us I've been pining for a fun new bag. Here's what I've been desiging online.....what do you think??

Brianna Bag: This one has super cute wooden handles AND it's reversible
Choice #1:

Choice #2:
Choice #3Choice #4
Nikki Bag: I like the buckle and smaller size of this one
Choice #1
Choice #2 Grace bag: This one's not for summer, just for going out. It's the style my friend chose in Chicago and I'm always totally jealous when she has it out. So I designed my own. You can't tell, but I made the inside pink...cause who doesn't want a surprise when they open their bag.

Now see, again with the need for a million dollars! When we move to KC and I'm will be within walking distance of this wonderful, wonderful store....I'm gonna be in trouble!


Jules said...

I am definitely handbag obsessed also. I love a nice shoe, but bags always come first. I think I have a problem ;)

There is a Lill Studio in Philly and after seeing these bags, I cannot believe that I have never been there. It sounds like you're bachelorette party was so fun and it was so sweet of your bridesmaids to take you to Chicago.

I love choices 1-3 at the top and the black and white clutch at the bottom. So cute! I don't think you can go wrong with any of them.

where'veyoubeen said...

cute cute cute~ this is bad, I hope i never find this store... i wont have room in my suitcase for all my clothes. :)

d.a.r. said...

Oh my goodness, so so so cute! I love the turquoise one! What fun summer colors!

Brittany said...

I love the Brianna 3, Nikki 1 and of course the Grace!! I also LOVE purses! You can never have too many!!

Lindsey said...

They are all gorgeous!!! I want them all!;)

Anna said...

I LOVE that last one! Cute, cute cute!

Tracy-Girl said...

all of these are AMAZING! I love that you are so tall that you can't wear heels... I have the complete opposite problem... I am barely 5 feet tall, and the heels I have to wear are so tall they hurt my feet! :)

Lea Liz said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!
I love purses too but after having Brody it seems like all I can carry is a huge diaper bag with a small clutch thrown inside!
I love all of those purses you have came up with but I especially like # 4 for a cute summer purse!!

PinkSass said...

I totally feel your pain with shoes. I'm 6' tall with size 11 feet. It's so hard to find cute shoes with a little heel. The highest I go is 2". It's just not fair though I just LOVE shoes!