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Mama Wants a Brand New Bag

Well, lovelies…This nasty bug still has a firm hold on me. I’ve barely moved off the couch in three days. The dude, in typical toddler fashion, is not taking much pity on his mama. He doesn’t quite understand that I feel like death warmed over. All he knows is that when he rips apart his Thomas the Train table…he expects it to be put back together yesterday. Where’s my nanny when I need her? Oh, yeah. I don’t have one. HAHA!

One good thing has come out of my battle with the flu…I’ve had time to catch up on all your blogs! So, that’s what my days have consisted of as of late…My best attempts at caring for the dude, surfing the ‘net and drinkin’ a whole lotta OJ. Speaking of orange juice…Is anyone else psyched about rockin’ orange this spring? I recently scored a gorgeous orange silk scarf from Meg Cohen and the color really spoke to me. Who am I kidding? I’m a Gator girl. Orange always speaks to me! And I’m thinking that I need a bag in this juicy hue to take me into the warm weather months. What do y’all think of these?

rebecca minkoff morning after clutch

Rebecca Minkoff M.A.C. Clutch

kate spade new york essex natural scout

Kate Spade New York Essex Natural Scout

forever 21 date night leatherette bag

Forever 21 Date Night Leatherette Bag {BonBon Deal of the Day at $20.80}


  • Jenna

    Love the Kate Spade one!!!


    February 23, 2011 at 7:08 am Reply
  • Jen

    I want the Kate Spade bag. I will have to go to the site and check it out.

    February 23, 2011 at 7:10 am Reply
  • everton terrace

    Sorry you are still down and out πŸ™
    I love all three bags, as I scrolled I thought, “oh I like this one best”, all fantastic.

    February 23, 2011 at 7:17 am Reply
  • carolina - patagonia gifts

    oh mama, now I want those bags too! πŸ˜‰

    February 23, 2011 at 7:49 am Reply
  • Closet Fashionista

    Oooh LOVE all those bags, especially the first πŸ˜€

    February 23, 2011 at 8:01 am Reply
  • write-brained

    AWW feel better- I’ve caught the germs of death too!

    February 23, 2011 at 8:15 am Reply
  • Amber

    I love those bags – the orange is such a great color for the spring and summer. Need to show the Kate Spade bag to hubby for upcoming birthday!

    Hope you get to feeling 100% better soon!

    February 23, 2011 at 8:21 am Reply
  • Danielle (elleinadspir)

    Hang in there. Hope you feel better soon!

    February 23, 2011 at 8:30 am Reply
  • Staley Mc

    I have been majorly lusting over that Kate Spade bag ever since I saw it, I want it so so bad!

    February 23, 2011 at 8:39 am Reply
  • Paula @ JC's Loft

    Aw no fun…hope you feel better soon! Fun bags!!

    February 23, 2011 at 8:43 am Reply
  • Andi

    Wow, I am loving that RM bag! It would be so perfect cross-body for the UF/GA game in Jax πŸ™‚

    February 23, 2011 at 8:52 am Reply
  • Courtney

    I love the Kate Spade one – wow!
    xoxo ~ Courtney

    February 23, 2011 at 8:55 am Reply
  • Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~

    i want an orange bag – prob is – i want an orange hermes – see the problem?!

    *kiss kiss*
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

    February 23, 2011 at 9:06 am Reply
  • Collette Osuna

    Kate Spade all the way……feel better soon!!!!

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    February 23, 2011 at 9:10 am Reply
  • betsy

    Hope you feel better soon!! I do love that orange Kate Spade!

    February 23, 2011 at 9:16 am Reply
  • Maddy

    I’m sorry you’re feeling icky, Kristin! Those toddlers just don’t get it πŸ˜‰ I hope you do get one of these gorgeous bags to makeup for the fact that you feel like hell at the moment! My fave is the Kate Spade one!

    February 23, 2011 at 9:20 am Reply
  • Kerr

    I like the first one best!

    February 23, 2011 at 9:35 am Reply
  • Brenna [fabuleuxdestin]

    My best friend gave me a bright orange purse for my twenty-first birthday – I get compliments on it everywhere I go! Even from guys! Love these picks.

    February 23, 2011 at 9:43 am Reply
  • Krysten

    Sexy, I love orange!

    February 23, 2011 at 9:48 am Reply
  • Kirstin Marie

    I’m loving the color of these bags! You have some great choices here. I think my favorite is the Rebecca Minkoff bag. Her stuff is so cute!

    February 23, 2011 at 9:48 am Reply
  • ilene

    go for it – loving all of them!!! and girl, im always wanting a brand new bag – so i totally relate. πŸ˜‰

    February 23, 2011 at 9:56 am Reply
  • Ellen

    I hope you feel better soon. The orange bags are cheerful!

    February 23, 2011 at 10:01 am Reply
  • Jill@TeenageBride

    My husband has a nasty bug too. I so hope you feel better xxoo

    these bags are fabulous…. love the color!

    February 23, 2011 at 10:03 am Reply
  • Jules

    Orange is a shade that I don’t wear enough. I have an orange scarf too. I need to find a way to work it into the old wardrobe. That Rebecca Minkoff bag is fabulous and I love that it can be a purse or a clutch.

    Feel better soon!

    February 23, 2011 at 10:12 am Reply
  • Girl and Closet (Veronika)

    There is something undeniably fabulous about an orange bag, they have always managed to steal my heart! AND hope you feel better soon. xx veronika

    February 23, 2011 at 10:33 am Reply
  • Krystal/Village

    i like the date night one πŸ™‚

    February 23, 2011 at 10:40 am Reply
  • isabel

    id go for the rebecca minkoff!


    February 23, 2011 at 10:57 am Reply
  • Channon

    ‘Scuse me. Must leave the office now to go see if my local Kate Spade vendor has that clutch (in another color though!)…

    February 23, 2011 at 10:58 am Reply
  • Pearls @SexeMamas

    This mama wants a new par of stilettos!

    I’m on team Kate Spade, but the top one is edgier.
    Feel better soon! Beautiful blog.

    February 23, 2011 at 11:06 am Reply
  • Christina

    I especially love the last one. I think an over the shoulder small bag in a bright color is the perfect accessory.

    February 23, 2011 at 11:13 am Reply
  • Ashley

    I LOVE that MAC Clutch! so cute!

    February 23, 2011 at 11:28 am Reply
  • Suburban Sweetheart

    That top purse is diviiiiine.

    February 23, 2011 at 11:32 am Reply
  • ae

    I am a Seminole fan but I still like a little bit of orange;) I am thinking my next bag purchase will be orange!

    February 23, 2011 at 11:43 am Reply
  • jillian

    feel better soon!!
    love the second bag, great lines, classic structure. xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

    February 23, 2011 at 11:44 am Reply
  • Melanie's Randomness

    Oooo I love the orange color!!! =)

    Melanie’s Randomness

    February 23, 2011 at 11:48 am Reply
  • Kelsey

    Feel better mama!

    I’ve been beyond obsessed with that Kate Spade bag for weeks! Great picks.

    February 23, 2011 at 11:51 am Reply
  • Marissa

    Oh, dear – feel better soon! Maybe a new orange bag is just the pick-me-up you need. πŸ™‚

    February 23, 2011 at 11:53 am Reply
  • Jocelyn Stott

    Oh – you’re killing me. I LOOOOVE orange bags. LOVE! I have wanted one for a while and you are just stirring my little pot here πŸ™‚

    Get well soon!!!!!

    February 23, 2011 at 12:09 pm Reply
  • Katy Mary

    I love the Rebecca bag!! So pretty. I think I might be afraid of Orange, I have similar feelings about yellow but I could probably accessorize with both colors!! I hope you feel better soon, have you tried Emergen-C? drink 1 packet per day, It’s my go to for colds.

    February 23, 2011 at 12:18 pm Reply
  • Tamara

    That tangerine shade is so beautiful! Kate Spade wins for me in here.

    February 23, 2011 at 12:26 pm Reply
  • Traci B

    Very cute! Of course being a LSU girl orange isn’t at the top of my list!!! Hope you start feeling better. Surely, it’s almost run its course??

    February 23, 2011 at 12:33 pm Reply
  • Thelma

    Did you get a new blog layout? It’s all looking very cool today.

    Love these bags. I want the orange one- ahahahaha

    February 23, 2011 at 12:33 pm Reply
  • Jackie

    I’ve been coveting that Kate Spade as well. The F21 bag is a great find girl! I think I need it!

    February 23, 2011 at 12:54 pm Reply
  • Diana Mieczan

    The Kate Spade one is amazing!!! Love the colour too:)
    Kisses, sweetie

    Ps: I’m hosting a stunning Ruche GIVEAWAY today! Hope you’ll join in πŸ™‚

    February 23, 2011 at 12:54 pm Reply
  • debbie

    I am so sorry to hear that you are still feeling bad. This winter has been terrible!
    Cute bags. Love the little Forever 21 one.

    February 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm Reply
  • Life of a Doctor's Wife

    You poor girl! I hope you feel better soon. But I do love the bag choices – they are like a little shot of vitamin C. Certainly good for illness!

    February 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm Reply
  • Perpetually Engaged

    I love orange purses! I don’t know why I haven’t considered getting one until now.

    Hope you feel better soon!

    February 23, 2011 at 1:08 pm Reply
  • Giselle

    We must be on the same wavelength, because I just blogged about an orange Marc by Marc Jacobs clutch available at Bloomingdales, but omg that F21 bag (almost looks like a Celine purse) is too good to be true! πŸ™‚

    February 23, 2011 at 1:10 pm Reply
  • Kayla

    I just got my first MAC clutch from Rebecca Minkoff. i am obsessed. I’m not sure I will ever carry another bag.

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

    February 23, 2011 at 1:22 pm Reply
  • Bonnie

    LOVE the Minkoff.
    Yeah, the only good thing about being home sick is that you have time to catch up on Internet crap.
    As much as we love you reading our blogs all day long, I’m sure I echo the sentiments of everyone else when I wish you a speedy health recovery. <3.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

    February 23, 2011 at 1:24 pm Reply
  • modanista junkie

    Ugh I feel ya. I, too so desperately want a Rebecca Minkoff bag!! I need an orange bag!!

    p.s. thank you for the kind words on my last post.


    February 23, 2011 at 1:26 pm Reply
  • Tights Lover

    This has always been one of my favorite colors. Love the Rebecca Minkoff!

    Feel better soon!

    February 23, 2011 at 1:27 pm Reply
  • lisa

    The Kate Spade bag reminds me of the bags from the Cambridge Satchel Company.

    February 23, 2011 at 1:46 pm Reply
  • Jaime @ la vie...j'aime

    i adore the kate spade bag…the yellow is cute too!

    hope you are feeling better and that nyquil helped! πŸ™‚

    February 23, 2011 at 1:50 pm Reply
  • Suz B @ Suz's Treats

    Love that Kate Spade one! Hope you feel better soon!!

    February 23, 2011 at 1:50 pm Reply
  • Josie

    I looove that orange Rebecca Minkoff one! So pretty. I hope you can shake that bug soon, doll!
    xo Josie

    February 23, 2011 at 1:51 pm Reply
  • Torrie @ a place to share...

    Loooove orange. Been told it’s “my color” too! So anytime orange is “in” I’m ready to wear it!

    Get rest, drink lots of water, load up on vitamin c… am I missing anything??

    February 23, 2011 at 1:57 pm Reply
  • Nicole

    that RM bag is pure awesomeness! I think mama definitely needs a new bag to make her feel better! xoxo

    February 23, 2011 at 2:08 pm Reply
  • Katie

    I should have known youd pick orange bags πŸ™‚

    February 23, 2011 at 2:13 pm Reply
  • Jennifer Fabulous

    I looooove that Kate Spade bag, but I would settle for the F21 one. πŸ˜‰ It’s just as cute!

    I’m sorry you are so sick. My bf has the flu right now and I’m terrified of catching it. Sigh. Being sick just SUCKS. I hope you feel better soon, my dear. xoxo

    February 23, 2011 at 2:17 pm Reply
  • Betty Manousos

    Hope you feel better really soon!

    I love the forever 21 orange bag! So lovely.
    B xx

    February 23, 2011 at 2:36 pm Reply
  • Sandy a la Mode

    i will take one of each please!! esp. the rebecca one!! πŸ™‚

    February 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm Reply
  • carrie

    Ohhhh that Rebecca Minkoff is gorge!! Don’t mistake it for a glass of orange juice. hehe

    Hope you feel better soon. There are some pretty debilitating flus going around. Argh.


    February 23, 2011 at 3:05 pm Reply
  • Shin

    Hope you feel better soon Kristin!! I really love the one from Kate Spade! Drink lots of soup and rest! xoxoxoo

    February 23, 2011 at 3:16 pm Reply
  • Tanvi

    My eyes are on that Kate Spade number!!!

    February 23, 2011 at 3:16 pm Reply
  • Noemi

    I am so sorry you are not feeling well, thank you though for visiting my blog and leaving a comment πŸ™‚
    I tell you I do love the color and the RM bag sings to me although normally I would love Kate Spade better however her bag just reminds me of my old school bag not that I did not like it but rather have something different…my kids are much older but I do have 13 nephews and nieces and my mom was always telling me about my nephew and his Thomas the train table/trains and how my nephew loved it! Hope you get back on your feet again real soon can not miss the lovely weather we are having here in Florida!
    β™₯ Noemi

    February 23, 2011 at 3:26 pm Reply
  • Dawn {The Alternative Wife}

    Hell yeah! I LOVE orange! I’ll take them all, thank you very much πŸ™‚

    And so sorry to hear you have the flu. I had it 2 weeks ago. Was stuck in bed for 5 days straight and I seriously could not leave the bed. J would leave me two glasses of water on my nightstand every day before leaving for work so I didn’t die of thirst. Like I was a dog or something. LOL Couldn’t even imagine having to take care of a child. You poor thing. Sending you get well vibes πŸ™‚ xoxo

    February 23, 2011 at 3:31 pm Reply
  • Mary @ stylefyles

    first two are my faves. And the color (for all, obviously) is awesome!!!!

    February 23, 2011 at 3:32 pm Reply
  • Sherin

    I need a new bag as well! AI deserve a little treat. I love the colour of these bags. I actually have an orange one, I need to dig it out now.

    February 23, 2011 at 3:59 pm Reply
  • Meghan

    I adore the first bag! Nothing says spring like bright orange! I hope you are feeling better!

    February 23, 2011 at 4:36 pm Reply
  • blueviolet

    Love that sassy orange color for summer!

    February 23, 2011 at 4:40 pm Reply
  • Shea

    It’s as if you read my mind! I’ve been wanting to add some orange in my closet, and what better way than with a new bag!

    February 23, 2011 at 4:57 pm Reply
  • wendy

    I am not sure which one I like better, the Kate Spade or the Rebecca Minkoff.

    February 23, 2011 at 7:21 pm Reply
  • Kelly

    You poor thing!!! Mama’s never get a day off, do they? πŸ™ I hope you feel better soon! You should totally treat yourself to a new bag!

    February 23, 2011 at 7:39 pm Reply
  • Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds

    I can almost see myself with that last one. Hope the OJ helps and you’re back on your train table fixin’ feet soon!

    February 23, 2011 at 8:09 pm Reply
  • K-Line

    Oh no. It sounds like you’ve got what I’ve got. Sadly, I’m still muddling through and it’s been 10 days. The cough really takes hold so do whatever you can to rest for as long as you can. I basically lay around for 5 days and I’m still feeling meh.

    February 23, 2011 at 8:16 pm Reply
  • Cindy

    The orange bags are GORGEOUS!!! I’m saving up for one particular bag… the Mulberry satchel. One day, hopefully! I hope you feel better soon (:

    February 23, 2011 at 8:58 pm Reply
  • lilllisal

    The Kate Spade is TDF

    February 23, 2011 at 8:58 pm Reply
  • Cheryl

    i love the first one, it’s very florida gator orange! <3

    February 23, 2011 at 9:01 pm Reply
  • The Pink Tutu

    LOVE these orange bags! Perfect for spring/summer and this gorgeous FL weather we’re having πŸ™‚

    February 23, 2011 at 9:27 pm Reply
  • Elizabeth

    Love each of these bags! Bright orange is one of my fave colors for spring and I’ve been eyeing that Rebecca Minkoff for so long now!

    February 23, 2011 at 9:45 pm Reply
  • Alex Elizabeth

    Huge fan of both the Rebecca Minkoff and the Kate Spade (I was just in the store last week to see, it’s really nice and the leather’s sturdy, the RM leather is more soft and less structured).

    February 23, 2011 at 10:19 pm Reply
  • Tiffany Morrison

    Man, sickness sucks. I think EVERYONE I know has been or is currently sick right now. This is the worst year yet! Get well soon mama.

    BTW…love the orange. Would be perfect for the workplace here at University of Tennessee πŸ˜‰

    February 24, 2011 at 10:52 am Reply
  • Laura@JourneyChic

    I’m not usually a fan of orange but I love that first bag! It looks really rich – not like a traffic cone. πŸ™‚

    February 24, 2011 at 12:45 pm Reply
  • Jenny

    Feel better soon – kiddos never understand when you need some shut eye. I’ve been obsessed with an orange bag for a long time – love these picks!

    February 24, 2011 at 2:29 pm Reply
  • belle on heels

    orange is my FAVORITE!!

    February 24, 2011 at 3:56 pm Reply

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