Fall Into Summer (and a New Handbag Addition)


I love the colors that are usually associated with fall. Greys, navys, and deep shades of red make up the bulk of my wardrobe, and I feel at home wearing these colors. So when I happened upon this burgundy tote, I knew I had found my birthday gift to myself.


My J.Crew Edie bag has been my everyday handbag for a long time, and I’ve been long overdue for something a little roomier. This handbag fits the bill and I couldn’t wait to wear it with my favorite fall colors. Here I am injecting a little fall into my summer.




:: photos – Mr. AN ::

Outfit DetailsT.Babaton blouse (Aritzia) :: Blank NYC jeans (also here) :: Banana Republic belt :: Christian Louboutin shoes :: Valentino handbag (or here) :: Kate Spade watch (customized) :: Nina at Fred Segal necklace (old) :: Stella & Dot bracelet (c/o) (in silver) :: Daisy Knights ring (similar from ASOS) :: Loud Love Jewelry rings (c/o) :: Essie Turquoise and Caicos nail color


  • Reply July 18, 2012


    Your “may have something coming in the mail” was such a tease the other day (and I thought for sure it was going to be a pair of shoes)! But well worth the wait. I adore the rich burgundy color of this tote. It’s absolutely beautiful with the gold hardware. I know you’ll wear her well!

  • Reply July 18, 2012


    What a gorgeous bag, it is really something! It is very “Kelly” – rich shade, check; classic shape with a twist, check.

    p.s. Do you ever wear it on your shoulder? Or is it not a comfortable fit because of the length of the handles? I just wonder because totes can get heavy when loaded up with knickknacks and I dread lugging around 10 lb bags.

    • Reply July 18, 2012

      Alterations Needed

      Thanks Elle! The handles are just long enough to fit on my shoulder, but it’s not the most comfortable. However, this bag comes with a removable long strap that on me, can be worn on the shoulder or cross-body. I’m sure I’ll sport it that way on the blog soon. =)

      • Reply July 18, 2012


         can’t wait! I am quite curious about it being worn as a cross-body bag! :)

  • Reply July 18, 2012


    ooooh that bag is gorgeous. I love the rich burgundy color with the gold hardware. I bet you wish it was almost fall. 

  • Reply July 18, 2012


    gorgeous bag!!

  • Reply July 18, 2012

    New Petite

    That bag is perfect for your style!! Edgy, rich color and classy!! Love it!! 

  • Reply July 18, 2012

    Shamelessly Overdressed

    Congrats on the new addition to your handbag collection. I’ve been looking for the perfect red purse for ages, and a few Valentinos are on my potentials list. You look great with it! :)


  • Reply July 18, 2012


    That purse is gorgeous!  The colors red and burgundy remind me of you! And we definitely both have a love for studs!! And I am still not letting you forget about your college day photos that you should share!  :p

  • Reply July 19, 2012

    Rebecca Lately

    It’s gorgeous!

  • Reply July 19, 2012


    omg, kelly, that valentino is amazing! and totally you. i love it. im sure we’ll be seeing it a ton come fall ;)

  • Reply July 19, 2012


    :Oohs and aahs:  What a beautiful new handbag!!  Love the studded details, texture and gold closure – simply beautiful!  Also loving this subtle red-white-blue ensemble :)

  • Reply July 19, 2012


    What a bag! Sleek and minimalist with some great stud detailing to keep it from being too prim. Very nice!

  • Reply July 19, 2012


    I’m loving everything about this look Kelly :)

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  • Reply July 19, 2012

    Law Moda

    There’s something about the pairing of that watch and that handbag that gives me goose pimples!


  • Oooh, GORGEOUS! I’m such a sucker for Valentino (& the rockstud collection). I love it, Kelly!

  • Reply July 19, 2012

    Alissa Futhey

    Oh that bag!!!!!!! Swoon!!

  • Reply July 19, 2012


    so pretty!! what a great bag to add to your collection! adore it on you – anything valentino and rockstuds is just sheer perfection!! xox P

  • Reply July 19, 2012

    Hello, Framboise!

    Amazing, amazing bag, Kelly!  It’s so you.  

    Your whole look is stunning.  I have a pair of Blank NYC jeans that fit like these, and I adore them!

  • Reply July 19, 2012

    Urban Mantra

    I love your look here, so chic and stylish! And of course, the bag is to die fo!

  • Reply July 19, 2012


    Kelly, that bag is gorgeous! I’ve been eyeing an YSL handbag in a very similar color – so excited to see so many beautiful dark reds for this fall. 

  • Reply July 20, 2012

    Aubrey Dang

    Mr. AN is doing a seriously terrific job.  I’m so happy for you that he’s jumped on board as the blogger’s photographer/bf.  HAHAH.

    So glad I got to see you tonight along w/this new lovely.  Until next time my friend…

  • Reply July 20, 2012


    gorgeous! I love the color and the size.  Looking fab as always Kelly!

  • Reply July 20, 2012


    That bag looks delicious!

  • Reply July 20, 2012


    cute outfit! love the way you styled the white pants, the pop of leopard is like a surprise…



  • Reply July 22, 2012


    That bag is lovely! It looks great with your white jeans and button down.

  • Reply July 23, 2012


    Love the Valentino bag for $1900 but this one from Michael Kors is similar, and only $378. No, I have no vested interest in Michael Kors. Just came across it by accident!


  • Reply July 24, 2012


    Kelly, I love, love your bag! What a delicious color.  I am really trying to quit shopping for summer clothes, but it’s hard when we haven’t even hit the hottest part of our summer in Texas, yet.  You definitely look cool!

  • Reply August 1, 2012


    love love the color of your bag, what a great fall piece! 

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