Fab Gift Idea: SOI Automatic Handbag Light

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Ladies, how many times have you practically turned your handbag inside out to find something? Lipgloss, car keys, pack of gum, metro card, you name it and I’ve lost it in the bottom of my bag. It’s frustrating and annoying to constantly dig around for stuff no matter how organized I try to be. I can finally kiss all that aggravation goodbye with SOI automatic handbag light by German manufacturer Brainstream. It illuminates automatically when you’re searching for something and then goes off (automatically), once you have found what you were looking for. It’s easy to use – an approaching hand or a light tap causes SOI to light up. After ten seconds it turns off.

SOI Automatic Purse Light makes a thoughtful gift for any occasion. It takes two AAA batteries and can also be used as a travel light or night light. Price: $31.99 at Amazon.

Let DTLA Custom personalize your leather accessories

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DTLA Custom is a luxury leather arthouse creating one-of-a-kind art for your leather goods. The team behind DTLA Custom is comprised of fashion forward individuals with over 10 years of experience in fashion, art, and manufacturing. They pride themselves in personalized customer service and excellent craftsmanship that will turn your leather accessories into fabulous individualized pieces. Let me just say that I love, love, love the idea of taking my designer bags and transforming them into something that’s unique and a reflection of my style and personality. Check out some of my favorite DTLA Custom designs below.

DTLA Custom designs

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DTLA Custom designs

Isn’t it amazing how a little color and artwork can totally change an otherwise boring designer bag?! Check out the entire DTLA Custom gallery {here} for more inspiration. Next, go in your closet, pick out a few bags that haven’t been carried in forever and brainstorm on a design {here} so you can have your very own custom handbag!

{Mother’s Day Gift Idea} The Gussy Keeps Your Fabulous Handbag Dry in the Rain

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When the weather calls for rain, I usually grab my not-so-cute tote so I don’t have to worry about ruining my favorite handbag. Now that I’ve discovered the Gussy, those days are over! The Gussy takes “rain gear” to another level – not only providing a protective cover that is functional, but one that is as stylish as the handbag it’s covering. The Gussy is a protective, waterproof patterned “umbrella” designed to be worn as a protective cover over your favorite handbags or diaper bag, work bag, or weekend tote. According to Jamie Hantman, designer of the Gussy and former Washingtonian and White House power player, “Nothing can ruin a fashion look (or designer handbag) faster than getting caught in an unexpected downpour. Women pay a lot for their purses and want (need) to protect their investments.” I couldn’t agree with her more! This week’s forecast is rain, rain and more rain so The Gussy is now at the top of my must-have-accessory list.

Hantman had the wardrobes of fashion-savvy women in mind when designing the Gussy. Styles include the navy and white polka-dotted Meredith (pictured above), the bold navy and white chevron striped Jenny, the Charlotte featuring a beautiful trompe l’oeil purse image by New York artist Susan B. Allen in either Khaki or Navy (pictured above), the Chelsea with a whimsical skull and crown design (pictured above), and the Caroline in classic black with khaki trim. It’s obvious why The Gussy received a Best New Product Award at NY Now. It measures 36″ X 16″ and has three Velcro tabs that adjust to different purse sizes, styles and handles. When not in use, it can be folded up for easy storage inside your handbag – rain or shine so you are always prepared. Shop the Gussy collection at www.thegussy.com.