Friday, February 24, 2012

Color Cravings: Fluoro Fascination

{I'm starting a third department for my blog called Color Cravings. My best friend Christie and I always had a favorite color of the season (sea foam green, heather grey, cobalt, mustard, or lilac) back in high school and I think I still subconsciously select a favorite color every month or so. This color usually influences what I buy or wear and occasionally turns into an obsession. Enjoy!}

I really need a new bag. Mine is wearing out and never manages to stay balanced on my shoulder. That's why when I saw the Cambridge Satchel Company's fluoro all over New York, I knew I was in love. Unfortunately, the bags are made in the United Kingdom and so a bit pricier than I would like to pay. But this started my giant search for the perfect neon bag. My search criteria was pink or orange, a satchel-style bag, and big enough to hold my laptop. I would use any of the bags below but most of them are lacking one of my requirements. I don't know kids, should I shell out for a Cambridge Satchel? I just might die if I don't own a florescent bag soon.

Old Navy $15 / Bershka $16 / Old Navy $18 / Target $20
 Accessorize $45 / Asos $63 / Bloomingdale's $139 / Claire Vivier $145

If I was an heiress the Margot Tote by Yadouga would be a no-brainer. It's got a neon element but the brown leather keeps it refined and classy for long-term, everyday use. It's also huge and I could carry it several ways. I'm sure the construction and quality of the bag would last me a lifetime but there's no way I could ever afford it on my college kid income. Oh well, a girl can dream. Dear Yadouga, please never stop making this bag! My new life goal is to save enough pennies to buy it one day.

What do you think, which bag should I choose? Did I miss any good ones?


  1. Kendra! I love your blog. Go for the splurge. My thought is that if you are going to at least wear/use the item for the amount of $ it costs (i.e. $20 = 20 wears) then it is worth it.

  2. Thanks Haley! Yeah I definitely think I would use it all the time. That's a helpful rule to follow and helps me feel justified in wanting to buy it!