Label Lust: Linea Pelle

Since I’m pregnant and clothes shopping no longer excites me as it used to, I have switched gears to accessories, and more importantly, hand bags. I’ve posted about my love for Linea Pelle before (here), but after re-visiting their website and looking at all of their new stuff for Spring, this brand deserves their own special place on my blog.

What I love about this brand is…. well… everything! But most importantly, the color. Linea Pelle perfectly combines neutrals with bold hues and still manages to tie everything together like I’ve never seen before. If you ever watch shows like Project Runway, designers and judges are always so critical when collections don’t look like a collection because the colors are all over the place, or whatever. Not the case with LP, not at all. As far as I can tell, Linea Pelle keeps a few staple colors in their collections, black, white, and some shade of tan. Then there’s always a rotating shade or two. Like right now, they are showcasing eye-catching purple, and a gorgeous emerald green. My first item I ever owned from Linea Pelle was the Dylan zip wallet in a bright, bright orange. I have to be honest… I used that wallet for like 3 years straight without ever adding a different wallet into the rotation. It got dirty and looked beat up, but it kinda seemed like it was supposed to look that way since it was leather, ya know? Anyway, as dirty as it got, I really didn’t care because it is literally the perfect wallet. It zips all the way open so you don’t have to fight with your credit cards to get them out of their little slots. It has a very convenient built in change purse. Everything about it I just love. Recently, my husband bought me a Tory Burch wallet and how could I not use it, that would have just been rude. So I switched out all of my belongings and put away my beloved Linea Pelle. I have to be honest with you guys, I love my T. Burch wallet, it’s black patent and very classy looking, but I really, really miss my Linea Pelle wallet! And the zipper on my Tory Burch falls off like, every other day. I mean come on? I’ve had it for only a few months and the thing is already broken? My Linea has never let me down. I think that I may use this upcoming season change as an excuse to break out my LP wallet again… if I tell my hubby the Tory Burch wallet is a winter wallet, he can’t really fight that, right?

Anyway, these are some of my absolute favorite looks from Linea Pelle, check them out.

Dylan envelope clutch

Dylan zip tote

Dylan cross body bag

Can we just talk about my favorite part of these bags and wallets? Please, please just take a gander at their insides. It’s to die for.

They’re all lined with zebra print! Like.. stop it! I really cannot express enough how much I really love these bags, wallets, clutches, even belts! Take a look at the whole website because I promise there is something for everyone in there. Also, another bonus, they’re having a pretty amazing St. Patrick’s Day themed sale right now. 30% off anything green, just use code LPEMERALD30 at checkout. Amazing! Dig it.

To see their whole site just go here. Enjoy ;]

Going Green

I mentioned before that I was falling fast for this whole emerald green trend this fall. Green is, and always has been, one of my absolute favorite colors! There are so many striking shades to be attracted to, and not to mention my eyes are green… so yeah, I’m partial to it. (blue eyes are so over done!)

Emerald green is all over the place this fall from the catwalk to the pages of every magazine and I could not be happier! According to Glamour the color is coming up on dresses in a big way. They even go as far to say it will replace the coveted LBD, gasp! Designers are always looking for a way to break the LBD mold, last season it was the little white dress. I’m all for it. Personally, you can never have too many little dresses of any color, so the more the merrier! If head-to-toe green isn’t exactly an easy look for you to pull off (as it may not be!) you can always try little accents here and there first. Once you’re more comfortable with the color, dive in! Christian Louboutin is all over this trend like white on rice. observe.

And yes, for everyone who is wondering, these two beauties have been on my Wish List ever since the day I laid eyes on them. True Story.

Moving on. US Weekly online did a fantastic recap of celebs rocking the green… we’ll forgive them for their momentary lapse in judgment when they featured Angelina. (yuck) I adore the way Emmy Rossum wore this shade and mixed in other jewel tones with accents on her dress and her shoes. Her classic curls, “look at me” eyes, and popping red lip? So pretty! She must have been feeling extra bold because she even rocked an emerald green clutch! I’m totally swooning over her look. She looks like a modern day Greek goddess. Amanda Seyfried optedfor a dress of the same shade, but a much more relaxed look. The pockets? I love. She not only looks amazing but also comfortable! I know we’re women and we’re supposed to basically kill ourselves to look good, but when you can combine style and comfort? Well, that is really just something to write home about isn’t it? Kudos, Amanda (and stylist), kudos! I also love the little hints of black piping to break up the color without taking away from it.

I must admit, unless I have some fabulous event to go to, I doubt I’ll be wearing this shade from head-to-toe either. How you can introduce it into your wardrobe little by little? Start by playing around with your makeup! Jewel tones look fabulous on your eyes and can add instant drama to an otherwise plane Jane look. Whoever the first designer is to come out with an emerald green blazer, puh-lease let me know! I will be all over that. Thanks!

So how do you feel about this whole trend? What else are you seeing for the Fall that’s peaking your interest? I’m a big fan of this whole cape get-up and all of the lace! The polka dots though… not so much. But it’s still early so we will just have to see! I have been known to change my mind quite frequently.