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Blast from the Past: Marc Jacobs Limited Edition Sophia Bag

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Blast from the Past: Marc Jacobs Limited Edition Sophia Bag

On a recent trip to Nantucket, I brought out my white accessories in full-force! One of my favorite pieces I brought on the trip with me is this Marc Jacobs Sophia bag.

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When I was a young, burgeoning fashionista, one of my family members gifted me a Limited Edition Marc Jacobs Sophia pochette in antique white. The Sophia bag was produced as one of the Marc Jacobs classic bags like the Stella, Cammie, Venetia, and Multi-Pocket.

I treasured the bag and would wear it all the time, of course minding the bag so it wouldn't get dirty. The bag looked almost exactly like the one pictured in this post, although it was its little sibling--the bag fit under my shoulder but the entirety of the bag was covered by my arm. Perfect for a teen! I haven't seen the bag in years, though I'm sure it's somewhere in my parents' house.

Years later, I thought of the Sophia bag numerous times. I longed for the larger version that I was previously just too young to afford. I had almost given up the search, since I was sure I wouldn't find one for sale, let alone one in great condition.

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After a very diligent session of scouring the internet, I found one on sale at a consignment shop! For being stored in a closet for over almost a decade, this vintage beauty was a great find. Not only were the tags left on it from Neiman Marcus ( it originally cost a modest $975 for a limited edition MJ collection piece), but it was without a musty closet smell.

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My favorite aspects of this bag are not only its luxe white calfskin leather, but also its size, shape and minute nautical accents. This Sophia has a handle drop that fits comfortably on the shoulder. It can easily fit an iPad 2 or 3 along with a book, wallet, MP3 player, and other essentials. From the buttery leather to the details such as the hardware, limited edition nameplate, and the milky-yellow suede interior, quality is abundant in this shoulder bag. This Sophia is my most favorite pre-loved/vintage piece that I've picked up to date!

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Do you have any amazing finds?

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Bombshell Bags from VOGUE Ads, March 2013

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Bombshell Bags from VOGUE Ads, March 2013

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In the March 2013 of American VOGUE (where Beyonce graces the cover), there are some seriously hot handbags being advertised. I thought I'd share some of my favorites with you!

Prada bag

Let's start off with this gorgeous Prada. Reminiscent of the Vuitton S/S 2012 Suship Speedy North/South, this handbag is super hot for the spring and summer. Its shape is similar to its sister bags, the Prada Saffiano Lux Tote.

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Marc knows how to create a stunner! With a simple white ensemble, this Marc Jacobs"Hairy Prisoners" tote in Domino will look drop-dead gorgeous. Inspired by 60s Op-Artist Briget Riley, the striped tote is lined in leather and has antique silver hardware. Available at MarcJacobs.com for $2,295US.

Michael Kors

Michael Kors is ushering in spring with this absolutely stunning Large Miranda Crackled Leather Tote. The structured shape and the  hanging leather accents make this bag a definite conversation piece. It's additionally available in yellow and brown. Available for sale at MichaelKors.com for $1,195US.

Belstaff

Such a beautiful nude hue! Belstaff is promoting this exotic Nottingham tote for spring/summer 2013. It's very understated and chic. I can picture this bag used for a beautiful day out on the town or out for cocktails at a cafe by the water. Just a beautiful piece!

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Hugo Boss impresses with this (on right) beautiful brown leather tote for spring/summer 2013. It looks to be a comfortable yet sleek keep-all tote. This bag will definitely work the whole way through summer into the fall.

Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo makes a statement with this Sofia bag in Ash for spring/summer 2013. The studs make it so much more fun and undeniably a statement piece. The neutral color makes the bag essentially season-less. I can picture this bag as a cross-body when it's snowing for a winter white stunner or as a white-hot summer piece. You can really go any way with this handbag.

Tod's

Last but not least is this jaw-droppingingly beautiful green python bag from Tod's. This bag is meant to be a statement piece as it exudes elegance and exclusivity. Its pop of color is certain to complete a subtle, effortless look.

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Incase Marc by Marc Jacobs Sparks Snap Case for iPhone 5

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Incase Marc by Marc Jacobs Sparks Snap Case for iPhone 5

Marc Jacobs heard our call! There are beautiful, new iPhone 5 cases on the market. I plucked this beauty up directly from the Apple Store. Designed by Marc Jacobs and made by Incase, this Sparks Snap Case in Lemon Custard is full of demure custard-yellow sparkles on a gray background. For being a bright piece, it is certainly subdued.

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Though sturdy as its predecessors, if you drop it the wrong way you could be out about $39. I always go for Marc by Marc Jacobs pieces, but if you know you are clumsy with your phone, I'd always recommend getting a stronger, shock-absorbent case. This is just a snap-on shell. To reiterate, it isn't shoddily made. It's a great case, but consider how you use your phone. Always a fair warning. :)

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The Snap Case doesn't add much weight or bulk to your phone. You can easily slip it into your pocket or bag, and it'll definitely turn heads come spring and summertime! Additional styles of the Marc by Marc Jacobs Incase snap cases are available at the Apple Store or Incase.

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Do you have a cell phone case you really love? Share with us in the comments.

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Woven Wonders of Spring/Summer 2013

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Woven Wonders of Spring/Summer 2013

Look at these beautiful bags! Some of the most iconic trends of this upcoming Spring 2013 season are jacquard and woven prints and textures.

The classic Fendi Peekaboo bag is reinvented in a woven style, available in orange and navy. Completely iconic, this slouchy bag is beautiful and fresh for the spring (but can definitely take you through the fall)! Definitely a head-turner in either color.

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Louis Vuitton put out a bright, classy yet funky line of handbags and accessories. They revamped their Damier in a variety of bag styles--mostly smaller top-handle bags that are variations on the Speedy, some clutches, and small square luggage-style purses. The pieces in the cognac brown are my favorite; with the perfect outfit (this being my ultimate favorite), it is appears to be a delicate piece with a dose of practicality, too. It's certainly big enough for an iPad, magazines and your extra essentials.

Marc Jacobs additionally contributed to this spring trend with his Marc by Marc Jacobs Mini Marc'd & Check'd Printed Satchel. This particular style also comes in a larger size, if the Mini isn't your cup of tea. Other pieces in his SS13 collection are vaguely reminiscent of his work in his Marc Jacobs line and also in Louis Vuitton.

These are just a few examples of this skyrocketing spring trend. See any other designers invoking this trend? Post it below!

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Marc by Marc Jacobs "Wild at Heart" iPhone 4/4S Snap Case

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Marc by Marc Jacobs "Wild at Heart" iPhone 4/4S Snap Case

Even though I know everyone won't switch immediately to the iPhone 5 (NB: I know I will :) ), I still want to post about this absolutely gorgeous Marc by Marc Jacobs iPhone 4/4S case.

Marc by Marc Jacobs iPhone 4/4S Case

I hope that Marc Jacobs will reissue this case for the iPhone 5 because not only is it beautiful but it is so reliable! I've dropped my phone a few times, on concrete nonetheless, and the phone case only had a minor chip and overall rendered no damage to the phone! With the case on, the iPhone looks and feels slim, and is the tightest fitting case I own. Probably one of the best purchases I've made recently.

...Until the iPhone 5 that is. ;)

Are you getting the new iPhone 5?

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