|Wicker crab purse, channeling a Lily Pulitzer vibe maybe? I can definitely see a sorority member wearing this with green and pink. Via|
|I can't decide if this outfit is cute or just deranged. Without the floppy hat I think I could handle the frog purse. Via|
|Totally deranged looking though, when you zoom in for the close up. via|
|Kind of adorable snail clutch (at least I think it is supposed to be a clutch? I can't tell if it is functional or not) via|
Where last year Chanel and Moschino did what I consider to be impractical and questionably tacky (in fashion, that's not such a bad thing) handbags with their spin on "grocery store" chic and Fast Food Nation culture respectively, Kate Spade's new generation of whimsical handbags is much more charming to me. I just wasn't finding myself lusting after egg carton purses or golden arch shaped sunglasses. Can I imagine an adult woman carrying a wicker frog purse? Well, I can't wait to see the armies of fashion bloggers try to pull it off at least.
|I totally love this dress from the Kate Spade S/S15 collection|
because I am boring and scalloped details are all it takes
for me to feel fashion forward. via
What I really love about these fashion week shows is that everything is so over the top. Fashion doesn't have to be practical -- it is ok to be kitschy or tacky or ugly even. As long as it is different and makes you feel something. I love dressing like a boring person as much as the next: stripes are my bold look. But isn't it fun to have a few things in your wardrobe that are different or new or interesting? Controversial even? As I go through life, I am starting to find tacky less of a terrible thing to be. At least that person's outfit that I am labeling "tacky" was trying something new; maybe it failed, but they tried. It is great to be a woman confident enough in herself to be willing to try to pull something unique or different off. And if you can pull off a wicker snail-shaped clutch, I can't wait to meet you and I hope we can be friends.