Green With Envy
I’ve become increasingly fond of kelly green— it’s just one of those shades that’s so luscious and alluring, it adds some magic, va-va-voom fairy dust to any outfit. When I spotted this handbag at H&M, then, I was compelled to buy it. The color was, of course, the key factor, but I also loved the unique shape. The handles remind me of those of a doctor’s bag, but the shape is definitely not that of a doctor’s bag. It’s somewhere between a tote and a bucket bag, with a wider bottom and a more slender top, all exquisitely tailored to yield a firm, sturdy frame. The stitching running vertically across the bag’s center, combined with the square shapes at the bottom of the handles and the front zippered pocket, add a nice retro twist that’s as funky as Heather Graham’s outfits on Austin Powers 2. It’s roomy, shiny (without being tacky), and oh-so-sexy.
H&M green bag, $24.95. Visit HM.com for stores.