If there's one thing I love, it's a really beautiful handbag.  And there's no time of year that I love more for shopping for one than right now.  Fall means so many wonderful things to me and most of all it means fresh starts, wardrobe essentials included.  Although I love gorgeous bags, I am rather discerning when it comes to which ones I lay down the money for.  I've built my handbag closet carefully and have never once regretted a smart purchase.  In shopping around lately, I've noticed that my designer favorites have really upped their game. That makes me very happy.  Some of the current contenders that I am considering adding to my collection are these beauties above.  I do love that the saddle bag trend is happening now.  This burgundy number by Rebecca Minkoff is currently my favorite.  A little more of a casual take is this sassy little one  from Marc Jacobs.  Don't you love the strap on that one?  That detail makes it just that slight bit sporty to take you through the weekend and be a go-to on off duty days.  This Tory Burch hobo is absolutely lovely and the color...really? Simply perfect.  And, for those of you really looking to treat yourself right there's this Chloe bag that sits number one atop my wishlist.  Shop them all plus other great faves below.  Have a beautiful Monday everyone!

xx ~ k