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Bag of the Week - Soft Slouchy Crescent Bag

Having a super-duper soft, slouchy leather purse is kind of like having a cuddly teddy bear or your favorite blanket as a child.


You can love it, comfort yourself with it, and it has to go everywhere you go because, well ... it's your binkie. There's no denying the warm feeling you get inside knowing it will always be by your side.


So if you're in the market for a friend, then we recommend this supple blue baby available at NeedSupply.com. The creamy color of the leather looks just as soft as it actually is, and the best part? You won't even spend $50 for it!


So go ahead, indulge yourself.



Where to Buy - NeedSupply.com



Price - $42.00



Who Found It - SusanY was the first to add the 'Soft Slouchy Crescent Bag' to the Hive.

Bag of the Week - Tylie Ikat Wayfarer

These days days the world is all technology and fast-paced business - iPods, laptops, smart phones, the latest gaming systems. It can become very consuming, and we don't all have the time and luxury to take off for a weekend trip.


But StyleHive has found a way to feel more connected with the earth - and it involves accessorizing! Tribal prints have been big for summer so it seemed like the perfect place to start on the road to rediscovery.


This printed shoulder bag with tassel by Ikat Wayfer has become well liked here at StyleHive. The blue and white design will help give off a tranquil zen while your digging to reapply your favorite lipgloss. The bag also comes in white/charcoal with red tassel for those with bolder tastes.


We all know change won't happen over night. There's no need to start growing your own vegetables or burning incense just yet. Stick with what works for you; and if it happens to be online shopping, who is anyone else to judge?



Where to Buy - REVOLVE clothing



Price - $116.00



Who Found It - Brittani was the first to add the Tylie Ikat Wayfarer shoulder bag to the Hive.

Bag of the Week - Lurex Sunday Straw Tote

Sundays bring out the best in us. It's our day of rest and relaxation ... and during the summer, it's a day for the beach!


But you can't head out to the sun and sand without the right arm-candy to carry your magazines, books (Kindles and iPads included), and UV protection creams. That perfect bag should be a sturdy straw tote like this one.


We're not trying to stress you out by making you think about your Sunday bag choice, instead, we're trying to make it even easier on you. If you have the right bag, you can keep your beach goods ready to go in it. Easy, peasy ... no thinking required.


And just before you plop onto the sand, you can even make a quick run to the farmer's market to get yourself some fruit and other snacks to keep you going the rest of the day (hint - it will all fit in your tote). Now enjoy your day off. Ahhhhh.



Where to Buy - Piperlime.com



Price - $130.99



Who Found It - SusanY was the first to add the 'Lurex Sunday Straw Tote' to the Hive.

Bag of the Week - Nomad Scarf Handbag

Ethnic inspired prints are making a huge statement this summer from ikats to batiks, animal prints and serape stripes.


But, if these wild, and often, colorful prints are a bit bold for your taste in clothing, then why not catch the wanderlust spirit with a fabulous fabric handbag?


Lucky Penny's Nomad Scarf Handbag is a top pick here at the Hive. This spacious carryall is made from a printed silk scarf bearing zebras and sketched leaves. In a bright, of-the-moment coral, the bag is detailed with leather straps, a magnetic closure and three roomy inner pockets.


So, if solids are your go-to look, this handbag will certainly take a pair of flares and billowy white blouse to the next level. Yet, if wild is your way, then we suggest mixing this prints with another and really getting in touch with your inner nomadic spirit!



Where to Buy - Anthropologie



Price - $88.00



Who - Melimeli was the first to add the Nomad Scarf Handbag to the Hive.

Bag of the Week - Foldover Clutch

Knock, knock. Who's there? Orange.


Orange, who?


Orange you glad to have a bright, bold foldover clutch rather than an over-sized, dingy bag to carry around tonight?


We sure are. You see, there's a necessary art we think every fashionista should learn when it comes to picking the right bag to wear with an outfit. Some are work appropriate, while others are meant for those nights out on the town ... and that's it.


Luckily, this orange leather clutch takes all the thinking out of the matter - take it to work or happy hour. Either way, it will look great and make you happy every time you reach into it to grab your lipstick or phone.



Where to Buy - NeedSupply.com



Price - $130.00



Who Found It - SusanY was the first to add the 'Foldover Clutch' to the Hive.

Daily Obsesh - Leather Festival Purse

Ok, yes. We love our purses and handbags.


We have many in our closets and are nowhere near our limit and always on the look-out for the next must-have bag to add to our collections. But as much as we love our bags, we have to admit ... Sometimes, they get in the way.


When it comes to partaking in carefree summer activities, maneuvering through large crowds on vacation and trying to be as streamlined and clutter free as possible, our beloved purses are sometimes more hassle than haute.


That's why we love this little purse that's also a belt. It's roomy enough to store all you'll need, but not so big where you end up with a lot that you don't. The leather makes it look luxe and expensive, but it's amazing price won't make you feel guilty for cramming it into a suitcase or thrown in the trunk on a road trip!



Where to Buy - Asos



Price - $34.48



Who Found It - Idabone was the first to add the 'Leather Festival Purse' to the Hive.

Bag of the Week - Asos Leather Portfolio

You can't just carry any bag when you're all dressed up and ready for a night out.


A big bag is cumbersome and makes you look too serious and a cross-body bag is too casual. The perfect solution? A little clutch.


And we love this little leather one from Asos so much that we had to single it out. It has a simple shape with a flap closure and comes in a bright, turquoise color that's sure to get everyone's attention.


There's no doubt you'll love it too and feel like it's the perfect complement to your LBD or floral number.



Where to Buy - Asos.com



Price - $94.81



Who Found It - SusanY was the first to add the 'Leather Clutch' to the Hive.

Recession Chic - Day-to-Night Clutches For $50 Or Less!

It's already almost mid-summer and we're not even close to being done! Done with the summer festivities, that is.


In this season, with it's long sunny days and warm balmy nights, the party can easily go from day to night! We love our summer totes (and we have many ...), but leave them for the beach or weekend trips. Nothing dresses up an ensemble faster than a lady-like clutch.


Plus, with summer's already casual style, many of these clutches can go from day-to-night just as easily! Check out our picks for favorite summer clutches for $50 or less ... that way you can still have money left to put in it!

Bag of the Week - Cleobella Mini Cantina Bag

Good things come in small packages, as they say, and this goes for some of our very favorite handbags of the summer season.


Who feels like lugging around some oversized satchel in the steamy weather anyway? When the sun is shining, keep your bag as teeny as your bikini!


One of our top picks here at the Hive is the Cleobella Mini Cantina bag. This cross body mini bag is handmade from distressed leather and features perforated, whipstitched edges.


The patina color compliments the antiqued brass hardware giving it a distinctive vintage look. It also features a magnetic snap closure at the front and a generously long adjustable shoulder strap.


Wear it with your fave denim cut-offs or all those maxi dresses you've stocked your closet with. This little bag is truly the perfect pouch to carry your summer essentials to concerts, clubs and cocktails on the sand!



Where to Buy - Shopbop



Price - $100.10



Who - Melimeli was the first to add the Cleobella Mini Cantina bag to the Hive.

Bag of the Week - Bahia Hobo

Looking for the perfect summer bag for your upcoming seaside getaway?


Ok, even if you are just headed to your local beach, it's definitely time to put away the big heavy leather tote you've been lugging around all winter long. It's summer, girls ... the time for easy, breezy lightweight looks, and that means your bag, too!


The Bahia Hobo in honey brown from J. Crew is at the top of our summer must-have list. Made of earthy straw and threaded with colorful grosgrain ribbon, this hobo bag is completely hand-woven. It features a soft leather handle, and is accented with chunky metal hardware. You can fold it and pack it in your suitcase without worrying about it losing it's shape, too!


So, whether it's a weekend getaway to the Hamptons, a day at Malibu beach or even just a quick trip to your local farmer's market, the Bahia hobo is the perfect pick!



Where to Buy - J. Crew



Price - $39.99



Who - Melimeli was the first to add the Bahia Hobo to the Hive.