You would never know that Fall is here if you stood in my front yard. Central Texas is hot up until Christmas day, though I can distinctly remember wearing shorts and flip flops on Christmas morning as a kid and heavy jackets by the time Valentine’s Day rolled around. Whether this Texas weather wants to stay or not, I’m ready for Fall hues! From my lips to my booties, I plan to be decked out in some of the statement colors this year. I’m seeing a stunning palette of navy, congac browns, burgundy and my favorites; stunning rich greens.
I spend most of the year purchasing clothing items that I can stretch across more than one season, but when it comes to Fall, I splurge on fun sweaters, booties and my favorite- bags!
When Spring rolled around this year, I received an amazing lavender handbag in a Stitch Fix shipment and instantly fell in love. (You can see my Instagram post HERE) The bag was from a relatively new Stitch Fix partner brand called Moda Luxe and I fell fast! I reached out to them this past month and had the honor of checking out their new Fall line up and sharing two of my favorite pieces with you guys!
The first bag that caught my eye from their newest collection was this fringe-tastic bag, the “Nashville” in Olive. This particular bag is available in 5 colors, Olive, Black, Tan. Cognac and Grey. For fall 2015, fringe is very in and this bag is the perfect statement piece for the season.
I honestly geek out just being around this bag! The fringe is genuine leather and adds an amazing movement and texture to the bag.
The Nashville features gold hardware and comes with a small handle (with a 6″ drop) on top as well as an adjustable shoulder strap with a 22″ drop. The longer strap clips just under the flap for a sleek look.
The top flap is held in place by two magnetic clasps and opens up to a medium-large bucket shape that has one interior zipper pocket and two cell phone sized (open) pockets.
Overall, this bag really makes a statement and is beautifully made! For a bag with genuine leather, Moda Luxe is super affordable and are a little bit less maintenance (perfect for the trendy mom!).
For a smaller, more casual bag, I also chose the Belmond. This bag makes for a stunning two-in-one as you can wear it as a crossbody bag with the 22″ drop shoulder strap or simply remove the strap for a great clutch!
This weave bag is a little more subtle than the fringe on the Nashville, but nonetheless striking. I adore the detail on this clutch and the added gold link on the shoulder strap is on trend with the metals we’re seeing this season. This bag comes in 6 colors including Cognac (shown), Seafoam, Grey, Scarlet, Black and Natural. It was very hard to choose a color for this one. This little bag would make a real “wow” piece in a bright color like Scarlet!
No detail is overlooked in the Moda Luxe line. Every stitch is in its place, the zippers are sturdy and well made. There is one zipper pocket on the outside (the other side is solid woven pieces) and the inside, again, features one zipper pocket and two open pockets.
Overall, Moda Luxe caught my eye with their Spring lineup but I’m totally falling for them with this collection! Not only did they nail the tones for the season, but their silhouettes, textures and metals really bring the entire collection together! Be sure and check them out online HERE and remember, you can request a Moda Luxe bag in your next Stitch Fix delivery!
A VERY special Thank You to Caitlin Mathews Photography for taking these lovely photos!