westward ho.

If KSA existed, I'd be a card-carrying member. {What's KSA? Kate Spade Anonymous, of course!} 
In the midst of the craziness of the last few weeks, I hadn't taken a moment to really give the new westward collection a good look...so when I did, I was completely enamored with this collaboration!
The geniuses at Kate Spade enlisted two very in-tune stylists, Emily Current and Meritt Elliott, with both Californian sensibility and timeless fashion sense. I absolutely fell in love with these classic-looking
bags, complete with fun twists that take this collection to a whole new level...


{photographs by koto bolofo} + {find the bags here: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 }

Structured bags are all the rage this fall, so these beauties keep up with the trend, but push it 
to a whole new level of chic. Unfortunately, the pricetags may keep these bags a bit out of reach, 
but that won't keep me from admiring them from afar :) 

What brands call your name, season after season?
{Kate Spade, Milly, and Shoshanna {along with J.Crew of course!} are my favorites, year after year!}

I hope you have a fabulous Tuesday--and I'll see you back here tomorrow with another
installment in my {distance makes the heart grow fonder} series! xoxo {av}

40 comments:

  1. I'm obsessed with Kate Spade too. I just love how classic all of her bags are. And how she uses absolutely wild colors. I have an orange bag and a hot pink one :)

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  2. PS. Today KS is having a flash sale with 75% off some of their new fall collection!!

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  3. I love big classic looking bags. Cute :)

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  4. Looove these! Now I need somewhere to go!

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  5. Those are fantastic bags! I love #2! I'd get so much use out of it and it's so fashionable!

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  6. i've been a good girl alll year, so i think ill ask santa for all of the above :)

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  7. I love, love, love the Ingenue Clutch (#4)! The whole collection is great!

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  8. oooo love bag number 1! i think its the sparkle that it emits.

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  9. Definitely Kate Spade and definitely J.Crew ... I just cant get enough.

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  10. i've had my eye on that sparkly one for awhile now. j.crew for sure, but i mostly LOVE their fall line more than summer. marc by marc jacobs always, always! and citizen's of humanity denim.

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  11. There are too many to count :) Great choices!

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  12. I fell in love with that WestWard Runaway Duffel the minute I saw it a couple days ago. I always enjoy Marc by Marc Jacobs handbags as well as Hobo International.

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  13. of course I would choose the most expensive bag ever to want. #1 if only it was oh $1000 cheaper! So sparkly and im obsessed

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  14. I want that bag (number 3) it would be perfect for fall!!!

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  15. So in love with this fabulous collaboration! Genius.

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  16. When I was little, I literally wanted to be Kate Spade when I grew up. Wait who am I kidding, I still want to! The ingenue clutch is my favorite, too pretty :)

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  17. KSA? You crack me up! I think I'd be a card-carrying member, too-I could tuck it in my KS wallet!

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  18. ohhh my goodness, i love these bags!! just can't get enough of kate spade. and jcrew.

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  19. So lovely... I adore Kate Spade. As far as the brands that call to me season after season? DVF, far and away... Parker, J.Crew, Burberry... oh, the list could go on! xox!

    P.S. Thanks for the comment on my blog - so happy to have found you, following now! xx

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  20. Oooh I am in LOVE with bag #3! Its such a luscious shade of brown

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  21. Loving this collection/collaboration! Hmmm...yes, I think I am going to take a closer look now... :) xoxoxo brynn

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  22. Love that you said Kate Spade Anonymous! :-)
    Have you seen her latest venture:
    http://herlatenightcravings.blogspot.com/2011/09/supercalifragilipstick-launch.html

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  23. Thanks so much for your sweet comment and for stopping by blog.
    I really like the style and layout of your blog! Looks fabulous,think mine could do with a bit of tweaking.
    These bags are fabulous,classic yet unique and gorgeous colours for the winter months. You have a new follower,look forward to more gorgeous posts x
    Hope your having a wonderful week.

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  24. Pretty obsessed with the sparkly duffle! I saw it on pinterest not too long ago and have been eye-ing it!

    XO
    Jenna
    http://iamsassypants.blogspot.com/

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  25. thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog! i love your post on kate spade cuz i'm a fan too!!! just posted a post on my favorite items from their flash sale (today only). have you checked them out? xoxo

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  26. I'll have to check this out! I'm a bit of a Kate Spade junkie, too.

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  27. I just bought a Kate Spade in their big sale today!! Woo Hoo!!

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  28. Love the Kate Spade Westward line -- especially that sequined satchel! xo style, she wrote

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  29. #2 is my fave! Got a wallet during their flash sale online today!

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  30. Madewell, Tory Burch, and Marc Jacobs bag collection! Undying love!

    Speaking of love this Kate Spade line of handbags is UNREAL! So gorgeous!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

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  31. I LOVE numbers 1 and 3! Too cute for words.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  32. Hehe, this post was so funny! Her bags are sooo pretty.

    Wida
    Missing Amsie Blog

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  33. These bags are fabulous! Two and three are definitely my favs.

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  34. Sign me up for KSA! I've bought so many KSNY things within the past couple of weeks alone. (I had to take advantage of in-store sales as well as their online flash sale...) I LOVE this collection, but it's just too expensive for me. Maybe they'll go on sale as well? One can hope.

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