I had the nicest time this past weekend in Charlottesville. One of the best things to do if there's pretty weather is stop by one of the local farmers markets and then head out to one of the million vineyards, breweries, or ciderworks. We all trooped out to Castle Hill Cider for some of the best views in town, not to mention delicious dry ciders. Alex got in on the Me Made action wearing the belt I needlepointed for him. Although overcast, we had lovely warm weather and cool breezes, and spent some time lounging on the expansive lawns eating fresh strawberries, hummus and bread. There's no better way to spend an afternoon!
I wore my chambray skirt and crop top set--still love this combo--and brought a pale pink cardigan to slip into when the sun dipped behind the clouds. I accessorized with a purse from one of my favorite local (to my parents, not me) brands, Bosom Buddy Bags. I love their handcrafted straw bags, made by artisans in Bali and then decorated to your specifications with a huge selection of ribbons and charms. This is my second bag, my other one (seen here) is the large rectangular Bali bag with a navy bow and the XL gold bee, and this one is the small oval Bali bag with a pink bow and gold bee. The large one holds all my stuff--oversize wallet, planner, sunnies, phone, 15 lipsticks--and this littler one is perfect for an afternoon out, holding my phone, sunglasses, cards, and a more reasonable amount of lip colors. If you would like your very own Bosom Buddy Bag, use code alliej10 for 10% off your purchase. Just FYI, I do get compliments every time I wear mine out ;)
Go check out the Bosom Buddy site and just look at all the gorgeous trims they have--I obviously love all the various bees, but they also have great equestrian and nautical options, and the cutest little multicolored tassels! Which handmade bag would go best with your handmade items?
ps: when you pick out your bag, tell me which colors and charms you get--i'm always in the market for another summer bag!
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