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Sneak Peek: Rumba

With that spring break girl’s trip around the corner, we can’t help but have summer on the mind. Bright hues, breezy fabrics and bold accessories make up our warm-weather wardrobes and our newest pattern will fit right in. Arriving online and in-stores Thursday, March 9, Rumba is the summer pattern you’ll be wearing on repeat. A mix of coral, orange, aqua, lime and yellow on a red ground, the vibrant colors are inspired by the tropical climate of Cuba. This pattern is perfect for both color-lovers and travelers.

Rumba Beach
Rumba Grid
pairs perfectly with

With so many colors in Rumba, you may be torn on what to pair with this pattern. Pair a red off the shoulder top with breezy white shorts, then play up the hot hues with fun color pops — a patterned ascot, turquoise stud earrings and the cutest pom-pom sandals. Our Hipster is essential for exploring new cities or weekends on the go and the RFID Georgia Wallet coordinates perfectly (while keeping your personal info safe).

how to wear it

Style your tech
Dress up your phone, tablet or desktop screen with our new pattern:

desktop download: Rumba

Download: Desktop | Tablet | Mobile

See the inspiration in pictures. Visit our Rumba board on Pinterest.

Shop the entire collection when it arrives, online and in stores, Thursday, March 9!

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Scent Destination: Appleberry Champagne

Aromas can invoke nostalgia, create atmospheres and cause all kinds of feelings the second a scent hits you. We now carry four fragrances–each one owning unique characteristics for every personality and destination. Let each scent take you on a trip – the only decision you’ll have to make is where you want to go.

Appleberry Champagne

A sparkling combination of crisp apples and bright strawberries, Appleberry Champagne is the perfect scent to complement your fruity drink on your next New York City girls’ trip. This fruity scent has us planning a weekend of shopping in Soho, eating the trendiest snacks (hello, cookie dō) and relaxing over a few rooftop drinks before a Broadway show. To get ready for the Big Apple, you’ll need a few essentials.

Big Sky Backpack
Mallory Accordion Wristlet
Large Spinner

Appleberry Champagne

Can’t wait for your trip?
Get in the city mindset with an Appleberry Champagne-inspired cocktail.

Shop the fragrance now

Scent Destination: Citrus Mimosa

Aromas can invoke nostalgia, create atmospheres and cause all kinds of feelings the second a scent hits you. We now carry four fragrances–each one owning unique characteristics for every personality and destination. Let each scent take you on a trip – the only decision you’ll have to make is where you want to go.

Citrus Mimosa

With both fruity and floral notes, Citrus Mimosa is light and bright like a coastal getaway. This sunny scent makes us think of brunch by the beach (where the mimosas are never-ending) and west coast sunsets.

Citrus Mimosa
Campus Tech Backpack
Flip Flops

Citrus Mimosa

Let this scent take you West and shop it now

Destination Diaries: Amanda

It’s not summer yet, but Digital Designer Amanda might tell you otherwise. Fresh off her recent trip to South America, Amanda has a serious case of summer fever (is that a thing?). After vacationing with her family in Buenos Aires, Argentina — where it’s actually summer right now — she came back with hundreds of pictures and a whole lot of memories. Follow Amanda’s journey as she shares the bags that helped make her travels a breeze.

Destination Diaries: Amanda

I had such a great getaway to  Argentina , where I  got to explore my mom’s hometown for the first time.  I brought my  22″ Spinner  on the plane and carried everything else in a  Weekender, which I used as my personal item — two weeks in a carry-on, can you believe it? 

My Bucket List included  exploring every corner of Buenos Aires — from more touristy destinations like Casa Rosada and 9 de Julio Avenue, to exploring local shops and the most wonderful local food … we did it all! Since it’s where my mom is from, we spent a lot of time with family I’d never even met (a truly incredible experience). Dinner out at La Cabrera was a favorite,  which called for a  Bozeman Wristlet

This season I am all about  the Carson Saddle Bag , which makes me think of  a more chic version of a bohemian gaucho bag .  This look is destined for adventure!

Where is 2017 taking you? Share below in the comments!

What’s Inside: The Breakup Bag

We all know the power of the perfect handbag. You know, the one that fits every outfit, occasion and essential. We know that your beautiful leather clutch can’t double as Fido’s travel bag (he gets his own, obvi), and a crossbody may not hold enough ice cream and wine to cheer up your bestie after a bad breakup. Enter: our latest blog series. Each month, we select and assemble a bag that caters to a situation in which you’re bound to find yourself.

February may be known as the month of love, but your bestie’s winter whirlwind romance has come to an end, and now it’s your time to shine. No one knows how to cheer her up like you do, so you’re going to need to pull out all the stops. It’s your job to help pull her out of her slump — and we know exactly what you need to do so (we have it down to a science). There are five things needed to help your girlfriend cheer up, reboot and move on — and luckily, they can all fit in your trusty Vivian Hobo Bag. We know what you’re thinking — there is no way a bottle of wine can fit in your shoulder bag. But that, friends, is the real beauty of our Vivian Hobo Bag — well, that and the front zip pockets for your phone, removable crossbody strap and interior storage galore …

the breakup bag

1. Wine

She suffered through the Whole30 last month and now a breakup this month – give the girl a bottle of wine! Pick up her favorite rosé. This thoughtful gesture is sure to bring a smile to her face and will be the perfect complement to #3.

2. Snacks

The first step to getting over a break up is ice cream (it’s a scientific fact). Bring over her favorite flavor of Halo Top and maybe a few chocolates to share over wine and girl talk.

3. Bridget Jones’s Diary

Does it have to be Bridget Jones specifically? The answer is yes. There is no cure for heartbreak quite like ice cream paired with a witty British rom-com. Renée Zellweger is charming and so relatable — and her love interests aren’t bad on the eyes either. This is guaranteed to have her laughing and ready to get back out there in no time.

4. Tissues

Whether girl talk gets sentimental or the movie has her laughing until she cries, tissues are always a must.

5. Something Pretty

You want your friend to know she’s a total catch, so pick up a little something pretty for her to wear when she’s ready to get back out into the dating world. A cute scarf is just a small token of your confidence in her that she’ll truly appreciate.

Do you have a foolproof method to cheer up your friends? We’d love to hear it! Share below in the comments.

For The Girl Who Loves to Travel

The holiday of love is right around the corner, so we’re sure you have a lot on your mind between Galentine’s brunch and a romantic date night. Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to just be about your significant other – it should also be about treating yourself. You work your booty off all year, so it’s about time you show yourself a little love. You know that trip you’ve been dying to take? There’s really no better time go (obviously after you do a little research and score the best deal)! Blogger Maya of Charmingly Styled knows a thing or two about treating herself, so we got the scoop on how she’s turning her travel goal into a reality this year (and which bag is coming along for the ride).

the girl that loves to travel

One of my 2017 goals is to visit  Morocco!  I love that it is  colorful and eclectic.  My bucket list for this trip includes  wandering around the spice markets  and  buying a rug for my living room.   I’ll be traveling with  my boyfriend  and I can’t wait.

I will be bringing along my  Large Duffel in Canyon Sunset  and packing it full of  my carry-on items for the long plane ride.  I love  how spacious the bag is  because  it allows me to pack all my clothes and accessories into one bag for a two-week-long adventure   This season, I am all about  bright colors for my bags,  which makes me think of  the colorful and bright photos I’ve always seen of Moroccan markets and tile buildings. 
This look is destined for adventure!

the girl that loves to travel

Where is 2017 taking you? Tell us below in the comments!

For The Girl Who Loves a Night Out

With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, you’re finally solidifying your plans. The annual holiday of love is one of your favorites and not just because you get to dress up and be showered with affection from your other half. Valentine’s Day is a day where you, too, spread the love to your friends and family. From your Galentine’s brunch to a romantic date night, there is one bag that can easily transition from morning to night. From its smooth leather exterior to the fiery color pop, the Mini Vivian Crossbody is a showstopper. It is big enough to stash the essentials and has a perfectly-sized front pocket for easy phone access. We wanted to show you just how easy it is to take this crossbody from day to night by sharing how we wear it.

brunch time

Leslie Knope taught us a lot – but our biggest takeaway was the importance of spending time with your girls on Galentine’s Day. For your squad’s annual Galentine’s brunch, you’ll want to go festive with pink and red (it is tradition, after all). A ruffle-sleeved pink top paired with gray jeans and neutral accessories is special enough for the occasion, but casual enough for daytime. Bonus points if you can tie the ensemble together with some fun, colorblock shoes.

date night

Valentine’s Day only comes once a year, so you’ll definitely want to go all out and wear your perfect-fit, luxurious lace LBD (you know, the fancy one you save for special occasions). Since your date night is a little more formal, the bright red will serve as an accent through your crossbody and lace-up heels. For accessories, we like choosing one statement piece and keeping everything else pretty simple – in this case, tassel earrings are a must! We know that you’ll wow him (and everyone else) in this look.

What is your go-to bag for day to night? Share below in the comments!