Kate Spade…I love you.

One of the items on my life list is “Own 5 new Kate Spade items.”

I know, so shallow.  “Meet David Tennant.  Offer to have his children,” is much more noble.

And I am now the proud owner of FOUR Kate Spade item. Y’all…I am SO CLOSE.  And it is only due to the generosity of my loved ones; all of my Kate Spade lovelies have been presents.  People are WAY too good to me.  Must be my good looks and effervescent charm.  (YOU HUSH, MOM.  I know that’s you chortling over there…)

And now?  The girls. (Yeah, I named them.  It’s more fun that way.)

This little lady is the original, bought years ago by my bestie Michael.  She’s my warhorse.  She also does not have a name.  She does not mind this.

This is Lola.  Lauren gave me Lola.  Lola has only been out three times because she is special.  DO NOT LOOK AT LOLA DIRECTLY.

Lola disapproves of you.

I got Wilhelmina from Lady B., my sister-in-law.  She knows and loves me.  (Lady B.  Not the necklace.)  I also have two etiquette books from her that I could count towards the total, but that would mean I am done and do not deserve more purses.  I reject this.

And finally, this is Gigi, my newest addition.  THIS is thanks to Sarah, who surprised the hell out of me recently with my impromptu present.  And who has been patient when I promised her pictures like a month ago and never delivered because I could never remember to take them.  I am not dependable y’all.  I’ll give you my kidney or save your child from choking, but please don’t ask me to respond to email promptly.

The inside is the best part.


And now…Maggie models.

I’m so pretty it pains me.

HEY.  Don’t look at Lola.


Jus’ Gigi and me.  Chillin’.  Ya know…as ya do.

SO.  My final Kate Spade item.  At this point I think I need to buy it myself, huh?  (Apparently I am a spoiled brat.  I’m okay with it, my people are awesome.)

Whatcha thing I should get next time there’s a good sale? Don’t say baby bag; I need something under 50 bucks, it will get vomited on.  Don’t suggest clothes either, I don’t need the damage to my self-esteem.  What would YOU buy, moppets?

18 comments on “Kate Spade…I love you.

  1. Beylit
    March 9, 2012 at 8:13 am #

    I think I might get disowned for this, or lose my girl card or something but…I have no idea who Kate Spade is.

    The necklace is pretty, but I inherently have a dislike for any purse or bag that most women would think is awesome. I was shopping with my best friend and her cousin, and her cousin was carrying what I honestly thought was a really ugly cheap diaper bag for a purse. It had pastel letters all over it and looked like it was plastic. Turns out it was a $700 designer bag that she had gotten as a gift. I just don’t get it.

    My bags all come from Target and cost under $40 as a rule. Normally they are canvas messenger bags.

    I actually like yours though. They are simple, elegant and a little sassy…like you. I just hope they don’t smell like cat food.

    • Kristy
      March 9, 2012 at 10:44 am #

      That bag sounds like Dooney and Bourke. I also am not a fan.

    • kindofamess
      March 9, 2012 at 11:19 am #

      No disowning. I get to keep you.

      And honestly? If you asked me to pick a Kate Spade out of a line-up of bags, I probably wouldn’t be able to. I suck at this with cars also. Gender neutral brand stupidity.
      I’ve always liked KS because as a general rule, the majority of the bags aren’t ugly or weird. (Juicy Couture? I’m looking at YOU.) if Michael hadn’t bought me my gateway bag, I probably never would have wanted any more. But this thing is STILL going strong and I got it in 2006 or 2007 and all my other purses have lasted maybe a year or two.


  2. kerry
    March 9, 2012 at 8:41 am #

    I came for the Kate (love) and stayed for the doggie yawn pictures (love even more).

    Tell me what’s better than a doggie yawn picture. Nothing is! It looks like they’re singing opera.

    • kindofamess
      March 9, 2012 at 11:36 am #

      I know!! I was so excited to catch it.

      She vurped in my face shortly after the last pic was taken, so picture fun time had to stop. I have to remember no Dentastix beforehand next time…*sigh*

  3. HeatherK
    March 9, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    Yes, this!

    Boat purse! It’s just dying to be taken to a country club wedding or… wait for it… the yacht club!! I’m currently rocking a pair or purple tortoise shell Kate Spade eyeglasses which make me feel like I could pull off Zooey Deschanel bangs. I can’t.

  4. Kristy
    March 9, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    SHOOOOOOES. Maybe wait until after baby (I hear pregnancy can make your feet grow – whaaat???), but SHOOOOOES. The only kate spade thing I own are my purple wedding shoes. I LOVE them and don’t wear them nearly enough. (Maybe I should go put them on now. They’d go with a red t-shirt & my husband’s sweatpants, right?) Yes, I realize they’re not under $50, but I still vote shoes. Though the nylon Stevie baby bag has been calling my name for a while, and we don’t even have babies on the horizon yet. Nylon = wipeable for all that baby puke. Kate knows what’s up.

    I love your Lola bag. And only partly because she shares a name with my car. Also, I love Maggie. She looks so teeny all curled up with the purses.

    • kindofamess
      March 9, 2012 at 11:45 am #

      I have coveted Stevie for SO LONG….but for me. I don’t want to share with Tater!!
      Ooo. Maybe if I SAY it’s for Tater, then use it for myself, I can get away with having it? Yes?

      Shoes might be an option…hmmmm…..

      • Kristy
        March 9, 2012 at 11:49 am #

        Even the Stevie baby bag version doesn’t actually look like a baby bag. So yeah. Totally.

  5. Sheryl
    March 9, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    I’m definitely a little bit in love with Lola. Especially when Maggie models with her.

    • kindofamess
      March 9, 2012 at 11:47 am #

      Yay, thank you! Maggie Moo makes EVERYTHING better.

      When the baby comes and I do baby/Maggie pictures, the internet will EXPLODE from adorable.

  6. Sarah
    March 9, 2012 at 3:01 pm #


    I’m so glad you like it! And Maggie, too, of course!

    • kindofamess
      March 9, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

      Maggie loved the spade too!!! I was trying to show the spade in a shot next to her and she licked it.

      Of course, right after that she vurped in my face (as I mentioned above) so while she may have excellent taste, she is NO lady.

  7. vintagenic
    March 17, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    Hi Auntie Lyssa! It’s Caya! I really like your posts! And… like that one person said… who is Kate Spade? I’ve heard of her, but I’ve never seen her.

    • kindofamess
      March 19, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

      Lady!! Look at you with a blog and everything! Make sure your mom remembers that I might forget that you read my blog now and say things I wouldn’t normally say in front of you. (Like talk about pregnancy boobs.) As long as she’s okay with that, I’m really glad you’re reading!!

      And Kate Spade is just some lady with fashion sense who started making purses and got super big with her business. Personally, your mom has better fashion sense, but don’t tell her that, she’ll get a big head! 🙂

  8. Rachel
    March 22, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    I love Kate Spade bags for the same reasons you said… They are usually pretty simple and awesome looking. And I love the tiny spade on your new one 🙂 there is an outlet by my house (I live in Jersey) so I sometimes get lucky and find a nice clearance bag or wallet 🙂 for your fifth I would say a nice wallet or maybe even one of her day planners or something 🙂

  9. rachel
    June 10, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    I think you’re my Kate Spade soul mate. I just found your blog googling Kate Spade. I have had an addiction for years. years! It all started back in college when I was way to poor, but all the cool kids were carrying the Sam. So, I scrimped and saved, and bought my first one after I got my first job. I think my first one is nine years old now! I just went to my first fo’real Kate Spade store when I was in Vegas last week. Got a new one! Cobble Hill Leslie. Love it! Love your blog. You’ve made me want to get all of my Kates down and look at them. 😉

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