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Multi Functional Bags Handbags Hustle Like Mom by Pamela Pekerman

3 Multi Functional Bags, Handbags that Hustle Like A Mom

Hey Mamas,

You are all kick-ass hustlers, working every corner of your cuddles-meets-crazy-meets-chaotic world, as best you.

So, wouldn’t it be nice to wear a handbag that actually works for your busy momlife, a handbag that gets that you need help keeping it all together, and can take you from work, to weekend, to grocery shopping, to day-of-play in the city, to yoga class, to the park, and beyond?

I’ve found three amazing handbags that hustle as hard as a mom.

I hope you like these handbag finds, as much as I do. And, if you already own any of them, drop a comment below or head over to Instagram and snap a photo of yourself wearing one of the below mentioned bags using hashtag #HustleLikeAMom.

Handbags that Hustle Like a Mom – J.Mater

J Mater Handbags Hustle Like Mom

J Mater Handbags Hustle Like Mom

 

 

 

 

J.Mater is what happens when two fashion-fierce women become moms and want a handbag that looks sleek, withstands vomit (yup tested that one myself!) and controls your chaos, aka the endless about out sh*t, I mean stuff, you have to carry around on any given day.

With three zip pouches ranging in sizes small (ideal for makeup), medium (loose papers, kids craziness, whips, crayons, crackers, extra undies/diapers…) and large (laptop friendly), plus a large zip wallet and changing pad, this handbag truly has it all handled for mamas.

PS What my interview with J.Mater co-founder Johanna Almstead.

Handbags that Hustle Like a Mom – Be BrilliantBe Brilliant Handbags Hustle Like Mom with Mom Lifestyle Expert Pamela Pekerman

Be Brilliant Bags Handbags Hustle Like Mom with Mom Lifestyle Expert Pamela Pekerman

Yes, I will be brilliant today, thanks to this multi-functional tote, ideal for the mom wholikes a bag with structure, i.e. not a slouchy shoulder bag.

The Be Brilliant Tote wins my vote for the super convenient zippered bottom compartment, ideal for a change of shoes. Go from school drop off to stiletto deal-maker, in minutes!

You’ll find lots of other zippers, compartments and takeout pouches for all your motherly roles/needs, but the spot for the shoes, that’s really the clincher.

Handbags that Hustle Like a Mom – The ANDIAndi Tote Bag Handbags Hustle Like Mom with Mom Lifestyle Expert Pamela Pekerman

Andi Tote Bag Handbags Hustle Like Mom with Mom Lifestyle Expert Pamela Pekerman

A fashion-tech brand that’s ideal for a mama who is most likely to drive up to daycare playing Guns&Roses, DMX, or maybe a little ACDC for her kiddos, ANDI has that coolness factor woven into every fiber of this tote.

The Cameo Pink (other metallic and bold color ways available) is perfect for the busy commuter mom – or dad, as this is a unisex-friendly style. The tote can transform from a shoulder bag to a backpack with the ease of a few clicks.

Aside from being 100% vegan, the bags are waterproof and machine-washable. I don’t know about you, but when I hear “machine-washable” I get very excited!

Drop a comment below and let me know if you own any of these bags, or have other suggestions for handbags that hustle like a mom.

Hot Trends in Spring 2015 Accessories Handbags & Shoes by Pamela Pekerman in BELLA Magazine

Hot Trends in Spring 2015 Accessories Handbags & Shoes in BELLA Magazine

Need another reason, aside from Pam’s Picks for youthful eyes, to pick up the March/April 2015 copy of BELLA Magazine?

This issue also has my semi-annual Accessories Report, dishing on the Hot Trends in Spring 2015 Accessories Handbags & Shoes.

hot trends spring 2015 accessories in BELLA Magazine

HANDBAGS
Sling it over your shoulder or slip your wrist through it, Spring 2015 bags are all about ease. Whether you are heading to the office or drinks with your girlfriends at N0.8 – one of Manhattan’s hottest lounges featured in BELLA’s shoot with The Good Wife’s Matthew Goode) –, you’ll want to accent with one of these bag-a-licious finds.

BUCKET BAGS
Amelia Toro Mochilas Bucket Bag, $645, Amelia Toro 229 10th Avenue
Nancy Gonzalez Small Metallic Crocodile Bucket Bag, $3,410
Ramy Brook Collette Drawstring Bucket Bag, $445,
Dooney & Bourke Patent Drawstring, $288
Ashlie Redmond The Bucket Bag, $405
MCM  Hedy Tango Medium Hobo, $825, MCM SOHO 100 Greene Street, 212- 334-9600

CLUTCH YOUR CLUTCH
Patent of Heart Florence Clutch, $218, Delfino 1351 3rd Avenue
Ted Baker London Prissi Bag, $185
Joanna Maxham Franco Oversized Clutch, $325
Hayden Harnett Bowdoin Crossbody,$168

SHOES
Continuations of the 70’s vibe we’ve been fashionably reinventing over the past few seasons, shiny shoes made with reflective leather or accented with sparkle, are the shoes to strut in, this spring. And, if you’re tired of wobbling on stilettos, block heels in numerous materials and shapes, give your feet stylish support.

BLOCK HEELS
Peter Nappi Isabella Boot, $695
Pierre Hardy Metallic Block-Heeled Sandals, $1155
Salvatore Ferragamoicon Maiella Block-Heeled Mule Sandals, $675
Dune London Harah $125
Dr. Scholl’s Shoes Paige, $79.95
Rachel Zoe Seneca Sandal, $395

SHINE
Longchamp La Baronne Espadrille, $310
Stella McCartneyicon Metallic Faux Leather Espadrille Platform Sneakers, $650
Rachel Zoe Chandler Sneaker, $225
Dune London Amarie, $108
Dune London Brook, $129
Zuhair Murad Sandals with Mirror Effect, $1156

1 Handbag with Many Style Possibilities, Leigh Ann Barnes

While attending the Accessories Council’s Top Holiday Picks event, back in November, I came across a new handbag designer that has crafted a bag which is ideal for busy women that love the look a new bag every day.

Leigh Ann Barnes’ satchel comes with an easy-to-remove clutch in the front. Simply turn the front two nobs, lift the leather straps, and you have a separate, use-as-you-wish clutch. The satchel, shown below in olive suede, can easily function without the clutch. If you’re in the mood for another look, maybe today you’re feeling more snakeskin than pony hair, just slip in another clutch.

Call me crazy, but I see this as the perfect solution for a gal who wants a luxury, diaper bag. There are plenty of internal pockets to store creams, baby food with small ice pack, bottles, Huggies Clutch’n’Clean wipes, etc. Use the outer clutch for your iPhone, lipstick, wallet, and other essentials. If you are worried about the practicality of a suede diaper bag, I totally get it. The bag comes in other finishes, including cork.

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Photo Credit: Lasting Memories

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HandbagDesigner101 8th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards, Are you the Next Great Bag Designer?

Calling all handbag designers !!!

 
There’s one week left to enter for the chance to be nominated for HandbagDesigner101‘s 8th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards. This is the only handbag competition of its kind in the world, and I’m thrilled, once again, to be part of the preliminary judging panel.
This coming Sunday, I’m taking some time off from mommy duties to sift through what I’m sure will be tomorrow’s great accessory stars. You could be one of them!

Back in 2012, when I wasn’t pregnant …
the last time I was able to attend the awards!

I tried to find a picture from the 1st Independent Handbag Designer Awards, but it’s saved on an old computer. I’ll have to fish for it! This was me attending back in 2012, and I’ve been pregnant ever since :).