Tina Dean Designs Gets Trendy with Black and White Designs!

For the past few months, I have been absolutely in love with the black and white trend {particularly with tribal prints}. It's just so absolutely striking, and yet so simple.

Tina Dean Designs has created a brand new collection of black and white handbags, all made from eco-friendly plarn {upcycled plastic yarn} and lined with fabulous contrasting cotton fabrics. They are unique and definitely will become a statement piece in your wardrobe.




What I love most about these new handbags by Tina Dean Designs is that they can easily go from day to night. The small handbags are perfect for brunch with the girls, paired with an airy sun dress, but can definitely get glammed up with a black romper, bold metallic jewelry and some funky peep toe wedges.

The totes are perfect for taking to your local farmers market on a lazy sunday afternoon with your family, then can double as a beach bag to house your Kinlde {Kobo or Nook}, sunscreen and bottles of water. For evening, a great bag for local festivals and concerts!

Be on trend this fall with the Black and White collection by Tina Dean Designs!

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Tina Dean Designs, NEW Coral inspired handbags!

I am absolutely in love with the new line of small handbags from Tina Dean Designs, inspired by coral formations in the ocean.


Aren't they stunning?? They feature a chain shoulder strap, which keeps them on trend with the awesome metallic accents that are so popular right now.


I love the shoulder strap, and I'm usually a clutch girl. It's the perfect accessory for summer! Think of the statement you will make at all of those weddings you have to attend! The handbags come in a wide variety of Pantone colors, shown above in the first photo. My favourite? Koi! The bold orange is such an awesome statement color!

Pick up your very own coral handbag from Tina Dean Designs!


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Fashionista Friday: Beach Bags by Tina Dean Designs

Yes...I'm dreaming of days at the beach this week. Baby Shmizz and I are so fortunate to have Tina Dean Designs working on some amazing handbags for us for BlogHer13 this year, and I am really excited about my custom unlined tote bag, with braided rope like handles.


I had a very abstract idea when I talked to Tina about needing a tote bag that I could toss my stuff in, but also use for trips to the beach, for my art supplies and quick shopping trips to the grocery store.

As always, she didn't disappoint and took my abstract vision to the next level. Tina knows that I have a special place in my heart for all things nautical, and wanted to be sure to incorporate that into my tote bag. The handles with the knots are perfect and I absolutely love how she created them {yes....she made the handles from scratch!}

I am really excited about this bag for BlogHer13 and cannot wait to show it off in person! An ecofriendly handbag for every day!

Disclaimer: I received this tote bag as compensation for helping promoted Tina Dean Designs' wonderful line of upcycled and ecofriendly handbags. All views and opinions expressed are my own.

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Fabulous Finds Friday: Eco Chic Handmade Paper Clutch

Eco-chic {to me} is all about taking items and materials that we use every day, and using them in a brand new way.

Take this amazing find for example


This little clutch is made from recycled paper! How inventive!! And sineci t's black and white, it literally will go with every outfit.

The maker, La Alicia, says that these little bags are perfect for coin purses, girlie bits, cash and cards. Personally, I think they'd make great stocking stuffers, or cheer-up gifts for friends who might need a little boost.

How happy would you be to receive one of them, for no reason at all!?

You can pick one up today at La Alicia .