You may have noted by this time that I make my own blog headers
and you don't have to like them.... only I need to do that.
For those of you who wish to attempt a design that is something more than just a photo, you could give some of these websites a 'look see' for characters or simply fun items to download for your header experimenting.
My photography has waned over the past year and I don't want to 'have to' take a photo that is exceptional each time I do a blog post or load a new header. This should all be about fun and anything more than that, well..... it simply is not fun and becomes a grind for me.
That said, here are some websites that offer a bit of creativity to add some fun to a blog.
Be prepared to pay for some of the items, and in some cases.... all of the items offered.
So call me silly, but I am not sure I have been to Nordstrom Rack website before, and I found this incredibly cute vest that would be perfect for springtime wear. Our spring weather starts out with a few days like today, temps in the mid 40's but a chilly northerly wind. That wind drives the brrrr through my bones and I need a little extra help keeping the chill off my svelt *cough cough* back.
It's not an overly expensive item either... a lightweight vest and it such fun colors.
In fact I would carry a different one every week or month if not for the $$.
There are a few I carry often, and I'll show you, but I also want to share websites of other bags that have caught my eye, and I hope too that you will find on one of these websites a handbag, purse, tote, that you love as well.
First up is the newest bag in my closet, it's by Brahmin and was a Christmas gift from my husband.
It's great! A very structured bag and doesn't hold as much as my HUGE bags, which gives my shoulder a break.
It has a short handle as well as a long one for carrying over the shoulder.
Next is a very large bag which I purchased at a local store... Penelope. It's soft, but most likely NOT real leather, but this bag is the one I use for hauling around my Lilla Rose flexi clips that I sell.
I can organize the clips by size in smaller bags which I then place in this large red bag.
There is also plenty of room for the brochures, a hand mirror for showing clients the clip in the back of their hair, receipts for sales, etc.
Every sales gal needs a large bag if she has product she needs to take along.
I don't recall the brand name on this bag, but it's well made.
We recently flew to Arizona and I needed a bag that was large, but that would fit beneath the seat in front of me as my purse/carry-on. I mean, who wants to pay $25 per bag? Sooo, why not go for the gusto with a large handbag that will hold your camera, your iPad, a bit of make-up and even a change of undies, hair brush, etc.
This bag is a Lauren by Ralph Lauren -similar here, and was on sale at the time of purchase.
It really pays off to watch for the sales on items you just MUST have.
This bag is a khaki canvas and it has an inside zippered pocket for keys or lipstick and a couple of snapped outside pockets for those of you who carry a cell phone.
This is my 'go to' travel bag that I will probably have forever.
Here is my brown leather, cross body fossil bag.
This one I don't use often since it's small, but it's very useful if I am going to be walking at an art fest.
This is a 'bare necessities' type bag or one for ladies who don't require taking the entire kitchen sink with them when they leave the house.
I've had it a few years and it's still in new condition.
The outside pockets are for a cell phone or small pocket camera.
The next bag is also by Fossil, and I have to be honest about this bag, Ladies.
It's a DEEP, DARK, HOLE in there and hard to find anything inside, so it stays in my closet like 99% of the time.
A very well made bag of soft, yummy brown leather, but to be honest.... I probably should have thought twice before making this particular purchase. No offense, Fossil, but this one simply does not fit my needs much.
Now, here is a bag I REALLY want, another huge tote, but that seems to be my theme lately when it comes to handbag fashion.