Bright Handbag 1 (As a Pop of Color)

Bright Handbags for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

Bright Handbag for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: As a Pop of Color

Quote of the day: “Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world, as in being able to remake ourselves.” Gandhi

We were gifted these handbags from AmiClubwear (and they are a great deal) but I was not paid for this post.

I’m sure every woman has a handbag, purse, pocketbook or whatever you call it in your possession. In the olden days, the rule was to match your bag to your shoes.  Today’s woman does not need to incorporate that thinking into her dressing style. Welcome to the 2000’s!!  I am one of those women who doesn’t spend a lot of money or thought on my purse.  I have maybe 5 that I rotate through, but I rarely spend more than $50 on the item.  To me, I’d rather have a new one next season than invest in one I “should” keep for a lifetime.  The three of us all picked colorful purses from AmiClubwear for fun! This series will concentrate on the options of how to make this bright handbag part of your outfit!

Bright Handbags for the 50's, 60's, & 70's Bright Handbags for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

50’s Handbag: Maybe it’s not the look I was going for, but truly this is how I roll!  Put on a cute outfit (hopefully) and grab my purse to go! It certainly adds some color to the outfit!

Handbag: AmiClubwear (here)~~Shorts: Old Navy (here)~~Top: Ann Taylor (similar here)~~Shoes: Merona (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Bright Handbags for the 50's, 60's, & 70's Bright Handbags for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

60’s Handbag: I love the bright coral bag as a pick-me-up to this black & white ensemble.

Handbag: AmiClubwear (here)~~Dress: Peter Nygard (similar here)~~Cardigan: Peter Nygard (similar here)~~Shoes: Rush Hour (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Bright Handbags for the 50's, 60's, & 70's. Bright Handbags for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

70’s Handbag: Mom’s neighbor gave us an “ooh la la” when he saw this outfit!

Handbag: AmiClubwear-sold out (similar here or here )~~Dress: Mom made it (similar here)~~Shoes: Nine West (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)~~Belt: (similar here)

Thanks for reading!  What is your handbag count?

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Here’s some bright wristlets for those who like a smaller bag:

  • Kathleen McDermott

    I love so many things about this post. Your outfit is sophisticated and stunning (j’adore!). Nancy looks so cute in that ruffled dress (as she always does). Charlotte’s high-low creation is summer perfection, and I love how the skirt has the curved lower tier. The bags are all so pretty – each would look equally good with any of these outfits.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think you are so right, Kathleen! Each of these outfits would look great with any of these bags! I always love the bright purses—they seem to add so much pop to an outfit! 🙂

  • You are ALL rocking the bright bags today.
    Your Mum looks amazing in her dipped hem shirt dress…ooh la la indeed!
    Nancy is looking beautiful in the classic monochrome with a coral pop….and I’m loving your uber-neutral outfit with that blue bag.
    Looking good ladies!
    Fake Fabulous

  • And I too, would give your Mom’s one an ‘ooh, la, la’! That is a beautiful shade of purple. I love the blue of yours too. I need to get one like that as it would go with so many things. And the coral lifts the black and white ensemble. I also love hot pink with black and white.

    • You’re so right, Jacqueline! I think black & white is a perfect backdrop for almost any bright color (and really, who doesn’t love hot pink?)

  • MaryAnne

    I love them all! The season is changing soon and I am on a hunt for a fall bag. I will check out Amiclubwear. I’m with you Jodie. I am not paying over $50 for a handbag. Don’t you think a handbag is a personal thing? Everyone has certain size and needs. I tried to downsize once and ended up donating that bag. Guess I have a lot of stuff! LOL The bags you all are carrying look like the perfect size. Are they heavy? Some bags are heavy even when empty.

    • So the insider info on our bags: My blue one is not heavy and I really like the shape/size & I like it has a strap for over the shoulder…I can fit my ipad in it, which is nice at times! I rarely zip the top (I tend to keep my purses open when I carry them) but the zipper seems to work easily (that’s an annoyance to me otherwise). Nancy’s coral one is larger than she’s used to but she says it’s great for the times she needs everything with her! The closure on hers is interesting and not easy to do/undo quickly but would be great for travelling when you need to make sure someone can’t steal from it—thus she’s been leaving it open like I usually do. Her’s isn’t heavy when empty either but it doesn’t have a strap. Mom’s purple one is quite a bit smaller but not available. They do have measurements on their site to get an idea of how big they are! I so agree with you MaryAnne…handbags are definitely personal…I always like an outside side pocket to put my keys in and an inside pocket for my phone!

      • MaryAnne

        Thanks Jodie for this great info.