Nothing means summer more than the beach...Hamptons dunes, long walks from Gibson to Town Line...there isn't anything in the world I love more!!! Have you also noticed that so many people have a profound attraction to searching for and collecting sea shells? It is a favorite pastime of parents and their children...the excitement of finding some hidden treasure. Adults also love the hunt...I have dear memories of my mom collecting sea glass. Shells are also a common decor element in beach or vacation homes...they are soothing and sculptural and in many ways so alive. They are a symbol of the best in us, a place where we find peace and so it only makes sense that sea shells should find their way into our fashion consciousness as well!!!
I was out doing a little blog research and I strolled into Calyspso, of course known for its resort-centric merchandise and low and behold I found the PERFECT beach evening bags from Moyna. When I am on vacation or at my weekend home, I just feel like my NYC handbags are just too formal, too heavy for my more relaxed style moments...I crave softer, easier shapes...sweeter, more feminine colors and fabrics so I was delighted when I happened upon a special, must-have summer weekend bag. Moyna's round (adore the shape), shell beaded (crazy about the sensual texture), evening bag (just the right size) taps into my beach memories and conjures up my happiest moments!!! The bags come in three lovely pale colors, a pearl gray, a floral lavender/pink and a creamy taupe and they only cost $95...hows that for Hamptons on a budget (yes, BIG oxymoron)? They are fabulously versatile and can take you to a wedding or a jeans and tee night out at your favorite dive bar...they also make great gifts!!! I have had a clutch love affair for a long long time now, so I am thrilled to find just the right alternative.
Sea shells are the best antidote to a tough winter, so continue your long beach searches to ease your soul, and seek out these flawless little sea/sand-inspired Moyna gems to gratify your more subdued summer fashion desires!!!!