October 21, 2013

Worth Another Look: Fossil

I've been looking for a new black bag.  It's not a need, granted, but I could…uh…really use one?  Anyway, this search has been ongoing since last year.  I like bags that are simple, but a little bit special.  However, if anything veers into "it-bag" territory, I'm out.  I prefer anti-it bags for some reason (and that reason may or may not be a $6000 price tag).

So.  I came across a discount code from Fossil to take $25 off any purchase over $125…and since I haven't checked out Fossil since 1993, I wandered one over to their little internet space.  And whoa.


They have clothes?  Uh….really, really cute clothes?  And bags.  Good bags.  Yeah…

Time for shopping enabling!  (Cause if I'm going to do this, I'm taking you all down with me.  And based on the comments from last week's post, I'm not the only shopping enabler in this bunch.)



Top Row: 

1. The Sydney Satchel in Cranberry, $178

The dark lipstick red makes this bag look so lux.  Love the classic shape, and the big (but not too big) size. 

2. The Morgan Top Zip in Black, $188

I'm a sucker for black and brown together.  And I love how this bag is reminiscent of a schoolgirl satchel. (However, this one probably isn't big enough for new mamas.)

Bottom Row:

3. Explorer Flap in Black, $198

This is a smaller handbag version of the Explorer Tote.  I love the foldover flap and exposed zipper.  Just so cool without trying too hard. 

4. The Explorer Tote in Gunmetal, $238

Gray metallic leather paired with dark brown straps and gold accents is genius.  It's like glamping*.  And easily big enough for a diaper bag.  (*Glam camping)




Top Row:

1. Georgia Three Hand Leather Watch, $75 

A watch that manages to be rugged, minimalist, and feminine all at once.  Adding immediately to my Christmas wish list.  Someone tell Mike.

2. Chambray Alice Shirt, $78

This might be the most feminine chambray work shirt I've found.

3. Sunglasses

The two-tone Amber Vintage Shades are seriously cool, and the Hannah Oversized are a beautiful shade of bone.  Both retail for $68.

Bottom Row:

4. Diana Plaid Flannel, $88

Did you see the back of this flannel shirt??  Yes???  Love.  Also comes in holiday red

5. Morgan Cocoon Jacket, $188

I'm obsessed with buffalo plaid (more on that later) and this little jacket is perfection.


Use code 25OFF to take $25 off orders of $125 or more.





  • Megan
    October 21, 2013

    I got The Explorer Tote last year for Christmas in the Chocolate (or Espresso?) color and I LOVE IT! I use it all the time and yes, its big enough to fit all the kiddos stuff in there, but it also folds over, so its not giant to carry! LOVE the gunmetal though…might need to get it in a second color!

  • Jennc1216
    October 21, 2013

    I need that cocoon jacket..like…now!

  • Em
    October 21, 2013

    I just bought a black bag frm jcrew today. I’ll let you now how it goes 🙂

  • Em
    October 21, 2013

    Gah- *know

  • sweejen
    October 22, 2013

    I’ve tried to upgrade to nicer leather bags, but I always go back to Fossil. I love the utility and the quirky details.

  • Kristen P
    October 22, 2013

    There is a brown leather Fossil messenger bag that was pinned about a million times last winter and is the cutest bag e-ver! Of course they don’t carry it any more, but that definitely brought my attention back to Fossil!

  • tara
    October 22, 2013

    That messenger looking bag is so cute! I totally want one.

  • Brenda
    October 22, 2013

    I own the Morgan Top Zip bag in all brown and I love it! I agree it’s not big enough to be a diaper bag except for perhaps the lightest packers. But for a basic cross body bag, it’s great. I really like the black/brown combo as well.

  • JenB
    October 24, 2013

    I bought a camel colored mid-size Fossil bag a couple years ago, and still love it! I think Fossil bags are like the Frye boot of handbags – classically rugged w/a twist. The leathers are beautiful and the hardware more casual than dressy. Love it!

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