Straw Studios

Happy Friday!

Today is my first full day back in Richmond.  Though I'm excited to be back home, leaving Charlottesville was tougher than I expected and I am feeling very bittersweet.  I had planned today's post to be all about my favorite Cville things, but I think I need a few days to reflect and adjust to the fact that my time at UVA and in Charlottesville is really over.  Be on the lookout, however, next week for a "Best of Cville" post and today I will share a great new shopping find!

If you'll recall from last Monday's post, I found the greatest straw clutch/purse at Marshall's for just $16.99!  When I went to use it for the first time a few nights ago, I noticed that the tag had a website on it:  www.strawstudios.net.  I decided to check it out, and was quite impressed!

It can be worn as a purse with the chain strap or the strap can be tucked inside to carry as a clutch.

I personally have been oooohing and aaahing over Kate Spade's straw clutches and other similar ones for years but have never been able to justify splurging on one.  When I spotted this cheaper version at Marshall's I figured it was fate.

Well now that I've discovered not only the clutch, but the designer, Straw Studios, I am thrilled!

While perusing their website I found some really cute things (including my clutch which retails for $100!):





My discovery intensified when I Googled Straw Studios.  Apparently this designer, which I had never heard of, is a pretty big deal!  I found a clutch and handbag from previous seasons that I am dying over!

On sale for $38!
I've already ordered it!

Sofia Shoulder Bag
(It also comes in black, tan, and turquoise)
I am now on the hunt for this..so far I have only been able to find it sold out...

Have you ever heard of Straw Studios?  What do you think?

Have a great weekend!