Friday, June 11, 2010


You may remember that last Friday, I posted about how I love to add color to my city girl black wardrobe when the warm weather rolls around.  Well, I've found a great new store to help me brighten up my closet - Banyan Hippo.  Handmade by a mother of twin girls (obviously a lady after my own heart!), this line of handbags is just perfect for summertime!

From the sunny color to the flirty ruffle, the Frilly style has my name written all over it.  

Then again, so does the Nagy.

And I love the grommet detailing on the Citrine tote.

How perfect would the over-sized Sailor be for a day at the beach? 

And if you need something smaller but still want that nautical feel, the Ahoy will be right up your alley.

If all this color is too much for you, Banyan Hippo has gorgeous neutral options too.  The Candy Bag in Vanilla Cream may not be bold but it will still add sass to any outfit.

My favorite part about this line is that you can choose your favorite style and have it made in any of these fun fabrics.

You can also convo Vildan, the lovely lady behind Banyan Hippo, to customize the strap, pockets or other details.  It's basically like creating your own bag.  So fun!

And while the Banyan Hippo bags look like designs you'd find at Anthropologie for $100+, everything in their store is less than $50!  Crazy right?  At prices like that, you might as well get two!

But before you go running off to Banyan Hippo to start building the bag of your dreams, there's one more important piece of information you need to know.

Vildan has generously offered readers of AFOMFT 10% off all purchases at Banyan Hippo by entering code AFOM in the message to seller box at checkout.  The discount will be refunded to you via Paypal and does not apply to shipping costs.  Enjoy!

Images: Banyan Hippo
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  1. I adore these bright colors! I absolutely agree that the grommets really make those bags.

    Thank you so very much for the gracious comment you left on my blog yesterday! I truly appreciate it.

  2. Wow! I just love them!!! So happy and vivid!!! Thank you for the post and have an awesome weekend. Bela.

  3. Aw schucks, thanks for the sweet words! I heart your blog too!


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