When it comes to my handbag, black is my go to color…and switching out bags to match my outfits…well, that RARELY happens. That’s why I am so surprised about my latest obsession…these bags by local Albuquerque designer, Angelic Rios. Her line is called Audacity by Angelic. They can be found at my favorite consignment store, Kouture Konsignment.
Her bags run from $10.00 for a makeup bag ( the second photo ) to $40.00 for a tote bag. The three other bags were $20.00 each.
I was immediately drawn to the sugar skulls. It must be from living in New Mexico these last 10+ years. Of course, my love of black and white, stripes and leopard print all came into play too.
Here are some recent looks that I paired with the tote bag…
This look features my thrifted Banana Republic top $5.60 and these sandals from DSW that were a rushed decision (thanks to my husband). I’m happy to report that they do not hurt my feet. Yay!
I carried the bag on a recent outing to Santa Fe too.
This time I paired it with a recent Savers thrift…these Levi’s skinny jeans $4.90 that I found in the men’s section. Even though I have a MAJOR muffin top in these jeans, I really like them! I just pair them with ‘fat friendly’ tops like the one you see here from WHBM.
I carried this tote all week when I was subbing at the school, and one of the kinder kids told me they liked the roses on the bag and several of the teachers commented how they liked the bag too. One even said that she didn’t really care for skulls, but she liked this bag! Also, at a recent BeautiControl Glam Beauti Bar Event, I was stopped by several women asking me where I got my bag.
Angelic’s bags are definitely one of a kind and will get you noticed…and in my book, that’s a good thing! Now that football season is here she is making the cutest tote bags for all the teams. She custom makes bags too. Hmm…I better get my order in.
Here is the link to her Facebook page where she posts all her latest creations…
Remember this look?
I posted it to Audacity by Angelic’s Facebook page and won one of her bags! How cool is that!! I choose an all black, sparkly one of course…
If you live in Albuquerque, stop by Kouture Konsignment at 136 Washington Street Suite H in Nob Hill and check out Angelic’s bags for yourself. You just might go home with one…or five! ;-)
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