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As you all know I am obsessed with handbags and slowly but surely working on completing my bag collection (for the moment) and I am happy to say that I’m pretty close to complete (which means I will stop looking at bags for awhile)! The last bag I was looking for was a red bag. I knew I wanted the red bag to be somewhat small, to wear for going out, to add a pop of color to my outfits. And my favorite style of bag currently is crossbody bags. I LOVE the option of being hands free (from a bag) in case I need to grab my cell phone camera and snap a picture while I’m out. ;)

I was recently challenged by Bing to use their Smart Search feature on Windows 8.1. This new upgrade just came out and I was happy to  be able to try it out on my HP Envy. So I took this opportunity to search for the perfect red bag. The great thing about the Smart Search being integrated into Windows 8.1 is that on the Start screen you can just start typing and the Search comes up on right side.


Once the Results (of your search) screen comes up, it displays related images, websites, videos, and apps and showcases them in a really user-friendly manner. You can just swipe your finger across the screen (my computer is a touchscreen) and it displays tons and tons of results for you.


Through my Bing Smart Search, I landed on the Kate Spade Cedar Street Mandy bag as my perfect red bag! And here is how I styled it for it’s first time out, at my 30th birthday party outing!







I love the look of a bright cobalt blue paired with red. Some might say it’s kind of superhero, but I think it’s right on point in fashion. :) I’ve had this skirt for awhile now and was so excited to finally find an occasion to wear it (I love it so much)! For the necklace, I picked one that had blue and red on it (among some other pretty colors) and I can’t stop wearing these flower stud earrings I received from Berricle, I feel like they can go with any outfit! They are the perfect sized stud for my ears and they look like real diamonds (with a fraction of the cost)!

Outfit Details

Top: H&M
Skirt: Chicwish
Necklace: Ily Couture
Earrings c/o Berricle
Red Bag: Kate Spade
Shoes: Chromatic Gallerie

In my Bing Smart Search, here are some other great red crossbody bag options I found as well:

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Bing, but all pictures and opinions expressed are my own.

27 Comments ( Reply )

  1. kelsey
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 10:16 pm

    this bag is perfection, sandy! love it

  2. Carly
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 11:22 am

    Ohhhhhh that bag is cute! great choice!

  3. Carrie Barth
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 11:27 am

    I LOVE the color combo!

  4. lisacng @ expandng.com
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 11:52 am

    can’t go wrong with Kate Spade! You are SUPER fashionable in this :)

  5. Sierra
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

    Such a cute bag! I love the cobalt paired with the red in this outfit!

    Life as a Waterleaf

  6. Always Maylee
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 2:21 pm

    Love that red bag!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  7. Because Shanna Said So
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

    How fun is this…being able to partner with Bing. LOVE the bag you found….simply classic. Happy belated birthday!!!! Hope it was a fabulous one!!

  8. Yaudy Cristina
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 6:38 pm

    Cute bag! also love the midi skirt :)

  9. susan
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 7:02 pm

    SO with you on the “right” red. Red can be SO wrong.
    This bag is perfection.

  10. Shira
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 7:51 pm

    Love your choice. You look absolutely beautiful. <3


  11. Megan
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 10:50 pm

    Love it! :) And thank GOODNESSS you found another bag to love… I was worried you didn’t have enough. ;) xoxox

  12. Veronika (Girl & Closet)
    Nov 08, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    Congrats on the Bing collab. What an amazing search feature!! And… you look beautiful Sandy, love this look on you and Happiest Birthday!!

    By The Shore, a life + style blog

  13. Vicky @ Mess For Less
    Nov 08, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

    That bag is adorable and I love how you styled it with the blue shoes!

  14. Plum Pretty Sugar
    Nov 08, 2013 @ 6:18 pm

    Sweet find…so delightfully pretty!



  15. Aki!
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 11:56 pm

    Kate Spade has grown to be one of my favorite brands!

    7% Solution

  16. Jessica
    Nov 10, 2013 @ 2:26 pm

    LOVE the red bag! It really is perfect!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  17. Krysten
    Nov 10, 2013 @ 3:39 pm

    LOVE that bag.

  18. Kelly in the City
    Nov 10, 2013 @ 9:42 pm

    Love your red bag and the pops of cobalt! :) Beautiful!


  19. Patty
    Nov 11, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    First off – Happy Birthday!
    Secondly – I love the bag. The color is great and I think it’s wonderful with the blue. The size is perfect for carrying what you need and the shoulder strap is so useful.

  20. Amber Edwards
    Nov 11, 2013 @ 3:16 pm

    OH I just love your styling! It looks way cute! I love it! Love how easy Bing search made it for you!

  21. Jenna Wood
    Nov 11, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

    I love how Bing works with my tablet- it truly is a great touchscreen search engine. I just love that crossbody bag, the color is gorgeous, and so is your styling!

  22. Cinny
    Nov 11, 2013 @ 3:44 pm

    Love the pops of color, great choices

  23. Teresha F
    Nov 11, 2013 @ 7:29 pm

    perfect bag. perfect shoes. perfect outfit. just perfection head to toe. you’ve got great style!

    Nov 11, 2013 @ 10:05 pm

    I always love your color combos. They are so stealable. I have way to many of your outfits pinned. Love your red bag!

  25. Kristyn
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 8:10 am

    that bag is amazing and I have to say I want your entire outfit!! you look fabulous!

  26. Natalia
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 5:13 am

    Sandy, you are so adorable! I love the outfit, you look fantastic! It most certainly does look like the perfect red bag!

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