My Search for the Perfect Red Bag

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.


  1. November 6, 2013 / 10:16 pm

    this bag is perfection, sandy! love it

  2. November 7, 2013 / 11:22 am

    Ohhhhhh that bag is cute! great choice!

  3. November 7, 2013 / 11:27 am

    I LOVE the color combo!

  4. November 7, 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!!

  5. November 7, 2013 / 7:02 pm

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

  6. November 7, 2013 / 10:50 pm

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

  7. November 9, 2013 / 11:56 pm

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

    7% Solution

  8. November 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.

  9. November 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!

  10. Jenna Wood
    November 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!

  11. November 11, 2013 / 3:44 pm

    Love the pops of color, great choices

  12. November 11, 2013 / 7:29 pm

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

  13. November 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!

  14. November 12, 2013 / 8:10 am

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

  15. November 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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