Here I go again, ranting and raving about all of the items that I MUST HAVE for fall.

One of the trends that we are seeing this fall is the circle bag. The last time I used a circle bag was back in 1992 when I had a red, leather Paloma Picasso one. It was given to me as a gift and I absolutely worshipped it! (kinda wish that I didn’t get rid of it right about now.)

Polka Dots are another trend that we’re seeing everywhere too, from jeans to scarves and shoes to purses. When it comes to trends, I like to keep it simple, using the principle that less is more, and I like to be able to wear the trendy item more than just one time. For example, I love the concept of polka dotted jeans, but I’m not sure how many times I can wear them without the look getting stale.

I fell in love with Kate Spade’s “Normandy Park” polka dot bag, $298, from It’s a patent leather black bag that features the most perfect sized white polka dots. The size of the circle bag is 6.2”h x 6.2”w x 2.3”d, so it’s perfect for a lipstick, cell phone and cash/credit cards. Makes a great statement for either day or night, and it also comes in black and red.