Today’s TOP 5: In My Bag Now post features a stylish and pretty traveler living in the city of Chicago.  Her name is Jillian Dieter and she’s the blogger behind Cornflake Dreams; a blog all about life, style and travel.  Jillian is just adorable and she recently featured amykathryn on her blog and hosted an amykathryn giveaway for her readers.

Take a look at what Jillian is carrying in her handbag:

 transportation card / cell phone cover / hand lotion / sugar lip treatment / clutch

Thanks for sharing Jillian! Be sure to check out her blog and Facebook page.

If you like her as much as we do, follow her on Twitter and PInterest too!  Now, what’s in your handbag?!

xo, Victoria


I’m really excited to share today’s TOP 5: In My Bag Now post, featuring Ilene of Much Love, Illy blog.  

She is so sweet, her style is adorable, and her blog is addicting! Have you heard of her Much Love, Illy blog before? If you haven’t, you have to go check it out!!! Be sure to head over to her Facebook Page and her Etsy shop too – she makes the most darling hair accessories. Here’s a peek into what she’s carrying in her handbag:1 / Canon Rebel XSi  2 / Made By Hank Wallet 3 / Eucalyptus Spearmint Hand Lotion       4 / Hello Kitty Notepad  5 / Revlon Lip Butter Candy Apple

Thanks for sharing Ilene! You’re admired by so many and we love getting inspired by all your blog posts!

We’ve teamed up with Ilene and she’ll be hosting an amykathryn giveaway on her blog starting tomorrow… be sure to head over there and enter! Happy Wednesday all!

xo, Victoria

I found myself collaging for Fall 2012 collection… and this came together. But I think this board encompasses a large aspect of my design aesthetic for all seasons. The Wisteria clutches are a good example of the feminine flair, vintage look that I style into my wardrobe. Always, AMY

We were recently featured in an article on  CocoKouture is a young, fresh online magazine about style, trends, fashion, luxe life, and beauty.  Thank you to Macy & Jennifer for the great article!!!  Read it here.

Wow! Our Spring bags are almost here! We posted them on our website to pre-order. They start shipping on February 1st- ahh so soon! Here’s a preview and behind the scenes of a photoshoot.

Enjoy! Always, AMY

Sometimes the name says it all. Retropolitan rocks as the name of a cool, funky shop in Edmond, OK. Lauren is the owner and she has carried amykathryn for years. She has a great mix of merch in her large space. I’d love to see some styled outfits of ladies hailing from Edmond.

Always, AMY

‘Tis the season to be shopping. Well, hopefully your shopping is already finished. Here’s where I did some shopping while in Marrakech. This is near Koutoubia in the old medina. The Semmarine are the little, windy streets of shops after shops that go under the medina. Follow me through the marketplace of Jamaa El Fna:

bag made with a kilim weaving

I had a wild dream about tassels awhile ago...!

Koutoubia watches over the madness of shoppers, o and all those snake charmers etc. There you have it… window shopping Marrakech style. Always, AMY

Thanksgiving is just a day away! Are you ready for the big day? Travel plans set? Outfit picked out? Have you started your cooking? I love this time of year! The anticipation & preparation are so much fun! Lately, I’ve been thinking about all that I am grateful for… & the list is very long!  What are you thankful for?

Here’s a fun Top 5 post of some Thanksgiving style I thought you would enjoy! What are you wearing?  If you don’t have an amykathryn handbag to sport tomorrow, you can purchase one on Black Friday from our site and get FREE SHIPPING! (Friday Only).

Cheers!                                                                                                                            Amy’s Assistant,  Victoria

1. StyleStalker – Gin Shirt (available here)                                                                              2. amykathryn – Wisteria Navy (available here)                                                                      3. Hovey Lee – Bienne (available here)                                                                                  4. Urban Outfitters – Cooperative Suede Wedge Boot (available here)                                  5. Anthropologie – Pilcro Serif Cords (available here)

Yesterday we had our Spring 2012 photoshoot. It was a big production and took all day. It turned out great! So, we are getting around to announce our winner right now… Alison Cathers-Lasecki! Email us which bag you’d like to have and your address. Thanks to everyone who has subscribed and commented our our blog. Stay tuned for our next giveaway -really soon!

How to Make a Handbag

Here’s where I show you Step 1 of 4 in How to Make a Handbag! Hopefully it’s fun and easy to do:

You have this week to draw out your handbag design and get ready for step 2. It’s easy! Looking forward to your comments! Always, AMY

See Step 2

See Step 3

Hello! Thanks so much to all of you who have subscribed to my blog. I am really excited to start a Make It Happen featured right here! I’ll be posting a “How To” article and/or video from time to time. Hopefully this will inspire the creativity in you for the week! We’re going to jump right in and start with “How to Make a Handbag”. I’ll be showing simple video tutorials of 4 steps to make your very own handbag. Starting next Monday for 4 weeks I’ll post a new step. It’ll be easy and fun and totally free, so follow along and tell your friends!

You are my guinea pigs, so try not to giggle at me in front of the camera! Always, AMY

P.S. Our GIVEAWAY ends on October 9th… so don’t forget to tell your friends to subscribe to our blog for an entry. Have them mention you as a referral and you’ll get an extra entry!