Simitri Bags – The Beauty of Whimsy

If you follow my Instagram and Facebook accounts (@ChicByAlisonRose), you have already seen my posts on bag designer, ‘Simitri Bags.’ After being gifted a black and white ikat print bag following our photo shoot and styling sesh,  I immediately filled it up with all of my goods.  And I’ve been carrying it around ever since.  I have gotten so many compliments on this bag, it’s insane.  People are grabbing their phones to pull up her website,, on the spot, to search for the perfect bag to order.  With a discount code (10OFF), people have been floored at how affordable and stylishly chic her bags are.


I was asked to collaborate with head designer, Gayatri Chopra, who operates out of India, Dallas and Philadelphia, along with fellow bloggers, @ModaNinja and @_Mosef_ (check them out on Instagram!).  After choosing our outfits and accessorizing the looks,  we had a girls-girl kind of day.  With faux cocktails in hand and a plethora of whimsical and quirky handbags to choose from, we went at the photo shoot with wild abandon.  It was the kind of group that just ‘clicked’ and felt very comfortable from the beginning.  And I think you can see that level of ease in the photos, who were taken by equally at-ease photographer @Wyche_studios.  It was as if we have been friends forever and just happened to be catching up over cocktails and handbags strewn across the floor.

Black and White Aztec Ikat print bag shop here.


Above is an evening look with the ‘Shimmer Zari Briefcase’ and, as you can see, it is the perfect blend of elegant and chic.  I envision wearing it with an outfit like you see here or just as easily with ripped jeans, a t-shirt and oversized sweater.   Click here to order.

In these photos, I am wearing:

White Cape Jacket

Escada Black Pants from a long time ago when I worked for the brand. Similar here.  Other options I love (on sale!) here and here.

My Alexis Bittar choker is sold out but similar here and here.

Cuffs are Stella and Dot.  Contact my friend, Beth here to purchase.

The red caged sandals are by Alexandre Birman, (a major deal I found on Revolve Clothing), which most of this outfit was purchased.  Similar styles can be found here and here.


The photos above feature a cocktail party look with the ‘Tassle Chunky’ clutch. This is such a fun clutch that can be used in so many ways!  From a girls night out, dinner dates, cocktail parties and beyond.  I love how fun this bag is and the way the tassles swish around.  Anything with tassles or fringe and I’m hooked. Every time.  Shop the bag here.

Blue dress is an old Alice and Olivia dress I’ve had in my closet for years.  I found a very similar style here and here.

Photos: Wyche Studios (@wyche_studios)

Makup/Hair: Tori Skrot (@tori.skrot)



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