RIP Kate Spade

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I sit here blinking away tears and trying to get rid of the knot in my stomach but I simply cannot.

The world lost a lot of color today in the form of Kate Spade, the founder, and mind behind my favorite brand. Spade took her own life and that in itself seems like a cruel joke. How could the vision behind such a colorful and happy brand have been living with such demons?

As someone who struggles with mental health issues, it’s a question I should know the answer too. Things aren’t always what they seem on the outside.

However, I still cannot believe what happened today and how the fashion world has reacted to it.

It’s simply heartbreaking to think that the world will go on without such a legend.

I had always heard the name Kate Spade growing up but it wasn’t until I got to college and the brand kind of remerged and rebranded that I started my love affair.

It was probably right after I started this blog and started following bloggers that I realized Kate Spade was a brand that was after my own heart. I started to purchase accessories with the money I made at my job at a frozen yogurt shop and quickly fell in love with the aesthetic of the brand.

It’s fun, happy, quirky, and inspirational.

It’s everything a girl strives for.

My mom got me my first Kate Spade handbag when I was a junior in college for my 20th birthday. It was a simple black crossbody in pebbled leather and I wore it to death. It came with me everywhere -- I later sold it and I honestly regret that more than anything.

I bought my first big girl Kate Spade bag when I got my first real, full-time job at Laura Geller. A brown Hayden Street Satchel, which I also sold. I need to stop selling sentimental Kate Spade bags.

Since then, my love of the brand has only grown. Everything I own is Kate Spade, from my headphones to socks to pajamas to wallets. She has touched me on so many levels.

There are points in my day when I just need some solid inspiration, a touch of joy and a reason to feel happy. Logging onto the Kate Spade website, social media or Pinterest searches brings me that immediate joy.

It’s so beautiful to look at these gorgeous creations and feel an emotion like happiness, so powerfully.

Kate Spade has brought nothing but joy to my life and even though she sold the company in 2007, her name will forever live on in our hearts and in our closets.


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