Stars and Stripes by Elena Ghisellini

Happy Fourth of July, my fellow Americans! And happy weekend to you all.

I’m thrilled to celebrate today’s patriotic holiday by sharing with you exclusive images of the new Stars and Stripes Felina bags by the talented and lovely Elena Ghisellini.

As part of her Resort 2016 collection, Elena has developed three versions of the Felina bag, all in a patriotic red, white, and blue design finished with silver studded stars. Never before have the stars and stripes looked so chic!

You can pre-order these bags exclusively at Saks. Click on any of the three images below for product details.

(You might recall me singing the praises of Elena and her iconic bags previously, when I carried the rainbow Felina during Milan Fashion Week.)

Details of My Look

Tibi dress (on sale here) | Valentino rainbow rockstud pumps (here) | Dior sunglasses (here) | Jennifer Fisher bracelet (here) | OPI nail polish (here) | Nars lipstick (here)

Editorial Thoughts

When given the special opportunity to wear and photograph this bag, I immediately thought of this rainbow wall created recently in Houston by the talented Sebastien “Mr. D” Boileau. As Elena says, “Rainbow is the new black… Rainbow represents tolerance and freedom” – two fundamental values of the Elena Ghisellini brand and two causes very close to her heart.

Happy 4th of July! Happy weekend! And happy shopping. What better way to celebrate than with a new bag? 🙂

7/7/15 update: Would you like to win one of these bags? Saks is hosting a contest. Just visit the Saks Instagram account and leave a comment on any images posted by Saks of the bag! No purchase necessary. The contest runs now through July 13. 


Photos by Maritere Rice


  1. Ashley says:

    How amazing is that bag??? How your shoes??? And your location? And the flow of that dress?

    Love love love Carrie!!

    Sed Bona

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so very much, Ashley! It was fun to pull this project together.

  2. sheri says:

    Gorgeous look and amazing wall.

    Happy 4th!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you so much, Sheri! Hope you had a great weekend.

  3. Riv says:

    You are looking super chic in this outfit!! Much love

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Riv!

  4. MONIC says:


    Simply Sutter

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you so much, Monic! It’s fun to add a little interest with colors and patterns.

  5. Vanessa says:

    Hi love! I hope you had a great weekend! You look absolutely beautiful today, as always! You always put such nice outfits together!
    Sending you much love & I hope your Monday is as marvelous like you!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    1. Carrie says:

      You are so sweet, dear V! Thank you for the kind words. Hope you had a nice weekend. Xo

  6. Jess says:

    Gorgeous look! And I must say the design of your blog is impeccable as well! 🙂 xoxo

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Jess! I appreciate you stopping by.

  7. Ari says:

    Love this dress and bag! So darling. 🙂


    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you, Ari! Have a great day.

  8. Erica says:

    WOWWWWW! I have to say that I find that most Fourth of July posts kind of cheesy, but this one is AWESOME!!! The paint with the shoes and clutch are an amazing combo! Well done!

    xx Erica

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Erica! That means a lot coming from you. Much appreciated. 🙂

  9. Emily Jenny says:

    How fabulous is this bag?!

    Emily Jenny

    1. Carrie says:

      Isn’t it great? Thanks so much, Emily!

  10. Nathalie says:

    Pretty sure only you can pull of so much colour and pattern in such a sophisticated manner. I love your beautiful off the shoulder dress and of course your smile just makes the outfit. Beautiful Carrie!

    xo, Nathalie

    1. Carrie says:

      Ah, thanks sweet Nathalie! Always great to hear from you. Xo

  11. I love your shoes! Great pictures!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you so much! Aren’t they fun?

  12. Rachel says:

    Love everything about this look. The shoes are so flirty and fun.

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Rachel! Hugs –

  13. Laura says:

    Absolutely love that dress and what a fabulous bag!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Laura! Hope you’re having a great week.

  14. Lauren says:

    This look is amazing, per usual, Carrie!! Love the bag – so fun and patriotic! Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend 🙂

    1. Carrie says:

      Hey thanks, Lauren! I really appreciate that. I hope you had a great holiday, too.

  15. Jane says:

    Such a gorgeous look! Love that tibi dress!
    xo, Jane

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Jane! Isn’t it a great dress? Hugs –

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Lauren! Hope you had a great holiday.

  16. Merritt says:

    such a fun wall to shoot in front of! I wish we had more backdrops like this in Dallas 🙁

    PS, that dress looks familiar… 😉 Love it!

    The Style Scribe

    1. Carrie says:

      I know! We need more walls in Houston too.

      Yes, indeed… I kept passing on the dress at first, but then I kept seeing you look amazing in it, so I finally bit the bullet. 😉

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