You know it's getting to be summer when your Facebook feed is filled with overly saturated photos of countless people sipping cocktails next to bright blue pools... instead of clicking the small 'x' next to all my friends faces I've started dreaming about what I'd like to take in my bag when I slip away somewhere warm. Bright accessories, simple jewelry, and a pair of hard wearing gladiator-like leather sandals (and by gladiator I mean what they might have actually worn... not all those gold, flimsy, wrap around up to your knee things that have been so popular).

Just discovered this Spanish brand called Malababa. Their site is stuffed full of soft leather bags and cool little accessories... perfect for hot holidays I'm thinking. All items available here. There is also a selection available at Urban Outfitters. If nothing else, I must get my hands on that skull bracelet.