She Wants: BCBGeneration Stella Large Tote

When I first saw this lacy  BCBGeneration Stella Tote handbag, I was drawn to it, but I am not sure if I love it or hate it.  The lace overlay fits right in with the 2011 trend of feminine lace and florals.  The double chain handles add a touch of Chanel-like class and the silvertone studs gives this bag a little edge.  This particular color, Elderberry, gives the bag some sophistication.

Why do I have such mixed feelings about this bag?  It has all those elements put together, but they do not seem cohesive.  That is probably the appeal to most people, but can I pull off a bag like this?  It's funky and reminds me of a time when early Madonna and lace-trimmed leggings were a big part of my life.  I know lace-trimmed leggings have come back for children and tweens, but I'm 37 . . .

-Karen