Maria Tripodis, 20, is a dietetics major at Florida State University. I spotted her on my way to class and had to get the scoop on this stand-out accessory.
Brand: Melie Bianco
Purchased from Cole Couture, local boutique in Tallahassee.
Why it Rocks: It’s leather exterior is given dimension with fringe and silver studs!
Long, adjustable strap allows it to double as a cross-body bag, which is convenient when walking miles around campus.
The inside is lined with an adorable polka-dot silk, giving a girlie touch to the externally edgy handbag.
A black, patent leather coin purse by Henri Bendel; a Nikon Coolpix camera; Super Model perfume by Victoria’s Secret; Orbit Sweet Mint gum; a 5 hour energy shot for those early AM classes; OLAY lip stain; Burt’s Bees Chapstick; Hoss sunglasses by Von Zipper, movie ticket stub, and a red ballpoint pen for jotting down notes in class.