Friday, March 18, 2016

I'm getting that itch again. The one where I get ridiculously obsessive about my next big purchase, and that always means a handbag. I've said it before - some women love shoes, some lust after diamonds, and some like myself well...it's all about that next beautiful bag to add to my (rather small) collection.

Here's the criteria:

  • Must be practical and multi-functional
  • In keeping with the upcoming Spring and Summer, I want one in a lighter color
  • Which color have I narrowed it down to? Either beige, white, or blush
  • I'm also in the market for a crossbody/saddle style. Trendy at the moment, but when it comes to bags in particular, the saddle bag comes back around every few years.
  • Must be leather and of good quality because my bags are forever - quality over quantity
  • Must be under the $400 range. As much as I'd love a Chloe, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, or Valentino, I just can't bring myself to save for one just yet. There are other pressing matters in life. I have to be realistic. 


I'm not one to jump at the chance to make a big purchase. I like to do some research, mull over my options, and then narrow the choices down to two or three. Sometimes I'll ask for others' opinions, but most of the time, I go with my gut because ultimately it's my money and I'm the one who is going to carry the bag! 

Some pretty options that are in the running:
















Which do you ladies prefer? It's hard to narrow down to just one! 

9 comments:

  1. I think at your price point, you cant go wrong with Michael Kors, Kate Spade & Minkoff. Also - I know you want a forever bag...but Old Navy has the cutest blush saddle bag with a tassel!

    I can't wait to share my latest bag purchase on my blog - I'm kind of into vintage bags at the moment - and this one is perfect.

    Can't wait to see what you eventually pick! Love, your fellow bag-lover lol!
    MY BLOG: ♥♥♥ Ella Pretty ♥♥♥


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    1. You are too cute Zeba. In writing this post, I actually thought about you! I'm excited to see what new bag you got!

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  2. Well you and me both are in the same boat when it comes to wanting a new bag. I have been looking for a few months and NOTHING is grabbing me! I'm just a little annoyed that things are either too trendy or too plain!

    The Adored Life

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    1. I agree! I've been going back and forth for months too! I keep changing my mind on what it is that I actually want. I really like my structured bags, so I'm thinking I need something smaller and more practical for weekends.

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  3. I like the last bag you posted, the Milly one. Pretty shape and beautiful light pink colour. I'm not a huge Mk fan, mostly because where I live that's what everyone has and so I always try to get brands that are less available in my city.

    I want to buy a Minkoff bag. Do you have any recommendation for a satchel from her? I want it work, tired of my Coach one.

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    1. Hmmmm I have two RM nags. One is the mini MAC, and the other is a structured tote. I think it's called the MAB tote if you want to look that one up. It's very classic looking. I've heard great things about the regan satchel too. Her bags seem to be a bit on the slouchy side, but try looking at those :)

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  4. I've been wanting a new bag lately too. I really really like the colorful tassle bags from Rebecca Minkoff but then I think how practical it will be :-/ I try to stick to only buying classic bags so the style is timeless. #adultingprobs

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    1. LOL, yes definitely adultprobs! I think just go with what your true style is. If you're not that into the colorful bags, try getting a neutral that you don't own yet. I do like her bags a lot! I have two and am happy with both of them! I want to try a new brand though (well new to me). I'm leaning towards the Milly or the Loeffler Randall.

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  5. Somehow this post didn't show up in my Bloglovin feed until today!! Sorry I missed it. These bags are all very pretty. It's hard for me to judge without handling them in person and seeing what the size is like, the interior, etc., but I'm sure you will find the perfect one!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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