I have never heard of this, but I hear that today is National handbag day. Well, I love handbags so any reason to post about one works for me. As I do on National Lipstick day, I am just going to talk about the bag that I have been carrying today. I bought this purse a few years ago from a boutique near my house. I absolutely love it. It’s two bags in one and it is so convenient when I have a lot of things to carry around. I found it the most convenient when flying because I can put so much stuff in it. So, one purse is black and the other is yellow and they zip together to create one bag. It’s wonderful. I have been carrying this bag for the past week. I forgot how much I enjoy it. Unfortunately, I do not know the brand name for this purse but I will try to figure it out and will edit this post with the name if I find it.
As the summer is winding down, I am preparing to put away my summer handbag and pull out my winter ones. As I was going through some previous posts, I realized that I did a post on two summer bags, but none on my winter bags. I was thinking of one bag in particular because it has been my favorite since I purchased it over a year ago.
My staple winter bag is the ZAC Zac Posen Daphne Barrel Satchel. I fell in love with this purse the moment I laid eyes on it. Now, I rarely purchase anything full price so at the time that I saw it, it was already on a pretty good discount. I purchased mine at Saks Off Fifth for about 1/2 price. I originally saw it in one of the stores I frequent in Georgia, but did not buy it because I wanted to walk away from it and see if I still wanted it a week or so later. I walked away from it twice, but could not get it off my mind so decided to bite the bullet and get it. Guess what? It was sold out at my store! So I chalked it up as a loss because of my slow response. About a month or so later, I was on vacation in Florida and went outlet shopping there. Low and behold…there was my bag in a Saks there. I didn’t mess around. I scooped it up then and there and purchased it. I have not regret my decision.
Anyway, about the bag. It is a very structured handbag, so it is not the easiest to get into. I like that though since I rarely zip up my bags. Because it is so structured and the opening so tight, it keeps everything safe from spilling out when I don’t close it all the way. It also has my favorite feature on a handbag which is pockets on each side. I love to be able to put my cell phone in these pockets for easy access. It has a pocket on the front, which is convenient for throwing change in, but I don’t use this pocket as much as the sides. I also love the gold hardware. I am normally a silver hardware/accessory person, but the gold against the black really stands out and make the bag look luxurious. It also has the gold hardware on the bottom to allow the bag to stand up, which is another favorite feature of mine.
As you can see in the picture, this year, I have done the latest trend which is wrapping one of my handles with a scare. I love it. It gives it a little something different this year. I always get compliments on this bag which is always a bonus to me. Unfortunately, this purse is probably no longer available, but I wanted to share it anyway. What is your favorite winter handbag?
Recently, I went to an event at Henri Bendel that was hosted by the blogger Everyday Runway. I have been trying to get out more and socialize. So after remembering last minute that I had RSVP’d to the event, I turned my car around and raced down to Lenox Mall. I was completely unprepared for this event since I had completely forgotten about it! I was not remotely dressed in anything that I wanted to be seen at a social event in! I was somewhat horrified, but I sucked it up and showed my face anyway. Parker Simmons of Everyday Runway was such a great hostess. I enjoyed chatting with her about all of the Henri Bendel items. We also chatted about some boutique favorites such as Trapp Candles which are my favorite. I browsed the store and purchased a cute mug that caught my eye almost immediately. I love mugs, glasses and random water bottles. Anyway, I stayed for about 45 minutes, then made my exit.
The next morning, I got a phone call that I had actually won the drawing for the purse that they were giving away. I was so excited. I never win anything really so it was a shock. I almost did not even bother entering, but am glad I did. I believe the purse is called the Whitney Crossbody Tote. I love the color. It is going to be perfect with so many of my spring looks.
All in all, I had a wonderful time and look forward to getting out to more social events.
This purse by Kate Spade makes me happy. I have been struggling to find the perfect purse for me. The ones that I had were just to large. I would often lose things in the bottom of them, which is my pet peeve. I love pretty purses and tend to splurge and buy one every 6 months or so. I lucked up on this one because it was on clearance at the Kate Spade New York Outlet. It is navy and white. Now, it is a style that they carry regularly, however I think this one was on clearance because it is stark white. There is a two toned one that is not clearance, that is more of an off white as the main color. I have had this for about two weeks and I really love it. It’s not to deep that things sink to the bottom and cause you to have to dump out all of the contents to locate that one thing. It has the standard compartment for a phone and a zip pocket inside, and the one zip pocket outside. It’s a beauty. I think I am set for the summer.