Bag Lady

I've always considered myself a "bag" girl, but some time in college I stopped collecting interesting, vintage purses and just opting for totes. About a month ago I needed a bag for a nice evening out and realized how sorely my "purse wardrobe" was lacking. There wasn't a single bag that I felt was nice enough for special occasions and the majority of the purses I did own bored me. So, I did the only logical thing: took all the purses I couldn't see myself using up and donated them to the local thrift shop and then began hunting for bags that spoke to me. Since then I've found a number of handbags I'm actually excited to use.
This particular one is perhaps my favorite new find. A Bill Blass perforated leather handbag with chain strap. It is so wonderfully glam and large enough to carry my camera, which is practically a miracle. As a pale, pale person I like to wear gold pieces because I feel it brings warmth to my skin. I've actually had it for a couple of weeks now, but I tend to forget to photograph what purses I am using...
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Outfit details:
H&M dress and jacket
Cynthia Rowley tights via Gilt
Bill Blass purse via Gilt
The Quotation airplane ring

CONVERSATION

85 comments:

  1. Love the perforations on the bag, and that last pic is too cute! :)
    xx

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  2. The chain stap is lovely. I never remember to get new purses! But this print on your dress is very spring-like and lovely. :)

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  3. You are just too cute! Love the last shot. And that bag is perfection! Classy, but you could totally pair it with jeans too.

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  4. the last picture is so funny. love it!

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  5. haha love the last photo! Great purse!

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  6. I love that purse...and your camera fits - how perfect!

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  7. I too am definitely a bag person! the bill blass one you got is really cute and seems like a great size! I love the pattern on your dress and the last picture cracks me up ^.^

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  8. Love the last picture- very cute! And that bag is great deffinelty one that would be look good dressed up or down.

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  9. I don't know how you do it but to make me love all your pictures.
    :)

    The purse is great.

    Besos:)
    Iris.

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  10. Really like the bag and the ring is so cute. Your pictures are always amazing; so jealous :) X

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  11. you're so cute! i love your dress & jacket.
    love, dayna

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  12. I can totally relate to you, I am totally bored with most of my bags and when I want to get a new one everyone is sure to tell me how many I already have! for instance I want to get the Scarlet Johanson tote for Mango where the incomings revert for Haiti, but if I get that now I can totally see my boyfriend telling I have enough bags and that he actually gave me one last week!

    oh and that bag is sure lovely.

    plus thank you for wearing that dress, it reminds me how long it's been since I wore mine :|
    x

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  13. i love how simple it is but the details are really effective - oh and i'm totally with you on gold against pale skin...

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  14. Gorgeous, gorgeous location for these pictures! Love the studded shoes!

    xoxo,
    MamieGirls

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  15. simply beautiful!
    your outfits and photos are always so magical! ^^
    <3

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  16. I'm a fan of chain strap bags, Kudos for you!
    http://thedollhouse0101.blogspot.com/

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  17. Love the bag! I've been using a thrifted Kate spade bag for some time but the strap is starting to break. I think I'm gonna go back to my Marc bag. They always super soft leather but so heavy!

    I really love the colors going on in these pics. You always have such great photos!

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  18. Aww, those rings are the shiz, I neeeeed them :) x
    *Camilla*

    INTOTHEFOLDFASHIONS.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  19. you always have the best jewelry!

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  20. lol, I am loving that last pic! :D
    your tote is great--I need a nice big one like that!

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  21. Those rings are adorable! ;0)

    http://ashopaholicisloose.blogspot.com

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  22. I hear you on the purse problem. I used to be always on the lookout for good bags, and amassed quite a collection. Now...all the bags I like are too expensive. Hah! Maybe I'll try Gilt. :)

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  23. I am a purseaholic, but am picky than you would think when you look at my very large collection of new and vintage purses. LOVE LOVE your jacket and bag.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    Spring into Spring giveaway

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  24. Cute bag!! I love the last photo!!

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  25. ahhh, there you go with the gilt talk! ;)

    that purse is gorgeous! i am definitely more of a shoe girl than a bag girl, but i do love a nice black bag!

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  26. lookin' good!!!
    i myself have to have a larger purse. since i don't use a diaper bag, i use my purse to carry all my baby stuff in (which is the bare minimum) :D

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  27. pretty pictures :-)
    oooh that ring is gorgoues! Love this! Have that jacket... <3

    Love from Calypso

    http://fireworksinmyheart.blogspot.com/

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  28. i'm currently on the hunt for nice handbags, too. i've been browsing gilt religiously for the right one to pop up.

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  29. The last photo made me giggle. I love your new snazzy purse! I am still very much a purse girl, :). Isn't your camera a Canon Rebel? I can't find a purse big enough to carry mine in that will not flop it around in there lol. Just wondering how you protect it :). Love you sweets!

    -lyndsey

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  30. I love how you always incorporate the little detail shots of your outfit, so we get the whole deal. The golden accessories really come together.

    Aaaand it's almost unnecessary to say that the last picture made me giggle. *slump*

    Toast with Charmalade

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  31. I love the little perforated detail on the purse! It kinda mimics the boldness of your jacket that's softened by your really pretty dress :)

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  32. Love the dress! I totally agree with the gold thing, too... although as a "cool toned" person, I"m supposed to wear silver, I just feel like gold brightens and enlivens...

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  33. I love these photos, that last one is my favourite, it's so fun!

    Love the dress too, such a pretty print. I tend to wear more silver jewellery but gold definitely looks very lovely on you!

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  34. Looking lovely in every way possible :)

    I adore that dress particularily.

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  35. i love your shoes, dress and ring, it's so cute! x

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  36. the last photo made me smile :)
    cute bag!

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  37. its so funny you mention this .. becaus i have done the same thing .. back when i was in HS i would love to shop for purses more than anything and then now i live with a tote on my shoulder .. im going to look into getting a nice purse .. .your post definitely inspired me

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  38. Bags are something I have a really difficult time with. I own so many, but only have a select few that I actually carry due to the way they feel on my body. Yours looks great! And I love your ring. xo.

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  39. The planes on your finger, I love them everytime I see them... :)

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  40. can i just say that your hair shines with this outfit! gorgeous!

    and that last image is incredibly funny! :D

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  41. I love your ring, and the last pic is totally something I'd do.

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  42. Your outfit matches perfectly, with the gold and black bag, shoes, jacket. I've never been much of a 'bag lady' but at the moment I would really like a new one.

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  43. Really dig those rings... I have a soft spot for big weird jewelry!
    www.thewardrobediaries.com

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  44. How adorable. I have been looking for some good vintage bags myself lately. Maybe I should be looking where you are!
    -Lloyd

    http://unsystematicstyle.blogspot.com/

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  45. The dress is nice. I really like your blog ♥

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  46. i adore the airplanes on your hands.. and i love the photos. :]

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  47. That bag is gorgeous, so is your lovely hair!

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    x

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  48. Chain straps are nice. The outfit really matches well!

    fireflyworks.blogspot.com

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  49. I have a simliar problem, I'm either really into bags and want bags galore or I'm really into shoes and stalk them until I have $ to buy more shoes!

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  50. IN LOVE with your rings hon. The little planes are adorable!

    xxx

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  51. The bag is perfect, I'm on the search for a new one myself. And the last photo is adorable!!


    In Class, En Vogue

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  52. I'm hypnotized by your amazing hair in these photos.

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  53. uber cute outfit, bag, and charming rings!!!! :D

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  54. great combination of the tougher military jacket with the sweet dress. and your hair is gorgeous.

    becauseicantgonaked

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  55. I lovvvvee your ring! I am the same way, I've become too addicted to shoes to focus on getting a good bag(s).

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  56. I'm so glad that you just said you hunted for bags that "spoke" to you. My mom laughs at me all the time for saying I have to find bags/shoes/clothes/etc. that speak to me. I'm glad to find someone else who fully understands.

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  57. i have fallen in complete and utter love with the last photo. love. love. love.

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  58. Really gorgeous bag; the perforations make it. I love the studded heels also. Great job!

    HALCOHOLIC.com

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  59. That bag is gorgeous, and I love the military jacket-so cute on you!

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  60. I always forget to show my purses in photos sadly. I love this purse and everything else your wearing. You always have such nice rings.

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  61. Another ring that is to die for!
    Great last picture. :)

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  62. hahahah- love the slump over the log shot :) too cute!

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  63. Your outfit is cute, and I LOVE your bag! Good find!

    Robyn
    ChiChiSaysRobyn.blogspot.com

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  64. Ooh that really is a great bag! Plus I love your smile in the first photo, it kinda looks like you were caught off guard by your self-timer (like what you posted recently!). Hehe. And of course the last photo is <333. It's great to see that kooky side of you! :D

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  65. Love these so much! The bag, jacket and ring are too beautiful :)

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  66. The jacket and the dress is fantastic.

    I have always adored your fabulous airplane rings.

    xx
    DD
    http://darlingdeedee.blogspot.com

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  67. The plane rings are adorable. I've never seen them before.

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  68. Absolutely love that ring! I've found myself in a similar situation with purses - not really owning any that I like! This one is good. :)

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  69. In love with your bag!! and the stdded shoes !:)

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  70. You always have the most amazing rings! I don't know where you find them all, but i recently came across etsy.com, you've probably heard of it but if not its worth checking out :)

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  71. Ok, that last picture is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen!

    Great bag by the way!

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  72. I have that exact same bag from Gilt and it's interesting to see how we wear it so differently.

    LiveLoveLA

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  73. That last picture is so great. And that bag....mmmmm, such a cool texture. I used to be a silver person but lately I've been favoring the warmth that gold lends.
    -indigo

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  74. I really like it! The gold chain is such a nice detail.

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  75. I love love love the last photo!!! Awesome bag!

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  77. Boy! Reading this older post, I really REALLY get what you wrote re: handbags ... I have one in particular that was appropriate for a certain time of my life, when I was trying to conform to what people around me thought I should be, and - yeahhh I guess she needs to find a new life!

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