I can't believe I haven't posted in a little over a month now - I honestly feel so terrible for leaving all of you hanging and am so ashamed of myself! Truly though, December was very rough for me trying to squeeze in time with family and friends along with getting surgery (no worries!), working, and staying sane and healthy! Despite all of that, I'm lucky to have amazing support and love from my family and friends who made my rough patches much easier to go through. I'm back now and ready to conquer my blog and give you what you've been missing!
Let's start with closet essentials - I'm talking the top 6 bags every woman should own - yes, every! Regardless of your personal style and budget, you absolutely need these bags in your wardrobe immediately (if you don't already). With t-shirts, dresses, and shoes, it just makes sense to have multiples, especially since we never know what kinds of style occurrences we can run into on any given day. Bags on the other hand, you don't need 25 (I know, we're all guilty of having more than we should); however, they still remain a very important staple for a number of reasons. First and foremost, well, they hold our stuff - and everyone knows we have a lot of stuff! Whether you carry your entire room with you at all times or you're more of a grab-and-go kind of lady, I bet you have a bag that goes with your daily schedule.
Shopping for bags is exciting too and definitely less of a hassle than shopping for clothes - they're easier to try on, generally more affordable, and they always fit. Take a look at my top 6 bags that every woman should own, complete with examples of each one and reasons as to why you should have it!
3.1 Philip Lim Pashli Satchel: $1,330 // Michael Kors Hamilton: $350
Dorothy Perkins Tote: $50 // ASOS Mini Tote: $45
The everyday bag should be just that - the single carry-all that you hold day and night, for any occasion. The silhouette should be sleek, classic, and structured (great for work), but roomy enough to fit all of your essentials and more. I would stick to neutral tones or at least ones that will match the majority of your wardrobe. Look for options with multiple compartments for even more room.
Tory Burch Robinson: $850 // Kate Spade Leslie: $320
OASIS Weekender: $90 // Cath Kidston $115
You know those spontaneous trips your girlfriends want to take on a weekend off? You need a weekender in case that happens! For quick trips or shopping outings where you'll be buying a lot, a grab-and-go carry-all is the perfect bag.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Natasha: $370 // Udobuy Quilted: $50
Alexander Wang Emile: $895 // Dorothy Perkins Saddle: $60
Oh the years I've spent looking for that classic black bag that I have yet to find. You should be picky, though, since this bag should be a classic silhouette and one to be passed down to your future daughter (my sisters & I totally wanted my mom's black Jimmy Choo. I think I lost the fight to have it).
Boohoo Lola Skull Clutch: $40 // Tallulah Tu Baroque $120
River Island Box Clutch: $53 // Kotur Margo Brocade Clutch: $450
This one is a definite no-brainer. A sophisticated evening clutch should be your go-to bag for your upscale galas and fancy dates. Go bold and elegant with a classic envelope style in an eye-catching hue like gold or silver; or choose an edgier options with studs in a boxed silhouette. Instantly dressing up your LBD, it can even add extra glam to a pair of dark jeans.
Diane Von Furstenberg Mimosa: $600 // GoJane Oversized Envelope: $30
ASOS Bow Bag: $55 // Kate Spade Cobble Hill Clarke $260
This is what I like to a call a two-in-one bag - a crossbody in the form of a clutch (oversized or not) that can be used for daily errands or as an IT party bag. Every girls needs a crossbody or clutch for going out - it's not too fancy, but not too casual and it's your go-to for everything from date night and girls night to concerts and strolls in the park.
Michael Kors Gia $995 // Mulberry Alexa $1,765 // Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q $430
Celine $2,400 // Proenza Schouler PS1 $1,695 // Hermes Birkin $14,000 // Chanel 2.55 $2,500
I know, so many options at prices we (well, I at least) will never be able to afford! Just kidding... they're not all bad. Start saving though, because a designer handbag is a must-have of every woman's closet. The lasting quality and classic silhouettes make it well worth it. It will never go out of style and will be in your wardrobe rotation forever.
Let me know - do you already have any or all of these must- have bags? I definitely don't (yet!).
I hope you've all stuck around with me despite being MIA for a month. I'm back and more excited
to blog than ever before, though!