I have never really been a purse person; I was always content to have one decent bag per season and it needn't be pricey at all. However, for some reason, this is slowly changing as I age.
I blame this on two people: GetFresh and my daughter, both of whom like a good purse (and a good pair of Chucks).
I am slowly acquiring some nice modest bags (if you want to talk about higher priced bags, especially ones for a great price, you need to scamper right over to see Dani, who had just scored a lovely LV tote - she'll set you up! Otherwise, mingle here while I go grab a tray of champagne).
What I mostly look for now are bags that fit certain needs.
One such need was the desire to have a smallish leather cross-body bag in navy that I could use as my purse when I travel this summer and fall. I don't mind schlepping a larger bag around town, but when I travel I like free arms and a lightweight. But I also want it to be elegant.
So when I saw this little Rebecca Minkoff, I knew it fit the bill!
I especially love it because it zips closed at the top and there is another small compartment in the front. Simple and lovely.
I liked it so much I nabbed it in white as well, since it was on sale.
But there must be some frivolity in life and everything need not be expensive. So when I saw this little foldover canvas clutch at Chapters on sale for $20, I snapped it up:
As a little extra for Mother's Day, Barry bought me this beach bag:
|Really, it is the perfect beach bag...|
I continue to be seriously loving navy and white. There will be a longer style post forthcoming this week (I think) but I am finding navy everywhere these days and snapping it up where I can.
As I've been dressing more simply I've been digging out the jewelry. I love the sterling silver earrings above; they are the perfect length. And yay, my hair is growing out! I can even put it in a small ponytail again!
Oh and extra excitement - am being fitted for contacts this Friday. I have missed - since my eyes got so bloody bad @51 - not having to wear eyeglasses. Prior to 51 I only needed them for reading. It will be lovely to have the option of going glass-less now and then and I know GSL will approve!
How about you - any new purse purchases this year? Anything exciting in your lives this week?
Stay safe out there, xoxo wendy