Statement Bag Splurge

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A Classic OOTD for chilly days in Pacific Grove

Camel trench + Gucci bag+patchwork jeans

Berry Monochrom workday look.

Pink J.Crew Peacoat with Burberry Scarf and Gucci Marmont slippers

black leather spanx // free people sweater // medium gucci marmont

I was asked on Instagram how I choose my statement bags.  There are a few tips//secrets to my handbag collection.

  1. It is always evolving.  The collection grows and shrinks with my mood.  I went through an all Louis Vuitton phase, Saint Laurent phase, Birkin phase and I am currently in a Gucci phase.
  2. I never get emotionally attached.  For trendy bags I know I won’t keep them forever.  There are only three bags that are older than 10 years old.  (There would be another but TSA helped themselves to a bag from my luggage a few years back!)
  3.  I sell the bags I am no longer using.  If it is over a year and hasn’t been in the recent rotation I let it go via The Real Real or Fashionphile.  I get new bags from both spots too.
  4. Don’t get a bag just because everyone else is wearing it.  I find that when I do that I never wear it and the resell value is pathetic.
  5. I never buy on impulse.  Every bag in my collection is something I thought about and really debated if it went with my wardrobe.
  6. For your first few bags go with classics.  They are easier to incorporate and go with everything.



  1. Janelle
    March 1, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    That Gucci bag!!!!

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