Well, I told myself I wasn’t going to another bag this year, but I had to break my own rule when I saw this beauty in Ireland.
My Chanel count has risen to 3, but I’m excited because each bag is a unique style and color. My previous Chanel bags were the “Boy” and a “Kelly,” but I always had my eye on the classic silhouette. The “mini” size always appealed to me as cute and functional – just large enough to hold keys, a lipstick, a card case, and phone. That’s all you need right?! In terms of color, I already had a black and white bag, so beige seemed like the next obvious choice. I love that this shade is neutral, but still unique and luxe. Being a classic, I wanted to make sure it was something I wouldn’t tire of, and I would have for years to come!
Some dresses just speak to you…and this one had my name all over it. I love to wear white in the Summer and I felt the ethereal dress was so different than anything else I had in my closet.
Maxi dresses are easy to throw on, look put together, and are easy-breezy in the Summer heat. With this dramatic square neckline, voluminous sleeves, fine eyelet detail – the dress looks straight out of a fairy tale. Also with ties around the waist and sleeves than can be pushed down off the shoulder – I feel I can switch up how I wear it for a different effect.
As soon as I got the dress, I knew it would be prime for a Summer evening out in the Hamptons. I felt the look was perfect for a night at Wölffer vineyard with my girlfriends, sipping rosé and enjoying the sunset. What a dream.
By now you may have noticed I have a little obsession with bags. Big handbags, small clutches, name brands and vintage… the list goes on and on. Every once in a while a bag speaks to me and I just have to have it! The best way to describe it is like in Harry Potter when the wand-maker says “The wand chooses the wizard, Mr. Potter.” It’s the same feeling for me!
Over the holidays I treated myself to my Proenza Schouler, and I made it halfway through 2018 before spotting the latest addition to my collection.
For quite some time, I’ve been teasing Jason about my need to find the perfect white Chanel bag. I mean… I have a black one, so I was just missing the ying to my yang! I’ve always loved white bags (despite the obvious care needed to keep them pristine), and my move down south has just intensified this love. Well I spotted this bag while out shopping in my neighborhood, and it instantly spoke to me. The Kelly shape is iconic, classic, yet unexpected for a Chanel. Because of its shape I felt it was too unique to pass up – and the size is just perfection! I can throw in sunglasses, my wallet, and a little bit more than my usual small bag. Sold!
So what do I do to care for my new beauty and keep it looking it’s best? Here are a couple of tips:
1) Be Mindful of weather. I never wear my bag on days I feel there will be rain or any sort of element touching and potentially damaging my bag.
2) No Blue Jeans. I keep the easily affected white leather away from dyes that can be transferred from jeans or other dyed fabrics.
3) Be cautious of my surroundings and my plans! I never wear really expensive bags to places or situations that could be problematic. Ie – you won’t see me at a concert, crowded place where the leather could be inadvertently scratched, or overall messy locale. I save my nice bags for calm occasions where I can set it down safe and sound. Ie – dinner, brunch plans, shopping, etc. While I’m not overly cautious and afraid to wear my bag out (I bought it, so I want to enjoy it), there’s definitely something to be said about making smart decisions and improving the longevity of your purchase!
Hope you like my new love and the tips I shared. With the proper care, a white bag can be a chic new addition to your closet! xo