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Most Covetable Bags


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I don’t know what it is about this time of year…but something in the air just makes me antsy to buy a new bag. Maybe it’s the treat yo self mentality of the holidays and my natural affection for handbags, but the winter months just do it to me! Last year I bought my caramel Saint Laurent beauty, and this year I splurged on my Cardinal Red Hava satchel from Proenza Schouler. So in honor of my case of the bag gimme’s, I thought I’d do a round-up of the most covetable bags of 2018 thus far. Cue the drooling!


1. A more unique take on the box bag trend, this Mark cross comes in a variety of colors to go with that new Spring wardrobe, and it’s totally insta-worthy! I think this bag is very of the moment, but classic at the same time. You’ll have it for years to come.


2. The shape of this bag is so unique that it’s become the “it-girl” bag that you can spot from a mile away. With it’s cute size and versatile handles, you can wear this bag from day to night. I also love the crackled metallic color of this particular style, as it will wear well over time!


3. I think the box bag trend is here to stay for a while. AND, did it ever really go out of style to begin with? The shape is so classic and I love this one with it’s modern metallic texture.


4. Speaking of a great deal, this bucket bag from Zara capitalizes on the great shape, but also adds special details with the metallic studs on the straps. A little bit girly, yet a little bit rock and roll!


5. A small crossbody is a staple to any wardrobe. I love this pick from Prada, because its monochrome logo makes it subtle and unique at the same time!


6. The mixture of colors and textures on this bag is just so rich. Well, the pricetag is pretty hefty, but you can tell the quality and design is what you would come to expect from a designer like Marni!


7. I’ve been pining over a crocodile bag, but obviously don’t want the corresponding pricetag. This beauty from Zara is the most gorgeous shade of green (that would also be beautiful with pastels in the Spring), and is only $22! Score! Ordering this one now!


Mama’s Got A Brand New Bag

So if you’ve been following along with me on Instagram (@laurnashley), then you probably saw that I celebrated my birthday a couple weeks ago.
I headed to New York City and the Hamptons to spend time with my friends and enjoy some sun, sand, and LOTS of frozé! Because I wasn’t at home for my actual birthday, Jason and I celebrated early while I was still in Atlanta. Initially I really wanted a new bag, because….who doesn’t want a new fancy bag for the season? But, in recent years my taste in purses has gone on the pricy side and I splurged a little too much last year. In 2016 I got my Chloe, my Saint Laurent, and the big mama of all purses…my Chanel.
With all those big buys, I had to realize that I’m not Oprah and need to cool it on the expensive purse front! So while there are many bags that I have my eye on – I had resolved to hold off until Christmas or even next year. Being the amazing hubby he is, Jason decided to pick me up a birthday treat that he had seen on one of my recent Lust Lists: the Dior Twilly!
While I had originally planned on wearing it to work under a collared shirt, I remembered loving how I saw it wrapped around the handle of a handbag. Upon opening my gift, I immediately marched down to Dior and had them tie it around the handle of my Saint Laurent. I asked the associate if it was a faux-pas to have it wrapped around a different designer’s bag and she said not at all – people do it all the time! I have to say, I’m absolutely in love with the way it looks. I think it adds even more style and sophistication to an already classic and ladylike bag. The moral of the story is that I feel like with this small addition, my bag has been totally transformed! I feel like it’s a BRAND NEW bag and I’m even more excited to wear it with new outfits. Sometimes it just takes a little creativity or a different perspective to make something old feel new again. Love the look of a scarf tied around a bag? Check out this post featuring my fav scarves at a variety of prices!


Wrapped Up In DVF

So I’ve got to be honest…it’s hard feeling great about yourself all the time! In recent months, I’ve been hard on myself about my weight, accomplishments, and just forget that sometimes I can be my own worst critic. I get upset when clothes I used to love don’t fit anymore, or I feel like I can’t wear what I want. Despite those times, I know that all I can do is take steps to try and be better every day. It’s not about my weight, but being healthy and making better decisions for the long-term. When I feel this way, it’s rare and amazing when you find an outfit that makes you feel extra glamorous and special. That was this dress for me. I saw it in the window of DvF and instantly fell in love. With its flowy, kimono-esque style and vibrant colors, I thought it would be super flattering no matter what shape or size the wearer. I love that the wrap waist is adjustable and the high-low silhouette makes it easy to wear with heels, or even gladiator flats for a more casual daytime look. This time, I opted for nude accessories and strapped heels for a birthday/Fathers’s Day brunch with my dad. I felt extra confident in the look, and sometimes I forget that’s the most important accessory of all! I can’t wait to wear it again, and think it’s definitely a “must pack” for the Hamptons later in the Summer. Do you dolls like the look? Is there an outfit that makes you feel extra confident or special? Tell me more in the comments below!


Blue Silk Orange Flower Dress: Diane von Furstenberg.  Goosebump Sandals: Stuart Weitzman.  Cat-eye Sunnies: Dior.  Faye Bag: Chloé.