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!
Mama’s Got A Brand New Bag
August 10, 2017
The Blonde DiaryAugust 16, 2017 1:40 am
Love the idea of wrapping the scarf around the handle! I think it’s actually better that the brands are different. Enjoy wearing it! And happy birthday!
brownpaperdollAugust 17, 2017 6:20 pm
Thanks Gabi! And thanks for the birthday wishes! You’re right…the different brands ended up being pretty cool. Thanks for reading! Xo
KylaAugust 21, 2017 4:16 am
So creative! I totally love the way it looks! So classy with a touch of color! Happy belated birthday! It sounds like you had an amazing time!
brownpaperdollAugust 21, 2017 1:06 pm
Aw thanks babe! Yeah, I think it turned out super cool. Thanks for the birthday wishes and thanks for reading! Xoxo
JotiAugust 21, 2017 4:47 pm
Oh yes, you definitely did the scarf justice!! It looks amazing wrapped around the handle. Bags can be so pricey and you definitely have to budget for them!!
brownpaperdollAugust 21, 2017 6:39 pm
Thanks babe! Appreciate the love and your reading! Xo
EllieAugust 22, 2017 1:37 pm
These designer bags sure are crazy expensive but if it’s something you know is going to be a classic and you will get so much use out of for years to come you can justify it in those terms, price per wear and also the fact that it’s a piece that will never date. Love the scarf around the handle there!
Sharon WuAugust 22, 2017 5:17 pm
Oh my gahhhh I just got myself a brand new bag too! A Chanel boy bag and I couldn’t be more stoked. I totally know how you feel girl! lol the great thing about these bags is that they are timeless and hold their values over time really well 🙂 Love the scarf detailing on your bag! xo, sharon
MarissaAugust 28, 2017 1:38 am
This is really creative! I love the way you did this as always.
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