I’m on bag ban island.
As you may know from my previous post, I’ve spent a crap ton of money on handbags and accessories during these past four months.
I’ve added a Louis Vuitton Pochette Métis, a Baggy Denim PM shoulder bag, a Clémence and Victorine wallet and a Saintonge bag along with two Coach Dinky bags , a wristlet, a Bennett satchel, a Campus backpack a Willis satchel, a Cassie crossbody, a camera bag , a Kate Spade wallet and a LongChamp coin purse to my collection.
I’ll admit that I did go overboard and all the money that I’ve spent could have been used more wisely, like put away into a savings fund for when I finally get a nice job in NYC, Atlanta, California or anywhere that is more exciting than Ohio.
But, what’s done is done.
It’s too late to return anything, and I can’t keep beating myself up about it.
Luckily, I’ve finally gained some self-control and been more focused on saving.
However, that doesn’t mean that I can’t do some innocent online browsing.
Once I’ve reached my career goals, I’m going to want to celebrate my success and treat myself. Plus, creating a wishlist now can help me with manifesting and using the law of attraction to help me achieve my dreams.
I’ve been wanting a Chanel bag ever since I discovered how chic my fashion inspiration in high school, British model and TV host Alexa Chung looked pairing the French fashion house brand with her signature Peter Pan collared dresses and shirts and high waisted shorts with tights. Chanel is the epitome of class and elegance. The Classic Flap with black quilted leather will always be in style and is a must have for my collection.
I usually go for bags in solid, classic colors, but I feel in love with this bag after seeing it on Instagram. This bag is giving me Cher from “Clueless” and Hillary Banks from “The Fresh Prince of Bell-Air” preppy vibes. I also like how the size of the bag makes it look more young and playful because I feel like tweed is kind of a grandma-ish material. I plan on wearing the bags as a winter statement piece. It will look great with turtlenecks, wool midi skirts, a blazer or a double breasted coat. \
I usually wear dark, neutral colors in the winter, and I think this is a great bag to add a pop of color. I especially love how the gold hardware looks against the fuchsia.
This is the perfect black evening bag for when I’m having fancy date nights with my future husband or when I’m hanging out with my friends at upscale lounges and bars.
Like the Channel Classic flap, the Lady Dior is an elegant and timeless bag. What I love about the ABCDior compared to the regular Lady Dior is that you can chose from different pins with letters and symbols to personalize the strap.
I was a little bit iffy when I first saw the Dior Saddle Bag. It kind of reminds me of a water canteen or if you’re a fellow “Avatar the Last Airbender” fan, Katara’s waterskin. However, the unique shape is really starting to grow on me. I want to step out of my comfort zone and add a more trendy piece to my collection.
I love the sporty style of this bag. It makes me want to throw on an oversized sweatshirt and chunky sneakers. I also like how this bag can be dressed up and worn with jeans and a blouse or a midi dress.
I honestly wasn’t a fan of this bag when I first saw it on Louis Vuitton’s website.
It reminded me of a horse feeding bag.
However, after seeing how one of my favorite Youtubers, Kate Swan styles the bag, it made me rethink my opinion. Kate use styles the bag with black body con dresses. She also mentioned in her Youtube video that she carries the bag by the top handle and doesn’t use the crossbody strap that much.
I see myself going in the same styling direction as Kate and wearing this bag with a little black dress because I think wearing black really helps the bag stand out. The Cannes in reverse monogram is pretty eclectic, and I think wearing an outfit with bright colors or patterns would make the bag look less classy and more gaudy. I also think it would be easier and better to carry it without the crossbody strap.
I love my Pochette Métis in Empreinte leather, but it’s not an everyday bag. The reverse monogram version is more versatile. I could wear it when I’m catching the subway to work or running errands on the weekend. What I love most about the Pochette Métis is how roomy the inside is and that the crossbody strap is comfortable and adjustable.
As you can probably tell, I have a thing for reverse monogram. I think it’s more unique and eye catching than the regular monogram. The LV lock on the bag really caught my attention. It kind of gives an equestrian look to the bag. Like my Pochette Métis in Empreinte , this bag will be reserved for more dressed occasions. But when I do carry it, I’ll be sure to take plenty of pics.
The Alma BB in Damier Ebene is a beautiful bag, but it screams basic bitch. It’s like every girl’s first Louis is either a Neverfull, Speedy or an Alma. I like the Neo version better because 1. It’s less popular (probably because it’s more expensive) and 2. The Neo has a thicker strap than the regular Alma.
A few months ago, I got to see and hold an Alma in Epi leather for the first time. I was surprised how soft the leather was and how it seemed to be scratch resistant. I’m a girly girl, so of course, I’m going to go for the Alma in Rose Ballerina.
Unpopular opinion, but I think the 2000s was one of the best decades for fashion. Yes, some trends were cringey like Von Dutch trucker hats and jeans with dresses, but I think the multicolored pochette from LV’s collaboration with artist Takashi Murakami is a beautiful artifact from the 2000s. The entire Murakami and LV collection was the thing for it girls in the 2000s. The bags and pochettes were worn by celebrities including Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson and pre-surgery Kim Kardashian. For me, the multicolored pochette is more than just a cute accessory. It’s a symbol of when my life was simple, and the only thing I had to worry about was getting my homework done before one of the nightly Disney Channel Original movies came on.
I like Gucci’s Ophidia collection because it’s not as loud and flashy as other Gucci products. I especially love the racing stripe in the middle and how the bag can be worn with almost anything, including my guilty pleasure, VS PINK sweatpants.
I always wanted a crushed velvet purse fo the winter, but I’ve never found one that I really liked, until now. I love everything about this bag. I love that it’s a small crossbody, which makes it more comfortable to wear with a bulky winter coat as opposed to a large shoulder bag. The fuchsia with the gold hardware is absolutely gorgeous and the subtle chevron pattern adds a nice, unique touch.
We all know Birkins are super expensive like college tuition expensive. So, I probably won’t be owning a Birkin in the next few years unless Handbag Honey becomes a six figure business. Even if it does, I probably wouldn’t buy a Birkin in my 20s. I’m still developing my personnel style, and I want to be sure that I absolutely love the bag before spending at least $12,000. Hopefully, by the time I turn 30 or 40, I’ll be prepared to live that Birkin life.