After my last post I feel it is time to lighten up the mood with a quirky patterned dress and the latest additions to my wardrobe. I wore this dress last Easter as seen here and only changed the shoes and the bangles. This look was a lot more casual, but still flirty with the ruffle flats and colorful arm candy.
Accessories can really help reinvent an outfit, and I am happy to introduce the newest member to my handbag collection: my Marc Jacobs Natasha Petal to the Metal Cross Body aka the "grandma bag" as nicknamed by Mando. I've coveted this bag for about 2 years now, but could never bring myself to pay full price for it at Nordstrom. After finally being hired full-time at the office and imagining countless outfits I could have used it with I finally took the plunge and purchased this bag on eBay. I found a great deal for this authentic bag and soon after the wallet followed. It always amazes me that when it comes to designer handbags, the wallet will cost just as much as the purse! I got my wallet for a good deal on eBay as well, and I am glad to have found a wallet that matches a majority of my black handbags.
I am very excited to own this bag and love the size. I was hesitant to make the purchase before, but I can tell I will be using this for awhile. I also appreciate its modest size. It forces me to not carry more than I need and really makes me reconsider what is essential. And last but not least, I adore the gold plated sparrows! Mando does not find my bag cute hence the "grandma bag" nickname, but then again he isn't the one using it (nor does he have a fashion blog so his point is mute). I collect animal jewelry, but it seems to be branching off onto my clothes and other accessories. I am quite content with this transition, but he might not be too thrilled. He thought this outfit was cute, so maybe he is okay with all the animal theme items I own.
Hope your week has been great so far!