I've been obsessing over the color Emerald for a while now. Not only is it a practical neutral, matching countless outfits, but I really appreciate its sleekness and subtlety. Read more!
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Oh, Rebecca Minkoff, what you do to me!
This is truly a handbag love story. But it doesn't turn out like Romeo & Juliet; it rather ends happily. I have seriously been lusting over this bag for months. There were multiple times I could have purchased it, but it just wasn't the right time. And an accessories addict has to budget themselves. For so long I thought that I had 'lost' the bag. It was no longer available on the Minkoff website, and I hadn't seen it in stores. As a veteran of handbag sales, I know that sometimes you get a second chance and sometimes it is gone as quickly as it was available. Despite my multiple chances, I just couldn't bring myself to buy it for financial reasons. Girl has to eat--am I right?
Luckily, the purse gods blessed me with a Gilt sale on Minkoff bags not too long ago, and I finally grabbed this fun cross-body nearly 50% off retail price. Sometimes it is truly good to wait!
I genuinely enjoy this bag since it's large enough to fit a book or iPad, and room for other small accouterments. M.A.C. Clutches are great for concerts, touring, and for the quick jaunts into town.
The first week of December is already coming to a close, and the holiday retail rush is still in full-swing with two days to go until Hanukkah begins and the remaining two weeks before Christmas!
Are you ready?! If not, The Shoulder Strap has some great picks for you that are sure to make your loved ones happy! In this list are classics and useful neutrals to carry you through the formal holiday season and also throughout the year.
The Cross-bodyRebecca Minkoff's M.A.C. Daddy
The BriefcasePrada's Saffiano Flap Briefcase
The WatchMarc by Marc Jacobs's Marci Mirror Strap 33mm
The Evening ClutchLouis Vuitton's Zip Flat Pochette
The Tech AccessoryGucci's iPad Case
The NecklaceRachel Reinhardt Jewelry's Layered Mixed Metal Swag Necklace
The SatchelBalenciaga's Giant 12 Rose Gold Velo in Latte
The Heel3.1 Phillip Lim's Ava leather pumps
The SandalRene Caovilla's Pearl-Strap Flat Slide Thong
The FlatPrada's Studded Smoking Slipper
The Dress Shoerag & bone's Bedford Classic Brogue in burgundy
The bag is versatile with options for it to be carried as a cross-body, shoulder bag (using the double chain), or as a clutch (if you tuck the chains into the bag). Its hardware is light gold, and its bright green pebbled cow leather speaks to its stylishness and practicality.
The zippers on its side provide extra interior space when unzipped, but as pictured here, looks incredibly chic with its soft leather zipper dressings hanging down from the bag. This is one of my favorite grabs and is incredibly trendy with a side of economical. Gotta love Rebecca Minkoff's affordable chic!
What's your summer chic bag?