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(Yves) Saint Laurent Arty Ring

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(Yves) Saint Laurent Arty Ring

The past week was spent at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV. Despite lots of walking and producing, I had some time to spend on the strip, and I grabbed something special from CityCenter's Yves Saint Laurent store. Yes, it does still say YSL on the store, and nearly everything in there is on sale! If you're anywhere near Vegas, head to the YSL store there for some good deals before all the new Saint Laurent Paris merchandise is stocked. They do have the new Cabas ChYc bags there as well as the old ones.

YSL Arty Ring

But back to the subject...after visiting Louis Vuitton, I moved over to Yves Saint Laurent and spotted the beautiful Arty rings and bracelets. Always an appreciator of the trend, I decided to try on as many as possible! (Insert sly smile here.) The colors available were incredibly beautiful and vivid. From turquoise blues to gold-filled corals, deep woody browns, blacks and greens, the Artys dazzled me. Keeping true to myself, I found the perfect subdued gold Arty ring. I do admit to being extremely obsessed with neutrals, so this ring completely fit in my accessories collection.

YSL Ring

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Yves Saint Laurent Cabas Chyc Tote in Gray

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Yves Saint Laurent Cabas Chyc Tote in Gray

I've been CRAZY about this bag forever! I never thought I'd have the possibility of getting one for ages, having to save up for my accessories, project after project. With my Chloe Marcie debacle still unsolved, I finally had the chance this weekend to return the bag. I decided against ordering another Chloe, since I was really worried about the hobo strap. I thought I would feel comfortable with the hobo style, but in all reality, I wasn't. So why get something that I will be afraid of using? The Chloe was a graduation gift from my parents, and I was reluctant to return it but since it was marred by defects there really wasn't another choice. I decided to make a switch!

Cabas Chyc

After exchanging the bag, I walked away with the medium YSL Cabas Chyc tote in gray! The store's stock had been quickly depleted and the YSL Cabas was the last medium in the store; I was told they weren't going to replenish anytime soon. I was on the fence about returning the Chloe for a Proenza Schouler, but for such a trendy, casual bag, I didn't think it was worth it. The Cabas is definitely an iconic tote that will be timeless. The Proenza overall was too casual for me, and I haven't heard good things about bag integrity--a MUST for me after this poor Chloe experience.

I had always considered a large in the Cabas, but it is a little too large for me, despite my love for big bags. The medium is the perfect size for a chic tote. Maybe it's not the bag to tote around my work and school materials, but there are other bags in my collection suitable for that task. A bag for every occasion, right?

This graduation gift disaster made a 180-turn into a beautiful, new piece in my collection--of a bag I lusted after, no doubt. Do you have any bad-bag to good-bag stories?

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Yves Saint Laurent Large Belle du Jour Clutch in Metallic Copper Leather

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Yves Saint Laurent Large Belle du Jour Clutch in Metallic Copper Leather

"Here comes the bride!" Today my family is celebrating a wedding in Seattle, Washington. It's my first time ever to the state, and it's incredibly beautiful up here in the northwest.

For my cousin's wedding, I'll be wearing a knee-length, black beaded dress with nude Stuart Weitzman pumps, Chanel necklace, and Louis Vuitton rings. But perhaps my favorite part is this beautiful crinkled, metallic Yves Saint Laurent Belle du Jour clutch. The copper color is stunning and is more discreet than the patent leather options. The YSL logo is only there if you look closely!

YSL Large Belle du Jour Clutch

This originally was a YSL soon-to-be-logo-change panic purchase, and I plan on perhaps getting a few more small pieces before the YSL logo truly goes away. These will be great collection pieces to have in the years to come.

What have you worn to summer weddings?

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Yves Saint Laurent Downtown Bag in Black Leather

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Yves Saint Laurent Downtown Bag in Black Leather

This was my first YSL bag, and it's such a classic. The Downtown is such a chic carryall--you can dress it up or dress it down.

Gold zippers provide a great textural accent to the bag as well as functionality. The gold hardware isn't overdone either. Additionally, the shape of this bag is to die for--it's cavernous inside, but doesn't look awkward when filled up with lots of items. One of my favorite bags.

Name your favorite YSL bags!

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