Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Recently, I've had a few kind readers email me about my handbags. Which are my favorites? Which would I recommend or consider must - haves? I was flattered that anyone would be interested, because I've honestly downsized so much over the past year. Quality over quantity is my new motto. It's easy to get caught up in the latest "IT" bag of the moment. I do it too, all the time in fact. But as I can't afford to spend hundreds of dollars on new designer bags, I happily use the ones I already own and love. I then focus on the bags I see myself saving for in the future.

This is most of my collection, but I've broken them down into categories in an effort to keep this post simple. Let me know if you have any specific questions!

The Classics

These are the bags I reach for when I want to feel instantly polished and put together, no matter where I'm going or what I'm wearing. 


The Colorful Clutch
J.Crew Factory Envelope Clutch (similar)
Rebecca Minkoff Pouch (similar)

Great for adding color to any outfit. They are perfect for a night out.



The Everyday Bag
Juicy Couture (great option)

I've been carrying this bag most of Spring and Summer because it works with everything! It carries a ton without feeling heavy.


The Crossbody
Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac (in almond)

This bag is so versatile. You can carry it as a clutch, as a shoulder bag, or crossbody which is how I prefer it. Great for shopping, festivals, concerts, or anytime where you want to be hands - free.



The Dream Bag
Chanel Jumbo Classic Flap in Caviar Leather, Silver hardware. 
This is my ultimate I-can't-believe-she's-mine dream bag. I love her. Enough said. 



My next bag? Well I've had my eye on the LV Neverfull for quite some time. I once obsessed over the Speedy, but I think a practical tote that I can throw over my shoulder and go is more my style these days. And I definitely want a red or burgundy bag for this upcoming Fall season. 

What are your must-have bags? Are you eyeing one in particular?

♥ Noelle 

15 comments:

  1. Such an amazing bag collection! I would be one happy girl with all of them!

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  2. La la love all of your bags!! I want them all, especially the Chanel!!

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  3. Am crazy about this post :-) Love seeing your bags all together!!!

    You've chosen really well and put together such a classic and versatile selection - you have such great taste!

    Here are my must-have bags from an earlier post - includes my fave everyday, cross-body, special occasion and mom bag choices lol!

    http://ellaprettyblog.blogspot.ca/2012/07/building-handbag-wardrobe-classics.html

    I used to buy so many handbags, but as I've built up a dream-bag collection, I find myself really thinking before purchasing any thing new - because I already have bags that I adore :-)

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    1. I'm crazy about your collection! You have the most beautiful bags Ella. I love your taste. I remember drooling over your post!

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  4. I die over your bags all the time! I have been using my neverfull almost everyday and can say it is so worth it. I think a red or burgundy bag would be awesome for fall. Can't wait to see what you get!

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    1. Thank you Maria. I love your neverfull, and I see how practical it is! You're part of the reason why I want it over the speedy. It looks fabulous on you!

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  5. I have the Speedy and I wish I got the neverfull as the Speedy can get quite heavy! I also have the Mac Rebecca Minkoff bag and I love it so versatile! And Chanel - *sigh* I remember when you got that bag (my pre-blog days) and was so excited for you!! My dream bag is the Chloe Marcie bag!

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  6. Thank you for being a long time reader Laura! The Chloe Marcie is really beautiful too. I'll have to check out your blog!

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  7. I love your bags and the Chanel one is by far my favorite.

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  8. Umm.. . . I would love your collection!!

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  9. They are all great, Noelle! I think my fav of yours if the Kate Spade, though. I would love that bag :)
    My current fav is a tiny little pale yellow DB I picked up at TJ Maxx for $40! It hold my sunnies, change wallet and keys - perfect summer running around bag :)
    XO
    Jessy
    www.FourSeasonsStyle.blogspot.com

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  10. You have a great collection of bags. I think of the ones you mentioned I'd like to add the Rebecca Minkoff or Kate Spade one to my collection. LV is my absolute favorite designer for bags, and I've collected a few over the years. I love my Neverfull and carry it more than my Speedy.

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  11. I drool a little bit every time I see that Michael Kors bag on your blog!

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