the new bag

madewell sloane satchel black suede leather
sweater: gap, jeans: genetic denim, shoes: birkenstock, bag: madewell, beanie: american apparel

Honestly, I'm not much of a bag person. Do I day enjoy some occasional designer bag eye candy? Sure, but at the end of the day I don't have any strong desires to get my hands on a vintage Chanel boy bag. Bags serve more of a utilitarian purpose for me. They're meant for carrying my books, laptop, calculator, glasses etc. If I don't need to lug anything with some significant weight around, I prefer stuffing whatever I need into my pockets (unless god forbid, my outfit doesn't have pockets. That's the absolute worst.) 

I haven't bought a bag in well over a year, and I honestly wasn't looking to break that trend anytime soon. Then while shopping at Madewell last weekend, I happened across this bag. Their sale section was killer to begin with, which is saying something since the Madewell sales in LA always suck in comparison to those in Jersey and NYC. But by far the best find of the sale, was this bag. I mean it retails at around $230 + tax, and I purchased at for under $50 with tax. It was a steal. A black, cross-body with pockets galore? Yes, please.

Oh, and if you're like me and like going around sans bag, this iPhone case is pretty much perfect for you. I had one for my 4S and bought one asap when I got my 5S since its a lifesaver, with its pocket where I can pop in a credit card, ID, and some cash.


  1. This bag is so cute and that is such a steal! You look great btw (as always) and that beanie is adorable!

  2. Haha, I'm the opposite and tend to take my whole life wherever I go! That bag's such a great find by the way, I love the contrasting textures :)

  3. can't believe you found that bag for such a bargain! it definitely is a steal, and that suede/leather combo is just beauts

  4. Love this outfit! :)

  5. I'm not much of a bag person either. I occasionally buy one in a neutral colour so that I can carry the same one with every outfit :P

    Love your outfit btw!

  6. I love bags and I carry one pretty much wherever I go (outside my house, that is). pockets are not an option for me since my wallet, work notebook, phone, huge keys and so on are a lot to handle for a simple pocket ;) anyway, I think you have chosen a great bag for yourself and when the price was great too then it's already a double win!

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  7. Wow, you got a great deal on that bag. It's gorgeous too!
    I don't like stuffing things in my pockets, but I don't like carrying bags for too long either so it's a lose-lose situation for me. But I still collect bags, so I guess I'm a bag hoarder.


  8. Nice bag, and lovely photos, as usual! Love the idea of that phone case, but knowing me I would lose it, and that would not be good! x

  9. Amazing! :D


  10. The bag is damn pretty and also seems to be big enough to fit everything. I really like it! Congrats on such a great deal.
    Bian, Mortem Blonde

  11. that's amazing you haven't gotten a bag in a while - i wish i had your practicality :) i love madewell stuff, their bags are really nice - this one is such a bargain!! you've just reminded me i had my eye on a leather tote, i should go see if that's on sale now!

    steph /

  12. I've got to say you look a bit grungy and chic! You definitely have you personal sense of style) That bag is also nice purchase, I do like it! Lovely snapshots as well!
    Have a fabulous time!

  13. I don't think I could ever leave home without a bag, even a tiny one, I've been like that since I was 5, lol. This is such a classic and elegant one, great to fit in essentials and it will look great with everything! Super cute sweater!

  14. I really need to invest in some Birks.


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