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Wishlist Wednesday #33 – black leather satchel

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Undoubtedly, I do love color in my wardrobe and on my face. Yet one thing that is a staple in my wardrobe is a black leather satchel bag. I currently have the Treesje Brixton, which I didn’t use that much after I first purchased it a few years ago, but have been using every day since November.

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Treesje Brixton

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Wishlist Wednesday #31 – Barbara Rihl bag

My recent trip saw me spending most of my time in the south of France, but my sister and I fit in a whirwind 23-hour layover in Paris. This left me with only a few hours of shopping time, but I managed to do significant damage nonetheless.

In my shopping frenzy, I found myself in the Marais, and came face to face with a store window with the most whimsical, adorable bags I had ever seen. Fortunately for my already abused credit card, the store had closed for the day, and I was leaving the next morning before it opened. Doesn’t mean that I am not now pining for a Barbara Rihl bag.

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The Liebster Award x 2

I am honored and touched to have been nominated for the Liebster Award twice within a week or so, first by Anna of Beauty by Shortylegs and then by Dea of Her Deauty.

The Liebster Award is a way of giving accolades to blogs with 200 or less followers. Basically, most of us who work hard at our blogs and aren’t famous for it.

The Liebster Award

I’ve been so busy, that I haven’t had time to answer the questions until now, but here we go!

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Wishlist Wednesday #21- Hearts Leather Bag by La Lisette

I promise, I’ve wanted this bag for a lot longer than just pre-Valentine’s Day, but it seemed like the perfect opportunity to share my object of lust—the Hearts Leather Bag by La Lisette in Bordeaux.

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Wishlist Wednesday #20 – Valentino Rockstud Shoes

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Normally, I’m not one to want an article of clothing or an accessory that is super well known or that everyone has (part of my problem with designer bags), but I’ve seen different variations of the Valentino Rockstud Shoes on different blogs lately, and…they just look so HOT.

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Is spending money on designer handbags worth it?

Not so much a New Year’s resolution, but since the being-unemployed-and-having-no-money-and-then-getting-a-job-and-making-a-lot-less-money-than-before thing, I’m trying to spend my money more wisely (to varying degrees of success).

I know they say to make your investment pieces your shoes and handbags. My tendency, however, is to buy a lot of clothing rather than pay for quality and have fewer items. (I can’t help it! I see cute things and my fingers order them without my brain engaging! I could never even pretend to be French.)

The thing is that, like with the Chloé Susanna boots, I just can’t reconcile paying the price of a trip to Europe on a pair of shoes. That’s not to say I haven’t ever paid what I consider too much money on a pair of shoes or have only cheap handbags. But I do prefer buying lesser known or, preferably, indie designers. I don’t like advertising for a brand. The one bag I have that has a well-known name on it (thought it’s a canvas bag), I wear that side on the inside.

(I do confess the desire to one day own at least one pair of Manolos or Jimmy Choos or Louboutins.)

So, given my usual aversion to status bags, I am surprised by my recent fascination with them.

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Two bloggers that I read have both been posting looks with their Chanel quilted flap bags. There is no way to hide that this is a Chanel bag. If I wore it backwards, there would be no point. (Not that I could afford any of them even used.) But look, there is something so undeniably special and fashionable about them.

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I have to do WHAT now?!

A new job has brought a new requirement: Carrying a laptop with me every day.

I tend to favor smaller handbags, and don’t relish having to bring an extra tote with me every day, so I’ve realized I’m going to have to invest in a bag that can carry everything (and not tear under the strain). But I obviously want it to be stylish.

So I scoured the internet for some affordable (and some dream) options. I haven’t decided on anything yet. Also, I need money, first.

Laptop bags

Which do you like best? Do you have to carry a laptop with you? What do you use?

Wishlist Wednesday #7

Okay, now. I’ve covered boots, jewelry, dresses, hats, makeup, and shoes. It’s time for purses!! (You know, all the basic food groups!)

I discovered the bags of French brand Tammy & Benjamin through a boutique that I adore in Paris. Shortly after that, I saw Valentine rocking one of their bags. (In fact, I found out about her blog when the company referred to that entry, and I’m glad I did!)

Lucky for me, they deliver to the US, with no problems at all. (As does Shop des Créateurs.) I just adore their vintage feel, combined with the amazing French craftsmanship. I currently own the Elizabeth in gold, the Petit Charlie in blue, and the Emma in black. But what I really want now is this:

TammyAndBenjamin_03_resize Just freaking look at it!!

Considering my current unemployed state and lack of fundage, the good news is, I can’t find this version of the Petit Charlie anywhere. The bad news is, I CAN’T FIND THIS VERSION OF THE PETIT CHARLIE ANYWHERE. It’s in their lookbook for the new collection, but it’s not on their site. Or Shop des Créateurs. I tweeted the company, but they did not respond.

IT HURTS MY SOUL THAT THIS BAG CANNOT BE MINE.

But, if I have to settle for a replacement, the yellow and black Petit Charlie is pretty spiffy, too. Still. *sniff*

How many purses are too many purses? And isn’t “sac à main” such a great term? What are you lusting after this week?