Everyday Life: Handbag Tag!

marca_ilovebagsHold on to your seats ladies and gentlemen…Lauren is doing the handbag tag! I have been a lover of handbags as far back as I can remember and this just seems so fitting…Lets get started…

Q. What is your favorite handbag and why?
A. I would say my absolute favorite handbag would have to be my Chanel jumbo flap. In my current collection…and all the bags I have owned…it is definitely the best all around bag.
Q. Do I baby my handbags?
A. Yes! To me they are investments and I treat them as such.
Q. Do I consider myself a collector?
A. Yes! I would say I have been seriously collecting for about 8 years now.
Q. Can you part with them if I had to?
A. Definitely. As much as I love them…they are not everything to me.
Q. When did I fall in love with handbags?
A. Being a true girly girl…I fell in love with handbags from a very early age. I think one of the main factors I fell in love was because of the feminine touch it adds to any outfit.
Q. What was your first designer handbag?
A. My first designer bag was Dooney and Bourke when I turned 15. It was the beginning of it all.
Q. What was the experience like?
A. It was my first huge purchase I made with my own money I earned from work. Felt amazing!
Q. Why do I think I’m obsessed with handbags?
A. I think for me its about having my perfect collection. Just when you feel you have reached it…another bag comes on the market. Its a never ending battle.
Q. Is there an emotional component?
A. I think so. I hold on to bags that hold sentimental value to me and will never sell them for that purpose. Other than that…if the bag isn’t being used its time to sell.
Q. Do I plan or impulse buy?
A. I rarely impulse buy as I do my research before making purchases etc. Its the impulse buys that sadly dont last long in my collection. Lesson learned over the years.
Q. What is my favorite handbag designer?
A. Chanel without a doubt.
Q. What is my dream bag?
A. A Birkin. I have dreamed of owning that bag since the beginning of my collection. Its just the ultimate handbag in my opinion.

I hope you enjoyed the handbag tag. I tag all of you and ask you leave your responses in the comments!

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Fashion: Tory Burch Robinson Double Zip Tote

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Work bags can be so hit and miss. I am the first one in line to splurge on handbags but cannot seem to do so when it comes to work bags. I know it really doesn’t make sense to me either. After looking through my handbag collection I realized every bag I own is in black…that doesn’t surprise me either. I love the style of this Tory Burch Robinson tote as Prada was the first designer to introduce this tote/briefcase style bag. I looked online and realized that it came in a stunning caramel brown color. I was sold. I called a Tory Burch store directly and lucked out as they had it in stock. They offered free two day shipping which made the impatient person in me cheer! Two days later it arrived beautifully packaged and truly more beautiful in person than online. I must say if you are looking for a classy and elegant work bag this is the one for you. This bag will not only hold everything you need but it will look new for quite some time as this bag is constructed with durable saffiano leather.
Do you own any Tory Burch handbags?

Fashion: Mulberry Mini Alexa

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As much as I love large handbags…there is nothing more I love than having a small cross body bag with just enough room for my weekend necessities. I also do love having my hands free. A few months back I was in my local Mulberry boutique and fell in love with the Alexa Mini…in black with silver hardware. I had know idea this bag came in this small size. The sales associate pulled out all the stuffing from the bag and amazingly there was plenty of room for a wallet, sunglasses, phone, keys, and a lip gloss. Without much thought I went for it…and I am so glad I did. It’s the perfect cross body luxury leather bag! If you are in the market for a great cross body bag that offers enough room for your necessities…I highly recommend you check this bag out.
Do you have a favorite cross body bag?

Fashion: Please Put Your Hands Together For My Latest Handbag Addition…3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli in Iridescent

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3.1 Phillip Lim – Pashli Mini Leather in Iridescent
Tomorrow is my birthday (more on that in tomorrow’s post) and thankfully my husband and family know one thing. I am addicted to handbags and everything having to do with them. Without further ado…please welcome my birthday present and new addition to my handbag family…my 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Leather in Iridescent. I have seen this bag in many different sizes and colors and have admired it from afar. I always felt the bag was a bit too small for my frame and would not hold my larger wallets. After stopping into Nordstrom to return a purchase (figures right), I stopped by the designer handbag section (to look I swear) and bam…this bag stopped me in my tracks. After a quick adjustment of the strap and slipping my wallet into the bag (a perfect fit) I knew this lil baby was mine. Thank you to my husband for a new great lil bag.
Have you recently treated yourself to a new handbag?