In The Bag

I recently found the Rue La La Handbag Style Guide. I love Rue La La for great shopping deals, but I didn’t know they had this cool blog too! There is a section about the history of handbags. So cool to see how they’ve evolved. There’s also a handy dandy little guide that tells you how to make sure your designer bag is real. I was inspired to share my favourite purses and let you know a little bit about what I absolutely must carry inside them.

Being a typical fashionista I love my purses. While I admit that most of the time I use one, I love to change it up when I’m going out and getting dressed up. My go to at the moment? A satchel by See by Chloe. I originally got this bag because not only is it beautiful and luxurious, it’s lightweight and has the option to be carried by the top handles or by the detachable shoulder strap. Lightweight is key for me. After multiple surgeries following my breast cancer diagnosis I just couldn’t carry a heavy bag anymore. The pink colour, however, is purely coincidental. I just like pink!

See By Chloe Bag

I’m kind of a “kitchen sink”  person when it comes to my purse. I like to be prepared. What can I say? And my method of organization is more of a lack thereof except that I prefer bags that have two small, easily accessible pockets on the inside — one for my glasses and one for my phone. I’m also a fan of the inside zipper pocket for lip gloss, a pen and all those department store cards that don’t fit in my wallet. Don’t judge. Everything else is a free for all. Must work on that!

Now, when it comes time to go out or dress up for an event the purse definitely changes to go with the outfit, the type of event, or maybe just my mood. I tend to go with smaller bags for evening or semi/formal events. Perhaps a clutch or baguette (you can learn about these in the handbag guide too!). You can have a lot of fun choosing bags on a per evening basis and they can totally make your outfit! I often borrow them from my mum who has a nice collection. These are a couple few of my faves…

Carpisa Purse

What could add more fun to an outfit than a Rubic’s Cube shaped purse? This one is by Carpisa.

Deux Lux Clutch

Fringes are cool! Deux Lux

Jean Lottie Purse

Animal print and studs. Enough said. Jeanne Lottie

Marc by Marc Jacobs Bag

Simple black with some interesting hardware that can be worn cross body for hands free.
Hey. It’s hard to hold a drink, a plate and a clutch!
Marc by Marc Jacobs

Chanel Bag

Gold. Quilted. Chanel.

Coach Evening Bag

A tiny little Coach with sparkly rhinestones. Fun!

 What’s your favourite go to bag? How do you choose what kind to carry? Need advice? Don’t forget to check out the handbag guide and all their other guides too!