14 August 2012

have this? need that!

14 August 2012
so, if you follow me on twitter or instagram, you might have seen the gloriousness of this michael kors handbag. i was walking by the MK store on michigan avenue, minding my own business, and just as i was passing by, this little voice in my head said, "well, you could just stop in and look." see, i've been looking for a great black leather bag - a go-to, big enough to be a carryall, but not as big as my work bag. i didn't find my black bag, but i found this python-embossed beauty on sale!


and now that i've convinced myself that it will meet my black bag needs, i'm already thinking about how i can take this bag into fall.

while i typically think of cream/tan/eggshell etc. for spring and summer, lines are blurring around when you can wear certain colors. after all, the bag is neutral, and therefore, a blank canvas. i love the idea of pairing this bag with all black - for fall, i'll ground my look with rich fabrics in jet black. but until then, i'll rock it with my summer dresses!


have this : need that!

                                                                             bag|cape|boot

i'm thinking of making "have this? need that!" into a series. have an item you love, but you're not sure what to pair with it? or need inspiration for a new way to wear a much-loved piece? e-mail me and the next "have this? need that!" will be yours!

16 comments:

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

I 100% think this can be worn in the winter, its "winter white"

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

OMG.... that bag... GORGEOUS!! Great impulse buy. ;)

Viviana said...

Fabulous purchase!

Jillian Manesh said...

LOVE this bag!! so pretty and it's the perfect carryall. im saving to get a classic louis vuitton.

classiq said...

It's beautiful, Ashley! So perfect for summer and it can work so well for the cold months too.

The Now said...

I love love love your white bag!!! I think you will get sooo much use out of it. And I think you need the black items as well :) xo

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

I agree with Alex, a totally all-seasons bag! So pretty!

Susan said...

I love this! Definitely can go all seasons, I agree and it would look fabulous with all black! Enjoy it!!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I would defniitely wear it year round! It's gorge! Great buy!

I wear my Chloe tan Marcie all year long and it looks great with black. You should totally get the cape & the boot. Speaking of, I've been on the hunt for new fall boots and these might fit the bill :)

Melissa Blake said...

SO awesome!!

blue roses said...

cream, for me, is ideal any time of the year, especially a piece like a cream leather handbag. when it comes to color, one must take into account the actual shade, but also the material, when making a decision about whether or not it is seasonal. cream with monochrome black sounds luscious!

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Lexi said...

That cape is gorgeous! I've been on the hunt for a large-ish tote (but not quite work bag) ...
♡ Lexi
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Taylor said...

love the idea for a series - and LOVE LOVE LOVE that bag!!!! gorgeous!

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Joelle :: Something Charming said...

Oh my, that bag is absolutely adorable! It really can be used throughout the year, and I love the idea of pairing it with all black.

I also really like the idea of a "wear this, need that" series. It's definitely unique, and very helpful!

xoxo,
Joelle

Lyndsy said...

that bag is adorable! great purchase and find!

Morgan @ xoxo, me said...

LOVE this bag. I think you can definitely wear it through the fall and winter, especially with that fabulous black cape and those boots! I need a new pair of black boots so I may need to check those out :)

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