Today I'm toting a lovely little Lauren by Ralph Lauren number which I picked up whilst on holiday. The keen eyed among you may recognise it from my New York holiday post, I picked it up from Macys - a new York institution!!
I'd spent all holiday looking for something special to buy myself for Christmas and as soon as I saw this bag, I knew it was the one. The soft tan leather! That little leather bow! It had to be mine...
Bag lust - begin!
This is the Lauren by Ralph Lauren Dundee Convertible Satchel. On first glance this bag is absolutely stunning - elegant yet modern, it's the perfect handbag for both work and weekend.
What am I wearing it with?
The beauty of this bag is that you can team it with a smart pencil skirt and trench coat just as easily as leggings and a loose fit jumper.
You can tote it on the arm, or wear it on your shoulder and today I'm teaming it with this Warehouse Salt & Pepper Biker Coat and a black pencil dress I picked up in the Zara sale.
(I loveeee the Zara dress but I'm struggling to raise my arms away from my body - the things we do in the name of style!!)
I love the lasercut detail all around the edge and the expensive gold finishes around the front.
Face Value tip - Metallic hardware even makes cheap bags look expensive! But make sure the shade of gold isn't too brassy or garish. You're aiming for lady-like luxe, not lairy lass on the town.
Oh - and the lining!! I'm a sucker for a lovely lining - even if its somewhere that no one will really see, if there's a patterned lining, i'm 80% sold.
Am I a sucker or what?!
I'd been saving up to buy myself something special (I always find that the best presents are the ones you give yourself eh?) and I bought this for myself for about $220 (£130)
This is a great transitional bag for both spring and autumn and you can buy it turquoise, black and also white!
So that's my arm candy today - what do you think?