My Newest Handbag Obsession

My Newest Handbag Obsession

My Newest Handbag Obsession

My Newest Handbag Obsession

My Newest Handbag Obsession

My Newest Handbag Obsession

My Newest Handbag Obsession

My Newest Handbag Obsession

My Newest Handbag Obsession

My Newest Handbag Obsession

the details: striped long sleeve (short sleeve versionsimilar option), denimheelssatchelsunglasseswatch

Hi friends! Happy Monday. I’ve been sitting on these photos for a couple of weeks now (womp womp , I know….), but I’m so excited to *finally* share them with you! I’m not one that typically springs for bags, like ever. I have under less than ten bags (this includes satchels, totes & clutches) and it breaks my heart to spend over $200 on a nice bag. Pathetic, I know, but I’d rather spend that money on clothes, food, or wine – ya feel? I originally saw this bag a few months ago and fell in love, but over my dead body was I spending $500 on a FREAKIN’ PURSE. If you spend that much money on purses, please let me know what you’re secrets are for not feeling guilty about it, I really need some tips here.

Fast forward a few weeks and I decided to head up to Nordstrom to check the bag out in person to see if it was something I was actually interested in. I love, love, loved the navy color, mostly because it’s so hard to find the *perfect* navy bag but then the red caught my eye. If you know me, I’m allllllll about the neutral tones so this was a big leap. I decided I still wasn’t ready to spend the money on it but then the Nordstrom sale came around and would ya look at that – THE FREAKIN’ BAG WAS ON SALE. Granted, it was more than I wanted to spend, but I’m so glad I bit the bullet and bought it because I am SERIOUSLY IN FREAKIN’ LOVE!!!

If you’ve been eyeing this bag too, I *highly* suggest biting the bullet like I did. You won’t regret it, I promise. I love the functionality of it for all aspects of my life (work, cocktails, Target runs), the cross body strap saves lives when running errands, and the color is *so* perfect.

Do you have a purse you just said “Screw it, I’m buying this for myself” and still love to this day!?



Photography by Katie Salerno

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  1. 6.19.17
    Kristina said:

    I love a good pop of color in handbags and that’s awesome that you scored it on sale!

    xo, Kristina

  2. 6.19.17
    jessica said:

    Love the color of this bag. So fun!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    • 6.27.17
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Jessica!

  3. 6.19.17

    I’ve got to check this bag out. Love this pretty vibrant color, and I’m the same way about always reaching for neutrals normally.

  4. 6.19.17

    Ahhh love the bold color! I’m normally a neutral purse gal but have been loving the statement bags lately.

    • 6.27.17
      Rachel said:

      I’m with ya, girl! The color of this bag is totally outside my norm, but I love it!

  5. 6.19.17
    Rach said:

    That bag is so gorgeous! I love how vibrant the red is!

    • 6.27.17
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Rach!

  6. 6.19.17
    Chloe said:

    This handbag is super cute, really loving the shape and color! 🙂

    xo, Chloe //

  7. 6.19.17
    Caitlyn said:

    I’ve never been one for big name brand purses, or purses in general, but lately I’ve been wanting a high-quality bag! I was thinking a gray neutral one, but now I really want a red one!!

  8. 6.19.17
    Shelby Back said:

    this bag is gorgeous! So perfect for every season too!


  9. 6.19.17
    Nataly said:

    I love this bag so much! This has to be one of the prettiest colors!

  10. 6.20.17
    Karly said:

    Yaaaaas, girl! So glad you splurged on the bag because it’s perfection.

  11. 6.20.17
    Maggie said:

    I love everything about this post!! The photos, the outfit, the bag… All perfect!

  12. 6.20.17
    Stephanie said:

    That bright red pop of color is everything! I’m sure you’re going to get great use out of it this summer. It’s such a fun bag!

  13. 6.20.17
    Ashley said:

    Its the perfect accent bag! Love this! Also I’m all about stripes, and having a pop of color makes them just a tad bit more interesting!

    • 6.27.17
      Rachel said:

      I totally agree with you, Ashley!

  14. 6.21.17
    Abby said:

    This satchel is adorable! I love that bright color and the structure. I can tell why you would be obsessed with it!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

  15. 6.21.17
    Morgan said:

    I can see why you’re so obsessed with the bag!! I’ve had my eye on this one in the cognac shade of a while now!! You’re making want to get it! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  16. 6.22.17
    Jessica said:

    I love a good structured tote! This one is so perfect with a vibrant color too! I can tell why you’d be obsessed!

    Jessica |

    • 6.27.17
      Rachel said:

      It’s SO good!!! The structure is perfect!

  17. 6.22.17
    Hillary said:

    I don’t blame you for being obsessed with is bag! It’s gorgeous!


  18. 7.8.17

    What a cool look!! Love the top!! That is co cool!! I love it!!

    • 7.24.17
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Annie!