| DETAILS |
LOFT Henley Drawstring Dress | ALDO Brown Wedges, Old [LOVE THESE!] | HENRI BENDEL c/o West 57th Satchel | GORJANA Zion Necklace, Mika Necklace | BAUBLEBAR Gold Ladder Cuff, Mini Pave Links, Old [SIMILAR] | KENDRA SCOTT Elle Earrings in Slate | RAY-BAN Original Aviator Sunglasses | ESSIE Limoscene | MAC Lipstick in Faux
First off, I just have to say this dress is so comfortable! The fabric is lightweight and just perfect for our HOT Texas summers! If they had this dress in more colors, I would probably buy another one! In a previous post I professed my mild obsession with clutch purses. Another love of mine is a colored satchel for more everyday use. I have this thing about mixing brown and black, so I have a hard time committing to a black or brown everyday purse. I am actually super picky when it comes to the requirements for my everyday handbag, so when I find one I like I usually feel obligated to buy it. I have been on the hunt for about a year now for a cute everyday satchel that zips and comes in a pretty color. This was not easy! For starters, a bag that zips is not that easy to find, and when I would find one I never liked the color options. A few weeks ago, I attended the Henri Bendel perfume launch and fell in love with the West 57th Satchel. I loved that it fully zipped, fit comfortable on my arm, came with a strap for crossbody use, had no dividers inside, had a pocket for my phone and came in lots of fun colors to choose from. Ya’ll that is only like half my requirements list. 🙂
Since 98% of my everyday bags are colorful, I thought I would share a couple of my tips to choose the perfect color for an everyday bag. First up, check out your closet. What colors do you see and What colors don’t you see? I love green and teal colors, but I do not own very many clothes in these colors. I do not want my bag to match too many of the clothes in my closet, so I try to stick with colors that are not big in my wardrobe. I do want my bag to compliment the colors of my wardrobe though, so I also look at what colors I have tons of. I wear lots of blues, purples, and dark pink/magenta colors. This bag is officially called green, but it does have a hint of teal in it. This shade mixes perfectly with the colors that make up the majority of my wardrobe. I also considered what colors I would probably not wear this color with like red, green and certain shades of orange. Again, I check my closet and decided I did not own too many of these colors. Another factor in choosing a colored bag for me is for the color to look professional. I take my satchels to the office, meetings, and networking events, so I want a color that is not too loud. I do however like to pick an eye-catching color. It will definitely help you stand out a bit in a crowd, and possibly even be a conversation starter.
Henri Bendel has some great color options in classic styles which I absolutely love! Plus, they are celebrating their 120th Anniversary right now, and having a big sale on their site! The color of my bag is sold out in the West 57th Satchel, but I did see it still available on a few other bags. I hope these tips help if you are looking to breakaway from the same ol’ black and brown satchels into a fun colorful one! If you are in the market to buy a colored bag and would like some more advice, let me know I would love to share more on my experience in picking the perfect color!