I've always considered myself a "bag" girl, but some time in college I stopped collecting interesting, vintage purses and just opting for totes. About a month ago I needed a bag for a nice evening out and realized how sorely my "purse wardrobe" was lacking. There wasn't a single bag that I felt was nice enough for special occasions and the majority of the purses I did own bored me. So, I did the only logical thing: took all the purses I couldn't see myself using up and donated them to the local thrift shop and then began hunting for bags that spoke to me. Since then I've found a number of handbags I'm actually excited to use.
This particular one is perhaps my favorite new find. A Bill Blass perforated leather handbag with chain strap. It is so wonderfully glam and large enough to carry my camera, which is practically a miracle. As a pale, pale person I like to wear gold pieces because I feel it brings warmth to my skin. I've actually had it for a couple of weeks now, but I tend to forget to photograph what purses I am using...
H&M dress and jacket
Cynthia Rowley tights via Gilt
Bill Blass purse via Gilt
The Quotation airplane ring