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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

All about the bag


How fun is this picture? I mean, really. Isn't she beautiful? If you missed my little Q&A with The Style Up a couple weeks ago, you can see it here. They had asked me about my experience buying this bag, and while I answered the question in about 4 sentences, it definitely wasn't a hasty decision. Easily the process took 1-2 hours, and involved phoning friends, trying it on, taking photos, and even walking away just to think some more without being distracted by her beauty. I definitely don't regret my decision, not even a little bit. My Nellie will be with me for years to come and I have every intention of gifting her to a daughter, granddaughter, niece, someone when I have no use for her any longer.




Sunnies: Gucci | Scarf: Express (option) | Blazer: Express (option) | Top: Bailey 44 | Jeans: Express (similar) | Bag: Chanel (budget option) | Shoes: Kate Spade (similar, budget option)

Every week I link up with Erin and Laura for the Trend Spin Linkup, and this week's theme is  handbags. Of course, I had to showcase the mother of all my bags today, so I definitely dressed around her (her = Nellie = my Chanel.) I grabbed some old favorites - print scarf, knit blazer, perforated layered tank tunic, perfect skinnies, and cheetah pumps to finish the look. The infamous blogger pattern mix formula, but amazing that it this formula seems to work for me every time. I love when the "old" things in your closet make you the most happy when you're wearing them.


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Linking up for: #AllAboutYouStyle Sessions, Erin and Laura for Trend Spin Linkup, Love Your Look, and Stylish Tuesday.

38 comments :

  1. I am seriously in love with your bag collection!! This one takes the cake! Obsessed!!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

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    1. thanks so much, Erica! I'm trying to do a better job at wearing her on a regular basis vs just saving her for special occasions! I love that she can be dressed up or down! You definitely need one!

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  2. Wow I love your bag and that you went through a process to purchase her! Your outfit is cute as always!
    xo, Lee

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    1. Thank you, Lee! She'll always be my most prized shopping acquisition!

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  3. I love this outfit and I wish I could see more of that bailey 44 top! Is it a double layer? Oh well, no sense falling in love since it looks like it's no longer available! I'm glad you're still in love with your "Nellie" (LOL that you have a name for her!!!)
    Gina
    On the Daily Express

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    1. One of my friends helped me name her, so I can't take all the credit! Channy just didn't sound as cute as Nellie does! ;)

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  4. I covet your bag! :) It is gorgeous and awesome investment. I hope to have one someday. Love the pumps with this look.
    Kathrine

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Katherine! I definitely think she was worth every penny and I hope you are able to find your perfect one in the future!

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  5. So envious of this bag!! You have the best bag collection EVER. I want a Chanel Bag one day! Totally agree with you that she will be with you forever :)
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. I think every girl should own a Chanel one day! They're just so special and I love that they literally are the same classic shape as they were originally designed to be years ago! And the fact that their resale values are so high - you really can't go wrong with it! And they're just beautiful!

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  6. What a great bag! I'm guessing you will use it until it wears out, those are the best purchases. The whole outfit is a winning selection and looks great one you.

    blue hue wonderland

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    1. Thank you so much!
      And yes, I absolutely I plan to use this forever!

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  7. This bag totally deserves the "Whoa Nellie" tag, it's super pretty, and I love that it's not in black, it makes it even more special.

    Natalia

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    1. Yes, I purposely did not want black! Not that I wouldn't take the black if someone gifted it to me ;) But I figured the grey would be universally more versatile! I would love one in red, too. Maybe one day!

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    1. Thanks, Jenna! Every time I take it out of its dust bag, and I sigh because it's just so beautiful!

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  9. I love with this bag!!! I am going to need that!! :)
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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    1. Yes, girl, I'm going to vote yes, you definitely need one!!!

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  10. Your bag is beautiful and so is your outfit. You look stunning and so happy . Rachel xo

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    1. Aww - thanks! This was actually a really fun outfit for me to wear! Love that old pieces can still have that effect!

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  11. you have an awesome bag collection, and shoe collection and closet... the list just keeps growing

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    1. Well, thank you so much! For my bags and shoes, I really try and pick the classics! I love them!

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  12. Now that is a fantastic bag. I dream of owning a Chanel someday. Love this outfit too!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    1. I hope you get your dream bag! It's very much worth it!
      And thank you!

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  13. Ooh love it! Beautiful bag! :D What a great purchase!

    Jen
    www.lifeunrefined.com

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    1. Thank you, Jen!! Happy you can appreciate it!

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  14. what a beautiful bag and the gray color goes with everything!

    cute & little
    Color Brigade link-up!

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    1. Yes, it definitely does! And I love that it changes its shade of grey in different lighting!

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  15. I can tell that you thought very carefully to pick out the perfect bag for you, and I love that you already plan to make it an heirloom bag!

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    1. Ahh - heirloom - I need to use that word! Yes, I absolutely do! Someone else needs to enjoy this, even when I can't anymore!

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  16. Chanel is a timeless classic piece. You can never go wrong with it. Your bag is beautiful and will last you a lifetime, but beware, all other bags you own, will always fall short in its comparison now :D ;). Looking gorgeous as usual :)

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    1. Haha, oh yes, I can certainly understand where you are going with that!
      You are very sweet, thank you!

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  17. I'm obsessed! That bag is such a stunner!

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    1. Thank you!! She always stuns me every time I take her out for a spin!!

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  18. Very cute lady! Another great scarf choice! And of course a fantastic bag!

    -Chelsey
    -http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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    1. I don't know what I'm going to do when it gets SO hot and I can't wear scarves anymore! They definitely brighten up my outfits!
      And thank you so much!

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  19. That bag is gorgeous. Totally worth it. I love the rich mushroom color too. I also really like your Striped Blazer (another thing I need) and Cheetah Pumps. I have been pinning so many Outfits of yours lately. This is no exception.

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    1. It's funny how pinning is the utmost compliment! Thank you so much for the support!

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