May 13, 2014

My "It" Bag

5/13 OOTD

5/13 OOTD

Top: Striped top from LOFT (old)
Blazer: Black suit blazer from Banana Republic (old)
Pants: Old Navy Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans (730770) in Batman wash (old)
Shoes: J.Crew Sloane patent pumps in soft desert (similar here)

5/13 OOTD

5/13 OOTD

5/13 OOTD

Spring temperatures are finally here to stay (I hope). This means that I feel motivated to put more effort into what I wear once again. Springtime also gives me a reason to pull out my nicer bags from storage. The Lumineuse PM (let's call her Lumi) was gifted to me by my fiancé last year for my 30th birthday. See an old review here comparing it to my trusty Ann Taylor gallery tote.

I'd been lusting after Lumi since she came out a few years ago and I feel blessed that my fiancé gifted me something that I couldn't quite bring myself to pull the trigger on due to the hefty price tag. Just imagine how many LOFT shopping sprees that would fund (especially at 50% off)! Ha. All kidding aside, the classic shape and beautiful embossed leather pulled at my heartstrings and in my eyes it was the perfect black/dark navy bag.

Out of everything I love to shop for I'm most selective about my investment bags. They tend to be a statement piece that helps to pull together my outfits since I don't really accessorize. I was concerned that Lumi would be too big for me since I'm 5'2". However, I've snapped a few pictures of the different ways I like to carry it along with today's outfit and I'm pleased to report that it's a great oversize bag for someone of similar height and stature. Now if only it didn't weigh so much but I really have no cause for complaint. Here's to a fabulous second year with this beauty. ;)
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4 comments :

Jenny @ stuff-i-love.com said...

Gorgeous bag and outfit! That bag is the type of bag that you'll use over and over again, and love using it everytime. Good job, fiance! You look so chic and slender in stripes, fitted jeans, and a black blazer!

lisa said...

super cute outfit jess!! so parisian chic w/ the breton top and the blazer. and of course that gorgeous LV bag! the lumi is so elegant and sophisticated and you wear her so well :)


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Jess L said...

Thanks so much, Jenny! Technically this is my only 'new' luxury bag for the next 5 years or so. Quality over quantity right? ;)

Stylish Petite said...

Super chic Jess! Love those sloan pumps on you!