10 Chic Handbags for Work

 

If you’re anything like me then your 1 vice in life is handbags.  Finding the perfect handbag can be a difficult task, especially finding the perfect handbag for work and your daily commute.  I like for my handbags (especially those I carry for work) to be practical yet still chic enough for me to take from a day in the office (with my essentials) to an after hours happy hour with the girls! Keep reading for a roundup of the best handbags for work that will fit all of your essentials all while keeping you looking your chicest!

 

Coach Rogue

coach rogue

Phillip Lim Pashli

Phillip Lim Pashli

Kate Spade Sam

Kate SPade Sam

GIGI NY Hayden Satchel

GIGI NY Hayden Satchel

Try Burch Lee Radziwill Top Handel Satchel

Tory Burch Lee Radziwill Satchel

Henri Bendel Uptown Satchel

henri bendel upown satchel

Celine Luggage Tote

celine luggage tot

Coach Tote

coach tote

Zac Posen Eartha

zac posen eartha

YSL Sac De Jour

YSL Sac de Jour

Be sure to tell me which is your fav in the comments!

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Major Bag Regrets

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I know you’re all probably thinking, what a hypocrite she is but I’m just being honest.  Fate would have it that one of my forever bags is also one of my biggest bag regrets… well kind of.  Everyone knows I am always raving about how perfect the Louis Vuitton Speedy is and I truly mean it.  I love that bag with everything I have and it was truly one of my best purchases ( and most expensive) however I really regret it.  Not getting the bag of course, I regret not getting the bandouliere version of the bag!  I would sell every single handbag I own if I had the Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 or 30 B because the only thing that could possibly make the Louis Vuitton Speedy any better is a cross body strap.

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I’ve had many thoughts of selling my Speedy 35 and putting the money towards a Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 B.  What are your thoughts?

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5 Handbags Every Women Should Have

Hey Ladies!

The other day (as I was switching from my work bag to a smaller bag) I thought a great blog post would be the 5 handbags that every woman should have in her closet! Something for everyone!  If you’re interested then keep reading!

The Basic Black Bag

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My basic black bag is my Henri Bendel Black Croc Embossed Carlyle.  This bag is perfection for me, it’s large enough to fit all my essentials and then some, it’s black with silver hardware and has not only the top handles but a cross body strap as well.  I think every woman should have a basic black bag that can be worn on any occasion.

A Casual Bag

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Every woman should have a bag that’s pretty neutral in color and can be worn on a night out for dinner and drinks, to the gym on a Saturday morning or to work.  For me that bag is definitely my Louis Vuitton Speedy 35.  Checkout my post on why every woman needs a Louis Vuitton Speedy here.  But for now I think this handbag is the perfect casual day look, perfect with any outfit.

A Tote

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My go to tote is my Henri Bendel gingham lined black leather tote.  Now if your tote is black then it can certainly double as your basic black bag but every woman absolutely needs a tote.  Whether you have children and you’re carrying wipes and diapers, or your jetting from airport to airport, even if you’re going into the office everyday, a tote is o perfect in any instance.  When I’m carrying my tote you’ll find inside my: make up bag, sunglasses, wallet, perfume, agenda, keys and much more!

A Clutch

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My go to clutch is this vintage Gucci makeup bag that my mother purchased many moons ago! I absolutely love this bag anti makes the most perfect clutch!  I’ve worn this bag during many nights out, from dinner to the night club and even to a few weddings.  I would suggest a clutch that is a little more neutral in color ( a black, navy or nude)

Fun and Funky Handbag

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Whether fun and funky to you is bag color, style or design, a handbag that’s different and/or eye catching is a handbag every woman needs in her closet.  I like to consider my Henri Bendel Barrow Street Satchel as my fun and funky bag because the bright teal color is so fun and the band detail across the front gives the bag some extra pizazz.

What are some handbags that you have that fit into these categories and what are you’re top 5 handbags for every woman?

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Handbag Heaven Right Here in Orlando

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As an Orlando Blogger I feel like it’s my job to keep everyone informed on great things I find in this city!  Well guys I have officially stumbled upon one of the greatest Vintage storefronts and you’ll never guess where!  The Dillard’s in the Florida Mall.

This past weekend I spent the day with my family mall hopping while my sister was doing her back to school shopping.  Midway through the day we left the Millennia Mall and ended up at the Florida Mall, we always park and enter through Dillard’s because its super easy to find parking, we walked in and there it was, the Vintage Designer!  As I quickly began looking at all the Louis Vuitton (so many Speedy B’s I’m obsessed with), the Vintage Lady Dior(one of my personal favs!), the Gucci and more I was greeted by the Vintage Director herself, Jill.  With her bubbly personality, very apparent love for designer handbags AND accessories we quickly struck up conversation.

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When I saw the display available in store I literally lost my mind! Anyone who knows me knows one bag I’ve wanted since purchasing my first Louis Vuitton which was a Speedy 35, is the Speedy 25 Bandouliere and ladies the Vintage Designer in Dillard’s at the Florida Mall had quite a few.  While talking with Jill I also noticed an Epi Leather Alma BB, A cream Vintage Lady Dior, a few Small Leather Goods and so much more!  I was literally stunned and honestly like a kid in a candy store I wanted everything I saw (we all know I’m such a handbag girl) One bag in particular stuck out and I just had to look at it! An Hermes Birkin!  The bag was in a glass case and I must say was in pristine condition- one thing I noticed while looking around is that every bag was in great condition, looked new and guys, the prices were great!

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With my birthday in just 12 days I know where I’ll be looking for my gift!

If you’re interested in any bags reach out to  Jill and be sure to visit her at the Dillards in the Florida Mall! If you’re not in the Orlando area follow her social accounts:

Facebook – Jill Suzanna Blythe

Instagram – VINTAGEDIRECTOR

Twitter  – VintageDirector

Check her out because I certainly plan on grabbing a few things for my ever growing bag collection!

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Designer Handbag Collection; My Top 5 Handbags

 

Hey Ladies!  If you all are anything like me then your week nights are filled with glasses of wine and What’s in my Bag YouTube videos, amongst many other things but really though, I have a handbag addiction and I am well aware!

I thought it would be fun to come to you ladies with a post about my top 5 handbags in my Designer Handbag Collection, what I love about each bag and designer and also what I regret (if anything) about the purchase!  One thing you’ll learn about me is I have a serious Henri Bendel addiction and my collection has definitely gotten smaller as I do tend to sell pieces I find myself no longer gravitating towards!  if you’re interested in my top 5  designer handbags in no particular order then let’s get started!

1 Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 in the Monogram Print

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The Louis Vuitton Speedy is a Classic bag and comes in many sizes.  I opted for the Monogram in the size 35 which is the largest size before you begin to enter the Luggage collection. This bag although one big hole is really convenient for me on my busier days.  When I want to carry my Agenda and notebook with me I tend to carry this bag because it fits a ton!  I typically will also carry a make up bag, my feminine products bag, sunnies, my Louis Vuitton Key holder and a wallet.  One great thing about this bag is because it is the canvas material the bag on it’s own is not to heavy. One thing I would say about this bag is if I went back and repurchased I probably would purchase the Speedy Bandouliere in the 25 size.  Although it is smaller it’s the perfect size for a crossbody bag and the straps make it much more easy for a hands free day.

2 Henri Bendel West 57th Turnlock Satchel

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This bag was a 24th birthday present and I absolutely love it.  Having not only a detachable crossbody strap but a top handle as well is really convenient for a versatile look. The Henri Bendel Turnlock satchel is a fun one for trips and says out exploring because although the Saffiano Leather is a bit heavy the bag is spacious and the turn locks make it super easy to fasten and very hard for anyone to try and get into! Being 5’8″ the bag falls at the perfect spot on my waist with the strap extended to it’s longest. This bag comes in two sizes, the one shown above (small) and a mini which I believe would have been to small for me personally.

3 Coach Swagger 21

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This is a bag I had my eye on for awhile! It’s the perfect mini bag and comes in such a variety of colors.  This much like the Turnlock Satchel is a crossbody bag and has a top handle to be work 2 different ways.  The bag is small enough to be perfect for days when you don’t need to carry much; a wallet and some sunnies, your phone and a lippie and you’re on your way out the door.  I tend to carry this purse on days I know I’ll be vlogging for YouTube as it fits my Sony a5000 perfectly!

4 Henri Bendel Schoolbag

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I wish I had a photo of this bad on me but I unfortunately haven’t shot with this one just yet! This bag was my Christmas Gift from Jeff and was such a surprise.  We saw it in the Henri Bendel store and I was obsessed!  This bag sold out the day after Kylie Jenner was photographed with it but really is such a great bag! Again another cross body bag with a top handle but this bag has a totally different look!  The inside of the bag is split into two compartments which makes for such an organized bag!

5 Henri Bendel Straw Woven Rivington Tote Mini

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Lastly,My Rivington Tote Mini! Tom me this is the perfect Spring/Summer bag.  The color is red in some light and orange in others and the woven straw detail is fun!  This bag like almost all the others is a cross body with a top handle.  The pocket on the front can be removed and used as a clutch which is great; it’s essentially 2 bags in 1! This is the mini however the bag does come in a much  larger tote size.  I love this size because lately I’ve been so much more into carrying crossbody bags however I do see myself getting the larger size!

What are your Top Designer Handbags? And what do you think of mine?

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