Leather on Leather…’Downtown Chic’

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As I have mentioned a time or two, leather and I are not close friends.  More like distant acquaintances.  Like that ‘friend’ you pretend not to see when you’re out with drinks with real friends.

Leather

 

My friend in LA told me she wears leather when she wants to feel like a ‘badass’.  And while it’s very rare that I want to feel like a badass, I decided to go for it.  Considering I was only walking downstairs to Starbucks, I guess wasn’t really committing myself to the cause.

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  While I felt I was dressed as someone else (that must be how all badasses feel), it was nice to dress outside of my normal comfort zone of girlie-girl dresses.

So next time I need to feel like a badass at Starbucks, I’m just a jacket away…

A New Year…A New Satchel is Needed

The Boyfriend jokes that I don’t need a briefcase to carry jewels, but as I have repeatedly explained, these are not briefcases.  They are satchels.

And I need one.

Cambridge Flouro Satchel

{Cambridge Satchel Company}

A girl I went to TCU with, now living in NY, has two of these Cambridge Satchels, this shockingly vivid neon pink one and a gorgeous ivory.   Obviously, I’m slightly jealous but am looking to remedy that.

Cambridge Emboss

 They emboss so I’m thinking bright pink with silver.  I’m trying to convince my friend in LA to get red with silver.

Chanel PVC Glitter Bag

I remember several years ago, Chanel did their first clear PVC version of their classic 2.55 bag.  I wanted one so bad but something about spending over a thousand dollars on a bag made of plastic, seemed a little ridiculous.   Plus, do you honestly want someone seeing whats in your bag?  Probably not.

Unfortunately I would just end up putting pretty, i.e. useless, items in there to create more of a piece of art than something functional.  But I work in fashion, there is little function involved.

Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel

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But then I came across Phillip Lim’s Pashli Satchel.   Opaque and clear PVC trimmed in leather, so you now have the illusion of privacy.  The perfect summer bag.

Both of these are significantly better priced than the Chanel I wanted forever ago, with the Phillip Lim at $650 and the Cambridge being less than $200.

My birthday is coming up.  I hope my mother is reading this.  Pink please…