Welcome To The Purse Family: Leopard Kenneth Cole + Review

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Leopard Calf Hair Leopard Handbag from Kenneth Cole

The newest member of the purse family has finally arrived! She is squishy, fat, and absolutely hairy but I love her all the same. I have been on the hunt for the perfect leopard handbag forever. I didn’t want to spend a fortune upfront as I wasn’t entirely sure how much I would wear such a loud print. With a small-ish budget and very specific taste, it took me nearly a year of searching to find the perfect one.

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This Kenneth Cole satchel retails for nearly $500 but I purchased it at half price for $255 with free shipping (score!). It is a convertible shoulder bag with a 10 inch drop, or a cross body when the leather chain cap is removed (as shown below). It is made of 100% calf hair with leather and brass details.

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The leather chain strap can be easily snapped on or off to change the look of the bag from a shoulder to a crossbody, or for a more “biker” vibe sans leather. The closure is a turn-lock closure with a metal chained pin that can be looped within for added security.

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There are two large pockets on the inside, and smaller cell phone and zipper pockets within. The bag is nearly as roomy as my LV speedy 30, and has flexible sides for extra stuffing. The sides are fastened with brass rivets and the interior is lined with cotton.

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My only negative about this handbag is the calf hair, though I imagine this would be an issue with any genuine calf hair bad: it’s itchy! The hair rubs against the body and can be itchy on bare skin. I plan to use the bag mostly in the Winter so it doesn’t bother me too much, but thought it was worth mentioning.

Here are a few other leopard bags I was coveting, at various price points, just incase your budget can stretch a bit further than mine:

Have a happy Labor Day Weekend!

Styling an Outfit Around a Bag: Valentino Rockstud Patent Tote

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Valentino “Punkouture” Rockstud Patent Medium Tote. Styled with Kate Spade pumps, Alexander McQueen scarf, DVF dress, YSL Lipstick

This week i’m at a work conference in Seattle. Naturally, I have skipped lunch every day to browse around the Nordstrom Flagship store and “ooo” and “aahhh” at all of the beautiful goodies. This particular Nordstrom store has styles that the other’s don’t carry, and of course, I’ve already fallen in love with a particular item: this Valentino Rockstud patent medium tote. I mean, tell me that isn’t the most beautiful of beautiful handbags you have ever seen!?

I tried it on in the store for probably a good 45 minutes before tearfully parting ways with it, but it is safe to say this will be my next handbag purchase. It has covered patent studs, is totally durable, comes with a drop down strap that is the perfect length for me, and isn’t too large (the bag is around 11″ wide). And, i’m already styling it in my head.

Video: Evening Hair and Skincare Routine

I have been getting a ton of questions recently about my skin and haircare routine so I thought I would do a little video on my evening routine to start! I have a much more in depth hair discussion I can go into but these are definitely the basics.

One note, I am still learning the video settings on my camera (i’m much more of a photo gal!) so if anyone has any tips about how to clear up the focus (be sure to watch in HD!) I would greatly appreciate it. For reference, I shoot on a Cannon Rebel T3.

Skincare::
Neutrogena eye pads
Philosophy cleanser
Clarisonic Mia 2
Philosophy “hope is not enough” night cream
Estee Lauder eye cream

Haircare::
It’s a 10 leave-in conditioner

Closet Wish List: Club Monaco Renay Pant

Club Monaco Renay Pant

During a recent shopping trip with my favorite gal, Luci, I popped into Club Monaco and tried on these gorgeous Renay pants. Available in quite a few colors, they fit similar to my J.Crew cafe capri’s and might be a good work alternative. Have any of you tried on these babies? I might just have to give them a go!

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