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Danse Lente Johnny handbag review

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pictured: Danse Lente Johnny in black / pictured below with bag: lipstick / phone case /

The Danse Lente Johnny handbag is so cute! I started to see this bag on the street back in September when I went to fashion week. Many of them are two-tone, and the two-tone bags are the ones I saw the most often on the street. I loved the silhouette and design of the bag when I saw others wearing it, but wasn’t sure sure which color to get it in!

For the spring 2018 season, Danse Lente started showing this mini Johnny in black. I love classic black bags, and since I couldn’t decide on a two-tone version, I decided to go with a solid black one. I’m so happy I did! As you know, black bags are easy to wear; and they transcend season. This Danse Lente Johnny handbag has turned out to be easy to wear daily, without worrying about color. Love that!

I wanted an easy to wear, everyday bag, with an unique look. The Danse Lente Johnny fit the bill! Since it looked bucket style, I assumed the bag would be one open bucket; that is not the case. Take a look at the photo below-

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The interior of the Danse Lente Johnny handbags offers a zipper pocket which has ample room for lipstick and keys. It is a little bit difficult to get to, which is the main drawback of the bag’s interior. I only slip my lipstick inside of it, I throw my keys into the main compartment because it’s easier to reach them in the main compartment then in the zipper pocket.

On the sides of the bag, there are two flaps which don’t actually flap up. They stay horizontal and keep everything in your bag if it spills upside-down. They also offer good security if you take public transportation, or are in a large crowd where pickpockets are a concern. This is something I love about the bag.

There are two snaps in the entry to the bag. The main one, and then a second snap which connects the two side flaps. I don’t use the second snap; I find it unnecessary. I only use the top one, which is magnetic.

The interior of the Danse Lente Johnny mini bag is actually quite roomy. I can fit my wallet, sunglasses, keys, lipstick, and phone inside without a problem. There is still some room for other small items I might want to throw in my bag.

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The Danse Lente Johnny bag is made from structured leather. Although the flaps are stiff at first, I noticed after wearing the bag three times, they started to soften, making it easier to get in and out of the bag. I have grown to love the side flaps since they make the bag really secure; I don’t have to worry about pickpockets when I am in the city.

On the exterior of the bag, the fun hardware offers an alternative way to wear the bag. The wide piece of leather attached to the hardware actually folds up, allowing for the bag to be carried like a top handle tote. I tried to carry it this way ont he first day I wore the bag, but found the shoulder strap is much easier and more comfortable to wear. I like being hands-free with the shoulder strap. It is also long enough to wear cross body if need be. At the top of this post, you can see the two ways the strap can be configured.

All in all, I love this bag! It is a good size for days when I don’t need to carry extra items such as water bottles or cold-weather gloves. The flaps on the sides of the opening provide nice security, and the style is really unique and fun. Love that!

The best part about this bag is the price! Not only is it currently an IT bag, it is priced well under $500! LOVE!!! How often can you find an IT bag under $500! Not too often.

You can find this Danse Lente Johnny handbag online here.

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Floral kimono for spring 2018

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wearing: rose gold dangle earrings / lipstick / black tee shirt / long floral kimono / skinny jeans / small black handbag / spring nail polish / black mules /

Spring is trying SO HARD to squeak through this year! To say it has been a cold spring, is an understatement! Thankfully, there was one little day where spring reminded us that it was on it’s way here! On that slightly warm day, I got really excited and pulled out my new floral kimono! Yay!

I met up with my friend Laura from Have Need Want for lunch last Friday when the weather felt like spring. It was so much fun seeing her adorable toddler boy, and trying out EMC Seafood & Raw Bar at Santana Row. This was the first time I had the chance to eat at EMC, and I am so glad we went there! The food was really yummy, and the service was great! We had a crab and salmon sushi roll topped with truffle; oh my-it was to-die-for! I highly recommend trying it!

The flowers around Santana Row were in full bloom, and the temperatures hovered in the high 60’s. It was the perfect day to wear jeans and a tee; topped with a floral kimono! If you are looking for a way to amp up an everyday jeans and tee look, this floral kimono is perfect! It is lightweight, yet offers enough coverage to cut out the chill from the fog, or from a cool, spring breeze. Love that!

This floral kimono for spring will also work well over a solid color, casual dress as the weather gets warmer. It will also make a great cover-up for a swimsuit this summer! I’m looking forward to all the different ways to wear a floral kimono this spring and summer!

Are kimonos your thing? If so, how do you like to wear them?

Shop my floral kimono spring 2018 outfit:

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photo credit: Laura/Have Need Want

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