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Mansur Gavriel Protea bag review

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pictured: Mansur Gavriel Protea bag in blue with navy interior / nail polish / grey faux fur coat / purple scarf /

If you have been here awhile, you know I am a HUGE Mansur Gavriel fan. I have been collecting their handbags steadily over the past several years, so it comes as no surprise that I have found another style to acquire; the new Mansur Gavriel Protea bag in blue with navy interior. I am in love!

The Mansur Gavriel Protea Bag is a bit different than other handbags we have grown to love from the New York brand. This bag is soft, lush, and relaxed; the yin to the traditional bucket bag’s yang. It is a must-have for any Mansur Gavriel fan; or handbag fan for that matter!

The Protea bag by Mansur Gavriel offers the same dual coloring that put MG on the map five years ago. With the contrasting interior color, the bag is instantly elevated from a regular, slouchy drawstring bag, to a must-have basic which is anything but basic. It is currently available in black with flamma interior, blue with navy interior (the one that caught my eye), yellow with blush interior (almost went with this one), red with yellow interior (this one is on fire!), and blush with medium pink interior. Like the bucket bag, the black with red interior sold out quickly and is currently wait list only. You can get yourself on the list online here.

There are two sizes of the Mansur Gavriel Protea handbag currently available. You can find the regular size, which is the one I purchased and am featuring in this post, or you can find a mini size which is great for everyday too. I went with the bigger size because with my kids, I never know how many things I might need to carry with me. That being said, I think I could have survived with the smaller size too; I just wanted to be safe.

What fits inside the Mansur Gavriel Protea bag

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Inside my Protea bag: lip balm / lipstick / phone case / sunglasses / wallet /

The interior of the Protea bag by Mansur Gavriel is quite roomy. I normally carry my wallet, sunglasses, lipstick, lip balm, and phone with me. With these essential items, there is still plenty of room to add items my kids no longer want to carry; or we acquire throughout the day. You would be surprised how many cookies and phones end up in my bag when I am out with my family! haha

In addition to being practical, and beautiful, the new Mansur Gavriel Protea bag is lightweight. I can pile a lot of items inside the bag and it is very lightweight; much more so than the bucket bag; which was the previous IT bag by MG.

There are drawstrings on the sides of the bag which can be individually adjusted to cinch the bag more or less; depending upon your mood. The sides of the bag also have hidden magnets which can help give the bag the illusion of being slimmer than it is.

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These magnets can be worn open, which is how I leave them, or cinched together to close up the bag a bit. This is very soft and luxurious to the touch, love it!

I love the slouchy silhouette of this bag, and how it gives off a relaxed vibe. The open top makes it easy to get in and out of, while the magnets and drawstring help you close up the bag to make it more secure. This is definitely going to be my go-to bag this spring season. I am starting to think I might need to purchase the black with red interior too! It is such an easy to use bag, and I love how it looks; why not own more than one!

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What do you think of the new Protea bag by Mansur Gavriel?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Wide leg pants for the summer season

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wearing: gold hoop drop earrings / lipstick / military green top (under $20) / mixed metal bangles / Chanel summer nail polish / black wide leg pants (under $25)  / tan circle bag / mules (on major sale!)

I always love finding lightweight pants to wear on hot summer days. Not everyday is a casual short or jeans kind of day. That being said, I don’t always want to wear a dress or a skirt when it’s warm outside; yet I still need to look put together. These lightweight wide leg linen pants are perfect! They are super comfortable and easy to wear with different tops, shoes, and accessories for multiple looks. Love that!

This was the outfit I wore a few days ago to do some shopping in San Francisco, and to grab lunch with a couple of my friends. The outfit was super comfortable, and it was perfect for the warm weather.

Shop my summer wide leg pants outfits:

What types of clothing pieces are your go-to’s on hot days when you need to wear something other than jeans but don’t want to fuss with a dress or skirt?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Best fall handbags under $1000 for 2017

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pictured: black with red interior Mansur Gavriel handbag. Classic IT bag under $1000

Happy National Handbag Day! In honor of this fabulous day, let’s chat about the best fall handbags under $1000 for fall 2017 from hot designers such as Gucci, Mansur Gavriel, Tory Burch, Burberry, Chloe, and more.

Let’s face it, if you are reading this post, you may just have a love for handbags as I do. I truly feel a girl can never have enough handbags. I love handbags with a story; from designers and brands who value quality, craftsmanship, and original style. I always do my best to steer clear of copycat designs, and brands which have a reputation for poor quality. I also love owning bags which have a decent resale value; because you never know when you might need to turn your collection into cash; especially when you spend a couple thousand dollars, or more, on a bag!

That being said. . .I am a firm believer in looking for bags with value. You don’t have to break the bank to own an IT bag, or a bag with resale value; or a hot designer bag for that matter! So, without further ado, I have curated several bags from around the web which have an IT factor to them, and are made by designers or brands I trust for excellent quality, craftsmanship, and design. My favorite bags are in the collage below-

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pictured from top left: Gucci bag (I saw this bag on the arms of New York Fashion Week attendees. This is a hot IT bag!) / classic Chloe bag (this is a classic IT bag which is a staple in every handbag lover’s closet-I have it on my wish list but can’t decide on color-which color do you like?) / Burberry tote (classic and practical-love!) / Gucci Marmont (hot IT bag du jour!) / olive box satchel (hot IT style from a timeless brand) / Chloe Faye backpack (up and coming IT bag for casual style) / Mansur Gavriel bucket bag (be still my beating heart-this fall color is to-die-for. classic IT bag and must-have!) / Black circle tote (circle bags are all the rage right now, and this one is under $400, love!)

How fabulous are these bags?! I’m dying over that new color from Mansur Gavriel, and the box satchel is absolutely beautiful. I have been eyeing that Chloe cross body bag for a few seasons now but can’t decide on a color. So many bags to covet! I wish I could fit them all in my collage, but alas, I could not. I placed my favorites in the collage, and the others I am in love with are in the shopping widget below. Simply scroll through, and click on the ones which interest you.

Best fall handbags under $1000 for fall 2017:

I am thrilled there are so many fall handbags under $1000 for fall 2017 which have an IT factor, as well as timeless appeal. Which designer bag for fall under $1000 do you love?

Happy National Handbag Day!

XOXO

Cathy

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