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Bags to celebrate on National Handbag Day 2019

Happy National Handbag Day!

To celebrate this fabulous day, I thought it would be fun to mention five bags which have made a recent impact on the handbag world. Hopefully these are all handbags you know and love!

The Ultimate Classic Investment Bag: Chanel Classic Flap or 2.55

chanel 2.55 handbag review

The Current IT Bag: Valentino VSling

valentino vsling handbag

The 21st Century’s Most Famous IT Bag: Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag

mansur gavriel it bag

Hardest to get Bag of the Decade: Gabriela Hearst Nina Bag

2018 it bags

Most Affordable IT Bag of the Moment: Staud Shirley

staud clear plastic tote bag

Which bags are you celebrating on National Handbag Day?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Valentino VSling handbag review

valentino vsling handbag

Pictured: Valentino VSling handbag / snakeskin boots / original post here /

There’s a new IT bag in town! The Valentino VSling has all the makings of an IT bag, and it is already being sought by supermodels, celebrities, and handbag fans everywhere. I was on a wait list for the bag in black; and it was worth the two month wait! Of course, if you would like one of the seasonal colors, you can snap one up right away!

The Valentino VSling is a fun little bag which offers a convertible strap. You can wear the bag long or short. See below for how it looks both ways when worn:

In the photo on the left, I am wearing the bag with the strap long. In the photo with my Mom on the right (isn’t she cute!), I am wearing the strap short. I prefer wearing it long, but for certain outfits, the shorter strap looks better. It’s a matter of preference, and I love having the option.

In order to shorten the strap, there is a hook which surprisingly stays snugly in place.

As you can see in the photos above, the hook latches on to the rectangular loop, and it stays snugly in place throughout the day. The reason I prefer the longer strap, is due to the fact that it gives my hand a resting place, haha. When the strap is shorter, I don’t have a place to rest my hand while I am walking. You can see how I like to rest my hand on my bag while I walk in the full photo a little ways up in this post.

interior valentino vsling

The bag appears larger than it is. The interior is quite small, so I switch to a smaller wallet when I wear it. With the smaller wallet, I can still fit my phone, lipstick, keys and sunglasses inside the bag.

valentino vsling handbag review

The sunglasses go on top of everything in the bag, which is why I am showing two photos of the interior with my items inside. You can see in the first photo what is on the bottom, and the second photo shows everything inside with the sunglasses placed on top.

The exterior lock is really easy to use. The logo flips down and the flap is secured by a magnetic snap. Although it’s a two step process to get in and out of the bag, it makes it really secure, plus it’s actually quite easy to use.

I am in love with my new Valentino VSling shoulder bag. It’s a great bag to use during the day when you want to carry a light amount of items. It is also great to use as an evening bag. The leather covered logo makes it versatile enough to move from day into night. The brass hardware on the strap isn’t overpowering either, so you can wear silver jewelry without clashing with your bag. Although mixing metals is a thing, and looks amazing when done right, sometimes handbag hardware can overpower jewelry; this bag will not compete with your baubles. Love that!

All in all I rate the Valentino VSling handbag five out of five stars. No complaints! This is a chic bag to invest in. It is projected to hold IT status this year, and well into 2020. Plus, it has a classic look to it which might help propel it into classic bag territory once another IT bag moves onto the scene. There isn’t anything gimmicky about this bag. It offers a timeless vibe.

Shop the Valentino VSling handbag online:

What do you think of the Valentino VSling bag? Will you invest in one?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

valentino vsling convertible handbag review

Denim and snakeskin for fall

fall 2019 denim valentino vsling handbagsan jose street style

wearing: blue door knocker earrings c/o BaubleBar (under $15!!) / sunglasses / lipstick / black puff sleeve top (last seen here) (under $60!!) / Valentino convertible shoulder bag / denim skirt (last seen here) / nail polish / snakeskin boots /

I’m loooo-vviiiiiing this denim skirt! It’s so much fun to wear, and since it’s denim, it goes with pretty much everything in my closet. It was a bit of s splurge, but worth every penny. It’s so perfect for fall! When the weather cools down in the winter season, it will be fun to wear it with knee boots too. Can’t wait!

I wore this denim skirt at fashion week as part of a western inspired look. The western trend is still hot, so it was fun to put together a look inspired by the trend. This skirt also has a 70’s vibe to it, so it will be fun to put together a more retro look with it later in the season.

Puff sleeves are huge this season, as you already know, so having an affordable, black puff sleeve top in my fall wardrobe is turning into a godsend. It goes with everything, and automatically adds a trendy vibe to any outfit. It look great with jeans and boots too! But I am sure you already guessed that đŸ˜‰

I went with an 80’s vibe for this look. The big door knocker earrings paired with the puff sleeves made me want to binge watch old episodes of “Dallas.” haha I stop at the hair tho, that can stay in the 80’s. haha

Shop my 80’s inspired, denim and snakeskin look:

It’s fun to play with decades this season. Which trends are inspiring your looks for fall?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

retro style fall 2019