I took it out for a spin Sunday. It went well and I rather like this vintage Susan Gail bag.
(sorry about the photo quality)
It is big but without bulk. I love the slim silhouette (the bag…not me).
You may recall from my post last week that wearing a straw bag during summer is something I find very chic. And I quoted not just one but TWO French ladies of fashion who support that idea too. Well now I can add another chic lady to the roster: Adrienne at The Rich Life (on a Budget).
When I decided to have the woman from Kenya come over with all her straw bags, I contacted Adrienne to see if she would be interested. I suspected she might be because of a pin she had on Pinterest:
Through a series of texts and pictures, she picked out a couple that she liked. I was happy to gift one to her because this lovely lady brought back a tin of Mariage Freres tea all the way from PARIS for me.
She is just way too kind and I had to find a way to show my thanks. You should flit on over to her blog and see how she is using her “made in Kenya” Straw Bag/Tote. She knows how to style just about anything tres chic-ly.
Wearing my new vintage bag prompted me to re-assess my handbag wardrobe. I sat down in my closet and lovingly went through all of my bags…determined to let a few go. Only two got cut– rather reluctantly. It was a good exercise though because it helped me to realize that (1.) I have chosen each handbag I own (mostly vintage) for a specific reason/color/function and (2.) I need to sit in my closet more often and look at them before I buy any more!!! It was a cathartic little love fest. But since I have reached the point where I can’t purge the bags I have, then I must desist from adding more. Have you reached that point with anything in your wardrobe?