Tuesday, September 23, 2014

B Buys: Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag

I've had my eye on a Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag for quite some time now and the quest to procure it was a not a simple one! I had attempted to put myself on several wait lists, but finding a store that even had an open wait list was near impossible--I could mostly only find them for the tote bags. (Also on my must-have list, but the bucket bag was of top priority!) I even came real close to putting in a pre-order via Moda Operandi for one of the pale pink mini buckets but ultimately decided to hold out for the black full size bucket bag that I had my eye on for months.

I had heard rumblings about the Mansur Gavriel team possibly venturing into e-commerce, so I figured that as an e-comm gal myself, my best bet would be to watch the site for their e-store launch. Proof that persistence pays off, I stumbled on the site one morning, saw that the bags were available for purchase and pounced. Y'all, when I say pounce, I mean that my fingers have never maneuvered a mouse quite so quickly before. And it's a good thing my nimble fingers served me well, as within thirty minutes of my checking out, the bucket bags were completely sold out. If there's any lesson learned here, is that my years of online shopping has served me well. ;)

It's easy to see why this bag has quickly become a cult favorite: it's lightweight, minimalistic, and at under $500, incredibly budget-friendly. The strap is long enough to be used as a cross-body bag and it's surprisingly roomy. I've only used it a handful of times this summer, but I expect it's going to be out in full force come fall!

Have y'all tried getting your hands on one of these elusive bags? Please share your shopping tale!


Friday, September 19, 2014

Printed and Chambray

Top: Old Navy // Shorts: Zara // Shoes: Sam Edelman // Necklace: Nordsrom // Sunglasses: Topshop

Remember the last time I went wine tasting in a romper? After attempting to wrangle it in the bathroom post-(many) glasses of wine, I learned my lesson and went with simple separates. Considering it was also almost a sweltering 100 degrees that day, the shorts turned out to be a genius choice. The heels? Not quite as conducive to climbing in and out of a jeep, but I'm nothing if not determined when it comes to unreasonable footwear!