The other day, I saw a chic mom walking her daughter to school wearing Golden Goose sneakers (<< on sale!!!), tapered joggers, a huge parka, and one of those Celine trio bags that was all the rage a few seasons back, shown above and below. (You can snag one gently used and in a fantastic color here.) It made me realize how timeless a bag it is — owing, largely, to the practical crossbody strap, simple shape, and sturdy leather. I instantly wished I was wearing her entire outfit, but especially her unfussily chic handbag.
Because I’m contemplating the pragmatic purchase of a backpack that can be used as a diaper bag, a new Celine is not in the cards; here are some other options I’m contemplating:
+This sleek pebbled leather beauty ($115!!), which you can have personalized with your initials. I’m normally such a color girl, but I’m interested in basic black for this look.
+This chic two-tone style from new and very trendy label Danse Lente << I’m obsessed with this brand.
+This Clare Vivier, in the black nubuck (though navy intrigues me, too…), which you can also get embossed with your initials!
+This feminine See by Chloe. Love the scalloped detailing.
+At the higher end of the spectrum, I’m dying over all of the sleek and polished bags from new-to-me line RSVP, but none more than this clutch, with an attachable crossbody strap. I WANT. The drama of the hardware against the simplicity of the shape! I love it in the navy, black, or “gold” (tan leather). AND you can get your initials on it. UGH.
P.P.P.S. I am currently in FL, wearing these $10 sunglasses and living my best life.