bag lady

Sometimes all it takes is a simple, unassuming photo to spur a 24-hour online shopping marathon.  As proven by the overflowing “wish lists” I’ve created on an embarrassing number of websites in the past day, the above picture had just that effect.  Although I remain obsessed with the See by Chloé tote I gushed about here, quite a few other leathery-beauts have made their way onto my radar since.  Here’s a little sneaky peeky:

These bags are all structured, slightly boxy totes with some form of top handles.  All are equipped with certain assets that I’ve deemed timless: classic, neutral colors, high quality leather and subtle metal detailing.  Decisions decisions.  Which one is your favorite?

(1. marc jacobs 2. prada 3. marc jacobs “too hot too handle” 4. chloe 5. marc jacobs two-toned satchel 6. classic celine two-toned 7. miu miu 8. prada with long strap 9. marc jacobs bowler 10. classic mulberry)

cherry zipped

I’m not gonna lie, I have a pretty expansive bag collection.  Slouchy hobos and clutches- I’ve got many, shoulder bags and crossbodies- even more…you want thing-a-ma-bobs?  I’ve got twenty!  Sorry, couldn’t resist…

The point issss my collection is almost* complete.  So what’s missing, you ask?  Why, a season-defying structured tote bag of course!  Enter this See by Chloé “cherry zipped” tote.  It’s pure perfection.  The only thing keeping me from ordering this little beauty is my little booty being glued to the couch.  But you can be sure that as soon as I’m well enough to unstick myself from my these cushions, I’ll be at the bank transferring enough moo-la into my account to make the purchase of this cherry-zipped pouch a possibility…online shopping is DEFINITELY a major side effect of being immobilized by surgery for two reasons:  you’ve got all the free time in the world to surf through the bag selection of 6 juuust a few different websites, and you feel a certain sense of  self pity that can only be cured with something involving buttery new leather.