|Medium Gucci Sukey Bag|
Opening that Neiman Marcus box reminded me of growing up in the New York area where the brand of choice among many fashion savvy women, my Mom included, was Gucci. While I was in college I dreamt of graduating, getting my first job and making enough money to buy a sporty car and a Gucci bag.
It turns out I could cross the Gucci bag off my list because my parents bought me one for graduation. Excited, YES!!! The car, well that's another story.
My Dad always says, “wear a great pair of shoes, carry a great bag, and make a great statement.” Wise words. There was something so magical about that Boston bag. I know it probably sounds silly but carrying that bag while wearing my 501’s and a white tee made an ordinary outfit feel extraordinary.
I think that’s what makes fashion for me so much fun. Sometimes it’s just about that one great piece that transforms a look, or that one awesome pair of shoes, or that one statement bag.
|DVF Flats & Gap Tee|
My philosophy is simple. A designer bag is an investment. If you buy a classic shape and take care of it you will have that bag for years. In this instance I truly believe less is more. I would rather have fewer bags in my closet but have them be great bags.
I thanked her and said, "It's all in the bag!" And a great pair of shoes doesn't hurt either!