Featuring my Marc Jacobs Little Stam. Lacquered Quilting from Fall/Winter 2010 Collection in Pink.
Inside: Mini calendar, mini Coach Makeup Bag (gifted to me from the 2002-ish), Coconut M&Ms, small wallet, pens, iPhone
Inside my over-packed Coach makeup bag: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Powder Pink, Edward Bess Afterglow Highlighter, Trish McEvoy Little Black Card with Nude Shimmer Powder, Shell Eyeshadow and Raisin Eyeshadow, Diorshow Mini, L’Occitane Hand Cream Fleur Cherie, Chanel Star Glossimer, Chanel Mica Mini Glossimer, Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Ming, mini brushes
Some of you have asked about the way I care for my handbags and why some look brand new even when they are from around 2005ish. Care and maintenance is something I learned from The Purse Forum. I highly recommend visiting the forums there for tips. I view my purses as luxury goods which I handle with care. I only wear super dark denim with my darker purses. Lighter purses are worn with care (usually ok with denim after having gone through at least 3 wash cycles). When not in use, I keep them stuffed with the original stuffing and stored in dustbags out of the sun. When possible, I store them upright, if they are flatter bags, then I lay them on a flat surface in my closet or on my shelves and make sure heavy things aren’t set on top.
Most of the bags I own are still in fairly good condition. Do I have any bags that show wear and tear? Of course – it’s natural that things get worn down with use, but it doesn’t mean they aren’t usable. Wearing down and ripping usually occurs at the bottom corners – places that aren’t always highly visible but have frequent contact.
Again, I can’t reiterate enough how helpful The Purse Forum is. I’ve found tips by designer since certain brands have different styles by material and finish. Of course I’ve been guilty of a number of no-no’s. Carrying pens, hand cream and nail polish in my bag is like an accident waiting to happen. So far, no catastrophes yet for me – but it’s bound to happen one of these days. Sometimes I just throw in what’s convenient and forget what I put inside until a week later.
Anyways, hope you all have a great week! Hope it’s a short one for the US girls and that you get a few days off for the holiday 🙂