I was out shopping the other day and I realized I was wearing almost exactly the same outfit I posted about last year, but with a striped shirt instead of polka dots. Naturally, I had to visit the only thing missing from my outfit: my dream bag, the CHLOÉ Marcie satchel. You guys. It is SO GOOD. But then so is the Faye. And the Drew. I love the whole CHLOÉ collection.
A little alert though — Frye has a beautiful bag (#7 below) that would fit right in, style-wise. It’s not inexpensive at $400, but considering that the others I love are all around the $2000 mark, it is definitely more attainable. So then I started looking around, wondering what else was out there. I found 15 bags in a range of prices that I’m super into right now for spring and summer!
Clearly, I have a preferred color palette here.
(I’ve used affiliate links throughout this post, and a lot of these are to Nordstrom. They’re doing triple points through May 7, so it’s a good time to shop if you’re a cardholder.)
CHLOÉ kills it with these scalloped pumps, too. Low vamp, cute details without being too cutesy, and the perfect walkable heel. I found a few alternatives at a lower price point, though I’d be wary of the comfort and quality of the cheapest ones (potential ouch factor).
OK, talk to me. Who buys luxury bags and shoes? I’m all for the ‘buy better, not more’ concept, but I’ve been happy in that midrange level with the quality. I get that you pay more for a name — but is the quality that much better? I see the value in a hand-knotted wool rug and I understand why they’re priced as they are, but I’m a little out of my element on the fashion side!