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W.I.M.B?

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Investing in one good bag can go a long way. It really makes all the difference when you have one bag that can last a lifetime. My obsessesion with handbags came when I had my first job and could afford to buy my own bag. I bought a marc by marc jacobs bag  (that I still have to this day!) and I thought I was the coolest girl ever.

I think it’s important to save and invest in a great designer bag. The price tag on these kind of bags might scare you, but it’s definitely worth every penny of your money because you’ll have it for years to come. You want a bag that will withstand years of wear and any trends.

Make sure you absolutely love it; that it’s your dream bag. Don’t get caught up in “trendy” pieces. Classic ones like the Céline luggage, Chanel 2.55 or Goyard tote will never go out of style and can be handed down to your kids.

On my recent trip to Paris, I knew that the one thing I wanted to splurge on was a handbag. For one, it’s the mecca of all the beautiful designer handbags and two, it’s tax free  with the VAT refund… definitely well worth it. The Goyard tote has been on my wish list for a while now and I was excited to take a trip down to the store to check them out. Sure enough, after a few mins of trying it on, I knew I had to have it. It’s so versatile, easy to wear and classic. They have an array of cool colors, I was between the red, green and blue, but ended up opting for the black; for versatility purposes.

It’s been my go-to bag for these last two weeks; I’m so excited I was able to cross it off my wish list and it’s added to my bag collection! Take a look at what’s currently in my bag…

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  • Louis Vuitton passport wallet- I use as my everyday wallet
  • Karen Walker sunglasses- I always carry two pairs of sunglasses in my bag at all times; the other pair is my good ol’ Ray Bans- not pictured
  • Comme des Garcons coin purse- obsessed with this wallet; fits my credit cards and phone too.. works perfect when I’m on the go and just want to take a small wallet. (love this color too)
  • Surf Spray by Bumble & Bumble- I love to spray some of this to give my hair some beachy texture!
  • Eye drops- I’m obsessed with eyedrops; I usually use Rohto but ran out so had to buy these from Clear Eyes.
  • Notebook- Perfect little notebook to help keep me organized throughout my day. I love jotting down ideas for the blog, inspiration, quotes, to-do lists, wishlists etc.
  • Clinique chubby sticks- Totally my new favorite lipsticks! Such cute natural colors and moisturizes my lips too.
  • Marc Jacobs Daisy roll on perfume- easy to wear and smells so pretty + fresh! My go-to scent #MJDAISYCHAIN
  • Frends earphones- I love jammin’ to my fave songs while waiting at the car wash, nail salon or talking on the phone.
  • Madewell neon keychain + Laduree macaron keychain (gift from my Betty)

Not pictured: Makeup up bag, small Canon camera or sometimes my Fujifilm instal camera (so cute in pink), iPad and candy- (i have a sweet tooth!)

Other bags I’m currently craving:

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    62 Comments

  1. Marie Comment #1

    You’ve got to tell us where you get this wonderful notebook from! <3

  2. Juliette Laura Comment #3

    Ohhh that Laduree keychain is lovely! And thanks for the tips! And everything in your bag is so fun!

    xo, Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/InfiniteStyleShop

  3. Grace Comment #4

    I love a good bag! And this one is gorgeous. The earthy tones in the print go well with so many outfit pieces! Very versatile. And I love the size! So great!

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

  4. Anouka Comment #5

    Thanks for this post. I had spotted your beautiful bag in a previous post; it’s great to learn more about why you chose it and what you are using it for.

  5. Joana Comment #6

    And here was I thinking I have so much stuff haha

    Love x
    When You Dream Big

  6. hannah Comment #7

    lovely!! craving that passport wallet!! xx

    http://thehannahway.blogspot.com

  7. iliyana Comment #8
  8. gabby Comment #9

    This bag is on my wish list. I love big totes and this fits the bill perfectly. Thanks for the tip on purchasing a bag in Europe. Can you share your favorite colors in the chubby sticks. I love super strawberry!!

  9. Maddy Comment #10

    Love the print on this bag, so pretty! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  10. Code Overdressed Comment #11

    Your sunnies are to die for!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  11. Carrie Comment #12

    I’m coveting basically the same bags! Great style!

  12. shawnte Comment #13

    gorgeous bag! i wish i could afford those frends earphones-they’re so cute. wish list- one day i’ll own them :) love your blog you take the most amazing photos!

  13. Eva Comment #14

    What a gorgeous bag and love the content too. xx

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.com

  14. Tsangtastic by Jenny Tsang Comment #15

    Lovin this post dear! A perfect tote will definitely go a long way, especially when you like to bring lots with you. I have an LV neverfull, but I reget not getting the dark brown color :(

    ❤ Jenny Tsang
    http://www.Tsangtastic.com
    – New Post: Cali Dreamin’ –

  15. Jennifer Comment #16

    You have a much more organized bag that I do!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  16. Q Comment #17

    great choice! i love Goyard……… a true classic!xx

    http://www.myclayexperience.com/

  17. Leather & Ice Cream Comment #18

    I adore the keychains! <3

    LEATHER & ICE CREAM

  18. Paulynagore Comment #19

    Wow i love that kind of post ! I’ve the impression to know a little better the blogger ^^ I really need to buy Bumble and bumble spray ;-) I actually use Moroccan Oil which i love too !

  19. jane Comment #20

    Goyard <3 Such a timeless, classic french brand !! Good choice ;-)

    http://www.janesneakpeak.com/

  20. Cristina Monti Comment #21

    Love your daily go-to bag, mines the givenchy Antigona or Chanel!
    For more details on my favourite pieces, check out:
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    With love,
    C

  21. Fashion Snag Comment #22

    Love the notebook!

  22. Jenora Hamilton Comment #23

    pls visit my entertainment blog. i’m an actress who is giving tips with my every audition, random thoughts in life and whatnot. They say to get your new blog out, you gotta comment everywhere lol Thanks http://jenorahamilton.wordpress.com

  23. Laëti Comment #24

    <3_<3 !

    Laëti

  24. N Comment #25

    I would like to know wich shades of chubby sticks you use, because I have similar skintone as you and would help me in my indesicion about which one to choose! All the colors are .. <3 !!!

  25. Camille Comment #26
  26. Lara Comment #27

    Quite a tidy bag really. That is an awesome bag. Love the quality of the items. Particularly the notepad. very cute. Great post.

  27. Caroline Comment #28

    Love the contents of your bag…everything is so chic. My faves are the notebook, headphones, and sunnies!! I love the idea of carrying around a notebook to jot down ideas/inspiration. xx

  28. dana Comment #29

    this bag is so perfect. and I’m loving those headphones for some reason…

    The Casual Classic

  29. Helen Comment #30
  30. stephanie Comment #31

    this was very nice to read :)
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

  31. pipa Comment #32

    Gorgeous bag:)

  32. Em K G Comment #33

    Perfect handbag essentials.

    denimandglory.wordpress.com

  33. Mafalda Comment #34

    I’m secretely dreaming of the Céline tote… That’s my new thing!
    Mafalda ❤
    http://www.mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr

  34. jaclyn Comment #35

    my first bag was MJ too! anyway your new bag is totally amaze! Also, I completely agree with you, bags should be the statement piece! love it!

    check my blog: http://stylevolver.blogspot.com

  35. Paula Comment #36

    Love this kind of bags! I adore the all things that stayed in! :)

    http://paulacapel-rules.blogspot.com.es/

  36. Sweet Perdition Comment #37

    tenemos muchas cosas en comun!!!

    http://sweet-perdition.blogspot.com.es/

  37. Dorothee Comment #38

    Bumble&bumble is a must for beachy wavy hair I love this product !
    Cute key ring from La durée ;)
    http://www.lejournaldedoro.com

  38. LepetitmondedeJulie Comment #39

    “Oh baby it’s a wild world”, it’s fun ;)
    xx

  39. Portia Comment #40

    That bag is just so beautiful.. I want it for myself! I’ve been pondering over getting a Clinique Chubby Stick for ages so I’m glad to know it’s something you’d recommend!

    http://cequisuit.blogspot.com

  40. Rhoda Wong Comment #41

    love how you keep your purse neat and clean!

    http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

  41. Elisa Comment #42

    In love with your bag my dear!!!

    xoxo
    Elisa – My Fantabulous World

  42. Andréa Comment #43

    Jalouse is the best magazine ever, it’s my favourite one! Moreover I love your bag and you have the essentials in it!!
    http://www.itsaboutla.fr

  43. FashionistaBK Comment #44

    What do you think of the Balenciaga Velo bag? Do you think its a classic and will stand the test if time? I currently have the LV Neverfull GM, LV Speedy 40 Bandouliere, and Longchamp Cosmos in Kudo.

  44. Peppi Comment #45

    The bag is so pretty! And the notebook is soo awesooome

    xoxo, Peppi
    http://www.thefashionjunki.com

  45. Elin Comment #46

    I’m on the market for the same bag! But what size did you get?

    Xx

  46. Donna Louise Comment #47

    Hi Jules, a girl after my own heart! My wish is actually never ending but i did just cross off one bag I have wanted forever :) check it out on my blog

    http://www.thestylemma.com/2013/08/chanel-baby.html

  47. Kimberly Ann Comment #48

    LOVE this! I completely agree – bags are totally worth it to invest in and last for so long.

    Kim
    http://trendkeeper.me

  48. fashionaltitude Comment #49

    Oh I love your new fav’bag, !! and I love to see the little mess in it, it ‘s like more treasures in a treasure bag.
    when I rummage in my own bag, I have got small purses and see through purses, always hoping I will keep everything organized but.. I always end up messing all up . Something I have always noticed is that when I buy a new bag, I have everything in order, feel so proud and after a while, my bad habits reappear!!;-)

    btw, I just pre- ordered a Celfie tee again, in size Small this time. I love it, I love it, I love it!!!

    xoxo Fashionaltitude

  49. joana Comment #50

    First things first, where oh where is that notebook from? No seriously, it’s absolutely smashing.

    Second, couldn’t agree with you more about a bag. My first one was an MJ Stella and to this day I still wear it (even though lately all I seem to be doing is toting around my Miu Miu Paloma.) I’m not sure when my bag obsession started (I know I carried them as a tot) but I’ll be honest, seeing what’s inside a bag – especially one as charming as yours – is quite the treat!

  50. La Comment #51

    Is the Celine luggage a classic bag? I don’t believe it to be as classic as Chanel…

  51. kiwifahionblog Comment #52

    Jules, I want to share my professional opinion with you regarding eye drop. Try stay away from Clear Eye and anything that “clears redness” or feels “minty” in the eyes. Those eyedrops tend to contain chemical that bleach out your blood vessels in the eyes to make them appear white. If you need something to sooth dryness and irritation (and if you wear contact lenses), please try using eyedrops that have no preservatives. A few examples are Refresh teas, TheraTears and GenTel. I am not affiliated with any of these brands but only offering you my professional opinion since I am in the eye care professional field.

    p.s. congrats on scoring one of your dream bags :)

  52. Michelle Lee Comment #53
  53. Lara Comment #54

    Pretty Bag! Does anyone know if this is a PM or GM? Thanks.

  54. storm Comment #55

    Omg…I ordered mine..same one last night from Barneys NY..now I come across this blog today with the same sentiment…my order should be in on thursday…i can’t WAIT….congrat on taking it of your list….scratch off..yessss

    • storm Comment #56

      Received my bag yesturday..it is better in person then in pictures.. got the GM and happpppyyyyy I did….in love with her…

  55. Alexandra Comment #57

    Hi Jules,
    I project to buy the same amazing bag…
    Did you choose the biggest one or the small size ???
    Thank’s

  56. Hamee Comment #58

    Hi, I have a quick question. I just realized that my goyard tote started to wear out on the corners. Some of the prints are gone and starting to fade away. Do you experience this too?

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