It’s my birthday. I’m 27 today. To celebrate this achievement in aging, I plan to reward myself with the purchase of a designer crossbody bag, and I’m just giddy about it!
You see. I’m always the girl with the GIANT purse on her arm at the most inconvenient times. In the stands at sporting events, cramming through the crowd at a bar, on foot for hours at festivals, at outdoorsy spots when designer-anything is inappropriate, and on vacations when all I really need is some cash, lipgloss, a room key and a cellphone… (Note the following as evidence.)
One reason I’m so excited about this purchase is that I’m going to be making it in VEGAS, when we are there in early October. They have every store imaginable and I can. not. wait. to buy it at the designer’s actual boutique (rather than online). I want to try it on and see it in person before purchasing. So, while I have to wait a full month before making my birthday purchase, it’s well worth it. It gives me more time to think…and get your advice! I’m kind of like Goldilocks with this one: I’m looking for a crossbody that’s just right.
- It needs to be small so it won’t ever get too heavy on my shoulders, but it can’t be too small either.
- It needs to be a color that goes with everything (I’m leaning toward dark tan, black and will consider beige).
- Its strap has to be the right length, allowing the purse to hit at my hip or lower.
- It can’t be something EVERYONE has (unless I also can’t live without it).
- And finally, the bag has to be a quality designer brand. I don’t buy a lot of purses; I invest in a select few that I’ll be proud to carry for years.
So, without further ado, here are the top contenders in my hunt for the perfect birthday crossbody…………WHICH ONE DO YOU THINK I SHOULD GET?
My absolute first choice: I’m seriously in love with the Celine Luggage Tote, but since it’s super expensive, I might just get a mini!? It’s just as cute, but just, well, mini-er. Not sure of the cost, so I’ll stop by the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace (there’s a Celine boutique) t0 see all the colors it comes in and the price. I’m worried it’s still going to be like $2,000!
My realistic, first choice: Is this going to be too big? Or since it’s a crossbody will it be okay? This really looks classic and versatile, and it’s GREAT leather quality.
My true second choice: Love this one! And it is more along the lines of the size I want/need … realistically this is the best option … This just might be IT!
My third choice: I love this size, color and I love TORY! Clearly. But I’m worried about the length of the strap … is this on the second to last peg or the second peg? Dunno… Also, I’m a little worried about whether the insides of this TB and the one above are too narrow for all my stuff?
And finally …
OK, so I ask again…
WHICH ONE DO YOU THINK I SHOULD GET?
Comment below to help me decide!