Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hot Hot Pink




Sweater: F21 (old) | Vest: F21 (mine is faux, but you can find a real version here)
Pants: Vintage | Sunglasses: Karen Walker Perfect Day | Boots: Michael (similar here and here) | Bag: Cambridge Satchel Co. | Necklace: DIY | Bracelets: Tiffany, Swarovski, F21, Vintage | Watch: Fossil (similar here)

On a whim, I decided a flash sale warranted picking up this Cambridge Satchel Co. fluorescent pink cross-body bag. As I expected, the quality is excellent, and the color packs a serious punch.

In looking at my wardrobe, though, I'm not totally sure about this bag's possibilities, and its practicality leaves quite a bit to be desired (buckling and unbuckling the two leather straps in front seems like a logistical nightmare when trying to run errands or answer a ringing cell phone). That said, I am in love with how it transforms a neutral outfit like this one from ho-hum to head-turning.

What do you all think--keep this bag or return it for something more versatile and practical?


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25 comments:

  1. I love the flash of neon with the neutral outfit, and I love the vest - perfect!

    Luxx Mint

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  2. The bag is so pretty, but I think you should return it for something more practical. I actually bought a cambridge satchel co. bag in a neutral color but returned the bag because of the buckles - definitely not conducive to running errands!

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  3. Keep! I har a bright pink Rebecca Minkoff and I will use it to dress up my otherwise black and grey winter outfits :)

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    1. I do really love your hot pink RM! I admire it every time I see it. Good call on jazzing up winter neutrals--it's always nice to have something bright to wear on a gray day.

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  4. keep - i have this in the gray glitter and cheat by only half buckling one of the straps when i'm out and about and need access to the bag.

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    1. Ooh, that is a good idea. I'll have to try it out!

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  5. love your bag:)so cute
    kisses from milano
    http://sienastyle.blogspot.it/

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  6. I say keep! It will transition well into next Spring! Until then, it's great for styling neutral Winter outfits. I do agree that the buckles are a bit cumbersome, but I think it's worth the trouble. Maybe keep it for nights out, when you don't need to be practical! Love the boots and vest too, very Rachel Zoe :)

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    1. The more I look at these photos, the more I think it'll be a fun piece to have in the rotation this winter. I like your suggestion of using it primarily for nights out--I'm not usually trying to get stuff in and out of my purse all night.

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  7. I love the waistcoat & bag. They really make the outfit shine :-)

    www.petitestyleonline.com

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  8. I love your sunglasses, they shape is so catty & cute ;)

    -Sarah
    The Weekend Diary

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  9. Keep! I love phiphi's suggestion of leaving it half-buckled.

    I love this outfit, and the color of the bag is perfection! A perfect pop!

    xoxo
    Kerry
    laconceptiondesfemmes.blogspot.com

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  10. That bag is so perfect with the otherwise neutral outfit, I love it! I would keep!

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  11. I LOVE your neon pink bag. Stunning! Love this style with the fur vest and the boots.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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  12. I love the Cambridge bag. So tempted!

    -Tina
    http://2petite.blogspot.com

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  13. So chic girl! You really have such a great sense of style:)!

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  14. Keep it! Purchases like these is what keeps your wardrobe interesting!

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  15. Although pink is not my color, I think you should keep it. It's fun to have one of those items in the closet. I do that once in a while. You look great!

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  16. Stylish, pretty outfit and great combination.

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  17. On you it looks great... Can i ask where you got it and how much?

    Btw, love your blog!

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  18. beautiful! love the entire outfit - love that satchel!

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  19. Oh wow. You're supposed to put your cell phone IN the bag? Who knew? ;)

    Keep it! It's amazing, eye catching and different from the boring crowds of neutrality that litter the streets.

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  20. I know you're petite, but the proportions of the outfit somehow make you look tall. I'm also petite and haven't been able to wear tall boots successfully. You look great.

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