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Handbag Review: Marc by Marc Jacobs Preppy Colorblock Satchel

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Can you imagine how excited I was when I received this colorblocked satchel as a gift from my boyfriend?! When I opened it I was so surprised at the color choice. How sweet and thoughtful (Thank you, Jay…xxxx). He knows that I love satchels, but wanted to switch things up a bit by forcing me out of my black satchel comfort zone…Loves it!

I’ve had this satchel for a few months now and I like to get a good feel for a bag before I review it here on the blog. The bag is super cute and easy to carry so I defintely would recommend it to you all. Here is my breakdown of the pros and cons…

Pros:

  • The gold hardware is everything!! I love the richness of it, and it seems to be longlasting as there isn’t any sign of wear. The yellow accents also make the satchel stand out.
  • Like my DVF satchel I discussed here, I love that this satchel is already colorblocked, and can easily be rocked with a t-shirt and jeans or a sun dress.
  • The leather is very soft and forgiving so the bag opens up wide enough for you to see everything inside. For those us who like to carry big handbags, things often get lost in them, but I don’t have that problem with this one.
  • The bag is very lightweight so I can pack a million things into it and still carry it comfortably.
  • It maintains its shape, unlike my other Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag. I hate it when bags look great on display because they are stuffed with tissue, but look awful once you take the tissue out. Very faux fabulous.
  • The many straps make the bag versatile. You can carry it on your forearm, shoulder or as a cross body bag.

Cons:

  • And this con is not a big deal at all…The shoulder strap is really long. I am about 5’7 and I made the strap as short as I possibly could and its still a little longer than I like. But for those of you that are taller than me, you would definitely appreciate the long strap.

Here some detailed pictures:

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Marc Jacob Satchel 1

Side and Inside Details

Overall, I think the bag is amazing. I will continue to wear it into the Spring and Summer months. I love how casual it is. I can conveniently use it when I am shopping or running errands and want to carry something that isn’t fussy. I also love that it exapnds so I can toss my journals and ipad in it without any trouble. Unfortunately, it’s no longer available at Nordstrom where he found it, but you can find this satchel at Neiman Marcus or Saks Fifth Avenue. Hope you all enjoyed this post…xx

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What’s In My Wang

I know what you’re thinking…Kel, I thought you said you weren’t going to buy that Alexander Wang bag?! Well, my friends, I saw this puppy in Nordstroms (Tysons Corner, VA.) and I had to have it. Ya’ll know how I do. Lol…I originally wanted the one with the rose gold hardware, but I am so glad I opted for the matte black hardware instead. This bag is everything! I mean, look at that leather, honey!! I am so in love with it…

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Alexander Wang Rocco

But since carrying this satchel, I have had to adjust the amount of junk I normally carry. The studs make this bag just a little heavy, so piling a bunch of stuff in here is a big no-no. I reduced the size of my wallet (I had been carrying the big leopard print Halogen one). I pulled out this old Juicy Couture one that I hardly ever use and fell back in love with it. Although its quite compact, I can fit all of my essentials in it.

Below are some other things I’ve been carrying in my satchel recently. As you can see I am usually only concerned about my eyes, lips, and hands. Lol…These TB sunnies have been a staple piece in my 2012 ensemble (I didn’t take them out of the case because you guys have probably seen them a million times since I bought them in July) and I carry them everywhere I go now.

As for the lippies, although I am usually a gloss girl, I have been loving Mac’s matte red lipstick in Ruby Woo. But let me tell you, that stuff is super DRYING! I’ve also been loving this cream lip stain from Sephora because it reminds me a lot of Ruby Woo, but it is also DRYING! I mean, maybe it’s me…Maybe I just have dry lips but sheesh! Therefore, I have to carry this Sugar lip treatment with me at all times. Whenever I go red I have to have some chapstick or something at the ready! I’ve never been a lipstick wearer but red lips are just sexy to me…Despite the hassle…(BTW if you know of a similar color that isn’t drying, please let a sistah in on the secret!)

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As for my glosses, Smashbox’s Pulse is my number 1 most worn lip gloss in 2012. This is my second one and I have been wearing it to death! I’ve also been wearing this Bobbi Brown lip gloss in Firefly. If you like shimmer, you will love this one. I like layering it over sheer or nude gloss.

To keep my hands moisturized during this winter, I’ve been using Soap & Glory’s Hand Food. This stuff smells like heaven on your hands. Makes your hands super soft and moisturized without making them greasy. And when my cuticles are looking rough, I always reach for Burt’s Bee’s Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. If you like lemons, you will love this stuff as well.

Last but not least, I’ve been carrying this customized business card holder I received from an old boss some years ago. Since one of my goals this year is to network more at blogging events (and in general), I’ve been carrying my blog business cards with me in case I meet anyone who may be interested in Clutchez.

I do carry a little more than this in my handbag, but these are my most recent essentials. I hope you all enjoyed this post, and I hope you all have  a blessed weekend! xx

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