designer handbag

Rachel Rates Saks Off 5th

Saks Off 5th opened at Beverly Connection this past weekend. I didn't get to attend any of the grand opening festivities but that didn't stop me from going the first chance I got. As I walked in (on the second floor entrance,) I immediately hit the shoe area. So many beautiful shoes, but unfortunately not too many I liked in my size (6-6 1/2.) I didn't find my "sole-mate" as the beautiful neon pink sign above the shoe area states, but don't fret the handbags were just footsteps away. I'm a sucker for a good bag! They had so many that caught my eye, but in the end I decided on a classic beauty by Zac Posen. The store itself is smaller than I expected. I wasn't too impressed with the women's clothing area, small selection and not the best layout. The sunglasses are however another story, god do they have an enormous selection! I fell in love with a bunch of sunnies; spent the longest in this area! I tried on every single style from every designer you can think of.. Chloe, Prada, Wildfox... it was great. I didn't end up purchasing any (because I already have too many) but I will keep this place in mind the next time I'm thinking of buying myself a new pair. The store is truly a label mecca!  
Overall, I think the store is great but I'll stick to just buying what I love rather then buying it because it's discounted. Don't get me wrong, I love a good sale, I just tend to buy things more impulsively when they are on sale. XO

Dress // Windsor Store
Shoes // Target
Bag // Zac Posen 
Sunnies // Dior
Rings // Forever21
Bracelet // Urban Outfitters & Swarovski 

Coco made me do it

I need a new black handbag. I've come to the realization, that I don't have a simple black purse that goes with everything. A classic everyday bag is needed, don't you think? Searching for the perfect one has been quite an ordeal and I still have not decided which to splurge on. The first designer black handbag I ever wanted was the Balenciaga "City". I still love the bag but over time my style has evolved and I no longer feel it's the right fit. I've lusted over Gavriel Mansur, Celine, Ysl, Chloe and Goyard. Are they all just trendy, until something new comes along though?! Chanel on the otherhand I would have to say is classic and timeless. I've been eyeing the Chanel Boy bags for quite some time. One things for sure those Chanel Bags are definitely not in my price range. I have found however that their handbags don't depreciate in value much. I guess the simple fact that I have chosen Chanel is an indication of my maturity. Chanel was made for the fashionable woman, not girl. So what do you guys think, should I bite the bullet and whip out that credit card?!! Well maybe for now I'll continue to lust over it, and splurge for my bday in a few months...well see how long that decision lasts. XO