2016 was a fantastic year for me. I started blogging, got a job that I love, met a ton of new friends, and got my puppy, Mia! While I am obsessed with Mia, it feels weird calling my dog a purchase, so my best purchase of 2016 is my Kate Spade bag. ( Check the bottom of the post for the other posts in this link-up!)
Growing up, getting a new bag was a big deal. I loved switching out purses to match my outfit or the season. Now, I like to keep everything in one place. If you switch, that one lipstick that would match your outfit would no doubt always be in the other bag, along with what I’d more likely forget to switch over, my wallet. This bag was a big purchase for me. I don’t regularly go out and buy something like this without Christmas or Birthday money, either. However, some of you may know, this past summer, I worked at Kate Spade part-time. It was great, but time-consuming. I basically didn’t have a life outside of working my full-time job, part-time job, and blogging. I realized I needed my weekends to recharge, and no discount was going to be worth it to give that up, I chose my final pieces to purchase with my discount. This was on my list for a while but making the decision to quit was my realization that I had to act on my thoughts.
I love the color, it’s purple, but nothing too obnoxious, and compliments my neutral wardrobe well. It’s not too structured, and *sigh* the pebble leather. While I love that Kate Spade’s Saffiano Leather is easy to clean, it’s just not soft enough for my style most of the time. I’m obsessed with pebble leather and truly love this bag. After writing all of this I realized I never checked to see if it was in stock for you all to buy, since I sold it so well just now. (ha!) UPDATE: It is in stock, in black. (I would love this in black!) Plus, it’s on sale! I have linked below along with the other pieces in the collection, and some of my favorite Kate Spade bags!
Check out these lovely ladies who wrote about their best purchases of 2016!
- Glam Karen 2. Oh My Nosh 3. Tracing the Edge 4. Frankly Entertaining 5. Twenty Something Plus 6. Freckled Italian 7. Spitfiregirl Design 8. A Touch of Teal 9. Cake & Lilies 10. Alyssa J Freitas 11. White Cabana 12. Luv in the Bubble 13. Finite1 14. Our Illustrated Life 15. Laugh.Liv.Love