Best Purchase of 2016

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!

4 Ways to Tie Your Blanket Scarf | Fall Fashion | Winter Fashion | Chambray | Denim on Denim

Check out these lovely ladies who wrote about their best purchases of 2016!

  1. 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


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    Looks like you’ve already got great use of out of the bag, Kasey. And even though it’s a purple hue, it’s like a neutral.

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  • Reply Shelby

    This bag is gorgeous and has totally inspired me to buy a new bag for the rest of winter/spring! I love the neutral color. Thanks for sharing!!

    xo, Shelby

    January 26, 2017 at 9:55 am
  • Reply emily

    That is a really great bag- I love the color, perfect for all seasons!

    January 26, 2017 at 10:22 am
  • Reply Michelle

    I love a big roomie handbag! This one is so chic you don’t appear to be schlepping!
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  • Reply Lauren

    This bag is seriously gorgeous! I can see why it’s your fav purchase!

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    January 26, 2017 at 10:57 am
  • Reply miriam

    such a gorgeous bag! the color is so pretty!

    January 26, 2017 at 12:41 pm
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  • Reply Sarah R.

    I love that bag! I think you picked wisely, and I’m glad you got a great souvenir from your time working at Kate Spade!

    January 26, 2017 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply Shelby Back

    I love that bag! I can tell why it was one of your favorites!


    January 26, 2017 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply Maggie

    I love how you styled it lots of different ways!!

    January 26, 2017 at 6:51 pm
  • Reply Greta

    That’s a great investment! I love the color and how structured it is.
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    January 26, 2017 at 10:22 pm
  • Reply Brie

    It’s such a gorgeous bag and the color is so versatile! I can totally see why it was your best purchase of 2016!

    xo Brie

    January 26, 2017 at 10:32 pm
  • Reply Mandy

    This bag is perfect! I seriously need to run out and buy a similar one now – it’s the perfect colour!

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  • Reply Bailey

    so many great picks! a lot of these items were my favorites from 2016, too!

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  • Reply Jessica

    Kate Spade bags are always a great buy! They’re classic and very well made!
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