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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  1. 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.

    Posted 1.26.17 Reply
  2. Rachel wrote:

    Love the both looks! Pretty!

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  3. Shelby wrote:

    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

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  4. emily wrote:

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

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  5. Michelle wrote:

    I love a big roomie handbag! This one is so chic you don’t appear to be schlepping!
    Oh My Nosh Nutrition and Wellness

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  6. Lauren wrote:

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

    By Lauren M

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  7. miriam wrote:

    such a gorgeous bag! the color is so pretty!

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  8. Sarah R. wrote:

    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!

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  9. Shelby Back wrote:

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


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  10. Maggie wrote:

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

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  11. Greta wrote:

    That’s a great investment! I love the color and how structured it is.
    Greta |

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  12. Brie wrote:

    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

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  13. Mandy wrote:

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

    xoxo Mandy

    Posted 1.30.17 Reply
  14. Bailey wrote:

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

    Here’s The Skinny

    Posted 1.31.17 Reply
  15. Jessica wrote:

    Kate Spade bags are always a great buy! They’re classic and very well made!
    – Jessica
    Miss Moore Style

    Posted 2.1.17 Reply