In The Great Closet/Attic Cleanout of 2011 (it deserves a grand title as it is almost done and I have been at it since Monday!) I discovered a linen dust bag in the very corner of the closet I keep all my handbags in.
Inside of that dust bag was this gem of an Italian leather purse I purchased oh, let's say about a decade ago.
It is made by Guia's a purveyor of fine Italian leather handbags for almost 50 years.
Since it has had minimal usage, it is absolutely pristine.
As I slipped the bag off of it, I knew instantly that the ladylike lines, rich cranberry color and the way it sits just right on my forearm (my favorite spot to carry a bag!) would determine it to be my "IT" bag of this season.
I could pat my decade younger self on the back for making such a wise investment.
On another note, this is what I wore to the grocery today.
It defines everything I am craving right now and have edited my wardrobe down to.
Crisp, clean basics with a little shimmer ( the gold glitter flats), a little utility (the cargo vest) and a subtle pop of red (amazing lip stain from Sephora).
These are the things that still have a home here.
vest & button up: jcrew
jeans & flats: express