Wednesday, March 27, 2013

How I Do

This is a little quickie post because I want to link up to Jill and Adrienne's How I Wear My 'everyday handbag' post.  I am picking this little cross-body number here:
It is a cheapo reatail Payless bag that I originally saw on someone's blog (sorry, can't remember!) and immediately started hunting for it at nearby Payless stores to find it (I had to go to two).  People have commented on it ever since and it has been out of stock.
Honestly, I prefer (BY A LONG SHOT) my kilim and ikat and ethnic prints to be vintage or handmade, but that often means pricey and out of my reach.
I have already posted some of these pics, but hey, bear with me...
I basically wear it with everything even though it is bright and patterned.  I love it because it is cross-body, which means I am hands free to grab my little ones that are always scurrying around or hold my drink (ha!).  I do wish it could be just a tad bigger.
This dress ^ is now for sale here.
As you can see, I feel it really goes well with other bright and busy pieces.
I LOVE it paired with this viscous black and white maxi.  I wear this thing to pieces in the summer and it's layering possibilities are endless.
The vintage Levi's jacket was bleached and hand-studded by me and sold a while back.  That one was hard to let go of...
Please ignore my fried hair above lolzzzz
So anyway, that is one of my everyday bags and now, for the best part!!!!!
I was walking by Payless and lo and behold, what did I see???
A new version of the purse for this summer!!!!
Bad part?  I freakin' prefer this new predominantly orange/red/blue one!!! ughhhhh
But, I can't justify it when my other one is still fine and they are so similar.
It is $16.99 and I only saw one left in the store, but they are available online here.
I feel a little guilty promoting a new retail item from a chain store so I'll make up for it next time by promoting some little biz or second hand store next!
<3 <3 <3


  1. Ahh, Becky, I love them both, and I probs would have gone back for round two! I am with you: my Ikat/anything tribal obsession generally extends to vintage only, but as you say, these versions can be pricey especially if they're Kilim handbags. Wish I had your restraint as I'm still in a bit of a tapestry/Ikat/ethnic bag buying spree in Etsy ... in my wee little mind I justify the purchases by saying the big ones will be great diaper bags :)
    I really like the pinks in yours - will be so nice for Spring/Summer - and the sunnies are, as we used to say in the 80s, totally rad! Xo

  2. I can see why you had to have this little bag it is super bright and goes with everything! I'm impressed you didn't buy the second one too, way to show some self control sweetie :) I think I like the one you have better anyway.

  3. It's a great little bag, and you definitely showed great restraint in not buying a second version! Love all three outfits but the first one, with the leopard print jacket and fab cobalt skirt, is my favourite, you look fabulous, Becky! xxxx

  4. Hi this is a lovely blog honey I think we should follow on GFC and Bloglovin? what do you think?
    let me know I'll follow back for sure
    New post is up on my blog you should have a look :)

  5. It's a fabulous bag, the pattern and colour are gorgeous and I love each and every way you've styled it! I love your hair quiff-ed up like that! xxxx

  6. I was initially quite distracted by that fabularse leopard jacket!!!
    The bag is divoon, such a gorgeous print! You mix patterns beautifully, darling! XXX

  7. You look great in prints and I'm loving the entire first outfit since it reminds me of some of the my 80's outfits and some of the good times I had wearing them!

  8. I love that bag with the leopard jacket. And I love your hair with that puffed up roll on top - it looks great on you!

  9. I love your bag and can understand why you were very tempted by the second one. Love seeing all the different ways you've worn it too, you look such a rock chick in that first pic, that leopard print jacket is gorgeous with your hair all quiffed up, you look great in every outfit you're wearing here. xx

  10. Mine is not as pretty as yours. My daughters hate it, but I cannot leave home without it, lol
    Looking so lovely in all the pics, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  11. Sorry to say but i love your hair in the last pics, you are so adorable!

    I love that bag, so versatile!

    Happy Easter

    Ariane xxxx

  12. Love that tribal print!!


  13. Love that print so much and it's a cracking little bag. Bowled over by the leopard print too. xxxx

  14. I like the look with the animal printed blazer paired with a tee. It's simple yet striking. Nice spread of photos. Thanks for posting and feel free to drop by me too when you have time.

  15. right - here I am... stupid bloglovin didn't copy a load of blogs over and I'm still working out who I'm missing. You look great! I love love love your quiff with the sunglasses and floral dress. It looks great. I love your hair in general