I had been trying out different perfumes for a few years now, without really sticking to a specific one because nothing really caught my... nose. lol. UNTIL I was walking through Nordstrom, stopped by the perfume section, and found this Valentino perfume. They have another similar bottle that is also pink, but smells completely different. I had sprayed this new one, (which is the "Acqua" version of Donna,) on the little paper thing, and walked around some more, until I really was like, "wow, I love this smell." So I called Cody, who was also in the store, just couldn't find him, and when he answered, he was like "Where are you? You have to smell this perfume I think you would like." I find him by the perfume section, and he picked the SAME Valentino perfume I had just sprayed on my little paper. So that's what I was like, yep , this is the winner. It is pricey for perfume, but the bottle will last you and it smells soooo good. Oh, and it's pink and a pretty bottle, lol.
This is probably my favorite bag that I own. Not only is it a crossbody (obsessed, always,) but it's a perfect size, too. I can fit my iPhone plus, a wallet, my little Louis card holder, a pen or two, lipsticks, etc. (I could also fit my full sized wallet, I just don't usually carry it.) And if you've followed my blog for a while, then I'm sure you have seen how many times I've used this bag to finish off an outfit.
I remember when I was first on the hunt for this bag and could not find it ANYWHERE. So I was put on a waitlist for 3 months for it and it was well worth the wait. The price was even dropped from like $2400 to $1830, so I was like uhhh, yes, sign me up. And Louis Vuitton never has sales or price drops! Or if they do, it's like basically never lol. Anyway, This bag comes with me pretty much whenever I go out of town due to it's perfect size and ability to fit everything I need. It's like... you know when you have a bag and you don't need to put too much in it, so you look for a smaller bag? This is like the happy medium. It's big enough to fit a lot, but also small enough to carry what you need and not feel like you're carrying a huge bag for no reason. You know what I mean?
When it comes to a small, light-weight bag, this YSL crossbody is definitely my favorite. Being that it's black, it goes with so many outfits, and is not only perfect for everyday outfits, but especially for when you're going out somewhere nice, like a nice dinner, or somewhere fancy. The chain makes it perfect for those types of occasions. While this does look small, I can easily fit my daily essentials - my iPhone Plus, my stylus, my little Louis card holder, (since I pretty much never carry cash,) the lipstick color I'm wearing for the day, and a tampon or two if I need. (TMI, sorry.)
A black crossbody is the one type of bag I feel like every girl needs. Obviously does not have to be designer, but it's such a perfect piece that you can use everyday, and one that's not huge af, lol.
One year for Valentine's day, Cody got me my first pair of Louboutin's and I've been in love with them ever since. He got me a light pink pair, and then I got myself a nude pair as my wedding shoes. I love them both and wear them with so many different outfits. If you are going to get yourself a pair, I would definitely go with nude, as they will go with literally everything. THey're obviously great to wear with dresses, but my favorite type of outfit to pair them with is with jeans, or something simple, because they dress the entire outfit up. Even just being a simple pair of nude heels, whenever I wear them, but you can't see the red bottoms, I swear I ALWAYS get people commenting "where did you get your shoes?!" They literally look so good from any angle, and it's not JUST because they have the oh so desired red bottom.
Now when it comes to the shoe style, definitely go with the Pigalle Follies. My first pair were the Iriza's, but the Pigalle Follies are the most comfortable in my opinion. (Stay faaaaar away from the "So Kate's! lol. So unbelievably uncomfortable within the first SECOND of trying them on.)
I just got myself this pair of Gucci Sunglasses, and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I live and breath for cat eye sunglasses, first of all, but I have also been wanting to get a new pair of designer sunglasses. My mom got me Balenciaga sunglasses for Christmas like 4 years ago, and I hadn't gotten around to getting myself a good black pair. (The Balenciaga's are tan.) I also just have such a hard time finding a pair that I actually like on my face. So after literally 4 years of trying to find ones I liked on my face, it was like a sign that these were the ones because I liked how they looked on me.
This is probably my most used designer item. I use this every single day of my life. Like literally, since the day I got it, 5 years ago, I have used it every day. On the Louis Vuitton website, It's technically called a "Key holder" which I personally think is stupid... who is going to put their keys in this tiny thing? One single key maybe? Still stupid, lol. What I personally use this for is for all of my cards. So I have my license, credit cards, debit card, gift cards, membership cards, you name it. I put all of those things in there, and it's the perfect little holder for when you are either going out to a bar and don't want to bring a purse or are using a small bag and can't fit your huge wallet in it. Even in the morning when I want to get Starbucks before I start my day, I just grab this little guy and head out the door, without needing my purse. I actually don't even use my full sized wallet anymore. I mean, I don't really carry cash with me, like, ever, so I really only ever need my cards. I know two other people who use this same piece and use it for their cards, too. And after 5 years, it's still in perfect condition, even though it's gone through hell and back, lol.
I need that YSL purse! So cute!
Great post! x
The Gucci sunnies are so fierce! Worth it!
Such a great post!! Very helpful information for people that don’t own much designer stuff (like me).
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I’m so glad you put the Louis Card Holder on your list! I literally just put this on my Valentine’s Wish List to my fiancé the day BEFORE your post! Lmao. Now I can be like, “See, even my friend recommends it!” which he’ll say, “You mean that blog girl you follow?”.
Lol!! I say those things to my husband all the time! I see a blogger I like has something and I need to get it haha.
These are all great staple pieces for any girl!! My YSL monogram bag is definitely one of my favorites! And a good pair of nude louboutins is also timeless :)