Bows and Bordeaux

Disclosure:  I received items from Rockport Shoes, however all opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Today’s outfit involved a combination of bows and bordeaux accessories.  Reason?  I saw this bag at one of the South Walton Fashion Week shows and HAD to have it.  When I realized I was getting it about 80% off retail, I made it my own.  So, naturally, I had to style it today. Obvi.

Bows and Bordeaux, http://chicinacademia.com

Bows and Bordeaux, http://chicinacademia.com

Details:  Bag, Mario Valentino, here || Shoes, Charlotte Russe, here || skirt, Zara, similar here || Top, Limited, similar here || Necklace, Target, similar here || Bracelet, TJ Maxx, similar here || 

The bag is made by Mario Valentino – no relation to Valentino Garavani – but probably just as well made and similarly as expensive.  The bag is immaculate.  Shape and structure similar to the famous Cèline bag, but if you can find one, at a price much, much cheaper than the original.  The color of this bag is also a must-have for the fall.  If you are the type to invest in a single bag, then this would be a great color to consider. In case you were wondering: Yes, I can fit my MacBook pro in the bag.  Because you know, that’s the sign of a great work bag. 😉

I bought mine at Saks Off Fifth in Destin, FL.  They only had 1 left!!  I also paid A LOT less than the one in the link above, but if you HAVE TO HAVE IT, then I would say, it’s worth the $500 it currently sells for!  A few additional details about the bag should you be interested:

  • Dual rolled top handles
  • Open top, prong strap closure, and top zip closure
  • Exterior features gold-tone metal logo, front zip pocket, side suede detail, and metal feet
  • Interior features wall zip pocket and 2 media pockets
  • Dust bag included
  • Approx. 12″ H x 11.5″ W x 8.5″ D
  • Approx. 7″ handle drop
  • Made in Italy

Except for the shoes and bag, everything else I’ve had for some time.  One note about the shoes: I love the heel height.  Maybe 2″ at most.  However, the design makes them somewhat uncomfortable, especially if walking all day in them.  I’m hoping they will stretch out and become comfier, but I suffered a little while wearing them today. 😦  I paid $20 for them.  I would not recommend paying any more than $20 should you decide to get them.

Finally, I wanted to give you a sneak peak at an exciting collaboration happening with Rockport Shoes starting October 15th on Instagram!

Rockport Shoes, http://chicinacademia.com

Follow #myDailyAdventure to get some clues on Instagram between now and the 15th!

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!

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