Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Cross body craze

Confessions of a Shopaholic
Borrowed from Confessions of a Shopaholic

I realize I shop a lot. Both a blessing and a curse. I count it as a blessing most of the time. Attempted to put myself on a ban multiple times. But who am I kidding, I was never good at delaying gratification.

One chill Friday, just had lunch at my favorite vietnamese restaurant with some of my favorite people.

The food there never dissapoints. This is what I always order.

Joyeaux Cafe Beef Brisket Noodle Soup
The restaurant is steps away from my place.
The restaurant also happens to be right across the street from

Holt Renfrew Crest

I try not to go in there. But you cannot tell a moth not to flock to the flame. It would be against nature.

As luck would have it, they are having a sale. Bags are piled on top of each other haphazzardly on tables. Each pleading to be accepted into a good home.

Then I saw her. All gorgeous, tassely, golden, zippery and crossbody.
Rebecca Minkoff five zipper cross body in turquoise

The Rebecca Minkoff five zipper cross body in turquoise.
I tried her on, just so happens, my outfit that day cried out for a pop of green/blue desperatly.
Orange and Purple colour swatch

After taxes, she came to just shy of $300.00. YAY SALES! Still, hesitation crept up on me; I have never purchased a designer product brand new before. I usually try to sniff out crazy deals second hand. The hunter in me takes over a lot.

I decided to leave her on me and walk around the store. I was soon attached. $290.00 later, she was wrapped up.

I spent the next couple of days researching the price of used equivalents. To my delight, the price ranges about the same. Now I can rest easy knowing I still got a deal. This is my first dabble into the Minkoff brand. Have to say, perhaps a new obsession is brooding.

She is a beauty, turquoise represents a friendly and happy colour that enjoys life. I will have no trouble enjoying life with this well organized cross body bag that will leave my hands free everywhere I go.

Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style, Rebecca Minkoff purse with outfit

Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style, Rebecca Minkoff purse with outfit
Vintage DIY infinity scarf

Vintage Chanel inspired blazer

Vintage purple chiffon flowy top

All from Talize

Candy coloured elastic bow belt, from Gentille Alouette

Suspender Tights from Dynamite

Follow me with Bloglovin


  1. I always enjoy reading your anecdotal posts, Jasmine :) Love the RM.

  2. Thanks Vonnie.

    Glad you enjoy reading the posts :)

  3. Pretty Little World31 October 2011 at 16:57

    Gorgeous new bag!! I love RM bags, and of course, the price point.

    Your outfit is just delicious by the way! The purple/electric blue top is fantastic!

  4. Agreed! Very reasonably priced :) I am eyeing my next one already.

    Thank you for the outfit compliment. It's not for everybody. But I love how the belt totally made the top pop!!