Have you ever bought or been given a purse that is perfect in every way… except for the times you get to actually use it? Usually, that is my problem. I’ve got a bag full of purses, yet I use only about 3 during the year. Those three include my staple purse: big, lots of compartments, and practical; small black evening purse: classy, quilted, small enough for going out; and my cross body purse: cute, easy to wear, and fit things when I’m on the run. So why is it that some of my favorite purses are the least used, like this amazing wooden butterfly bag? It’s a vintage piece straight from my mother’s closet. Plus, it’s a butterfly! But, let’s be honest. The real reason is that it can’t even fit the width of an iPhone. Must be hard to be a millennial, huh?
The weather here is truly unpredictable. The day we took this blog shoot was super chilly! A good friend of mine is a photographer, but he never shot fashion! Naturally, I volunteered to let him shoot a blog post. I’m loving how moody the colors were that day.
The cold snap worked well because I was able to pull out this Vivienne Tam shift dress. It has a geometric print and when I belt it to cinch the waist, I get major Balmain vibes circa Fall 2016. Just, ya know, minus the being a model wearing luxury fashion.
This dress is straight from the vault, and I mean my grandmother’s closet. Honestly, I am so content with its quality. The fabric is literally heavy, which made it perfect for a chilly day here in New Orleans.
I’ve wanted to model the butterfly bag for-ev-er but never found the right opportunity since the bag is such a statement. I don’t know much about its history, except that it was my mother’s. There is an identical purse like it I own, except it’s in the shape of a kitty! Next post, I promise. 🙂