21 March 2012

Sunshine daisies, butter mellow, turn this stupid fat rat yellow!

While I was in Paris I kept my spending to a minimum. Until I lost my mind in Antoine et Lili. My purse gripes are many and often, I almost always end up back at my grey Halogen satchel which is practically falling apart. While browsing the super-color-saturated store in Paris I came across this purse in a variety of colors. Of course buying a purse creates all kinds of agony for me: can I use it for work, will it get dirty, can I get my Metrocard out faster than the person behind me? Then of course I tried to be sensible and buy black.
Sam immediately talked me out of that decision. I settled on this golden yellow, my favorite color in the world and I don't care if it never matches my outfit. It even clashes perfectly with my wallet.
Here's what I usually lug around with me. Not pictured is my DSLR which actually fits perfectly inside alongside all of these things.
Antoine et Lili purse, Kate Spade wallet, Voodoo doll keyring was a gift from LK, Moleskein planner, various cards and things I need to get around, pens, Nivea and Burts Bees chapsticks, iPod, Kate Spade sunglasses


  1. There is literally NOTHING better than finding THE purse. I'm still on the hunt : ) This one looks like a keeper!

  2. Emily_RubySlippersMarch 21, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Sam was definitely right and yellow is perfect!  And I think it looks great with your wallet.  Your outfits will survive things clashing, it's always better to have something you love. : )

  3. love everything!! amazing bag!!

  4. nice bag ! I have similar things :)

  5. Looove that color. The shape of the bag is awesome and the wide opening will make it easy to find things. I wish that Moleskin planner wasn't so expensive. I had one a couple years ago and I'm always tempted to cross out the dates so i can keep using it.

  6. Oh my goodness, that is so pretty!  Those are such smart questions that I should really try asking myself next time I spot a bag I really like-- I got a really nice over sized pleather (?) bag in *white* only because it was really cheap and so pretty, but it's gotten too dirty too quickly and the handles are about to rip.  It's so sad.  That bag is so beautiful, though!

  7. I got mine for Christmas (tradition), but you can get them on sale at Staples.

  8. I'm not much of a bag girl, but THAT is a gorgeous purse! (What can I say? I love anything and everything yellow...) Love your orange Moleskine, too :)


  9. Love the purse.  Gorgeous color.  I don't see a weapon in the pictures - where do you keep your gun? :)

  10. I am SO smitten with this bag.... And I even found where I can buy one, although in a different colour.
    I'm not sure it would be big enough for me, though!

    Could you tell me, I think there is a zippered pocket on the outside, and one on the inside back as well, is that right?
    Are those able to hold a bit of stuff, or only something really small?

    And the open pockets at the sides, are those useful?
    If you do use those, what kind of things do you put in there?

    I've just discovered your blog, and I'm busy reading back - I LOVE your style!

  11. I think the yellow bag was a great purchase! It's such a pretty shade. I love the contrast between your wallet too. It's perfect.

  12. I have the same planner! Love that big open page for notes each week! Usually used for blog post ideas, half of which I'll get around to writing! 


Thanks for stopping by!

happy, honey & lark. All rights reserved. © Maira Gall.