Brandon told me the day before my birthday that my gift would be late and he felt very bad, but I am the most meh person when it comes to birthdays so I told him, “Don’t even feel bad! You know how meh I am about birthdays.” Anyway, the next morning he told me what he had gotten me so I’d have something to look forward to. 


It is Cuyana’s short leather tote and I feel good about having been recommending it blind to you guys for the past year or so because it is glorious. It is so well-made and appears to be very sturdy (I will report back after a month of use or so) and the monogramming is the icing on the cake. (It takes longer to receive the bag and it’s an extra $10, but it is the best $10 you will spend.) 

Here’s the thing I really love though: the color. It’s the richest shade of caramel. Caramel bags like this go with everything: They look good with denim and black (and I wear a lot of both). I love that the shape is so minimal and clean. No frills except the monogram. 

I am eyeing the tall leather tote ($150) next (when is the next gift giving occasion I can drop hints for–Mother’s Day, yes). If you have to take a laptop back and forth to work, the tall one might be a better choice. (Although I could easily fit my laptop in mine. It says “Short,” which may make you think it is small but it’s not.) 

Anyway, if you’ve been looking for a basic (NO BASIC BAGS ALLOWED) minimal leather tote that can work for commuting, weekend, diaper bagging, whatever–I am over the moon for this one already. 

etsyfindoftheday | CURATION REQUEST | 2.26.14

requested by: i-just-kept-swimming
looking for: a monogrammed bag in a tote or cross-body style

attention preppy followers: this curation request is going to be right up your alley :) monograms are perpetually in style, so treating yourself to a high-quality monogrammed tote or bag would be a wonderful, long-lasting investment. what do you think of these options?

FEATURED: the colorful totes at iflewthenest can be personalized with initials, full names, sorority letters, you name it. tons of options!!

other shops with monogrammed bag ideas:

also, the rad bags at rockcowstudio can include a leather-stamped name or monogram. i love these! :)

Selena Gomez herself shared the 3rd and final teaser photo from her new Louis Vuitton Series 5 Autumn/Winter 2016-2017 campaign. She wore this very colorful black, green, white and blue color block printed dress from the label’s Autumn/Winter 2016-2017 Collection

She completed her look with black heeled combat boots and a brown monogram tote bag from the same look

She didn’t deviate from the runway example at all for this look but i love it. When do we ever see Selena in colors and prints? I even love the black boots and dark lipstick because they add some edge to the ensemble and she wears it well.

Can’t wait to see the rest of this campaign! In the meantime, let’s discuss everything so far on @askselenascloset