I’ve been on the hunt for the next bag on my dream wishlist for a while now – and the hunt is finally over! 

The newest addition to my collection is … drum roll please … a Mulberry Alexa satchel in Oak buffalo leather! I’ve been coveting this bag for the last two years, practically from the moment I first saw it in a magazine, swinging on the arm of its namesake, it-girl Alexa Chung. A more casual and relaxed style than the bags I’m normally drawn to, its cross-body strap is definitely more practical for this busy mom. Between the Alexa and my YSL Besace, what can I say – I’m having a “satchel moment”!

The Alexa is a no-brainer with jeans, but it also looks fabulous dressed up.
Shirt, Gap; skirt, Talbots; belt, Club Monaco;
shoes, Sam Edelman
Cardigan, J Crew; skirt, Gap; belt, Holt Renfrew;
shoes, Stuart Weitzman 

Having gotten my mitts on the Alexa, there are now only two more bags on my wishlist. As much as I would love to bring them home tomorrow, realistically it will likely be a while before my next purchase. I haven’t quite decided which one I will pursue next, although I do like the idea of letting them “find” me – whether in a local consignment store, Kijiji, or perhaps somewhere further afield.

Any guesses for what the last bags on my wishlist might be?

6 Comments on Chronicles of the Bag Lady

  1. I was so stoked to get it finally! Not without some drama along the way … but all’s well that ends well, right? One of the things I really like about it is that it doesn’t scream “brand name” (even though it’s been knocked off a ton in the last year or so) and yet it’s so stylish. And very practical too, I might add! I’ve come to really appreciate a hands-free sort of bag, hehe!