Boden floral print blueberry dress; Marc Jacobs Mag bag
Dress, Boden (via eBay); jacket, Tommy Hilfiger Factory; shoes, Gap Factory; necklace & bracelet, Tiffany; bag. MbMJ (via eBay)

This is not a brand new piece, but it’s … newish. New-adjacent. It’s a bright, cheerful dress, which is basically the opposite of my current mood. Dressing as an antidote to The Funk? Sure, why not.

Boden floral print blueberry dress; Marc Jacobs Mag bag
Double the trouble

But, wait! The bag is new! My long-awaited Mag bag. She was everything I’d hoped for … and a disappointment. Style- and function-wise, she is perfect.

Boden floral print blueberry dress; Marc Jacobs Mag bag
Marc by Marc Jacobs Magazine bag

Honestly, if you’re looking for a casual bag that still looks put together, this is it: a hobo/satchel/cross-body hybrid of perfect dimensions. My disappointment stems from the condition of my particular bag. I knew she wasn’t in perfect condition from the eBay listing, but I had irrationally hoped for better. I don’t mind the general patina (as my husband says, it adds character to a good bag), but I’m really sad that the original burgundy colour has worn off to a reddish brown. Sigh.

So ends my Mag bag saga … for now.

Happy July 4th to my American readers! And TGIF to the rest of ya!

5 Comments on Can You See Me Now?

  1. Aww, the purse color looks beautiful to me. I’m sorry it didn’t live up to your expectations. But on the bright side, red shoes!

  2. Why don’t you try giving it a good once-over with a burgundy shoe polish? Some of the colour should impart and make look a little more rich.