In the bag

Slowly but surely, the first signs of spring are starting to show up. I tend to favor darker, neutral bags in the winter, but it's finally time to start pulling out the brights. If you are in need of a bright bag update, the new-to-me brand Nicole Lee, is certain to have something. Their spring line is bursting with color, print, and embellishment. Their bags are anything but neutral!

Ever since Pantone announced the color of the year, I've been obsessed with adding more emerald, and more green in general to my closet, so this bag was just what I wanted. Not to mention my double green look is very appropriate for the upcoming holiday.

This satchel comes in three different sizes, and this is the mid size. It's big enough to stow my hefty DSLR with room to spare, two outer pouches for things you need quickly (i.e. iPhone) and it has the most beautiful lining (which is always something I consider to be very important).

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The Rundown
Mint Shirt Dress Boundry & Co. similar
Trench Coat London Fog Thrifted similar
Boots Steve Madden
Marielle Satchel c/o Nicole Lee
Pave Link Necklace Macy's similar
Hexagon Earrings Thrifted similar
Pave Link Bracelet c/o LydellNYC
Sunglasses Ray-Ban Meteor c/o TJMaxx

The bag was provided to me by Nicole Lee for the purpose of this review, my thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. love this outfit on you! that color is fabulous on you :)

  2. that bag is fabulous! love the structured shape and the color is perfect for spring :)

  3. Woohoo for this outfit! I loved it then and still do now, haha :)

  4. OMG, I really, seriously, f**kingly desperately need that bag. Such a statement bag. You have paired it perfectly with the minty dress and the neutral tench.


  5. I really like this outfit

  6. Hope you have more green for Sunday! lol
    And this is a funy thing I like about your winter outfits- you dont rely on black tights. Love these brown ones with the green dress. Not too mint but minty enough ^_^

  7. Such cute hair (but isn't it always?)

    and emerald is such a lovely color on you! I have yet to add any to my wardrobe, but that doesn't mean I can't stare at how pretty yours is! I adore the orange against it, too--such a nice pop!

  8. Your accessories are knocking it out of the park! That bag and those booties are LOVE! :)


  9. Oh my gosh, I love the green dress and bag!

  10. What a fantastic bag! It's a gorgeous color.

  11. Green+green looks great -
    I am familiar to Nicole Lee bags and have one of their bags.
    Looks like Chloe could fit in there !

  12. This dress is perfect paired with a trench. Cute bag as well!


  13. Pretty pretty! I love that this bag holds all your stuff (and even a camera?!) but doesn't look like a huge suitcase bag. Love that you can wear it over your shoulder without it being too bulky!

  14. what a great transition look
    love the pops of orange with the green

  15. LOVE the bag! so cute. and of course, the green with the orange belt and pink lips is fab. i've seen Nicole Lee bags here and there. they always catch my eye!

  16. If only spring would come faster, right?

    Green looks great on you.

  17. love this trench coat and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D

  18. Love love love the shirt dress Lyddie. I've been looking for one but to date have not found one that I love. I so wish we had some decent thrift/goodwill stores around.

    Glad Spring is making her way to you - Autumn is heading my way - have a fabulous Spring.

  19. Ohh I like this lip color! The color and shape of this bag is great. I have such a soft spot for satchels.

  20. Such a lovely green outfit :) I like the shade of that dress, it really suits you :)

    Away From The Blue

  21. Bagggssss!!! I love the color!! I've become obsessed with green too. The double green means double luck for St. Patty's Day right?!

  22. Hello! Looking chic and put together, as always. I really like the bag, it's structured but the color pattern is really unexpected and cute.


    The Fashionable ESQ

  23. love your trench and that bag! Lovely color combination :)

  24. Amazing look!
    Nice blog!!!
    Do you like to follow each other???
    Let me know...

  25. You are a lover of green as much as I am!

    Lady of Style

  26. Fabulous green dress and bag! Love the trench!

  27. I love the emerald dress! The color & shape are so pretty and I love that you chose to pair it with an orange belt! So unexpected & fun!

  28. They have a dress like that at Target too!

  29. That bag is super cute an I love how you coordinated the whole look!