Bag Collector

I've had my eye on this raffia bag from Mango since March. I knew I didn't need it, I already have a similar shape bag, and the raffia seems delicate - something I felt I should take into consideration as last summer I had my macrame bag fall apart on me (a friend offered to try and repair it, but still no word on if it can be saved). Yet, when it was on sale with the potential for an extra 20% off, I thought what could be the harm in at least seeing it in person. Obviously the harm would be that I wasn't about to send it back!

I have no defense, my love of summer fashion holds strong, and what's one more bag, right?

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The Rundown
White Eyelet Midi Dress Madewell similar
Wedge Sandals Loft similar
Raffia Half Moon Bag Mango
Straw Hoop Earrings Loft
Gold Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box  
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx


  1. It's a gorgeous bag, Lydia!! I can totally see why you had to have it.

  2. This bag is too cute! I love it paired with your linen dress.

  3. Well at least its pretty! Bags like that are a work of art and can be displayed really nice so I say there's no harm!

  4. oooooh wow, this bag is just gorgeous!

  5. It's a great looking bag and I think a pretty good addition to your collection...I mean summer lasts for months and use a purse everyday so having multiple options can't be a bad idea.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  6. I'm so glad you decided to keep it! It's such a great shape and design.

  7. It is such a cute bag, I can see why you had to have it for summer! it looks so nice with the little white dress too :)

    I'll always be in the 'just buy the bag' camp, haha! I think bags can really change up an outfit and there's always room for just one more bag..... ;)

    Hope that your weekend is off to a good start :) We are taking the kids to the movies today!

    Away From Blue

  8. This is such a gorgeous bag babe! So cute for Summer too!

    cute & little

  9. That bag is summer time perfection! You look super cute. XO

  10. I wouldn't have returned it either ... That's a really cute and stylish bag.


  11. What is one more bag, when each one is so unique and interesting in its own right? You only live once, and if you truly appreciate any art, even if it is the art of a good handbag, then I think you deserve to be able to surround yourself with it. But that may just be me rationalising my own extensive handbag collection. Next one my to buy list? A baguette bag. I would be seriously regretting getting ride of the one I had in high school, because it was the perfect shade of beige, except that it was made, improbably, of corduroy, and I doubt corduory handbags are going to make a comeback anytime soon (with good reason.) This bag and dress look to me like they were made for each other, and I would gladly borrow this entire summer look from you :)

  12. I know this is about your bag but I am absolutely swooning over your dress. It is the cutest LWD ever - completely obsessed with it!

    xo Laura Leigh

  13. This is the perfect bag for summer! I love how you styled it with this outfit.

    Xoxo Sarah Lindner

  14. Well, you are technically replacing another bag, so I guess its ok ;) BTW you should ask for yours back.
    I think you look lovely in this dress.

  15. That bag is SO CUTE!!! I love it for summer!

    xx Mollie

  16. I love that bag and I’m loving that dress even more! Summer style is my favorite

  17. Cute and classic summer dress dear! Love the adorable bag too.

    Jessica |