Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Leather love

Man alive, I was running so far behind this morning, not only was I stuck with indoor pictures, I had to do them when I got to work.  Yes, I'm lucky enough to have that option on occasion since the boss roles in a good half hour after me, sometimes later when she is visiting her other clinic facilities.  But anyway, these aren't the greatest but they'll just have to do!

Seriously though, there is just something about when it gets to be Fall, I have a harder time getting up and getting moving in the morning.  I think my body is like "you need to start thinking about hibernating, because in another life you were a bear."

So when I went to the thrift sale with Lori a week ago, I had hoped to find vintage Coach because they had advertised it.  But we were there on the last day so it was pretty picked over at that point and all they had was a canvas vintage Dooney bag that wasn't that appealing to me.  And I suppose I should back up and give the background story on this.  The Pants Monkey has started doing some leather working.  He's a man of many hobbies my sweet hubby.  Anyway, he's just finished a Kindle case for himself.  While he has been working on leather I suddenly became obsessed with leather - good quality leather.  I have a vintage black Coach bag that I adore.  I decided that I needed one in brown because brown is good for Fall.

Flash forward back to the picked over sale, after I left there I decided to check a couple of my favorite vintage shops just to see what they had.  Well, I found this guy at Rewind and while it wasn't as cheap as I'd like, I decided to take the plunge.  Because I clearly have a problem.  The first step is admitting it right?  At least my purse addiction isn't harmful to my health!

This is a great little bag though, I'm finding more and more I like bags that are functional but still a little stylish.  I might do a post on my different bags sometime, though that might just lead to someone throwing me in Rehab for Bag-o-holics!  I told the Pants Monkey he could make me a bag if he wanted, then I wouldn't have to buy so many, but he just smiled.  I don't think he's quite that advanced yet.  His Kindle case is pretty sweet though!

Dress - ModCloth
Sweater - Christopher and Banks (from cousin)
Shoes - DSW
Bag - Vintage Coach via Rewind
Necklace - Charming Charlie
Bracelets - World Market, S&D


  1. LOVE that skirt. And cute bag too!
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  2. Oooooo this maxi is fantastic...all the best autumn colours nad such an elegant pattern!

    <3 Cambria

  3. Oh my gosh! Your bag is almost exactly as the vintage Coach bag that I've been wanting. It's so perfect for the fall and into the winter. Great find Beth!

  4. That bag is awesome! You definitely needed that in your collection! I might, too!

  5. That is a great bag - amen to style AND function!


  6. Cute skirt! And I definitely become slower as it gets colder out. It's so hard to get out of bed!!

  7. Oh, goodness I have been drooling over that bag! I've been trying to find one like that for a while, I'm loving the way you styled it. That skirt is so pretty and perfect for fall!

  8. That bag is classic! It'll never go out of style - worth the higher price in my opinion. :) I love your skirt too...it's the perfect skirt for transitioning the maxi skirt into the fall!

    Jess - J's Style


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