things i want

Things I want: 3.1 Phillip Lim Wednesday Bag

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Why hello, gorgeous.

3.1 Phillip Lim Wednesday Leather Shoulder Bag

I have my eye on you. I’ve been on the search for a versatile black crossbody bag. After debating for a while, I bought a vintage Coach Willis bag off ebay a few months ago in dark brown and decided the bag wasn’t for me. It was a little larger than I anticipated, despite measuring out the bag’s measurements and the style wasn’t as appealing to me in person. So my search continued.

Enter the Wednesday Bag by Phillip Lim. I wasn’t initially drawn to the bag like I was with the Willis, but I had a ton of tabs open after browsing Nordstrom. In the end, this bag and the mini Pashli were the only tabs left. The Pashli is on my wishlist; its design is unusual but since it seems like a lot of people own one, the design becomes a little less unique. Blame my hipster-ness due to my upbringing and environment (SF/Bay Area = hipster capital, along with Seattle).

I’ve never seen the Wednesday bag before and kind of fell in love with it. It meets all my requirements: removable and adjustable long strap, easy but secure clasp closure, minimal color, flap design, short strap/handle, leather, interior and exterior pockets and small unique details like studs on the adjustable the short handle or feet or an all-black design. Love that the studs and all-black color adds some edge to the look of the bag (I’ve realized I’ve been dressing more like a prep school kid and want some more excitement in my wardrobe lol).

The only down side is the price. At a whopping $875 buck-a-roos, it looked like this bag would remain on my wishlist forever. However/fortunately, due to my recent trip to Taiwan, I’ve, ahem, acquired a few red envelopes that would help cover half the cost. I’m still not entirely sure I’m ready to cough up about $400 of my savings for this bag, so I’ve decided to wait to get this a few months into graduate school, where I might be able to save up a few hundred more dollars using my stipend (thank you for being cheaper than California, Midwest). Crossing my fingers that this bag will still be available by the end of the year.

Sighing forever.


Things I want: Totes, totes, totes ma goats

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I really want a leather tote bag. Like in a cognac-y or dark chocolate brown leather but how can I say no to olive green…

Not sure which one I’ll eventually (and by eventually, I mean waaay in the future) buy, but here’s a compilation of “reasonably priced” (maximum of $300) totes that have caught my eye.

tote Collage

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1. Linden Leather Tote from FORESTBOUND, $300 *
2. Ashbury Tote from Banana Republic, $130
3. The Transport Tote from Madewell, $168
4. The Vintage Tote Bag from Whipping+Post, $175 *
5. Olive Green Genuine Leather Tote Shoulder Bag from etsy user rutinet, $99.99
6. Leather Tote from Cuyana, $150
7. Leather Tote (Tall) from Cuyana, $150 *

* = my favorites

– amy
p.s. another collage (used picmonkey- super fast/easy to use). changed the theme. yay changes!

Things I want

Now that my graduate school interviews are over, I have a shit load of newfound free time and I pretty much spend all day just browsing for things I want.

Been drooling over these earrings and I’m waiting for a promotion or free shipping deal before I take the plunge. Mainly because I HATE paying for shipping.  All the earrings I currently have or have been given are classic gold, silver or black and they’re great for everyday wear and work with any outfit. So I’m hoping these will be my pretty/formal/colorful earrings that I wear for special occasions.

I’M SO PURRTYYYY. click the photo for the link

I’m still trying to take out my labret studs from my 5-month-old-but-healed lobe piercings. I started really trying to get them out three days ago and it’s an ongoing process. But once I get these labret studs out, the earring extravaganza is on.


Things I Want: OXFORDS.

In case anyone has also been browsing Marais USA for the past couple of years and salivating at their simple designs but never wanting to spend full price, they’re currently having a promotion. Use the code SUMMER at checkout to get 50% off everything. Including sale items.

I just spent an hour looking at everything and I’m actually jonesing to buy something. Especially those beautiful oxfords. Oxfords are one of my shoe weaknesses (along with mary-janes, ankle boots and chelsea boots) and Marais USA has all of these. ALL OF THEM.

I am definitely getting one of these oxfords and I really want both. I emailed Tammy about them to ask her for her opinion but she’s currently biking and can’t answer at the moment without getting injured.

Just look at these beauties: (more…)