Outfit Of The Yesterday: Tan, Pink, & Black (& Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2014)

One of the very first bonafide “grown up” handbags I ever purchased was a yellow and gold Rebecca Minkoff handbag (that, oddly enough, had a little brown chihuahua stuffed inside):


{Petunia was so little! And so cute! And this picture is so old!}

And since then, I’ve collected quite a few other handbags from Rebecca Minkoff that I adore just as much as my very first one. She’s one of my favorite mid-level designers (not to mention her apparel/jewelery/footwear collection is gorgeous, too!) and so when the Jules Satchel popped up in her Spring 2014 collection, it caught my eye and I decided to make the splurge.


I had been on the hunt for a chic bag large enough to carry my 15.4″ laptop (especially while traveling) and this bag fits the bill almost perfectly. Almost. The bag measures about 14″ across but can be “let out” at the ends to gain about one extra inch of width. It’s not a perfect fit, but considering my current laptop is a hot pink monstrosity (that somehow my husband always ends up grabbing or carrying for me when we travel, so fun for him!), the Jules Satchel will work just fine.


The bag is also still made out of the same supple, smooshy leather that my very first Rebecca Minkoff handbag was made of so many years ago. While keeping its shape, even! It seems like so many handbags lose their shape & structure as soon as I put so much as a tube of lipstick in them, so I appreciate a bag that likes to stay in shape.

You can shop the entire Rebecca Minkoff handbag & Spring 2014 collection at Nordstrom’s right now (here are a few of my favorite picks to check out, too1):


 And a quick little outfit, too:

Trench Coat: Rebecca Minkoff Kiefer Trench, old (similar here) (similar under $150) (similar under $50) (last worn here)

Top: Anthropologie, old (similar here) (last worn here)

Skirt: Banana Republic Bronze Floral Jacquard Skirt (buy it here) (similar under $50)

Boots: Givenchy Shark Tooth Sheath Boots, old (similar here) (similar here) (last worn here)

Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff Jules Satchel (buy it here)

Sunglasses: Celine Audrey in Pink, old (similar under $50) (similar under $50)




* This post is sponsored by Nordstrom; all thoughts & opinions expressed here are my own.