Sep 18, 2009

Downsize with Chanel Shoulder Bag

Since I talked about downsizing bags with the return of smaller shoulder bags, I thought I should practice what I preach. Boy, it was harder than I expected. After getting used to tossing everything but the kitchen sink into my totes, and various oversize bags, downsizing really would take some efforts on my part. For a night out, I could accomplish downsizing with a small shoulder bag without much effort but day time was another story. I felt naked walking out of the house the other day without all my stuff. While driving I couldn't help but feel something was amiss. At the end of the day, I was able to get through without all my stuff so I would give downsizing a chance to take some weight off my poor shoulders.
What I am Wearing:
-White sleeveless polo via Banana Republic
-Seven jeans
-Small classic Chanel flap bag --- I got this way back in the days when long shoulder straps were trendy. It's been a while since I last use this darling Chanel bag so I will start again. This bag has a special place in my heart because it is my first Chanel.
-Sergio Rossi multi-color eel skin peep toe pump --- I got this a few weeks ago on Gilt but didn't get a chance to wear them until now. These are 5 inches so I am actually 5'9" for once in my life. I was tall and it felt pretty darn good. I definitely have to practice walking.

Do you have a favorite or a special bag that is close to your heart?

33 comments:

  1. darling, you look preciuos ^.^
    kisses

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  2. These shoes are to die for.
    You look great!

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  3. You look adorable! I am so stealing those shoes from you - except my feet are probably 2x as big as yours.

    I have a Coach Madeline bag that is very special to me for a couple of reasons. It's funny how bags can make you so sentimental. :)

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  4. i only have 1 bag, that's my favorit, special and lovely bag. hehehe

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  5. I love Chanel. I don't mind downsizing to a small bag as long as it's a Chanel.

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  6. I would treasure that chanel bag, it is lovely and your shoes are gorgeous too! I could do with a few extra inches to make me feel taller!
    My fave bag has to be one that my boyf bought me, its a big slouchy black one with a huge cream bow on the front! x

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  7. I'm dying over those shoes.

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  8. awesome shoes! 5 inches?? wow!

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  9. Wow shoes!!! I could never downsize. I'm a pack rat.

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  10. love the bag, but seriously, amazing shoes!

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  11. i used to carry really small bags but i just can't anymore! unless i'm just going to the store or just going out for dinner and all i need is cellphone/money/lipgloss/keys. haha!

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  12. Hi there-your Chanel bag is just darling and i adore the shoes too!!

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  13. SM, you look great!

    I think downsizing bags is a great idea. I had a huge, heavy ChloƩ shoulder bag I loved, and carried for a year, until it ruined my left shoulder. I stopped carrying it in '07 and I still feel the pain even today. Good for you trying to ease the burden on your body. I'd also suggest switching shoulders if possible.

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  14. U look so really lovely, doll! :-) I especially love those shoes and Chanel bag too & of course!

    Have a great Friday!
    XoXo

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  15. I started downsizing bags some time ago... and I must say that my shoulders are thanking me! love that bag! have a great weekend! xo

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  16. i love this simple and classy outfit of you!
    you have the sweetest smile!

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  17. you look great and that bag is perfect for todays trend...shows why buying chanel is always a good investment!

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  18. Can you walk in them???? I wish I could. They would make me 6'1". That would be fantastic. Alas I would always be sitting in them.

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  19. Hi there! You look so cute and relaxed in the outfit...and those shoes look so good!

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  20. yes I do, gift from my mom:)
    love your bag&shoes!

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  21. A, you look so pretty! Kudos to you for rockin' those 5 inch heels!! I don't know if I could. I totally agree about it being hard to downsize with a smaller bag.

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  22. I know I won't be able to walk in 5 inch heels. Your Chanel bag is a classic.

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  23. So gorgeous, darling! You have the best accessories!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  24. Beautiful bag! And I adore those shoes. Everything you own is so classy. :)

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  25. Cute heels! You look wonderful :)

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  26. Cute bag, and awesome shoes! Hope they are comfy enough on your feet.

    I am not sure if I'd go back to a thin long strapped purse for a while. My shoulders slope a bit, so bags tend to fall off my shoulders pretty easily. I like the idea of downsizing, though - I've bought a couple of smaller handbags purely to force myself to carry less!

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  27. you look so cute! and I love the shoulder bag!

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  28. Great accessories! Love the Sergio Rossi shoes! I gotta try to use smaller bags - I keep on just throwing them in the huge day clutch to carry my husband's things too!

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