This is what I was wearing on a day that will live in infamy - the day Mr. Diabolina and I filmed that trainwreck of a closet tour video. (Thanks for all the kind, supportive comments. I will be forcing myself to get over myself and do more video in the coming year.)
I was unintentionally a recessionista version of Jennifer Connelley in Balenciaga.
DYING OVER THOSE SHOES!
But if you look closely I was rocking my own new TDF accessory: a Foley + Corinna bag. Purchased resale at Designer Labels for over 60 percent off retail. It was a belated Christmas present from my generous tiny mother.
Have wanted a Foley + Corinna bag for a few years now. Love the tough chic look and that soft leather. Obsessed with its slouchiness and the versatility of being able to fold it over and wearing it with a shoulder strap. Plus the price point is more reasonable than high end luxury brands. They are like a Balenciaga or Mullberry bag for a 1/4 of the price.
I was worried that a F + C bag was a little past it's hey dey. But there they are - still all over Shopbop.
And I realized some of my favorite newer bags by Marc and Alexander Wang bear more than a passing resemblance
I originally planned to get a F + C bag in gold (like fellow LA blogger Miss Cupcakes and Cashmere) because that's one hole that I can't seem to fill in my purse wardrobe. But resale beggars can't be choosers. Figured a black one would help give my Chanel bag a break. (I know, my life is redic blessed if these are my issues!)
Here's some more slouchy purse eye candy I've been loving.
And finally a resale conundrum - I've found a Fendi Spy bag in mint condition at a resale shop for under $700. Pretty sure I can get the price down to under $600. They retail for well over $2000.
So the question is: Do you think a Spy Fendi is worth it at this point in the game? Is it a classic that I will wear forever? Is it an evergreen like the Chanel 2.55 or is it a has-been "It" bag?
And should I really be saving my pennies for the ONE thing I want most in 2010: a puppy?