Current Favorite: Marc Jacobs Quilted Crossbody Bag

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My current favorite bag is something that actually surprised me, the reason being that I’m not a small bag kind of girl.  If you’ve seen my “What’s in my bag” post and video (which coincidentally was almost 1 year today! I need to update again.), you’ll know that I like to carry a lot of stuff in my handbag and I can’t bear to leave stuff at home.

My husband actually bought this bag for me and to be quite honest, I don’t think I would’ve chosen it for myself.  Not because I didn’t love the style, that I did love but I wasn’t so sure about the size. There is a bigger size and I probably would have gone for that.  But once I started using it, it was really hard for me to go back to using a bigger bag!  I like the ease and convience of slinging it over my shoulder and not having to carry around a wallet as there are very convienent credit card slots and lots of pockets in this little bag.  I also hated that most of my handbags have a tendency to fall off my shoulders (especially when I’m trying to carry groceries in – don’t you hate that?) and the cross body is just so nice to have to not have to worry about your purse falling off or your crap falling out of it.  And when you’re feeling fancy just tuck the strap into the bag to create a cute little clutch.  I like doing this when we go out to dinner and I can just keep my bag on the table or chair without taking up a bunch of space.  Anyway, I’m a total “small purse” convert and wanted to give my little bag some blog time.

My color is last season but there are lots of other pretty colors here, or in a berry pink or a light pink.  They also have a large size (I was thinking about getting this one) or an Xlarge.  The larger ones don’t have the credit card/ID slots built in, which is really the biggest plus for me with this bag.  There’s also the Murray Crossbody which is $80 cheaper and looks nice too (no credit card slots) or for the same price there’s a crossbody wallet version which looks great too!  So many choices!  Anyway, if you are looking for a great crossbody bag, I highly recommend the one I have as I’ve been carrying it almost nonstop and haven’t wanted to switch bags yet!

If you want to see some other fun colorful crossbody bags, check out my post on the Smarter blog!

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  • anita b.
    February 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    your hubs has EXCELLENT taste in shoes and purses. I think if I could choose it would definitely be the purple one too. The pink and white is too much for me…black is just to plain and ordinary.
    You are so lucky!!

  • Schnelle
    February 3, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I recently tried switching to a smaller bag and I just switched back to my big ol' bag last night. I just couldn't do it; I carry my life in my bag. That bag is really cute though, I would use it for a night out. I looovveee those heels, they are gorgeous!

  • Katya
    February 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    loce this bag so cute and small ♥

  • Erica
    February 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Your hubs made a great choice! Lovely bag! Happy Friday! xo

  • simplyvonne
    February 3, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    your husband is very thoughtful! I love big purses but I tend to throw EVERYTHING in there. Recently I went to a smaller size purse and been looking it! I dont have to dig around trying to find my keys and phone! 😀

    Have a great weekend!

  • Carte Blanche Couture
    February 3, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Cute bag and practicality is very important so I can understand your "crush" on this piece.

  • alison*elle
    February 3, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I used to use larger bags but am now preferring smaller bags too. Like you said, those large ones are always falling off and getting in the way! Your hubby made a great choice; I love the eggplant colour.

    xo, alison*elle

  • Natasha Fatah
    February 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    That's why I love it when my husband buys me something fashiony. We have such different tastes and he often picks things I would not pick for myself, but once it's in my closet and I want to try to use it, I find I really like the outcome. Yup, gifts are good! You purse is lovely.
    Have a great weekend!


  • Katie
    February 3, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    The bag is gorgeous!

  • bevy
    February 3, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    it's so cute! and i hear ya on the big purses falling off your shoulders as you try to carry everything in! haha.

  • katattack2000
    February 3, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Cute bag 🙂 I'm like you – can't really sport a small bag because I have so many things! But def crossbody bags make the shopping easier 🙂

  • Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)
    February 3, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Wow that's awesome of your husband to get you such a nice gift! I used to be such a big bag girl too but my shoulders became very unhappy with me 🙁 I'm trying to carry small purses now when I have to actually carry my purse. Big bags still work for work or just running to and from the car 😉

  • DiamondsandTulle
    February 4, 2012 at 8:11 am

    I've long been addicted to cross body bags – just so happy there are a lot of great options out there now. J has great taste!

  • cinzee
    February 4, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    oh i love your Skirt, felts you like a glove!! Those YSL heels look lovely and well comfy as well:)

    I'm the same, i don't like to use small bags much as it cant fit all the crap i need to use everyday to work!!! But i try to use clutches or smaller bags during the weekend.

    I like that the MJ small bag has credit card slots, that's so thoughtful of your hubby too!!! hehehe…i like your color a lot and the berry pink looks gorgeous too!!!!


  • cinzee
    February 4, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    oops, i meant fits you like a glove:)

    and yes, i find it super annoying too when my bag strap keeps falling off my shoulder, esp when im done with my retail therapy or groceries, hahaha

  • Karen (littlepiecefnb)
    February 5, 2012 at 8:11 am

    I think I need to save up for that bag, Tiffany! I looove cross body bags and that one is in such a pretty color! Your husband did good! I'm like you too in regards to carrying a lot of crap in my bag lol

  • princess*_*
    February 5, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    your style♥

  • Leah Patel
    February 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Love this bag! The limited edition metallic is so yummy. I like how you tucked the strap in too.

    Leah x

  • Amy
    February 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    That is a great bag! I'm so impressed that your husband picked it out! My husband says he has zero confidence when it comes to picking out stuff for me 🙂

    February 13, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Looks like a more hip and fun version of Chanel's WOC. Thanks for sharing…and I love your YSL pumps 🙂