Fair warning that this post may contain a gross amount of fawning over Nordstrom, which recently opened in Ottawa. They're not paying me for this, I'm just incredibly obsessed with the store. It's intense. #fashiongirlproblems
A recent stroll through Nordstrom led me to the handbags, where both Rebecca Minkoff and Loeffler Randall proceeded to taunt and torture me with their iridescent bags. I must have stood in front of those LR bags for ages, just staring at their beauty. I'll be honest with you though: as much as I love looking at these bags, I don't think I would ever buy one at this price point ($300+). First of all, while I take good care of my bags, I am the kind of person who wears the same bag over and over again (see: Alexander Wang Rocco). While the leather quality was fine, especially on the Loeffler Randall bags, these poor beauties would not survive my rigorous wear. Second of all, well, they're a tad too trendy to shell out that kind of cash. I'm currently looking for a less expensive alternative, but I fear for this particular trend, quality does come with a price...
Enter a more practical option to express my love for everything shiny: the iridescent double-pearl earring from BaubleBar, which is also sold at Nordstorm (YAAASSSSS)!
You all know I love the double pearl trend and have quite a few pairs already, but this pair just hit it out of the park for me. Classic pearl with a twist - does it get any better?
So if you're looking for me this spring, I'll just be over here with my fabulous earrings, occasionally visiting the shiny bags at my new mothership that is Nordstrom. I actually love the shapes of those bags, so maybe sometime I will be splurgey and buy a more practical version. A lot of my spring fashion budget and planning is currently centring around whether or not I can get my hands on a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag when they go back on sale this week. Think of me on the 19th...
Links and stuff -
Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody Bag (link!)
Loeffler Randall Iridescent Mini Rider Bag (link!)
Loeffler Randall Pearl Lock Clutch (link!)
BaubleBar Double Pearl (can't find these online?!)
What are some of your favourite spring trends? What will you be spending your money on this spring?