I love classics, and what's more classic than a black and gold quilted bag? Nothing says, "Contemporary Classic" more than Chanel. In this post, I'm going to show you a few of my favorite finds. You don't need to spend a million bucks to look like it, and that's the motto, YDNTSAMBTLLI. And we 'bout it every day, every day, every day. Like we lookin' for a sale, we don't really play. Every day, every day, who cares what anybody say. Can't see 'em 'cause we too busy savin' green. We be shoppin' and we be droppin' 'cause that's our scene.
|Quilted backpack- Forever 21, ~$32|
Yup. You read correctly. FOREVER 21. SURPRISE! Fooled ya, huh? J'ADORE this backpack not only because is it fully functional and allows me to be hands-free, but it is undoubtedly inspired by the classic quilted leather designs of my favorite, Chanel. I love the elegant and classy take on the woman's backpack. This bag is made of pleather, and the zippers are shockingly smooth and easy to zip. Many bags I've seen at F21 look great, but the zippers get stuck when I pull them back and forth a few times. Definitely not the case here. I took a close-up photo of one of the front pockets so that you could see just how well made it is. No loose threads or anything! The size is also right no point. Not too big and not too small. This is probably the best purchase I've ever made at Forever 21. I also love how you can wear it long as a crossbody as well. Personally, I'd only wear it as a backpack, but the option is there at least :) I have never seen it online, and I purchased mine at the Forever 21 in Union Square in San Francisco in April. That's the only store I've seen it in.
Gold chain belt & earrings- vintage Chanel, passed down from my aunt
Quilted iPhone & wallet case- eBay, $5
I don't know how many of you have an iPhone, but I absolutely love this simple black wrist wallet that doubles as an iPhone holder. I like to put my driver's license + credit cards in here along with my phone to go get gas, grab dinner, or throw into my purse. This is also helpful so that keys don't scratch my phone and I can reach in & easily find what I'm looking for. Ladies, y'all know what I'm talking about, right?? I highly recommend it! I've seen it on both eBay & Amazon in a variety of sizes and colors.
As for this gorgeous gold belt & these pair of antique gold clip-ons, I have my dear Auntie to thank for it. The belt length is quite short, and so although it fits me fine now, I have definitely noticed that I've become significantly more motivated to go to the gym to ensure I will be able to continue to wear it! I look forward to styling both soon. Can't wait to share!
I'm off to visit Portland, Oregon for the week, so keep up with me on my Instagram: theShopaholic247 ;)