Why I splurged on a high-quality purse for spring


Did you ever see a purse or pair of shoes and just knew that you were meant to be together? I know, I sound like Isla Fisher starring in Confessions of a Shopaholic, but I seriously can’t help myself. My favorite buy this spring is a rose quartz Italian leather bag from Banana Republic.

When it arrived on my doorstep last week, I ripped open the box to find a buttery beauty with soft suede on the sides. Yes, I’m obsessed and have been carrying it around ever since, but isn’t that the point? Too many of our belongings get pushed into the back of our closet, just waiting to come out.

It’s one of those classic bags that I’ll have for years to come and I think that’s why I always save a little extra money to buy one or two good quality bags per year. I also love how it can be used for my daily work grind, and I can pack in all my essentials: Planner, Mac charger, wallet, makeup, etc.

You can drool over/buy this bag here!


Reasons why you should splurge on a good quality bag:

It’ll last you for years to come! A bag you pay a pretty penny for is made of high-quality materials. However, I do have a price limit when it comes choosing a bag. I won’t spend over $500. I believe a good quality purse can only go so far with a price point, and I don’t have extra cash just laying around or building up in my bank account, so I want my best bang for my buck. But, the awesome thing is one can find a nice purse in the $100-$200 range.

Think cost per wear. I remember I bought a cream Marc by Marc Jacobs purse at Saks Fifth Avenue on my graduation trip to New York City. I coveted that bag, and I still do. I’ve worn it probably more times than I paid for it, and that’s how I knew that bag was worth every penny!

Customer service is awesome. When companies are selling high-quality materials, they want to make sure that the customer is getting his or her money’s worth. So if something malfunctions, they are there to fix the problem. It’s different when you buy an inexpensive bag, say, at Forever 21. The customer service just doesn’t compare!

-You’ll have a nice collection of bags you truly love. If you add one or two great bags per year, one day, you’ll have a closet full of beautiful bags to choose from. Now, granted, I still do buy inexpensive tote bags and crossbody bags that are on-trend, but my “splurge” bags are my treasures.

Here’s a sneak peek of a style post that’s going out next week where I’m showcasing my new leather tote!


Here are some affordable spring options that are great quality and are brands I trust. But, the prices are reasonable and won’t break the bank entirely. (Damsels still have to pay rent!)

Coach Crosby leather carryall in Beechwood or Cornflower

Zara Leather Tote 

Longchamp “Large Le Pilage” Tote (so classic! I love the Anise, Boy Blue and Red Garance for spring.)

Tory Burch “Perry” Leather Tote

Rebecca Minkoff “Regan” Satchel  (Love the pale blush, pale lilac and limeade colors!)


What’s your favorite spring bag to tote around every day? Or are you planning to splurge on a new piece? Let me know, I would love to hear your feedback!





  • kelly

    March 31, 2016

    You are right, this bag is gorgeous!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

    • Kathryn

      April 1, 2016

      I know, right?! And I winged it by buying it online…so when it came in the mail, I was so excited that I loved it! 🙂

      xoxo – Kathryn

  • Elizabeth Mayberry

    April 1, 2016

    I love the look!

  • Denise

    April 1, 2016

    Beautiful bag! My splurge brand is Coach though I due tend to shop the sale at their outlet so I may be a season or two behind in my purchase but I always choose what I love and I use them all the time!

    • Kathryn

      April 1, 2016

      Thank you, I’ve been using every day since it landed on my doorstep! Coach has great bags, and I think a lot of bags are timeless and can be used for years to come! Thanks for reading!

      xoxo – Kathryn

  • savannah

    April 2, 2016

    Love this bag! I seriously need to buy myself something nice! Once you become a mommy, you splurge on your babies and forget about yourself! As much as you say you won’t let that happen….you do! lol Love the outfit!!!

    • Kathryn

      April 3, 2016

      Thank you! And I don’t have children yet, but I can imagine I’ll be the same way. Baby things are so adorable! But yes, treat yourself every once in awhile! 🙂
      Thanks for reading!
      xoxo -Kathryn

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