Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket Bag Review + OOTD



mansur gavriel mini bucket bag ocean beach san francisco fall style




On Whit: The Fifth Label Moon Safari Playsuit (old via BNKR), Zara marled cardigan (old), Loeffler Randall Feliex Booties (thinknig about a second pair..), Mansur Gavriel mini bucket bag in Raw Cammello, c/o Soko Duara Cuff, c/o Clarins Joli Rouge Brillant in Hibiscus 

Chances are, you've seen Mansur Gavriel all over Instagram by now.  Mal and I had been wanting to own a piece (or two) from the collection for quite some time now but never did because 1) items were always sold out immediately after being restocked and 2) they were not cheap.  Fast forward a year later, I'm able to add almost any style/color to my cart without frantically waiting for the countdown.

I chose the Mini Bucket Bag in Cammello/Raw for its functionality and style.  The raw option was $50 cheaper than the colored.  To me, the contrast color didn't matter too much.  The size also fits all my basic needs: a long wallet, cellphone, external battery, make-up pouch, sunglasses, and moleskin journal.

Fun fact: I'm terrible at taking care of my belongings.  Ask Mal!  Me owning this purse was just a disaster waiting to happen because the untreated leather material requires some maintenance. This purse has already endured some stains and scratches as photographed above.  As I was washing my hands at a bathroom sink one day, some water sprayed onto the leather.  Little did I know the stains would be permanent.  My heart hurt a little and I slightly regretted not pre-treating the leather when the purse first arrived (I was worried the color would change).  Nevertheless, I've grown to embrace the stains and scratches now as they make the bag 'me'.

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