What This Purse Means to Me

I love a good bag, you guys. Plain and simple. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen a purse and said how badly I wanted it. My husband’s response? “How many purses do you need?” Well, there really is no technical answer to that, but I can say with confidence, its never enough. Its amazingly refreshing how something as simple as adding a new bag to your outfit can change the whole look and give you a little pep in your step. 

When I went to visit Arthur and Daughters (a local shop that has women’s designer, consignment and vintage clothing and accessories) I saw this gorgeous Marc Jacobs bag and instantly fell in love.

What I love most about it is its vintage feel and the fact that I can picture both of my grandmother’s sporting a bag similar to this back in their hay day. My grandmothers both always seemed so put together (one is still living, and despite her age and ailments, still remains as gorgeous and flawless as ever), always had lipstick applied, hair done, coordinating accessories. A bag like this would be the cherry on the sundae, the last piece to complete their outfit. I know it would be something that I would want as my own when I was little, something that would make me think “I can’t wait to grow up so I can use a purse like that.” (I always admired their jewelry, shoes, etc. when I was a little girl…still do!)

Outfit Details:

Dress: Old Navy (similar) /// Vest: Old Navy (similar) /// Necklace: Stella and Dot /// Shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar) /// Bag: Vintage Marc Jacobs via Arthur and Daughters

Photos: Tabitha of Lifesong Mama

Every time I carry this bag, I think of both of my grandmothers (Grammy, in heaven, and Dede, alive and kicking!), their style, the way they carry themselves, their mannerisms, and it makes me smile. So this bag…this bag was definitely worth the purchase, and yes, one that I absolutely needed to have! 

What about you? Anything you have purchased or own that makes you think of someone or something special every time you wear it or use it? Its such a comforting feeling, isn’t it? 

Have a great day, everyone! 

Linking up with Lauren today for Style Sessions!




  1. Because of Jackie
    June 18, 2013 / 2:48 pm

    You look so completely gorgeous in this, from head to toe! Loveeeee the bag:)

  2. Angela
    June 18, 2013 / 3:01 pm

    I'm glad to know that I am not the only one with an obsession with bags! Sometimes I think my husband will kill me if I purchase another!

  3. Jeans and a Teacup
    June 18, 2013 / 7:02 pm

    What a great bag! I love the striped dress and cargo vest too!~JessicaJeans and a Teacup

    • Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels
      June 18, 2013 / 7:04 pm

      Thank you! You have got to get yourself a vest, Jessica! You still haven't gotten one yet, have you?!?!?! 🙂

  4. Head to Toe Chic
    June 19, 2013 / 1:51 am

    I really love your bag!! It's so unique and the color is perfect!xo,Angela

  5. Lauren @ Style Elixir
    June 19, 2013 / 2:45 am

    Great outfit, great purse!! Thanks for linking up with Style Sessions! Lauren xxwww.stylelixir.com

  6. Vanity and Vodka
    June 19, 2013 / 3:11 am

    What a great look! You have beautiful style 🙂

  7. Victoria Mason
    June 19, 2013 / 3:34 pm

    A simple and great look! My grandmother was the same way and we called her Madame Pochete (Madam Pocketbook). I love bags over shoes any day! Come link up with me at Watcha Wearing Wednesday! http://www.themummychronicles.com

  8. Sherry
    June 22, 2013 / 4:03 am

    Stripes and the vest are awesome…I love the red bag…it gives the outfit a little wow fact. Great look!

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