11 May 2016

Cross Body Handbag by Marc Jacobs


It's been many years since I've had a black handbag, at least 15. I don't own many black clothes, it's not a color I like dressing in, although I love all shades of grey. And what better color handbag pairs with an all grey outfit? Exactly, black! Last year I couldn't find a black bag that I loved and I've been on the lookout ever since. 
Recruit Black Leather Small Saddle Bag
A few weeks ago I received my usual Forzieri newsletter along with a discount coupon code. I had been browsing for bags recently but I thought it didn't hurt to give it another go.
Recruit Black Leather Small Saddle Bag
I had decided to look for a cross body bag as all my other handbags are quite bulky and I wanted something smaller but not so small that it would only fit my house keys.
Recruit Black Leather Small Saddle Bag
The Marc Jacobs Recruit Black Leather Small Saddle Bag can fit a lot and remain compact enough to be considered small sized. Inside it also has a zip pocket and two slip pockets to fit my iPhone and car keycard, for example.
Recruit Black Leather Small Saddle Bag
There's another zipper running along the outside flap. If you open it up you can fit flat things, like your passport and boarding pass when you're traveling.
Recruit Black Leather Small Saddle Bag
On the back there's a slip pocket where I can keep my phone for a quicker reach.
Recruit Black Leather Small Saddle Bag
What I love the most is the gold hardware, they help make a pretty simple handbag stand out. It features a logo charm that can be removed if you find it a bit too much. The adjustable strap is very comfortable as it's wide enough to not bite into your shoulder.
Recruit Black Leather Small Saddle Bag
I've only used it once but I'm seeing myself wearing it a lot. It's perfect for running errands when you need your hands to be free and for those times when I don't need to carry my whole life with me. With my recent food truck obsession I've found that this sort of handbag will come in very handy to be able to eat on the go without having to hold my bag in my hand or hanging on my arm.

If you're in the market for a new handbag, Forzieri is having a huge sale right now. Shipping is very affordable and quick, I had my bag with me in less than 24 hours after it was shipped.