Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Weaved Beauty: New Zara heels

From the new collection...
After seeing these on their website, I knew they had to be mine.

Funny how often that happens =)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Bag Love: Coach Legacy Perforated Mini Tanner Review

I know I still owe you the last installment of 'Our Batanes Adventure' series but I hope you dont mind if I share this review of the Coach Perforated Mini Tanner.

I've always adored coach -- the leather, the quality and the price! Seeing the new leather legacy collection which they started to release last year has reinvigorated my love for the brand. I'm obsessed with how fun and fresh the new bags are.

Due to the popularity of small crossbody bags such as cambridge satchels and celine mini luggage, these bags are more in demand right now than they've ever been. When I saw the mini tanner, I knew it will be the one that will make me jump in on this trend. I was set on getting either the mint or coral ones but then I saw a preview of the spring/summer 2013 collection at nitrolicious.com (thanks to Wendy Lam!) and I knew I can wait a few more months for the Navy Blue + Bright Citron colorway.

My favorite new feature of the legacy collection are the tassels. I also love the simple embossing of the coach label. Hope it will not fade easily over time though.

The leather mini tanner retails from $258 to $268 at Coach.com and as mentioned, it comes in a variety of fun and basic colors (some colors seem to be out of stock now tho):
Solid colors: brown, black, lemon yellow, mint green, coral
Two-tone/colorblock: navy blue+chambray, parchment+citrine
Perforated series: navy blue+citrine, bisque+hibiscus, watermelon+snow

Size-wise, if you're wondering what you can fit inside, here are some photos.

As you can see, my iPad 2 juts out a bit that I can't really close the zippers anymore. Though I'm sure the iPad mini will fit just right... =)

With my long wallet, hand sanitizer and ID, I will barely fit anything else. It still has room for probably a few makeup basics like a lipstick/lipgloss and cheek stain.

The outer pocket fits my iPhone 4 perfectly...only if it's bare or doesn't have a bulky case like my Case-Mate Tough case (which has 2 layers) in which case, it's a pretty tight fit whether on its side or upright.

So far, I'm really happy to include the mini tanner in my bag collection. I honestly didn't expect to fit as much stuff in it as I did. Though, maybe I shouldn't over-stuff it too, right? 

Aside from some feedback/reviews of the strap breaking and except for the strap being thinner and longer than expected and not having enough holes to adjust it with, I'll gladly order another one, anytime! But I think my next coach project will either be the legacy large duffel (cognac/red/perforated) or the saffiano north/south city tote in camel!

Tell me about your coach love story and what you're coveting right now.