Sunday, December 13, 2009

Beat to H-E-Double Hockey Sticks

You've heard of "Go to Hell Pants", right? Well, this is my "Beat to Hell Pocketbook". This gem is a vintage Coach bag, in the saddlebag style. It has some patina on it, let me tell you. And that's what makes it great.

The color is what really sold me on this bag. The plum color is a staple of my fall/winter color palette, and the depth of the color is incredible. Your eyes just drink it in.

Check out the cracking on the strap. I'll probably try to give it a little TLC, but not too much. This bag has been around, and I like to keep it looking that way.

The hardware has just the right dullness, too. And check out the little feet --

Paired with my Tyrolean hat, that killer lemon-yellow cardigan, and aubergine scarf and chocolate cords, we're ready for a casual afternoon of holiday toddies with Mr and Ms Fab and the crew* --

*most of "the crew" need At The Meadows monikers. The editorial staff is hard at work on it.


M.Lane said...

I love a leather bag of any sort with signs of use. I believe James Bond once commented that he prefered his battered leather suitcase to one with "no history or character". I agree.


EsseQuamVideri said...


Agreed. When I have a pristine new bag, at the first scratch I always say "Well, it's mine now!". Also puts to bed any buyer's remorse!


Stu Shea said...

An excellent ensemble--you were rocking it.