Monday, January 28, 2013

I learned to read the map before I hit the road

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Zara top, Michael Kors leggings, Zara ankle boots, Belle Noelle wishbone necklace (similar here and here), Forever21 ring, Alexander Wang Rockie (similar colour here)

Meet the latest addition to my humble bag collection: the Alexander Wang Rockie in Mercury. 

I first laid eyes on this style back in the summer in a beautiful red colour, Cayenne.. and of course, by the time that I realized I really wanted it, it was six months later and completely sold out. I scoured the web in hopes of finding one in stock somewhere, and my search proved fruitful... but I still didn't take the plunge. I've always wanted to add a red bag to my collection, and while the Cayenne is gorgeous, it just wasn't THE red bag.

After watching the auction end on eBay and feeling a twinge of sadness and regret, I came across the Mercury (which was also sold out everywhere) and I knew that this was definitely the one. I found mine on eBay at a great discount, and of course, no tax! In Ontario, HST is a whopping 13%, so that was a savings in itself! In the end, it wasn't what I was originally searching for, but I couldn't be happier.

If you decide to purchase a bag from eBay, make sure to get it authenticated via The Purse Forum. The ladies there are extremely knowledgeable and helpful in distinguishing fakes.

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Girlie Blogger said...

Like the bag, and your casual outfit too. I need a humble bag collection. Sounds fun to collect.

Buggiebean said...

I love the color on your Rockie bag!! The entire outfit is so polished but casual. Ugh, you and you're awesomeness. Also your bangs look A-Ma-zing.

Joanna said...

Fun, but also tiring! I try to be very thorough when making large purchases, which means tons and tons of researching! However, in the end, it's always worth it :).

Kristy said...

I have to admit that I'm not a Wang fan, but that purse (in that color, in that size) is UBER CUTE!!!! :D Can it fit a lot of stuff? :)


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Khatu said...

love the size and color!

modern.girl said...

i love the rockie! is it a lot lighter than the rocco? i wanted the rocco, but it was just too heavy for me... :(

btw, i totally know what you mean by "THE red bag." i'm obsessed with red bag, but definitely has the be right shade.

modern.girl

Joanna said...

Thanks, Steph! I was actually thinking that it was time to get a trim, haha. They've been so unruly lately!

Joanna said...

I don't normally stuff my small bags, but it easily fits a long wallet, phone, keys, a planner, and some miscellaneous makeup items!

Joanna said...

Thanks, Khatu!

Joanna said...

When I was researching the bags, I held both the Rocco and Rockie in each hand, and the Rockie was significantly lighter! Don't let that fool you though; it is still a pretty heavy bag, especially if you wear it cross body or on your shoulder, and even more especially so if you tend to pack your bags full!

alessandra mazzini said...

Lovely! The top and the bag are amazing!

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