Time to Downsize

[Photography by Gen Street Style]

WEARING -> BLOUSE: (old) similar here and here/PANTS: here/HEELS: (old) similar here/MINI TOTE, SCARF, SLIDER BRACELET: (c/o) Henri Bendel/EARRINGS: similar

I like big bags…

BUT I cannot lie. Smaller bags are better. In my opinion, at least. They’re both chic and practical (you’ll finally be able to see the bottom of your bag). Call it mini-bag syndrome. Whatever. I have it.

Besides, good things come in petite small packages. Right?! #wink

I recently picked up this mini tote, the scaled-down version of the Rivington Tote, from Henri Bendel. #BendelGirl It comes in a variety of colors like white, teal (yes, teal), navy and black. But my favorite color is “Chipmunk” (as pictured). Because it’s yummmy.

The front flap pocket detaches to serve as the perfect post-dinner crossbody with just enough room to carry your lip gloss, a credit card and of course, your iPhone. And the leather! The leather. It’s crafted from the softest pebbled leather. #swoon

I tied a Henri Bendel branded silk scarf around the top handle to mix things up. Because I LOVE LOVE LOVE this look. If you know me, you know I’m always wearing a silk scarf. On my bag. On my wrist. As a belt. In my hair. This one is just as chic.

I also added a dash of sparkle with this delicate slider bracelet, a #BendelGirl must have.


Two is better than one. Right?! (Trying to justify shopping addiction.)

Which is why you’re getting a second look. And a second bag. Don’t judge me. #ConfessionsOfAShopaholic

Besides, you get an additional 20-30% off at Henri Bendel this weekend.


This second bag brings me back to my schoolgirl days. Crafted from Saffiano leather (slightly more durable leather), this handbag features a turnlock closure, has a variety of pocket options and a removable crossbody strap (not pictured) making it every bit as efficient as it is totes adorable.

As mentioned, handbags are better with accessories. So CUE: oversized tassel charm in brown and white stripes. #TresChic

Shop today’s looks below! And be sure to take advantage of Henri Bendel’s weekend sale!


Xo, Stephanie

[Thank you Henri Bendel for sponsoring this post!]

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