Louboutin heels, H&M blouse and blazer
I last posted this bag as a handheld satchel, and wanted to show a more casual look using the strap. Usually, unadjustable cross-body styles fall closer to my lower thighs, but the length of this works well for shorter ladies. I love how the look can go from more ladylike and formal, to hands-free for running errands. Paired it here simply with distressed denim and my favorite trench (layered over a blazer for extra warmth).
There's a mini version of this bag in the same mint leather with pretty silk citrus print. I wouldn't be able to get much use out of that style, but was inspired to recreate the color and print combo using this pastel floral blouse.
The strap is convertible from 32" to 42" (measured from the points that touch each side of the bag) by a few metal stubs, as shown above. You can also snap off the 4 stubs and remove the strap altogether. 42" on me (I'm ~5 feet tall) is shown above cross-body messenger style, and 32" works on me as a regular shoulder bag, shown below:
Looking forward to milder days when I can rent bikes around the city and on the cape - will be sure to put the backside handlebar straps to good use!
This post was sponsored by Nordstrom.