I wore this pink on pink look recently in NYC, and inadvertently coordinated with our hotel’s vibrant lobby. My outfit is from Kate Spade New York’s fall collection, which is full of color as well as the classic black & whites (which this bow-back dress is also available in) in feminine silhouettes. My bag from the Cedar Street collection is made of crosshatched leather, similar what most of us know as saffiano leather. I’m a big fan of this type of material as it’s super low maintenance and wipes clean simply with a damp paper towel or cloth. This particular “Harmony” style converts from a crossbody for hands-free wear, to a cute mini tote that you can either carry by hand or loop over your wrists. It comes in numerous colors but the rose jade with (14k) gold accents combo is my favorite.
For reference, I am 5 feet tall and here’s where the cross-body hits on me. The strap itself with chain is removable but not adjustable in length. I like my cross-body bags to hit higher at the hips, so my trusty handyman Nick subsequently helped remove and re-attach a few chain links on each side (a cobbler should be able to do this professionally on most bags). An alternative, easy shortcut is to “knot” the chain link on each side of the strap, which some of you might’ve seen in my snapchats.
The inside of this bag is lined in dotted fabric with two organizational pockets (one with a zipper). It’s rather spacious compared to my usual cross-body bags and can fit sunglasses with case, phone, wallet and makeup bag with room to spare. The bottom has small metal feet for protection.
I also wanted to mention I’m wearing this dress in size 00 regular, which is fitted on me with no alterations. Kate Spade doesn’t have a petites line, but if you keep an eye out for proportions (like the shorter, higher cut torso of this dress), some of their pieces can be rather petite-friendly. The material here is medium to heavier weight with good shape and is fully lined with side pockets. The back detail adds a splash of surprise with elasticized (also helps with fit) bows that happen to keep bra straps concealed.
Thank you Kate Spade New York for partnering on this post! Here’s a few pieces I’m loving from their Fall collection, including other convertible bags that also come in this “rose jade” color. PS – their site has everyday free shipping & returns for US shoppers.