Macy’s friends & family sale is going on now through 12/10 – use code FRIEND to take 25% almost everything sitewide, plus they have free shipping & return ship for all orders over $25. I had been wanting to get the bigger size of my Brics Bellagio suitcase for a while now, for those trips that can’t be packed into just a carry-on bag. Unfortunately after seeing my friend’s white one get so scuffed up from being repeatedly checked, I couldn’t make the splurge. Brics has great craftsmanship, but lighter colors will get dirtied if you check it (I only use mine as a carry-on). As an alternative, I stumbled across this Diane von Furstenberg version which comes in three sizes. I debated for ages over the two colors (LOVE the clean look of black/white) but went with black/brown so there’d be no heartache over dark scuffs, also so it matches my existing travel bags. It doesn’t have the same luxe detailing as the Brics, but is still super cute and lightweight for a mere fraction of that price (esp. with the extra 25% off!).
I checked out all three sizes of this bag – please note the only one within airplane carry-on requirements is 18″ and pretty small in size. I got the medium 24″ size for checking, which is still fairly compact but plenty for holding a good week of outfits. The largest 28″ size did not look overwhelmingly large, so if you like to pack generously then I’d suggest that one.
This faux fur vest is a recent find and is both petite-friendly and very affordable. The burgundy color caught my eye first but I ended up going for basic black (there’s a pretty subtle gray chevron pattern on it). I tried on dozens of faux fur vests that went well past my tush, but this hits right by my hips and runs fairly narrow. I’m wearing an XS, but the style is forgiving – I could likely size up to a S for layering. I’ve styled it here over a shrunken fit moto jacket, which gives the illusion of one of those faux fur jackets with leather sleeves. There are several hook-and-eye closures on the vest along the front, and are a snug close on me over two thicker layers.
A few other suggestions included in the 25% off:
– If you missed the last Ray-Ban promo, all styles are included in this sale! My personal favorites as you guys know are the 58mm aviators and the 51mm clubmasters.
– Michael Kors petite poncho with removable faux fur muffler, already on markdown before the extra discount. This is a chic poncho sweater that was both warm and cozy when on. The faux fur muffler felt plush and of high quality. A petite XS/S fit me well, measuring 1″ longer than my Anthro one and softer to the touch. I really liked it but passed in order to get more wear out of the ponchos already in my wardrobe.
– Coach turnlock crossbody bags similar to my yellow one. Comes in several colors of pebbled leather including a metallic one that’s pretty for dressier outfits.
– Michael Kors medium sutton satchel which I have in blue. The MK gold medallion is easily removable for a cleaner look. If you don’t have a cognac brown tote bag yet, their “luggage” color is a good staple.
I’d love to hear any of your favorites included in this sale! Thank you Macy’s for partnering on this post.