My Newest Accessory…

Dress: H&M (similar style here, here and here) | Sandals: Valentino (similar less expensive style here) | Bag: Senreve ℅ | Envelope: Senreve ℅ | Sunglasses: Wildfox | Earrings: J.Crew | Watch: Michele | Bracelets: David Yurman (also here) | Lips: Soar liner and Snob lipstick by MAC

My favorite accessory has ALWAYS been handbags! Whenever I’m shopping the handbag department is always the first place I go. I love them because you can get so much use out of them, way more than clothing or most shoes because you wear it and use it every single day. Recently I asked you guys what type of content you want to see more of on my blog and a few of you mentioned that you’d like to hear more about my collection of handbags, which bags are my favorite and if designer bags are worth the investment. So today I’m excited to answer a few of your questions and talk all about my newest bag I just got for summer!!!

Whenever I go to buy a new bag I ask myself these questions:

° I know it’s beautiful, but is it also functional and practical (especially being a mom of two)?

° How will it wear?

° How often will I use it? What occasions can I use it for (i.e. can it double as a diaper bag)

° Do I already have something like it?

° Will it keep me organized?

° Is it worth the investment?

This Maestra bag and envelope from the new luxury handbag brand Senreve (made in Italy) checks everything on my list. The leather is pebbled so if you spill something on it you can wipe it off easy! It can be worn three ways (crossbody, satchel and backpack) and there’s so many storage compartments to keep everything organized (diaper bag double). I don’t have a bag that can be worn three ways and it reminds me of a Celine tote only way less expensive with way more storage compartments!! Definitely worth the investment!

Literally anything and everything you need fits in it: laptop, camera, snacks, magazines, small blanket, Diet Coke, cosmetic bag, etc. Lately I’ve been taking it to meetings because I love that my laptop and any fabric or clothing samples for my clothing line fit great. And I plan to use it as a carry on for my next trip! It’s seriously the perfect bag!

I’ll be sharing more about my favorite bags that I own in the near future, so stay tuned! And let me know if you have any questions about my Maestra!

xo, Rach

Brought to you by Senreve.

49 Comments

    1. Soraya, so glad you asked! Yes, there’s a padded compartment on the inside of the bag that’s specifically for your laptop (or notebooks or papers) :)

  1. I love this bag!! It’s not something that I would normally lean towards but it’s so cute! And this dress 💙I’m so upset it’s sold out online. Fingers crossed I can find it this weekend in stores

  2. Hi Rachel!!
    I’ve been eyeing that dress from H&M too, it’s so darling!! Where is that gorgeous ring on your index finger from?? LOVE IT!!! xoxo

  3. I absolutely adore this bag, definitely on my list of must-haves.
    Best part it will keep me organized and color assortment can be transitioned all year long.
    Thanks kindly for sharing.

  4. These photos are so stunning!! Swoon worthy!! Looks and sounds like the perfect all around bag! Love that it can be worn 3 different ways, how unique.

    Xo, Deanie

    deaniemichelle.com

  5. Both of the bags are so gorgeous! I have a similar one to your rucksack from H&M but it doesn’t have all the dividers that your bag does, I feel like if it did I would be a lot more organised! Love all the photos in the post, you are just stunning! xox

  6. Hola Rachel!!

    Me encanta tu estilo, lo amo. Es muy elegante, limpio y casual. Para alguna de mis actividades imito tus oufits ^^. Preguntas importantes y necesarias antes de comprar una cartera (bag) lo tendré en cuenta!! :) Besos desde Chile..

    xx

  7. This is such a gorgeous bag and I’ve been looking for something like this style! What color would you recommend for a year-round bag?? I love the white but I’d like something a little more season neutral. Any suggestions for this bag?

    Thanks!!

    1. It isn’t lined but it’s a separate compartment which I love. And I haven’t noticed it getting too heavy!

      xo, Rach

  8. What size macbook can you fit in the sleeve? I’m looking at the same bag and wanted to know if I could fit my 15″.

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    I have been lusting after this bag for a while and recently found out I’m pregnant. Would you recommend it as a main diaper bag? Do you have one dedicated diaper bag and then carry a separate purse for yourself, or do you swap it out? Then do you have multiple diaper bags so that a caregiver/hubby/grandparent has one to use?

    Who knew there could be so many things to think about just with a diaper bag!

    1. Hi Christine!

      Congrats on your pregnancy!! Honestly I LOVE this bag and it could totally work as a diaper bag. I love using it as a carry-on too when whenever we travel. I don’t have one dedicated diaper bag that I use. Most often I use my designer bags and then just throw in whatever the babies need. But it’s not very organized!!! haha But yes, this is plenty big enough and you would love it as a diaper bag!

      Hope this helps!!

      xo,
      Rach