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June, 22, 2017

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.

  1. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Such a cute and all convenient bag 💼. Love the versatility of it too! Pretty look! :)

    🌸LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  2. Looks really nice, with lots of room for stuff!! :-)


  3. Taylor says:

    Such a beautiful bag! I love all of the lighter colors that it comes in, so pretty for Spring and Summer!!

    Taylor |

  4. Soraya says:

    Love the bag, it looks so practical. Quick questions, does it fit your laptop? That’s the cutest dress and can’t believe it H&M. Thanks for sharing. – Soraya

    • Julia says:

      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) :)

  5. Amanda Faber says:

    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

  6. Dorothy says:

    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

  7. Ray says:

    Beautiful bag, well sized to get good use out of it.

  8. Rach says:

    That Maestra bag is so cute! I loves its versatility and chic style!

  9. Kari says:

    Wow! That bag is so pretty! *insert heart eyes emoji*
    xo. Kari

  10. Seppy says:

    I love how different the shape of this bag is! It looks cool as a backpack and I love that there are so many slots to organize your things in it!

  11. currently running to H&M to buy that dress…..

  12. Tracy says:

    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.

  13. Deanie says:

    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

  14. Kblossoms says:

    I have several nice bags myself and my criteria in buying is does it fit everything I need and does it look good, is it different than the bags I already have. I wrote a blog on my bags here

  15. Those are such timeless pieces that will go with everything!

  16. Your photos are so dreamy and gorgeous, such a beautiful outfit and pretty details! I’m in love with your blog! :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

  17. Paige Flamm says:

    I love that dress! I can’t believe it’s from H&M!


  18. Kelli says:

    I have this bag and absolutely love it! It goes perfect from work to weekend!

  19. Jalisa says:

    I love the modern design and the fact that it can be worn 3 different ways, how cool! It’s definitely a perfect summer bag. Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!



  20. I love how pretty and functional this is!
    xo Debbie |

  21. Amber says:

    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

  22. Paulina Fuentes says:

    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..


  23. Areli says:

    I can’t believe this dress is from H&M! Also, this bag is just too pretty!!
    Areli’s April // On Bloglovin

  24. Bonny Borden says:

    Hi Rachel, I love, love your kitchen. Can you please tell me the type of marble you used?
    Thank you, Bonny

  25. Awbrey Golden says:

    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?


  26. the bag is amazing and this dress is so so soooo cute!!! <3


  27. This bag is stunning! I love the sleekness of it. I think I would love it even more if it was black (I’m always afraid the white will get dirty). It looks like its the perfect size for a lot of things too. I love it girl! If you know of a similar one with a lower price, let us know!

  28. julie says:

    does it get heavy with the laptop?
    and is the laptop sleeve lined/padded?

    • Rachel Parcell says:

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

      xo, Rach

  29. Laura says:

    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″.

  30. pim says:

    Stunning and elegant <3

    xoxo, Cool style for men

  31. Christine says:

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    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!

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      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!!


Rach Parcell

In September of 2011 I created Pink Peonies as a place to document the things I loved. Since then, it has become a creative outlet where I share my personal style though daily outfits, beauty tips, home style and much more!

Ever since I was a little girl I've dreamed of creating my own line. After countless hours of working towards that dream, I've finally launched my first collection!

It's full of classic, feminine and romantic pieces that you'll keep in your closet for years to come and wear over and over again!