Marc Jacobs Metallic Dot Suede Bag

May 22, 2014

I once saw a woman carrying the Marc Jacobs Metallic Dot Suede Bag:

The woman who carried it was everything I wanted to be. She was gorgeous, well put together in a simple but perfectly styled way. She had on a well-fitting navy suit with a white top, and finished the outfit with this irreverent polka dot bag. It was like she was telling the world, "Yes, I'm successful and you want to work with me, and also I'm going to carry this bag because I damn well feel like it."

I once heard someone call a handbag "the perfect piece of fashion armor." That's exactly how this woman wore it. I knew something about who she was without ever speaking to her, and I admired her instantly.

At the time, I could only intermittently afford to feed myself. There was no way I could make the $300+ investment. As I've gotten older, though, I've never forgotten how the Dot Suede Bag made me feel. I've spent years searching for it. Every so often I come across something close, but I've never found the one I saw that woman carrying. 

Maybe I'll never find this bag. Maybe it will always be the one that got away. That's ok, because now I know what a really good bag can do. It can make you feel like you can take on a terrifying job interview, meeting the parents, a room full of CEOs, asking for a raise, and more. All those times you need an extra boost of confidence, a little "fashion armor," a standout bag can make all the difference.

I'd love to hear what that bag is for you.

Treasure Tromp

Thanks to Klury for the bag photos, unfortunately all the links are long since defunct. And thanks to Nicole of Treasure Tromp and Crystal of The Happy Type for hosting the Treat Yo' Self Thursday Linkup! If anyone knows where to find a Marc Jacobs Metallic Dot Suede Bag, I'm all ears.

1 comment:

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