November 14, 2010

Melanie Auld "Farrah" Handbag Review!

I was recently approached by the lovely Melanie Auld of Melanie Auld Designs to do a review on one of her fabulous handbags! I had my choice of style and color and decided to go with the "Farrah" bag in Terra that had recently been featured in the October issue of Lucky Magazine! Melanie asked me to put together a couple of outfits and show how I would wear the "Farrah"- it was such a fun task!

Lots of detail makes the bag unique.

The leather has an amazing texture!

Outfit 1: Daytime/Work
This is something that I would definitely wear to work or around town- I actually wore this Saturday while I was out running errands. I paired a J.Crew jacket and long sleeve shirt with a skirt from Urban Outfitters and the infamous Cynthia Vincent for Target wedges. For this causal look, I decided to use the matching leather strap.

Fun fact: the "Farrah" can be worn 3 different ways- leather strap, gold chain or as a clutch!

Outfit #2: Date Night
I got this dress recently from Kate Moss' final collection for Topshop and thought it would be fun to make it a little more season appropriate with some J.Crew ankle socks (they came in a pack of 3) that I have been trying to figure out how to wear! I finished the look with a pair of Miu Miu shoes and of course the "Farrah"- this time in clutch form!

Outfit #3: Holiday Party
I thought that this was the perfect little outfit for the upcoming holiday season. Dresses are usually my go to for events but I thought this was fun because it's unexpected. I pulled out my new Joie rabbit fur jacket and added a Madewell cream silk button up shirt, a J.Crew necklace (a mix of metal and pearls), Theory leather shorts and Steve Madden wedges. This time I used the gold chain to play up the gold in the necklace.

Outfit #4: Saturday Night Party
I actually wore this Saturday night to my friend's engagement party! I was so excited to have the "Farrah" to take with me. I wore a BCBG dress, Jimmy Choo heels and my usual mix of jewelry.

If you would like to purchase one of Melanie's fabulous creations head on over to her website-she also makes jewelry!!! A big thank you to Melanie for letting me review such a lovely bag!


Amber's Notebook said...

omg I LOVE that bag! Fabulous oufits Nicole!! I love the faux fur outfit!!

Stacey said...

Amazing bag, I love that you can wear it 3 different ways too! You styled it so well! Loving the Kate Moss for Topshop dress too!


Lo said...

LOVE! I've been looking for an envelope clutch! The bags are beautiful :)

Anonymous said...

I love how you can switch out the chains--the gold chain gives it an entirely different look. SO cool!

LahTeaDah said...

LOVE this bag and love your outfits! Great Job Missy!

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Anonymous said...

Love the bag - like it as a clutch most!

Amanda said...

I love this bag!! All of your outfits are great!

J @ The Look 4 Less said...

Love this bag Nicole!! I also love the Topshop dress but can't find it on the site - is it still available, do you know?

Anonymous said...

Amber - sadly that fur is not "faux"... :(((

Unknown said...

Gorgeous bag, I want it.

I Dream of Jeanie said...

How come you never wear your e-ring. Luv the blog!

Meghan said...

GORGEOUS bag and totally love the way you styled the pieces. super cute. including you in WIT & Whimsy's roundup tonight ;)

Nicole said...

Thanks everyone!!!

Jen- I bought the Topshop dress the night Kate Moss' new line went up online- I think that particular dress sold out right away :( I'll let you know if I see it again!

I dream of Jeanie- I always wear my e-ring :) Since I take my photos in a mirror it looks like it is on my right hand in photos :).

Anonymous said...

Love the purse and all the outfits minus the socks with sandals. Sorry. Looks like a little girl would wear that.

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