Return of the Snake Satchel, and Fondling Kate Spade

No work today, so DH and I had lunch out and then took a stroll at the outlet mall looking to stock up on his favorite shoes. 

I am still nowhere near tired of my Brahmin, but I have been itching to change things up, so I pulled out my recently neglected snake satchel for the day. Paired with my favorite jeans and a breezy sleeveless top. It is fun to look at the outfit photos and see a much softer overall effect without the bold stripes of my bag. I guess I am still a bag lady at heart and still believe it can change the entire vibe of the day!

While DH was shoe hunting, I peeped into the Coach, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade factory stores. Nothing caught my eye at the two former, but this little citron Kate Spade lured me in enough to get me to note the details and take a photo. I didn't buy it since a citron bag has been a long term hunt for me, but what do you think? I also am curious about the Coach in #4, although that one is significantly more expensive.

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  • deb replied 4 years ago

    I prefer the Coach myself but I can see you with either.

  • Astrid replied 4 years ago

    It's really interesting how a much a bag can change the vibe of an outfit! I think I prefer the Coach bag too.

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    Personally, I prefer the Kate Spade. It's more ladylike, and satchels pull at my heart strings. But either is fab. Can't go wrong. 

  • gryffin replied 4 years ago

    Rae - it's hard to see how the bags compare size wise.  I think a citron bag would look wonderful in your arsenal.  Your brahmin is gorgeous but there is nothing wrong with swapping things up.  Just like your beautiful snake satchel which looks wonderful with your outfit today.  PS those jeans look totally awesome on you!!  I like both the KS and the coach but I can't see enough detail to really compare.  Anything making your heart truly flutter?  PS status report on that citron jacket?

  • replied 4 years ago

    I like the Kate Spade for you!

    Great outfit too, I will have to copy this in the summer.

  • LAR101 replied 4 years ago

    Rae,  I love watching how you rock your outfits with your bag.  That marvelous Brahmin bag (the striped one) got me started.  Love the ones you've shown here. L.

  • ironkurtin replied 4 years ago

    Kate Spade hands down.

    A friend has a covetously turquoise Marc Jacobs. Saturated hues are so lovely in bags.

  • carambola replied 4 years ago

    Oh, I love the Kate Spade! I think the combination of sour, sassy color and ladylike shape are perfect for you. Love the outfit too.

  • Thistle replied 4 years ago

    I like both, actually. I have a slight preference for the Kate, but I would have to see them in person.

  • annagybe replied 4 years ago

    I think the Kate Spade is better contrast to your rough & tumble looks .

  • viva replied 4 years ago

    I love both. That sour color with gray is amazing.

  • Raisin replied 4 years ago

    If both were the same price, I like the Coach better, but I think the Kate Spade is wonderful too.  The color is great!  

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    I really, really like the Kate Spade! I actually love the Coach, too, but something about the scale of that KS just looks  perfect in your hand there. It must have been tempting! 

    You look great, by the way. 

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    The Kate Spade just looks right.

  • Catnip replied 4 years ago

    I love both, with a slight preference for the Coach.  Are either of these large enough for you?

  • Sveta replied 4 years ago

    Great outfit - for January nonetheless! A lot of weather envy here from frozen Canada..
    I also prefer Kate Spade bag- lovely citron beauty.

  • Susie replied 4 years ago

    I like both but have a definite preference for the Kate Spade. It looks great on you!

  • Jewell replied 4 years ago

    Ummm that Kate Spade bag looks really good in your hand, almost like it belongs there KWIM ;-)

  • Neel replied 4 years ago

    Another Kate spade fan! And you look lovely in that classic color combo. I could rob those jeans off you! What brand are they?

  • rae replied 4 years ago

    Thanks, everyone! I have been really liking wearing a simple outfit with a statement bag, especially on days off.

    Gryffin, I had to exchange sizes on the citron jacket, so it's up in the air. It was just delivered to my PO Box today, but I've missed the cut-off to pick up. I did love it, though, and I am crossing my fingers that this one fits perfectly. Will post tomorrow!

    Catnip, both bags are a fine size, as long as they look good with my proportions. I carry shockingly little, actually, but I think a tiny bag makes me look like a hulk. ;)

    Neel, thank you! The jeans are by a Euro brand called Cycle. They sell them on Yoox. :)

    Anna, I think you are right. The structure also would be a nice counterpart to my draped items.

    I am thinking I like the rigidity and simplicity of the KS a little better, as well as the shorter handle. And MAN is it ever hard to find the right shade - not neon, not mustard, not lime. It's funny, but the main thing making me hesitate is that I just found that citron jacket... it makes me suspicious to find two higher-ticket citron items I love that close together, especially after a long search. 

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    I love the one in picture #3 with your terrific drapey white blouse outfit.

  • Debra replied 4 years ago

    Ooooooooh, I love the colour of both but I like the shape of Kate :)

  • CocoLion replied 4 years ago

    The snake satchel totally ups this simple, casual outfit and the whole effect is effortless cool.

    I prefer the Coach bag, the shape is more modern and therefore more "you."

  • MsMary replied 4 years ago

    You look awesome as usual.  Honestly, the bags look very similar to me and I love them both. 

    And watch this space for me copying photo 4 verra soon!  ;)

  • Kiwibird replied 4 years ago

    Another vote for the Kate Spade!!!!

  • lyn67 replied 4 years ago

    Love Kate,  it is perhaps same as Kari has one, too?
    BTW looking fab  lucky you already have spring there???!!!:-)

  • Rose replied 4 years ago

    I love your style Rae. So California Cool to me. Both bags are fab. I like the coach personally, great color!

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