The Investment.

The Investment.

Handbag Heaven

Beige Chloe Drew // Chloe Elle // Black Chloe Drew // Furla Twiggy
 Sophie Hulme Envelope //  Opening Ceremony Shearling Satchel

“Always focus on how far you’ve come rather than how far you’ve left to go.”

This week marks the end of my first month at my new (full-time) job. As someone who went from college straight into freelance work/self-employment, it definitely has been an adjustment. But a really good one at that! It’s been even busier than I expected, but I’m learning a crazy amount and also learning how to utilize every single second of my time.

So after a lot of hard work these past few months, I’ve decided to treat myself. Often, we’re so busy focusing on how far we’ve left to go, or what else we need to achieve that we completely forget to take a step back and give ourselves a little pat on the back to celebrate just how far we’ve come. I really can’t remember who told me this (probably my Mom) but I’ve had it in my head for years now that as soon as I would be working full-time, part of my first proper pay-check would be spent on a sentimental, investment piece which will always remind me of this particular stage of my life.

Since moving to New York, I’ve become even more obsessed with all things designer and so I’ve decided that the investment will be a bag. I’ve been searching on the Monnier Freres website and I’ve narrowed down some of my favorites. I’m loving the Chloe Drew in both black & beige and also love this sleeker version too. I’ve also been lusting after a Sophie Hulme bag for about three years now and this black & gold version definitely comes out on top. Look at that hardware! I haven’t made any decisions just yet (it takes me a while) so I’d love to know what you think? Or if you have any other suggestions?

Hope your week is going well,

Stylishly Yours,

Erika x


  1. Siobhan

    26 March

    I’d defo go for the Chloe Drew – beautiful bag! Siobhan xx

  2. Exciting! The Chloe bags are beautiful and timeless – I would definitely go for one of those x

  3. Prudence Yeo

    27 March

    Beautiful pieces but the one with the blue fur is the most striking!


  4. Maria

    27 March

    I love the Sophie Hulme but the Chloe Elle seems more timeless. All your picks are beautiful though x

  5. Amy

    27 March

    I’ve been admiring the Sophie Hulme for some time now but the Chloe Elle is such a timeless piece! Thanks for the introduction to Monnier Freres, what a cool site, I’ve been browsing for hours, none of my friends in Paris have heard of it, but they all know now! Can’t wait for my first buy!

  6. ShelbyB

    27 March

    I’ve been in the market for a new bag as a birthday treat to myself and I am so happy your included the link to Monnier Freres!!!! I’d never used it before and it’s great, I will defo be making my next bag purchase from there!! Love the Sophie Hulme bag after three years of waiting you deserve it!!

  7. Great to see you treating yourself after all that hard work. Definitely something we should all do now and again. And I’d vote for the shearling satchel; it’s just incredible! x

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