As fall quickly approaches, I’ve begun culling my summer clothing, shoes, and handbags. It’s a process I dread, because I have so many pieces that I love. But, some are simply too summery looking as the leaves begin to turn red and the temperatures dip.
The only thing that makes it easier is… something new. And this fall, I have the perfect antidote to my closet transition blues. It’s a gorgeous Liv Bloc Party crossbody bag from Olivia + Joy.
This two-tone, pebble grain, leather crossbody bag is sure to inspire some serious handbag lust.
And, it is such a contemporary look for fall! Pairing dark blue and black is a great way to combine neutrals. In fact, this color combination ensures that the handbag will work with almost everything in my fall wardrobe.
The bag is also accented with brass dangles, as well as a contrasting brass zipper, and brass handle hardware to add a visual “pop.”
This classic crossbody style is not only beautiful, it’s also incredibly functional. A long, single strap is wide enough to be comfortable, but is thin enough to be chic.
And although the bag measures a mere 10.25″ L x 4″ W x 7″ H, it is so well designed, the capacity is much more than you would imagine. The main compartment is roomy enough to fit a small wallet, a phone, and miscellaneous makeup, with space to spare. Plus, I’ll never again lose my keys, because inside there is a zippered pocket, plus a sewn wall pocket, and even a front zip pocket!
But, this bag is surprisingly lightweight. For a sightseeing excursion, a trip to the mall, or simply while juggling a gym bag, groceries, and a laptop case, I think that this handbag offers a beautiful way to stay “hands-free.”
And, it offers excellent construction from a name you can trust. The leather is soft and supple, the hardware is sturdy and durable, and the stitching and details are all top quality.
Of course, I shouldn’t be surprised. Since 2011, Olivia +Joy has created on-trend handbags with painstakingly attention to detail. The line includes luxe bags that are meticulously executed and include high-end details like whipstitching, embroideries, signature hardware, and even painted edging.
To see the entire line of clutches, totes, duffle bags, handbags, crossbody bags, and more, visit Olivia + Joy.
Your guide to a life filled with STYLE! Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador and Cover Girl Ambassador. Susan Said…WHAT?! was named one of the Top 50 Beauty Blogs in the World by RebateZone.com in 2015. Susan is also the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! Read more about her in Family Circle Magazine.
PHOTO: Image used with permission by Olivia + Joy.
DISCLAIMER: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this post. I did, however, receive a promotional sample of the Liv Block Party crossbody bag from Olivia + Joy in order to fully evaluate the product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers.