Here at PurseBlog, we fully embrace and encourage obsessing over our accessories. I’m willing to bet that you may have developed your love for accessorizing and handbags at a young age, and perhaps you even had an influential family member that inspired your obsession. I know I certainly did, and that person happens to be my late grandmother. I have such special memories of playing dress up in her closet, always fawning over all of the special pieces in her collection. Did anyone else spend a lot of their childhood years playing dress up, or was that just me? My grandmother had a spectacular wardrobe, and she especially loved to collect jewelry. She always taught me that fine jewelry is wonderful (who doesn’t love diamonds?!), but costume jewelry is a really fun and inexpensive way to play with fashion and make a statement. As such, I have cultivated quite the costume jewelry collection, with a few fine jewelry pieces thrown in there, most note-worthy being my wedding ring. I’m super sentimental and find that collecting and wearing costume jewelry is a way to stay connected to her.
In addition to her love of jewelry, my grandma had a strong eye for handbags. I often share the story of the time that I was visiting her in the hospital and she grabbed my Rebecca Minkoff and said “real leather, good girl”. She was a fashionista through and through, and my family knows that I inherited my love of handbags from her. Because I love costume jewelry so dearly, I have been captivated with jewel details on bags for as long as I can remember. A jeweled bag intrinsically blends my love for sparkly jewelry and handbags, and it’s a total no-brainer that I gravitate towards them. Luckily for me, and anyone with a fondness of sparkles, the selection available at the moment is incredible! I have multiple bags of varying styles and brands sitting high on my wishlist, but they all have one thing in common: jewels. I’ve been particularly smitten with a few of Miu Miu’s designs, they are so eye-catching and covet-worthy!
A jeweled handbag instantly elevates any outfit, and while the look is certainly a little bit dressier than your average handbag, I think you can dress the style down as well. I am a firm believer that a statement handbag can be worn with any outfit, and a jeweled bag is a fabulous statement to be making. I don’t like saving handbags or outfits for “special moments”, because they usually end up sitting in my closet gathering a layer of dust, just waiting for a moment I deem worthy enough. I think a jeweled handbag would look fantastic with a little black dress for an evening out, but it would suit my lifestyle more with a pair of dark jeans, a casual top, and fancy sandals. I’ve rounded up my favorite jeweled handbags below! I hope you love them as much as I do.
What outfit would you pair with a jeweled handbag? I’d love to know.
Miu Miu Jeweled Top Handle Satchel ($2,990)
Gucci Broadway Bee Velvet Shoulder Bag ($2,980)
Alexander McQueen Jeweled Satchel Bag ($2,190)
Gedebe Brigitte Mini Jeweled Snakeskin Top-Handle Bag ($785)
Miu Miu Iconic Crystal Tote Bag ($2,050)
Fendi Crystal Embellished Leather Baguette ($2,850)
Prada Jewel Small Crystal Embellished Shoulder Bag ($1,270)
Jimmy Choo Venus Crossbody ($1,195)
Gucci Dionysus Small Shoulder Bag ($2,650)