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OUTFIT: Nica in Milan.

OUTFIT: Aigner Nica Bag in Milan for Fashion Week - Bikinis & Passports

Who’s Nica, you ask? My newest friend in the bag department! Lavender leather, beautiful gold hardware, a variety of strap options (thick, thin, chain – you name it) and the perfect companion for a quick trip to Milan for Fashion Week.

After a night in Munich, I hopped on a plane to Milan last Friday to stop by a few presentations and see the Aigner “RESET FW17” show at the stunning Palazzo Reale, right next to the famous Duomo in the heart of Milan….

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3 designer bags worth buying + why.

Mansur Gavriel black shopper tote | Bikinis & Passports

Beautiful bags are part of my personal “investment pieces” category. Sure, a bag worth a month’s rent or more is definitely not something any of us need, but who doesn’t love a great bag. After all, it does carry around our valuables and belongings all day long. Over the years, I have collected a few bags. Some I wear almost daily, some that rarely make it out of the closet anymore….

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VIDEO: what’s in my bag

VIDEO: what's in my Valentino medium lock bag | Bikinis & Passports

It has been way too long since my last video, but today I finally had a chance to film a little something for you guys. About two weeks ago, a reader asked on Instagram if I could share a “what’s in my bag” post or video about my Valentino medium lock bag. Aside from the fact that I also like seeing other people’s bags, I think this gives you a pretty good idea of exactly how roomy the bag is….

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CRAVINGS: Louis Vuitton Noé

Louis Vuitton Noé via Vestiaire Collective | Bikinis & Passports

It’s no secret that bucket bags have become quite the must-have since last year. It took me a while for them to grow on me, but now I have officially fallen for the convenient every-day bag. There were quite a few different bucket bags on my radar, including the obvious Mansur Gavriel, this version by Saint Laurent and a few others. In the end, however, I kept coming back to the Noé by Louis Vuitton….

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