The Bag EVERY Fashion Girl Needs

I mentioned a few posts ago that I wanted to get out of my bag comfort zone (meaning not Kate Spade!) and today I’m doing just that. I’ve teamed up with MarleyLilly to show you this gorgeous cross body and how it can be styled for different occasions. I’ve been saying for awhile that the next bag I get I want to be either black or tan, and quilted bags are everywhere, so this MarleyLilly bag is perfect for me!

When this bag first came in, I instantly fell in love because it is quilted. I don’t have a bag even similar in my collection, so that was an added bonus as well! One of my biggest fears when it comes to inexpensive bags is that it will feel like plastic. I was totally shocked at how soft it is, and I have to say for the price, it’s pretty darn good quality! The bag is $29.99 and comes in tan, stone, and black. I think my very favorite feature of this cross body is the removable strap. You can easily carry it as an everyday bag, or remove the strap for the perfect night out clutch!

I think every girl can agree that adding a monogram instantly makes anything better, and this bag isn’t an exception! I absolutely adore the cognac monogram on this cross body because it isn’t flashy and will still match just about anything. The other side of the bag is identical to the monogrammed side so it’s easy to hide if you want to change the look up for the day.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to styling this bag. It can be dressed up or down, which is completely new to me. All my other bags are casual, everyday bags, so I’m super happy to have a bag I can carry to weddings or fancier events. It’s a timeless piece that EVERY fashion girl needs because it can be worn so many ways. Not to mention, it’s perfect for every season too!

I personally love pairing this cross body with timeless, black outfits because it is so chic. I don’t think there is an easier outfit than a pair of jeans, black top, black mule loafers, and the perfect quilted purse. Sleek, straight hair compliments the sophisticated look, and a natural face with thin wings finishes it off. This might be my new go-to when I need to look put together, but don’t want to try!


Top- Gap $24.95 (on sale for $20 right now!), Pants- Trendz Boutique Celina, OH, Belt- Nordstrom $30, Bag- MarleyLilly $29.99, Shoes- Bought at Marshall’s but similar pair linked

I had to show this next outfit because I’m so in love, and the bag goes so well! I usually don’t wear skirts, but this accordion pleat skirt from Old Navy has quickly became my favorite fall piece! I paired it with the same top from the previous look and a belt to add a little bling. I kept it simple with black chunky heels, and of course the bag!


Top- Gap $24.95 (on sale for $20 right now!), Skirt- Old Navy $32.99Belt- Nordstrom $30Bag- MarleyLilly $29.99, Shoes- Kate Spade $328 (on sale for $197 right now!)

A women who wears black is always dressed to kill, but the perfect bag completes the outfit. I love how versatile this cross body is, and it’s a staple piece that every girl should own. I’ve quickly fallen in love with my MarleyLilly bag, and for less than thirty bucks, it’s hard to beat!

A special thanks to MarleyLilly for sending me this bag! If you haven’t heard of MarleyLilly before, definitely go check out their site for all kinds of monogrammed goodies.



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