The “Cassandre” : Saint Laurent Bag Review

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SAINT LAURENT TASSEL BAG REVIEW/FIRST IMPRESSIONS
If you watch me on YT you would know I purchased this cutie YSL bag a few months ago, and since acquiring it, it has been such an easy go-to black cross body bag for me.¬†To try and brake up what may turn into a long essay, I will break it down into purchasing process, pros & Cons, and of course my overall opinion ūüôā

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Price & Specifications

  • This item’s measurements are:
  • Depth 5cm
  • Height 15cm
  • Max. Strap Length 94cm
  • Min. Strap Length 61cm
  • Width 23.5cm

So I bought this item from Net-a-porter. I have been looking at this item ever since the beautiful Samantha featured it on her YT channel and styled it on her blog. It looked like such a versatile piece that could actually fit a lot! I had been looking at different boutiques and was actually able to try it on in store at David Jones. At the time they were RRP 3100 AUD at DJ in this exact model, with slight differences in price depending on whether it was croc embossed or not. From the Saint laurent website it sold for $2700 AUD, similar to other online stores such as selfridges, netaporter, mytheresa, and matchesfashion. There was no rush in purchasing this item, however when it was back instock on net-a-porter and there was a 15% off discount code laying around… I jumped at the chance!

Pros:

  • Looks amazing & plenty of styles to choose from¬†– lets not kid ourselves, this bag is beautiful. This is very obviously a pro for me. Its classy with just the perfect amount of edge. Not to mention it comes in so many different colours, different materials, different metals, and even different sizes! There’s a perfect combination for everyone ūüôā
  • Large compartment – You can definitely fit more than just the “essentials”. You can pack a large wallet, keys, a camera, a phone, even a kindle/book if the size suits. Definitely something you don’t have to be too worried about. Obviously it’s not an everyday tote bag, so you wont be able to fit the kitchen sink in there… but trust me you can fit enough!
  • Durable/scratch free leather¬† – If you want something durable, couldnt recommend the croc embossed enough!
  • Perfect strap length
  • Versatility¬†in styling – There’s so many ways you can wear this, as small shoulder, as crossbody, as a long shoulder bag, and even a clutch on nights out
  • Price – Believe it or not, the price seems to have actually gone down! Its now $2400 AUD RRP, and at the time I was looking to purchase it was going for $2700. Now that can be both a good and bad thing. Good in that I think that for $2500 you’re getting an amazing bag, but bad in that I dont know if that means it will go on sale later and how it will resell in the future.

Cons:

  • Tassel can get annoying – Although I love the tassel detail, the small little chain tassels actually gets caught in the YSL monogram at times which can be really annoying
  • Magnetic closure can be tedious – Sometimes if it’s fully packed you have to pay attention to the closure because it has to be just right. It only takes a few seconds more, but if you’re constantly opening and closing your bag this can be annoying
  • Puffing – I mentioned this in my video but for some reason the flap of my bag seems to be puffing and I dont know if this is just normal wear and tear or not… but sometimes this actually bugs me.
  • Straps can be uncomfortable at times – Because of the chain strap, if you stuff this bag with heavy heavy items it can just be a little bit uncomfortable. But worse part is honestly when it’s freezing and you have to put this on bare skin.. ohhh man. Lets be honest though, this is just part and parcel of having a metal strap.
  • Resell – As I mentioned above, I’m not sure what the wear and tear is like with Saint Laurent, or how they resell. It’s not LV/Chanel money, so its hard to predict. I would recommend¬†if you’re looking to get this, get it for the enjoyment of having it with view to keep rather than reselling.

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Outfit Details
SHIRT: T-SHIRT BAR || JEANS: COTTON ON || CARDIGAN: COTTON ON || SHOES: WITTNER || BAG: SAINT LAURENT || SUNGLASSES: ASOS || EARRINGS: BAUBLE BAR

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A hint of green

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Honestly guys, I never know what to write¬†in my blog posts sometimes. I’m such a visual person, and I’ve always been the type to just look at pictures in magazines and skip the writing. Occasionally,¬†I feel like when I “blog” on my posts, they’re always just fillers. But that’s not what I really want to do today. Although pictures are served to attract the viewer, when it comes down to the nitty gritty, it’s the words and the writing¬†allows you to really get to know the person. If someone takes the 5 minutes out of their day to read the writing on a blog post, then honestly I’m both impressed and honoured!

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I remember this day because it was mothers day. Yes I know, it means the photo is a bit “late” but I think my posts will just tend to be 1 month late as I want to be shooting 1 month ahead… does that make sense? Maybe not.

I guess reflecting on this day it was the first day that my mum and sister had moved to Adelaide. To fill you in if you’re curious – I am the eldest of 5 kids, and up until now I had moved to Adelaide to be with my 3 brothers who are currently studying, and shoulder the costs of basically their board and lodging. ¬†However after being accepted into the QLD GP training program, I’ll be moving interstate and my family took this as an opportunity to be together again in one state as a family. Which meant mum & sis finally moving to Adelaide.

Anyways, long story short, it was the first mother’s day we had spent together as a family in many many years, and it was good. We took her out to Argo on the Parade which luckily at the time we went wasnt too busy, and it was just genuinely nice to be out as a family.

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So I guess to make this post slightly relevant to the outfit, can you tell that I’m obsessed with the this rich emerald¬†green colour? I love that my earrings, my top and even my pouf key ring from sportsgirl all match! haha.¬†Anyways in this outfit I’ve teamed up my paperbag chinos from dotti that I normally wear for work with something more fun and flirty like this flare sleeve top from Zara. I know its not the most autumn/winter appropriate top, but throw a coat over it and you can make ANYTHING winter appropriate. Am I right?¬†I love the colour palette of this look, I just find they blend so harmoniously and effortlessly.

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Outfit Details:
TOP: ZARA || PANTS: DOTTI || SHOES: ZARA || EARRINGS: H&M || COAT: ASOS || BAG: LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY B 25

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How I style: Trouser culottes

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the black ninja.

So when my boyfriend saw this photo, he said I looked like a black ninja from Tekken ready to start fighting. And I don’t blame him!

I’ve been absolutely loving the culottes/wide leg trend lately that is still going strong, and I know it’s quite hard to pull it off especially when you’re more on the petite side.¬†Unfortunately we cant just slip into whatever fashion item is trending at the moment¬†and call it a day. For example this outfit would have easily looked terrible had I not tucked the shirt in and worn heels. By wearing heels I’ve given myself some height needed for the culottes to give that height from the floor, and by tucking the shirt in, adds more to the illusion of longer legs. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have an amazing accessory such as this YSL Tassel Clutch bag to go from casual to effortless chic ūüėČ

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These pants from Topshop have been such a great addition to my wardrobe lately. If you follow me on youtube, you would have seen me haul them quite a while ago.They can be easily dressed down with a causal shirt like this for weekend wear, or worn with a sharp shirt dress it can also be worn for work or for a dinner event!

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