If you’re a longtime PurseBlog reader, you may have already put this together yourself, but my sense of style is not particularly girly. I was in to punk music in my teenage years and never totally outgrew my love for black, studs, clunky boots and eyeliner. Those things still inform my everyday style choices, and they probably will for the rest of my life because I’m lucky enough to be part of an industry that embraces that sort of thing. For certain occasions, though, I like to try attempt sartorial feats a little bit outside of my comfort zone, and for something like Valentine’s Day, that means considering pastel pink in the form of the Miu Miu Leather Tote.

Valentine’s Day gets swallowed by New York Fashion Week every year, so I’m not doing anything to celebrate/mourn except working and maybe taking myself to the Barney’s Warehouse Sale, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t given the day any thought. It’s a nice opportunity to go straight for the most feminine pieces in your closet, and for me, there’s not much available. I have a lot of dresses, but they’re almost all black or leopard. My handbags aren’t much better, in that regard – lots of colors and prints, but not much in the way of traditional femininity. Sometimes I get a jones for a particularly girly bag, but I never go through with the purchase because I know I would have little to pair it with and would likely never use it, but something about this baby pink Miu Miu bag makes me think that maybe, just maybe, I could make it work.

If nothing else, it could be the bag that I carry every year on Valentine’s Day, and maybe to spring weddings. I’m 27, so I’m guessing that there are likely a few of those in my future. That’s enough reasons to buy a new bag, right? (Who am I kidding, I don’t actually need reasons. Reasons went out the door long ago.) Buy through Net-a-Porter for $1,695.

So what about you – which bag is your perfect pick for what’s supposed to be the most romantic day of the year?

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