I know we are still in the midst of spring, but when you live in a tropical climate like South Florida, it perpetually feels like summer, so I’m bumping summer up so I can make an excuse to buy a new bag (I like buying a new bag at the start of each season). Lately, I’ve been feeling like adding another bag in the green family to my collection since I’ve been really loving carrying my green Gucci Diana and get compliments on it regularly. I see a lot of people carrying a lot of green bags (and obviously, Bottega Green in large part made this movement happen), and now I need a little help narrowing down my choices as I always love to hear what you all think!
Going For Green, Help Me Choose
I have a gift card to LUISAVIAROMA, so I started browsing their site to see which bag spoke to me the most. I landed on a handful of bags, and my choices are all over the place. A few of these bags feel a bit too young for me, but I still love them. Another bag I already own the shape of, but this new color is insane, and now I need to decide. While there are a good amount of green bags out there, I am clearly leaning toward a Bottega Veneta bag (again).
Let me start by saying that I don’t own a Bottega Veneta piece in the green color that now defines the brand, which is called Parakeet. I’ve seen a lot of the Padded Cassette, I mean a lot, and while sometimes seeing a bag often makes me want it less, in this case, it makes me want it more. I like the idea of one of the pastel versions of this bag too, but I saw this bag in Parakeet on someone in Miami, and I think about her bag often.
I have a Bottega Veneta Cassette; in fact, when I asked you last which bag I should get, I wound up with my dark green Cassette. I thought the style might not be used a ton for me, but I have wound up grabbing it so many times. When I was browsing LVR and saw this color – a metallic green that BV calls Chlorophyll, I immediately became obsessed. It feels modern, young, hip, and as you know, we think metallics are making a comeback. Plus, you won’t see this bag color often, and that always makes me love a bag even more if I know I won’t be inundated with it. If you want this bag, you better beat me to it because it’s already sold out on BottegaVeneta.com!
Ok, so clearly, there is a theme here, and it’s Bottega Veneta. Fact is, I am still really loving its cornerstone bags, and BV nails its green offerings. Something about this color is highly intriguing and oddly reminiscent of less stellar notions, but I think that’s what makes me like it. BV calls it Acid Kiwi, and that definitely is as confusing a name as describing the color itself, not quite chartreuse but still in that family of colors. The Mini Jodie is one of my most used bags. In fact, I use it far more often than I thought I would and really adore it.
I have a weird relationship with this bag: I keep coming back to it and feeling like maybe I want it while also feeling like it is not for me at all. This is the pastel bag that made my list. The color is dreamy and looks nice on the croc-embossed leather. Of the group, this bag feels too young for me, though.
Guys, I don’t know; the fact that I am including this bag lets me know that I am spending way too much time on social media looking at outfits and bag pairings that I know are for the ‘gram only and highly impractical. Why am I even considering a tiny green bag that holds nothing? Maybe I need more sleep. That must be it. There is a far more practical version of this bag that you can see here, but sometimes even my own brain doesn’t make the best bag choices.
So tell me, what do you think about this highly random assortment of green bags?