Have any of you begun to notice that you’re starting to think of the holiday season? Maybe while you are window shopping or browsing the web, something catches your eye and you think “hey, this would be perfect for so and so”. I know there are some people out there who begin shopping months in advance. Actually, Megs and my grandmother picks things up year-round and holds on to them until the holidays. While others of us, read: ME, wait until just about the last minute to shop. Well, I have to say, I saw the Alexander McQueen Elvie Python Tote and thought, “you know, this would be a great gift”. The tote is all the rage right now and has been seen on several celebs and socialites. And we all know how amazing it is to be able to sport one of the celeb or socialite favorites on your arm.

Let’s take a minute to talk about the tote itself. First of all, when I look at it, my heart is happy. I love the overall look and feel of the bag. I know I’ve said it before, and I am sure to say it again, but it truly is the best when at first glance a bag just really catches your eye. The dark green python leather couldn’t be accented more perfectly than it is with the gold-tone hardware. (To me, in these images, the tote looks black, but it is said to be dark green, so I’ll take their word.) I think the tote would be carried best in hand or resting mid-arm, but I guess the two handles could even fit on your shoulder if you really wanted it to. At the same time, don’t do that, you need to show off this gorgeous bag! The flap over the top and gold clasp really add to the beauty of the bag. Open up the tote and you will find a small zipped pocket and fabulous brown suede lining. More than anything, this bag screams elegance, grace and sophistication, but not in a stuffy way. Who wouldn’t love receiving this as a gift? I guess the only drawback is the price; buy through Net-a-Porter for $5,380.

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