My last crossbody survived four years of college, only to have one of the clasps give out the week of graduation. I can't really complain since I pretty much beat the thing to death between trips downtown and football games, not to mention it's still perfectly functional as a clutch. What it did mean is that I was now crossbody-less. Not a big deal for summertime where I'm home and either my LV Speedy or Longchamp will suffice, but back at school (aka where I have friends to go out with), a crossbody is a necessity.
I wasn't seriously looking for a bag when I dropped into the sale this weekend, but when I picked up this one, it was pretty much game over. I've had my eye on a Marc Jacobs Percy since I started undergrad and it met all of my expectations. The leather is butter soft and everything on the bag feels very high quality. The adjustable strap is so nice to have since I like it at a different length depending if I'm wearing it straight down or across my body, plus who doesn't love a little buckle detail? Size-wise, it easily fits my J.Crew magic wallet, phone, keys and a sunglasses case, and still has room for more if I needed it.
With an Anniversary sale price of $158, it's well worth it in my opinion. I know it's a bag I'll get quite a bit of use out of, since I'm actually using it as my everyday bag right now. It's so much more convenient than dealing with my Speedy when I'm out running errands.
My other two purchases were a pair of the Zella 'Live In' Reversible Capris and then this Barbour vest (not anniversary, but still on sale), but nobody needs to see me modeling leggings and I can't fathom the idea of putting on a vest in the miserable heat/humidity that descended on North Carolina today.
... And I'm still on a hunt for European shams that don't cost as much as a pair of shoes. Growing up is rough.