Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Review + What's In My Bag!



Lately I've been getting a lot of questions/emails about my Louis Vuitton Neverfull, so I figured a full review would be really helpful for those of you who are thinking of buying one! I received mine as a birthday gift last July.... before that, I didn't own any LV. Once I had my own, I realized just how practical/useful the Neverfull is, and I've never looked back! The main reason I love it so much is because of how versatile it is. It carries everything I need and easily transitions from my pure barre class to a date night with Chris (and everything in between!).

Here's a general rundown....

Although it was only first introduced in 2007, the Louis Vuitton Neverfull has become one of LV's all-time most successful bags. It's the type of bag that will never go out of style and can be worn whatever the trend or season. The Louis Vuitton Neverfull comes in three different sizes: PM (small), MM (medium) and GM (large). No matter what size you have, the bag's name fits it to a T - it truly is "never full." I own the MM - it's the perfect size because it's large enough to carry everything I need but doesn't overwhelm my frame. I think if the bag was any bigger than it is, it would look too big on me! (I'm 5'3 for reference)

The bag comes in four different colors/patterns. Mine is the Damier Azur Canvas with the "Rose Ballerine" interior - a gorgeous baby pink color. I love pink so this was the perfect option for me. I wore mine all summer last year, and even in the winter with winter white outfits (here's an example!).  My mom owns the Neverfull in the Monogram Canvas and she loves it - she let me borrow it a lot during the fall/winter (here is a picture of me wearing it).

 The Louis Vuitton Neverfull features a canvas exterior and textile lined interior, and is trimmed in natural cowhide leather trim. The Neverfull has one zippered interior pocket and comes with a removable zippered wristlet (I carried it in this recent blog post as a clutch). This is one of my favorite features of the bag - it's like having two bags in one! The shape of the Neverfull is very loose and the sides aren't rigid, which means the bag easily conforms to anything you need to add inside. It's incredibly well-made and can withstand decades of use.

To purchase a Neverfull Tote, you can visit a Louis Vuitton store, order a brand new one online or buy it preowned. Being preowned is a good option because a lot of them are still in fantastic condition but you can get them for several hundred dollars less. This website is very reliable & the bags are guaranteed authentic!

Now for what I carry inside...! The rest of this post will be dedicated to the items I carry with me daily in my Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote. If you have a question about the bag, feel free to leave it in the comments and I'll get back to you!


First up, I carry a few makeup products that I rely on daily: several different lipstick colors (THIS is my favorite brand of lipstick), an extra tube of mascara and some lip balm. I recently purchased this Chanel lip balm and while it does hydrate my lips, I think it's a little overpriced for what it is. There's also NO scent to it whatsoever. This balm is actually my favorite - it's less expensive and has a wonderful rose scent. I also carry this primer water in my purse - I spritz it on my face throughout the day for a little refresher - it's packed with electrolytes to help "wake up" your skin and it helps restore moisture and keeps your makeup looking fresh.


Next, I always always carry notebooks around with me in my purse (I've done this since I was a little girl!). I like to keep To Do lists, packing lists, etc., and sometimes random jolts of inspiration will strike while I'm out and I need a place to jot them down. I picked up these notebooks from Target in the office supplies section. The polka dotted one says "Goal Digger" - they're cute & a reminder to go after your dreams!

I also carry a couple of pens with me - my mom bought me the cute Golden Retriever pen so it's sentimental to me! My favorite pen to write with based on quality is this Acroball pen from Target. I have a zillion of them all over my house and they're the only pens I'll use :)


You can always find a pair of sunglasses in my bag! My current favorites right now are these Celine aviators. I've been wearing them nonstop, they're really lightweight and fit my face perfectly!


This lotion made my "10 Beauty Products I Can't Live Without" list  so of course I have to have a miniature size to carry around with me! I love this lotion so much. It's not greasy at ALL, just moisturizing, and it doesn't have a scent (sometimes scented body lotions give me headaches). I have a huge bottle that I keep in my bathroom for after I shower, but I like bringing this little bottle with me for my hands - the bottle is the 2.5 oz size


I'm the lady that always has snacks stashed in her bag - I am always out running errands and realize that I'm starving! I like these 100 calorie packs of whole almonds & walnuts (sometimes I buy just the almonds) because they're a quick, healthy snack. I'm currently trying to avoid processed foods as much as possible, which is why I turn to whole nuts rather than a granola bar or something processed!


Next is this gorgeous Louis Vuitton Pallas wallet that I picked up in Charleston. I don't use this wallet every day because I normally use my key pouch - but I bought it to use on some upcoming trips. It has tons of compartments for cards, a passport, travel documents, etc., plus it's pretty small so it fits in smaller handbags like crossbody bags. I think it will be a great travel wallet, especially if you're going out of the country! The two photos above show the front and back view. I love how the "Rose Ballerine" color complements the traditional monogram print.


You can always find my keys with me. I love this monogrammed keychain which makes it easy to spot my keys, plus it's only around $35! Like I mentioned above, I use this Louis Vuitton key pouch daily for my driver's license, money and cards. It surprisingly fits a lot of stuff inside and makes it so easy to switch purses!! (Before I had this key pouch, I would switch purses and accidentally leave my wallet or money in the other purse.) When I use this key pouch I don't even need a wallet.  


And finally, my laptop and cell phone also always go with me everywhere! Since a lot of my job revolves around social media, having these items with me at all times is essential. Also - how cute is this Kate Spade phone case that I ordered recently?!

That's it, loves! Let me know if you have a question or if you carry something essential in your handbag that I need to know about!! :)

xoxox 

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Review

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46 comments:

  1. Super cute post!

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  2. Love the Louis and the polka dot dress! The open sleeves are such a nice trend. I highlighted them in a blog post too.
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  3. I always have snacks and water in my bag, because you never know!

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  4. Love your post! Can you tell me which Macbook you currently use? I'm trying to decide between the Macbook Air and Pro....
    Thank you!!

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    1. Hey Jennifer,

      I currently have two - the Macbook (it's teeny tiny- the one that's in the post) and the Macbook Pro. I like the Macbook for when I have to travel or work from a coffee shop, but the Pro is actually my favorite because it has a much bigger screen! I can edit photos on it without hurting my eyes! It is MUCH heavier, though!

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  5. I always have to keep snacks in my bag too! I've been dying for a LV bag but I haven't bought one for myself yet. I'm thinking this will be the year that I do.

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  6. I carry a small pouch with medicines (eye drops, tylenol, allergy meds). Such a lifesaver!

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  7. This post was so helpful! I have one of their wallets and love it, but I have been wondering if the neverfull is worth the price. I've been eyeing it for a while and think it may be my next bag after this post!
    Lauren | Pretty as a Peony

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  8. I've had my eye on the Azur Rose Neverfull for awhile! I think I need to pull the trigger!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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  9. What kind of a case do you use for your computer?

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    1. I actually don't use one haha! I need to get one!

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  10. I'd love to get one, but it always seems to slip off of my "must-have" list :( I think I should probably add it back on there - it's so beautiful!

    Katie | Willow and White

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  11. Love this post! Do you use a sleeve or anything for your laptop?

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  12. Love that bag! I've been seeing it everywhere. The colors are just so beautiful! I'm with ya on the non-scented lotions--it can be too much for me too and can aggravate my allergies. I always need to make sure I have tissues (allergies) and hand wipes (to prevent germs) in my bag!

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  13. Loved this review! It can seem daunting purchasing a designer bag so it is really helpful to read a review from a trusted source. Thanks!
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  14. I love the print and color of this bag! I love my speedy but I think this will be my next Louis Vuitton purchase, it is just such a classic.

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  15. I enjoyed this post! I'd love to see more options for healthy snacks on the go, too. -Anne :)

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    1. Hey Anne, thanks so much for your feedback! I have a ton of healthy snack ideas so maybe I'll do a whole blog post on it :)

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    2. I love your posts....I would love to know your typical diet. You have a beautiful body and would love more of your healthy eating ideas...also what do you use to keep the skin on your body so healthy and smooth looking??

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  16. I love the color of that bag! The light pink is just so pretty! I don't own anything LV but my first purchase will be the key pouch. I'm waiting until my birthday for that though! :)
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    1. Hey Nancy! You will LOVE the key pouch!!! It's so practical for everyday use!

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  17. I don't have the never full, but mine is similar (it's the one with a zippered top and pocket on each end). The best money i've spent. I've had it for 6 years and I use it ALL the time. It's honestly worth the expense. It looks like classic, and can be worn with pretty much anything.
    The only problem: I can fit too much in it hahaha

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    Caitlin

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    1. hahah yes I fit too much in mine too - sometimes it feels like I'm carrying everything but the kitchen sink!

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  18. Always love your photos ;)

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  19. It is always interesting to see what is in other people's bags for some reason! Love your blog <3
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  20. I love to see what's in people's bags! I own a number of fabulous bags and I recommend getting a samorga insert for your Neverfull. It will help keep the shape (especially when you aren't using it) and it keeps the lining from wearing or staining when you are, especially important if you ever think to resell. I also like the pockets for everything from my glasses to my laptop. I have them for my LV, Chanel and Hermes bags and it's worth the investment (less than $70) to have a thick felt insert to keep your bag clean.

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    1. ooh why have I never heard of this!!! Looking it up right now, thank you! :)

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  21. That keychain for your keys is adorable!! Also, such a good idea carrying a face primer mist - adding one to my bag as we speak :)

    Always,
    Allie

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  22. Hey Caitlyn!
    For graduation, I am getting a Neverfull GM and I am so excited! I've researched them a lot, and some bloggers say they use base shapers for their bag. I was wondering if you used one too or if you think having one is necessary at all? Thanks!!
    p.s. I LOVE your blog & insta feed :)

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    1. Hey Olivia! I have never used a base shaper for my bag, but it sounds like a great idea! Mine has stayed in really good condition even though I've had it since July. If they're not too expensive, it might be a good idea to invest in one and try it out (and let me know how you like it :)

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  23. I love my neverfull!! <3
    XO Janina
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  24. I loved this bag review!! And your key chain is adorable!

    xoxo A
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  25. Great review!
    xx Petra
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  26. A lovely review, I appreciate the details for each item in your bag. I'm with you as a carry snacks in my bag gal. I always have a protein bar (or almonds) in my handbag too.

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  27. Love this!

    Lauren,
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  28. Thanks for this review, Caitlin. I have been eyeing the Damier Neverfull MM for close to a year now. This past Friday I finally went to Southpark and tried on the Damier Azure and Damier Ebene and preferred the Ebene with the pink interior. Your review just confirmed even more and I will be purchasing this weekend! Thanks girl!

    Terra
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  29. Hi!! Love this post! In the last picture, underneath your phone... What do you use the LV pouch for? What kinda of items do you keep in there? Thank you!!

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  30. In the last pic, the LV pouch underneath your phone... what kinda of items do you keep in there? Thanks!

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    1. I keep receipts, travel documents, papers, etc. or if I'm using it as a clutch it can fit my phone, lipstick and keys! :)

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  31. Hi...Love your posts. Was wondering if you would post some healthy diet ideas ...you stay so nice and slim also what do you use on your arms and legs to keep them so nice and smooth...I have dry skin and always struggle :)

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  32. Your Neverfull is so pretty and it's so fun seeing what's in your bag!

    xoxo,
    Katie
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  33. Hey, this is such a great review,

    i'm just wondering what size your louis vuitton cosmetics bag is? i cant decided which size to get, and just wondering what size you carry in your neverfull.

    Thanks

    Nicole xo

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  34. Excellent post, thank you! I'm debating buying one of the Neverfulls from the Masters collaboration with Jeff Koons, and this was very helpful.

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