The “It” Bag for Fall

If there’s one giant way I take after my mom, it’s this: we both are obsessed with handbags. For as long as I’ve known her, my mom has always taken pride in her handbags, viewing them as investments and pieces that you hold on to for many years. For example, she carried a gorgeous Brahmin bag when I was in middle school… I vividly remember looking at her bag, feeling the smooth leather and thinking, “I hope when I’m older I have a grown-up bag like this!” That’s why today’s post is really special – it feels like a dream come true to partner with Brahmin many years later. In today’s post I’m carrying Brahmin’s newest bag for fall – the Mini Priscilla. Mine is the “cognac topsail” color, but I really love them all – it comes in ELEVEN different colors! The bag is large enough to fit my cell phone, keys and a makeup bag… and even comes with a nice leather strap to turn it into a crossbody. If you like larger bags, this one is similar but can hold more inside! You can check out all of Brahmin’s new fall handbags here.

P.S. Do you notice anything different today?! My site finally got a makeover!!! I am so so so happy and in love with the design, but still working out a few kinks over the next week 🙂 I’m dying to know what you guys think!

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  1. Melody

    wow, the new site is so great! i’ve been reading lifestyle fashion blogs for 4 years. but yours is totally the best. consistent quality blog posts and not full of fluff. you just seem more real.

    From a fellow Carolinian! Go Cocks!

  2. Faith

    It looks great!

  3. I’m completely obsessed with your new design! I love the logo and color palette, it’s so you!

    xo Amanda

  4. Cecilyann

    Such a beautiful site! Love the update!!

  5. Omg that bag is so gorgeous!! And that cardigan is so perfect!

  6. Hi Caitlin!
    Your blog makeover looks amazing, very professional! I love how you still kept it simple and userfriendly, that’s what I’ve always loved about your blog. Loving the tones of nude as well!
    Also congrats on your collab with Brahmin! I’ve seen their bags being featured on another blogpost and quite liked them – never heard of that brand before to be completely honest.
    Thanks for sharing!
    xx Janine

    • Thank you so much Janine!! I wanted to keep it pretty simple and easy to navigate, so I’m glad you think so too 🙂 and yes, you need to check out Brahmin, they are such high quality bags!

  7. Loving your new layout, Caitlin. It’s really beautiful!

    Arum Lilea

  8. WOW Cait- the new blog design is beautiful. So you!! 🙂
    (And love this cute purse!)

    xoxo A

  9. Gaelle

    Love the new site – noticed it right away!

  10. Laura Leigh

    The site looks absolutely amazing Caitlin! Loving the look of it and all of the features. Also, this look is adorable – you rock that hat!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

  11. Sarah Shaneyfelt

    What a special post!! My mom also had a Brahmin growing up that I thought was the most beautiful bag and I also thought it was super expensive haha!! Love that new bag they have!! And love your new design!

  12. I love Brahmin bags! They genuinely last you forever and they’re always so well made! My mom is handbag obsessed too but she always carries SO much stuff in it. I still wonder whats in there sometimes. 🙂 xo

    Allison | Peplums & Pie

  13. I love where you shot these photos. Looks like such a cute little place! Also, the new website looks great.

    briana |

  14. Kate

    Hi, love that nail color. Who makes it?

  15. Congratulations on the new design Caitlin! I am so in love with it and it is so you. I’ve been following you for years and it’s been great to see you and your business grow and evolve and now it’s amazing to see your site evolve as well. Looks amazing.

    Also I love today’s outfit, so classic and that bag is gorgeous. I’m totally guilty of gravitating towards small bags that don’t even fit my phone, but I love that this one is small, but still looks realistic in that you can actually hold stuff inside!

  16. Aww! I love when there’s a story behind a special piece like this, Caitlin! It makes our wardrobe meaningful and a bit more special.

    Girl, I LOVE the new design! I had an inkling this website makeover was coming soon! It looks beautiful and goes with how much you’ve grown and evolved as a person and as a blogger. I love how easy it is to find everything too. Can’t wait to see more content from you! xo

    P.S. I saw it over the weekend, but didn’t want to say anything since you hadn’t announced it yet, hehe!

    She Sweats Diamonds

  17. LOVE LOVE LOVE the new look Caitlin! You’ve been my favorite blogger since day 1 and I love how real and genuine you are. This design speaks all that and more. Stay gold!

    xoxo Ashley

  18. Oh my gosh, I am in love with your new site design Cait! It looks absolutely amazing! Also, love the photos as always they’re gorgeous!

    Happy Monday!

  19. I’m dying to know if the tan cardigan is more true to color on your photos or online? Online looks a bit more brighter/orange and in your photos it’s a perfect shade but unsure if it’s due to editing.

    It looks supersoft like Baredreams!

    @happilyeveralanis | Happily Ever Alanis

    • It looks like my photos!! When I was searching for it online I had to double check and make sure it was the right cardigan because the color looked different! It is soft, too -not QUITE as soft as barefoot dreams but still really soft 🙂

  20. Love love love the blog refresh! Looks amazing!

  21. SO cute! I LOOOVE the new layout. Everything is perfect.

  22. Love this bag and this whole beautiful look!

  23. Keyondria Elizabeth

    Love the new site!

  24. This bag is gorgeous and the new blog design is amazing I love it!!!
    Xo, Kelsey

  25. SO GORGEOUS! Brahmin is my favorite designer bag!!! Such great quality and this bag is stunning!

    Who takes your photos?! If you take them yourself, what lens do you use?! STUNNING photography!!!


    Kelly |

  26. I love the new site! Everything is so easy to navigate and the colors are perfect!
    Also, that bag is gorgeous; I remember growing up and wanting to wear “grown-up bags” as well. 🙂

  27. Sladja

    Such a fabulous outfit, love everything about it. Also, congrats on the new site revamp, it looks amazing and is so modern and chic just like your style! XoXo

  28. Amanda Chils

    Your new layout looks straight up amazing! I’ve followed you for a long time and it is very exciting to see the success you have had.

  29. IN LOVE with your knew blog design!! <3

  30. Jessi

    The redesigned site looks amazing! Not that it didn’t look great before, haha. It just looks much more sleek and polished now. I like that you’ve made previous posts accessible by topic; very useful. All good changes!

  31. Lisa Bee

    WOW! Love the new site, I’ve missed a few days so I was so surprised when I checked in this morning. Looks great and love this bag–I’m sending a pic to my daughter-in-law to be now!

  32. Anna

    Caitlin! I love the ring on your right hand, pointer finger. Can you tell me where you got it? Thanks so much!

    • Thank you so much!! I actually got that ring on my honeymoon from a small boutique in Greece! 🙂 It has really special memories for that reason! I’m positive that you could have something made like it here in the U.S. though!

  33. Loving your new layout!

  34. Davida

    I love the new site! Been following for years and we met a couple of times at New York Fashion week and the RewardStyle Party!


  35. OH WOW!!! Every time I see one of your blogs, all I can think to myself is where ‘she’s getting ideas. Your style is everything.

    Thanks for sharing!
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  36. Zoie

    Hey! I love the new site! My only suggestion is that I really like that you dated your posts on your old version, and would love to see dated posts again.

  37. Your site looks amazing, very professionally and it is definitely easy to navigate around.

    I absolutely love your photos by the way! You look stunning!

    I hope you are having a wonderful week 💗

    Jelz Inspired |

  38. Hey Caitlin!

    I’ve been an avid follower of your blog for years. I absolutely love the redesign of your website – it’s now my favourite design of all the blogs I read. It looks so professional and suits your style so well. Fall is my favourite fashion season and I especially love checking out Southern Curls & Pearls for your fall outfits.

    I just started my blog this week and I would really love it if you checked it out. You’re my biggest inspiration💗

    xo Brittany

  39. Dawn B

    The new site is adorable! It has such a grown up feel. You and your mother are such inspiring styles!

  40. Beautiful outfit.

  41. Jody Dyke

    Love this casual chic look! Adorable!