Today’s Fashion Illustration:
3.1 Phillip Lim $$$ Pashli Mini

This is one of my favorite bags. It’s nothing new, but it is tried and true. I love everything about it: the durability and texture of the leather, the gold hardware, the straps, the size, the styling… I could go on and on.

I’ve used this bag for quite some time and it still looks new. The leather is not flimsy; I hate bags that quickly lose their shape. And, even though this is “mini” the size is great. I can fit all my essentials (phone, wallet, lotion, lip balm) and things like my sketchbook and iPad mini. I also love that it goes well with any outfit. I’ve used it at interviews, for girls’ nights, out with friends, or for running errands when I don’t want to carry a big bag.

One minor draw back is I’ve found the strap is a little too long for me. If I adjust it with the buckle, the tail flaps around and gets in the way. I’ve remedied this with a small knot. If I wore the bag cross-body all the time, the strap would be the perfect length. But, I prefer to wearing it on my shoulder.

Otherwise, I really love this bag and recommend it if you’re looking for this size. It’s a legitimate purchase, but one that didn’t come with buyer’s remorse (for me, anyway!) And, right now Neiman Marcus is offering $50 off (over $200 with code: NEWYEAR) and free shipping!

What do you think, worth the dough? If not, what’s your favorite mini shoulder bag?