What I Wore To Work Wednesday: Ralph Lauren Dundee Satchel

Today I’m toting a lovely little Lauren by Ralph Lauren number which I picked up whilst on holiday. The keen eyed among you may recognise it from my New York holiday post, I picked it up from Macys – a new York institution!!

I’d spent all holiday looking for something special to buy myself for Christmas and as soon as I saw this bag, I knew it was the one. The soft tan leather! That little leather bow! It had to be mine…


Bag lust – begin!




This is the Lauren by Ralph Lauren Dundee Convertible Satchel. On first glance this bag is absolutely stunning – elegant yet modern, it’s the perfect handbag for both work and weekend



What am I wearing it with?



The beauty of this bag is that you can team it with a smart pencil skirt and trench coat just as easily as leggings and a loose fit jumper


You can tote it on the arm, or wear it on your shoulder and today I’m teaming it with this Warehouse Salt & Pepper Biker Coat and a black pencil dress I picked up in the Zara sale. 


(I loveeee the Zara dress but I’m struggling to raise my arms away from my body – the things we do in the name of style!!)



I love the lasercut detail all around the edge and the expensive gold finishes around the  front. 


Face Value tip – Metallic hardware even makes  cheap bags look expensive! But make sure the shade of gold isn’t too brassy or garish. You’re aiming for lady-like luxe, not lairy lass on the town.



Oh – and the lining!! I’m a sucker for a lovely lining – even if its somewhere that no one will really see, if there’s a patterned lining, i’m 80% sold. 


Am I a sucker or what?!



I’d been saving up to buy myself something special  (I always find that the best presents are the ones you give yourself eh?) and I bought this for myself for about $220 (£130) 


This is a great transitional bag for both spring and autumn and you can buy it turquoise, black and also white! 




So that’s my arm candy today – what do you think?


xXXXx


Zoe Bayliss Wong

Zoe is a Forbes ’30 under 30′ finance pro, style writer, presenter and panellist, working for a fashion startup and trying to live that best life in the most IRL way possible.

11 Comments

  1. Sharon Pate
    January 22, 2014 / 2:36 pm

    It is very pretty and the neutral shade ensures that it will go many places with you.Sharonhttp://www.afashioncrowd.blogspot.com

    • Zoe Dubs
      January 23, 2014 / 5:48 pm

      Thanks Sharon! You're right – it's a go-anywhere bag! 🙂

  2. hannah
    January 23, 2014 / 6:06 pm

    Oh it's gorgeous and so versatile! I love the lining, I'm a sucker for a pretty lining too! I can't believe how affordable it was, what a bargain! xxx

  3. Luchessa Grossmann
    January 24, 2014 / 10:09 pm

    Oh the bag is totally beautiful. And best thing is, you can pair it with a lot of different outfits & styles. I'm sure you're going to get a lot of use of it! xo, Luchessa.org

  4. Divya Asha
    January 26, 2014 / 10:05 am

    Wow. Stylish bag !!!

  5. Kelly Lelly
    January 26, 2014 / 1:45 pm

    Wow this bag is gorgeouuuuuuuuuuus.I love it!You're so lucky!]Day Dreams & Daisy Chains

  6. Alexandra
    January 27, 2014 / 2:15 am

    It's abolutely gorgeus!! xxx

  7. Carla Allio
    January 29, 2014 / 5:57 pm

    What a lovely bag! But its prize really kills me lol…I know I'm never buying it! 🙁

  8. Lynn
    March 8, 2014 / 2:35 am

    How is the structure of this bag ? Can it stand (not collapse) pretty well while being empty ?

    • Zoe Dubs
      March 8, 2014 / 5:13 pm

      Hiya Lynn – it's reasonably hard-formed and holds it's shape even when empty.My only comment, if anything, is that after use, some of the trimming is coming away. Only a tiny bit – but you can see what I mean in the last photo (bottom right) – I've used superglue to seal it in again no problems…. xx