Playing with Preloved Pieces: The Alma and The Lady Bag

Hi loves! We are back again today with The Lady Bag, sharing another gorgeous find. If you recall, last month we shared this fab little Gucci number, and today we’re sharing this beautiful Louis Vuitton ‘Alma‘ bag.

In case you didn’t catch this post, here is a quick run-down on The Lady BagThe Lady Bag is a family owned business that specializes in buying and selling pre-owned authentic Louis Vuitton goods (and other luxury brands, too). Launched in 2013, The Lady Bag’s goal is to make sure that anyone who wants a Louis Vuitton or designer bag is able to have one! They carry authentic merchandise only, and each bag is authenticated through a team of authenticators (both in-house authentication and 3rd party authentication to ensure that bags are absolutely 100% real). Every item on The Lady Bag site is guaranteed 100% authentic or your money will be refunded. PS – they also offer 30-day layaway/payment plans just in case. AND if you’re like me, and are always looking for something unique, different, or rare, you can email support@theladybag.com to discuss finding the piece that you MUST have. Their prices are amazing, too, often around half the retail price! Their bags are gorgeous, well cared for, and come with a little history too (which I think is cool). This may sound silly, coming from a fashion blogger, but sometimes I struggle with our world’s massive consumerism. Of course, I am part of the machine, I am the one telling you to buy, right? So I feel a whole lot better when I buy a preloved bag!

The Alma is an LV staple – a beautiful, structured classic – and while it looks fantastic dressed up, I actually prefer it dressed down! When it comes to styling such a classic piece, I prefer to keep my look more casual and contemporary. I like to keep my colors light and airy for contrast and to allow the bag to be an ‘everyday’ bag – when investing in a designer handbag, you want to get as much use out of it as possible, right? I mean it is, after all, an investment. The Alma isn’t just for the office or fancy occasions, it’s definitely versatile! Throw in some heels, a belt, or earrings with your look to tie in the colors of the bag, and keep everything else neutral in terms of prints like plaids, gingham etc. (competing prints can be a bit intense). I’ve linked everything that I’m wearing down below – and FYI this awesome ribbed tank has a really awesome low back that is really on-trend for this season! AND the shorts are the perfect mom shorts and suuuper affordable. Check ’em out!

So have you guys ever had a pre-loved bag? I’m so curious to hear your thoughts – and seriously make sure that you check out The Lady Bag, they are sweet, super fast, and totally upstanding when it comes to authentication.

TANK: c/o NA-KD  ::  HEELS: Raye (sold out – might be a wait list?), looove these, these (under $50!!), these, and these ($80 perfect for summer!)  ::  CARDIGAN: Forever 21 (old), similar here ($16!), here, and swooning over this splurge   ::  SHORTS: Topshop (best mom jeans ever!), also love this pair




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