Monstrous

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 Sweater: J.Crew Tippi Sweater (Brilliant yellow, size XXS).
Belt: GAP Double-wrap studded leather belt (Black, size S/M).
Trousers: Club Monaco Ursula Trousers (Navy, size 0).
Ring: Aldo.

I’m in love with this Zara bag. I was dreaming up outfits with it even before it reached my doorstep. Looking at the measurements, I knew it was going to be big, possibly even too big, but I was in denial and ordered it anyway.

It’s huge. *HUGE*. I love big bags, but this thing is a monster. It is borderline luggage-sized…at least on petite little me. It measures 20.4×16.2×9 inches. I could probably get away with it as a work tote, but casually? It’s pretty ridiculous. After hours of trying convince myself that the size was OK, I came to my senses and set it back in the box for return. The Zara Mini-Shopper is probably a better size, but I would really like it in black. So now I’m on the hunt for a large black leather shopper tote with a little edge…unless someone can get me excited and tell me that the Mini-shopper also comes in black.

In case you’re wondering, it does have a removable zippered pouch inside.

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Have you ever kept something you loved so much and only later realize (too late) that you were just in denial about its bad fit or size?

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