Statement Bag

- Accessories, Outfits

When it comes to fashion and your own personal style, it’s all about making a statement. Sometimes the best way to make a statement is with loud, fun accessories.  I typically do this with a statement necklace (because it simply does what you want it to… its in the name after all), but there is nothing better than making your outfit complete with a handbag. Statement handbags, such as this beautiful rustic rose sequin bag, deserve the spotlight in your outfit.  Opting for neutral colors or simple structured pieces will help the bag pop and give you a clean look.

When using this handbag for the first time, I went for my new white lace dress (seen in my budget post here and YouTube video here) and of course had to balance out the feminine details of the lace on the dress and sequins on the bag with a leather jacket, black booties and a spiked bracelet. Mixing feminine and edgy pieces together is one of my all-time favorite styles because it always looks so effortlessly chic. Do you own a statement handbag? What do you wear yours with?

Rustic Rose Sequin Handbag: c/o Western Shirts White Lace Dress: London Times (available here) Leather Jacket: Nordstrom Rack (similar here) Tights: Target (available here) Booties: Steve Madden (similar here) Spiked Bracelet: Gifted from Coworker (similar here)

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    Bethie the Boo
    November 2, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    That is definitely a statement handbag!! I have a couple of bags I would consider to be statement pieces, worn when I need a touch of something special for an outfit for going out.

    I love the bag though, super cute!

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    Daisy Nguyen
    November 2, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    LOVe the sequins bag!
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

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    November 2, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    You look amazing, I adore your jacket!

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    November 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Such a fun handbag! It looks amazing with your black and white look.


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    November 2, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    LOVE that jacket and bag.


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    Always Maylee
    November 2, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    I love your jacket and that sparkly bag! Super cute. Have a great weekend! 🙂

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    November 2, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Love this bag- such a statement piece. I’m wearing my leather jacket on my blog today, too. Great minds think alike!

    Life Unsweetened

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    November 2, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    OK, you now have me 100% convinced there is nothing better than burgundy sequins. So fun!

    The Glossy Life

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    November 2, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Your bag is so much fun and I love the white dress with the leather jacket.

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    November 2, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    i love to make my bag a statement bag if my outfit is a bit plain love that sparkle on your bag!

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    November 2, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    The lace, sequins & leather are indeed in perfect harmony.

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    November 2, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    You are fierce, girl! And what a fun bag, love the sequins!
    xo TJ

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    November 2, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    i like how you kept the outfit neutral so that your bag would pop. 🙂

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    November 2, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    such a fun bag – it will be great for the holidays too!

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    Velvet Dreams
    November 2, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Have a nice day dear!


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    November 2, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Love the white lace dress! And the sequin bag is really cool!

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    November 2, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    That bag is gorgeous and the color is so on trend!! Also I love the white dress with the black leather and black tights! Definitely going to recreate this look!

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    two birds
    November 2, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    i love this bag! what a great gift to you!!

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    November 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    beautiful bag!

    xo Jennifer

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    November 2, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Such wonderful pairing. I love the leather jacket!


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    November 2, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    Beautiful look! I agree the bag is definitely a statement piece! Love your jacket!


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    November 3, 2012 at 5:27 AM

    great look!

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    Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    November 3, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Yes that sparkly bag truly makes a big statement…but your outfit also is a stand out!!


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    November 3, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    Rachel, the sparkly bag makes a really great statement to your whole look, love it :-9

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    Maria Bastida
    November 3, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    That sequined bag is to DIE for 😀 😀

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    November 3, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    I loooooove this outfit! I love the leather jacket and dress pairing, and I’ve actually had my eye on those Steve Madden booties for awhile! Great styling 🙂


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    November 4, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Yes, definitely a statement bag! It’s just awesome 🙂 I love your lace dress as well – very pretty!

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    Tasia of Ruffles & Sequins
    November 4, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Ummm, sequin statement bag?! I’m so there!

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    November 4, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    love this black and white look!

    love from San Francisco,

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    pauline lim
    November 5, 2012 at 1:16 AM

    That bag is pretty! Love how you paired it with that jacket and b&w pieces!

    xx pauline

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    November 5, 2012 at 4:03 AM

    Great outfit!Your bag is pretty awesome!

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    November 5, 2012 at 4:28 AM

    A cropped leather jacket and sequin bag !! WOW styling here !!

    Much Love
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    November 5, 2012 at 5:40 AM

    I am so in love with that bag – it looks gorgeous against the black and white!

    Pearls & Paws

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    Megan, The Frugalista Diaries
    November 5, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    love this, edgy and chic
    Xo Megan

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    November 5, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Love this look. You look great, as usual 🙂

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    March 7, 2017 at 2:46 AM

    such a fun bag and I love handbags I want to buy

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