After countless mentions of it on my blog, I don’t think it’s any surprise that I finally got the Phillip Lim Pashli Mini in Taupe! It was a Congratulations-on-Passing-my-Driving-test gift from hubby. (Sidenote: After years of thinking I could never do it…and being too scared to even try…I still can’t believe I passed my driving test!!!)
The Pashli Mini comes in a wide range of colours – the black and jade versions are gorgeous, but I love the taupe one the best. It’s a light shade but dark enough that you don’t have to worry about color transfer. The pebbled leather material is very durable – it’s scratch resistant and has even survived being drenched in the rain!
|Shirt: H&M, Necklace: eBay – search for “crystal blooms bib necklace” (similar from Baublebar), Jeans: Garage, Shoes: Old Navy (similar from Target), Bag: Pashli Mini|
What Fits Inside the Pashli Mini
My favorite feature of the Pashli Mini is how light yet spacious it is. The dimensions are 7″H x 9″W x 3.5″D with additional interior space when the sides are unzipped. All my daily essentials fit comfortably inside (sunglasses, keys, wallet, iPhone, camera and makeup pouch).
Wearing the Pashli Mini
The Pashli Mini is the perfect hands-free crossbody bag. I never get any shoulder pain when I use it because the thick strap distributes the weight evenly. I love the structured shape, stand-up handles and flared out ‘wings’.
|Shirt: Forever21 (similar from F21), Necklace: Aldo (similar), Jeans: Garage, Shoes: Old Navy (similar from Target), Bag: Pashli Mini|
While I absolutely love my Pashli Mini, there are some factors to consider before deciding if this bag would work for you:
- Shoulder strap – the 25″ shoulder strap is TOO long – after I adjusted the strap for my height (5’4″), there was a long length just sticking out. Right now I tuck the excess strap into the bag, but I might try looping it around the buckle so that it’s not in my way.
- How often you open your bag – closing the push lock can be tricky (you need both hands to click it in
place) and unfastening and refastening the button tab on the handles can
be a chore. I don’t need to open my bag that frequently because I usually
just slip my iPhone in and out of the side wings – but I do need some extra
time to take out my wallet. I wouldn’t recommend this bag if you had to access your bag contents multiple times a day.
- Scratched hardware – the brushed metal push lock closure gets marked easily – mine already has a few scratches. I don’t mind because I think it works with the rugged texture of the bag, but if it would bother you, I wouldn’t get this bag.
Celebs wearing the Pashli Mini
I love how the Pashli Mini works with both casual wear (on Rachel Bilson) and for a night out (on Emma Roberts). And how gorgeous is the vibrant green bag Reese Witherspoon is carrying? (She has a larger version of the Pashli.)
Hope this review was helpful if you were thinking about purchasing the Pashli mini yourself (ahem…Jessy!) Note for Canadian Readers – if you’re wondering where to buy a Pashli, we purchased mine from Holt Renfrew.
Similar (in appearance, not price) to the Pashli Mini is the Target Satchel from the Phillip Lim x Target collaboration, the dimensions are alike but the designs are different – the Target one is faux leather, with a top zip closure, and was a bargain at $35! Unfortunately they sold out so quickly that I never even got the chance to see them in person.
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Disclaimer: This bag was a gift from Hubby. Please don’t mind the “not for sale” watermarks – I’ve had to add them to some of my pictures after sweet blog readers have emailed me weblinks of my pictures being used on sketchy bag sale sites!