In Pursuit of a Hot Pink Bag

I have a lot of classic bags in my collection – but I was missing one item – a bright pop-of-color bag to brighten up my summer outfits. While either a red or yellow bag would work as a statement bag – I think we all know that I’d end up looking for something hot pink!

Michael Kors Hamilton Tote and Michael Kors Greenwich Satchel
Michael Kors Hamilton Tote and Michael Kors Greenwich Satchel

I thought I had found the perfect pink bag at Michael Kors – the Greenwich is a beautiful raspberry shade. It’s made of durable saffiano leather and has a handy cross-body option- plus it was on sale for around $215. After admiring it in store several times, I went ahead and bought it.

Coach Mini-Domed Cora Debossed Satchel in Hot Pink
Shirt: Garage (similar) / Sandals: Payless (similar) / Jeans: GAP

OF COURSE, the weekend after I purchased it – I found the CUTEST hot pink bag EVER at the Coach outlet. The Mini-Domed Cora satchel is everything I could ever want in a hot pink bag – it’s tiny yet big enough to fit in my essentials (wallet/phone/keys) and the domed shape is reminiscent of the Louis Vuitton Alma. It was a bargain at $100, and I couldn’t leave it behind.

Coach Mini-Domed Cora Debossed Satchel in Hot Pink and Black
Coach Domed Mini Cora Satchel (similar)

And I’m not the only one who fell in love with the Cora bag – I ended up going back and picking up the black version for my mother! But I felt guilty – because as much as I love pink – I knew I only needed ONE hot pink bag!!! Luckily the lovely manager at the Michael Kors store let me exchange my Greenwich bag for the small black Sutton (usually all sale bags are FINAL sale – good to know for the future!).

Michael Kors Black Sutton Small
Shirt: F21 (similar) / Necklace: Aldo (similar) / Bag: Sutton / Pom Pom Charm (option)

I haven’t used the Sutton bag too many times yet – but I’ll definitely write a bag review for it soon! Isn’t it such a cute bag?

Michael Kors Black Sutton Small
Shirt: Old Navy (similar) / Necklace: Joe Fresh (similar) / Shoes: Old Navy / Bag: Sutton / Pom Pom Charm (option)

Here are two of my recent summer outfits:

SheIn White V Neck Short Sleeve Floral Dress
Dress: c/o Shein (similar) / Bag: Minkoff / Shoes: Walmart (similar)

I’m super-crazy for ANY palm-tree prints – I can’t get enough!

Palm Print Summer Dress SheIn Green Leaves Print Dress
Dress: c/o SheIn (similar) /Jacket: H&M / Necklace: F21 (similar)

Have you searched high and low for the perfect item – only to find something EVEN better a few days later?

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  1. Christie Geiger
    June 18, 2015 / 12:12 am

    Gorgeous! I love that hot pink Michael Kors! I have two hot pink bags- a crossbody and a satchel- but neither is designer. It's such a great way to really amp up a look! I have a hot pink leather jacket and I love using it to add a punch of color.ChristieThe Closet by

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      June 19, 2015 / 6:11 pm

      Thanks Christie! The hot pink jacket sounds gorgeous – what a fun addition to any outfit 🙂

  2. Mili
    June 20, 2015 / 9:38 am

    That has totally happened to me before! I love the idea of a bright pop of color from a bag. The coach bag you found is a beauty :)Mili

    June 25, 2015 / 11:56 am

    Love both of your bags. I am in need of a statement bag as well. Just like you, all my bags are in neutral colors. I am still searching for that perfect pop of color bag =)

  4. Yanhearts♥
    July 22, 2015 / 12:54 pm

    Love the small sutton! It is so cute! It's great that you managed to exchange to that.Such a nice manager!xoxo,

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