Leather love story: the Tory Burch Medium 797 Satchel

My mother thinks I'm careless with my money, but I think I'm not doing too bad at 24. I save up and I know when I need to back off from a potentially wasteful purchase. Living independently from my parents taught me difficult financial lessons - way more effective than wordy lectures, I think! Nonetheless I want to learn more about financial wisdom ala Frugal Honey this year.

But. I work hard, so if there's something I really like that I can afford, I buy it. I've been in love with a bag from Tory Burch since November and I finally got it shortly before Christmas!

I actually bought a Tory Burch tote first. I liked it in the store, but when I opened it at home my feelings have drastically changed. I thought it was a bit too plain and too big for me. I mean, if I were to blow money on a luxe bag I might as well get something that looks like it! So I took the tote back to the store and purchased the bag that I originally liked, which was the Tory Burch Medium 797 Satchel.

I love it! The leather is so soft and fine to the touch. It's a bit heavier than I'm used to, but I don't mind because there's a body strap included anyway. It's roomy enough inside (I can fit a pair of flats and a chunky wallet) and it's the right size for my frame.

This was supposed to be out of stock (Greenbelt 5) but the Tory Burch in Rustan's Makati still had one last black one. It took me a while to decide because I also liked the calf leather/suede forest green version, but in the end practicality won over. Everybody needs the perfect black bag the same way they would need a little black dress.

So there you go. ;) Expect to see this bag all the time this year!