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The D&B Happy Bag Crossbody Satchel






 Bag: "Happy Bag" in cognac, available colors $198 at Dooney & Bourke here
Loafer Pumps: "Mya" Penny Pump in dark amber (also available in black), $128 at Banana Republic here
Sweater: "Merino V-Neck Sweater" in gold, $24.99 (on sale!) at The Limited here
Striped Blouse: Forever 21 (old), similar "Vertical Striped Shirt" in cream/navy, $19.90 at Forever 21 here
Denim: J Brand "Skinny Stretch Jeans" in northern lights wash, current pure wash available for $169 at Nordstrom here
Watch: Michael Kors, but I reall like the Nixon "The Spur" Bracelet Watch, $300 at Nordstrom here 
Necklace: Swarovski (old), similar Gorjana "Open Heart Necklace" in gold, $80 at Shopbop here
Ring: "Gold Arrow Ring," $24 at Baublebar here
  
 I had been eyeing the Dooney & Bourke "Happy Bag" crossbody satchel in cognac since product launch, because I don't have a bag in this particular color and it matches both my Banana Republic "Mya" loafer pumps and my Vince Camuto "Brooklee" boots in rich cocoa, last seen here: The Peplum Coat.  I wasn't able to justify purchasing one at $198, but I knew that the "12 Days of Dooney" Deals would run in December and I crossed my fingers.  Lo and behold, the Happy Bag was marked down to $99 during one of the last "12 Days of Dooney" deals, and I snagged one in cognac before the color sold out.

A small crossbody satchel like the "Happy Bag" is a great choice for shopping, running errands, or any other time when you don't need to carry a lot of items and you want your hands free.  There is plenty of room inside this bag for a small wallet (the checkbook size could be a no-go because of the width), cell phone, keys, and lip gloss.  The "Happy Bag" is available in many colors (link above), and I also really like these crossbody satchel save and splurge picks:


Left: Save on the Patricia Nash "Sorano Shoe Polish Crossbody Satchel," in camel, $118.80 (40% off!) at Nordstrom here
Middle: Save on the IIIBeCa By Joy Gryson "Chambers Street Crossbody Bag" in tan hot pink (7 additional colors available), $98 at Nordstrom here
Right: Save on the "Pop Trim Crossbody Bag" in cognac (also available in mint), $24.50 at Wet Seal here

 
Left: Splurge on the 49 Square Miles "Born in USA" bag in topaz (also available in citron), $275 at Farfetch.com here
Middle: Splurge on the MARC BY MARC JACOBS "Preppy Leather Colorblocked Crossbody" in silver fox multi, $368 at Bloomingdale's here
Right: Splurge on the Chloe "Small Marcie Satchel Bag" in brown (2 other colors available), $695 at Nieman Marcus here

 How would you style a little crossbody satchel like the "Happy Bag?"  Happy Friday and thank you for reading!

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