Review: Auxiliary Bega Satchel Bag

Happy Monday! Today I want to share with you guys a review of Aritzia's new line of luxury bags called Auxiliary. Aritzia has always been known for their excellent designs and quality and this new line definitely lives up to their expectations.

"Auxiliary is an exclusive line of luxury bags rich in the details that matter, from hand-painted edges to custom-designed hardware"

I've been on the hunt for a while now looking for a perfect everyday bag which was both functional and versatile and I finally found it. The Bega Satchel Bag comes in two colours (black and wine) is priced at $398 with a mini version at $298 (Here). The bag is crafted with smooth premium leather so I need to be extra careful of scratches. I love the multiple compartments within the bag making it easy to separate and organize my stuff. The first compartment has two smaller pockets for my phone and other small accessories. The middle compartment has an exposed zipper to keep important items and the back compartment has a smaller zipper pocket for lipstick and keys or other small items that are easy to access. The bag comes with its own dust bag with care instruction cards and an optional shoulder strap for maximum versatility. The AUX logo is blind embossed on the front which adds a subtle detail.

Because I commute to work and have a busy schedule this makes the perfect bag to store all my essentials for day and night (keys, wallet, phone, makeup, planner etc.) I can see myself reaching for this bag on the daily.

A blushing story

As we slowly transition our closet into fall another tip is to pair your items with soft dusty pastels. They are more toned down and subtle from their brighter versions from the summer. This way you are able to add some not-so-fall colours to your outfit while still staying fresh. For my outfit below a lighter grey would have been a better option but you know whenever you are looking for something you can never find it and when you don't need it it shows up. So for now the darker grey would just have to do.

Knit, Silk and Pleather

As the days get shorter and our hemlines get longer it's not doubt that fall is slowly creeping in. I'm sure you all know that layers are perfect for transitioning into fall and in this case i decided to layer with different textures. Keeping with my black, white and grey palette (not that it was intentional or anything) I've decided to layer a salt and pepper knit sweater on top of a solid silk top. I paired them with pleather leggings as a third texture to tie the whole outfit together. What textures will you be wearing this fall?

Travel Diary: Vegas baby

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great labour day weekend here in Toronto. This year my boyfriend and I decided to spend it in Vegas, not like we were celebrating anything but it was my first time and his third time so definitely more exciting for me. I did loads of research and read up on lots of reviews to make sure we hit all the best places and try all the best foods. (well as much as we could) We spend 4 days and 3 nights on the strip with a car rental on the last day.

Day 1- The Tourist: Our first day was pretty much for settling in/shopping and sight seeing. We landed just a little past noon and lucky for us everyone was prepping for the long weekend so check in was granted early. We got upgraded to just under the penthouse with a strip view plus champagne (Apparently we were celebrating our anniversary if you know what i mean). We made our first stop at Ramsay Burger and that pretty much filled us up for the night. The burgers were amazing and i totally recommend the onion rings. We did more shopping and called it a night. I was loving Vegas already!

These were seriously to die for
Hell's Kitchen Burger

Day 2 - The Sugar Party: Our day 2 started early as we slept early the night before. Again we did more shopping and spent a portion of our day by the pool. We made a stop at The Sugar Factory to try their signature lollipop passion goblet. The tropical flavour cocktail was better than i thought because it was melon based i though it would taste really artifical but it wasnt. Oh and plus it was totally instagram worthy!

Day 3 - The Date Night: The longest day as we got tickets to see Mystere by Cirque de Soleil (again totally recommend it) although there wasn't any real storyline to the performance, the acts were really amazing. We had dinner at Tao which gained us direct access to the club afterwards. I thought this was a nice dinner and nightlife combo as we skipped all lines and went straight to the club.

All smiles after my chanel purchase heehee

My little shopping collection 
Day 4 - The Locals: I really enjoyed our last day with the car rental because not only did we get an upgrade to a convertible but it was also nice to see the not so glamorous side of the city, pretty much as a local. We ate at The Boiling Crab and drove to the famous Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas sign and also checked out the Premium outlet mall. I wasn't too fond of the people handing out stuff and expecting a tip but all in all it was an unforgettable experience and I definitely can't wait to go back ^_^

See you soon Vegas!