Bag Review: Dagne Dover Ava Bucket Bag (Bone Onyx Leather)

Monday, April 24, 2017

After having had my mind blown by the brilliance of the Dagne Dover Charlie Tote, I figured the Ava Bucket Bag couldn't possibly compete. While the Bone Onyx Ava was never my first choice of bag (or color) from the Leather Edit, the price was too good to ignore—I couldn't not give it a chance. (Someday, Simone Satchel...someday.)


Spoiler alert: it managed to win me over.

How I Revived a Michael Kors Lilly Tote With Tarrago Dye

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


(I dyed this bag in May. It's now January. #oops)

In my hunt for fixer-uppers, I came across this Michael Kors bag. A little searching revealed its original (gorgeous!) color as well as the style name/original MSRP. No question about it—I wanted this bag in my life.

The seller felt guilty about the worn state of the bag and, in a lovely note included with the package, asked that I give this bag the life it deserves. I hope I've done it justice!