FASHION | Weekend outfit with Teddy Blake's designer bag!

***This is in collaboration with Teddy Blake .
***The Caty Gold 12" was given to me for free in exchange for my honest and detailed review.

A woman's bag is her bestfriend, wouldn't you agree?
A bag carries all of a woman's "stuff" for the day - from her overly utilized cellphone, beautifying make-up kit, vision protecting sunglasses, shopping money/cards carrying wallet, memories recording journal, to a pair of extra shoes!
Wait, what? Shoes?
Yes, a back-up pair of shoes when those legs and feet start to ache after a long day of wearing heels... lol
Or maybe not the shoes then?!
But I know you do well agree of the other "stuff" mentioned above that our bags carry for us.. Aside from that too, is that a bag  completes our "outfit" or "look" of the day..
I can't imagine myself carrying all my things by hand or in a plastic bag with my well-though outfit!
I mean, who even does that, right?...

So, let's face it - a bag is an "essential" carrying tool and a "beautifying accessory" as well! haha.

Noting that fact, I (and all the other women in the world, I should say) have accumulated tons of bags over the years of our shopping life - which we then categorize/separate according to their purpose/use, their color, size, style, brand, price and ofcourse our mood..
And no matter how many bags we already have in our closets, to use and to alternate, our bag wishlist is never ending!
I personally do not carry an actual long list of my "dream bags" but always have one in my head - some I've been able to find and buy on sale, or been able to save up and make come true; others may be stuck in my "dream" wishlist forever!.. (yes, because of the price tag - I can't afford! haha)

Then yet, a surprise comes! Teddy Blake gave me the beautifully crafted, designer handbag Caty Gold 12" in dark beige color as a gift, to review, feature and write about.

-Medium size
-9.8" H x 6.3" W x 11.8" L
-Drop length: 5" handle
-50" removable shoulder strap

-Central compartment satchel with toggle top closure
-Interior side zip and double slide pockets
-Lock and key included
-Signature dust bag included
-Color code: #DarkBeige

This is a classic design, handcrafted/made in Italy by the best artisans with decades of experience and a keen attention to detail. It's manufactured with quality calfskin leather, featuring round handles, gold toned hardware, a detachable shoulder strap and the toggle close that opens to reveal a real suede interior.

I love how the leather feels and its quality. The bag itself is very light. Its size is perfect for day-to-day use and even for travelling. The color can perfectly match any outfit theme because of its natural tone.
The thread and stitching were done with care since there are no overlapping stitches or off stitches anywhere in the bag. The metal hardware is shiny and doesn't easily gets scratched.
The toggle easily opens and closes for easy access inside the bag. The real suede interior is smooth and sawn delicately with the bag.
The only thing I would change is the glue that links the flap with the bag. I wish it's rather stitched than glued…
I used the bag all day on a Satur-date with my husband and it was perfect with my outfit..

Functionality: The Caty Gold 12" goes with everything! It can be carried by hand or using the shoulder straps. It can be accessorized with twillies on the handle and/or bag chains for extra cuteness!

Size: The Caty Gold 12" is not too big and not to small. Its size is very versatile with any event (formal or casual) without giving up elegance and style.

Leather: The Caty Gold 12" has a smooth structured look with quality calf skin leather. It stands on its own, even without the leather being hard. It also doesn't get scratched easily.

Hardware: The Caty Gold 12" has gold tone hardware pieces. It may not be real gold but with proper care, it shouldn't scratch or fade/discolor easily.

Price: The Caty Gold 12" on sale price is $509 and $729 in regular price.

Teddy Blake handbags are hand-crafted and manufactured in Italy by Buti.
Buti's making of quality women handbags dates well back in 1958 up to the present. 100% leather materials coming from the best and most experienced pelleterie in Italy are used to make these work of art handbags!

Teddy Blake ships internationally and offers free exchange and return within 14days of purchase. For more information about Teddy Blake's handbags, their care, policies, shipping and other fun facts, please click here.

Aside from the beautiful Caty Collection , Teddy Blake also has the Vanessa & Gala Collection , Rachel & Emma Collection and Eva Collection that are all worthy of checking and adding to your personal bag collections.

Visit Teddy Blake's website to browse their beautiful selection of handbags and give love to their social media account also:

Instagram: @teddy_blake
Facebook: TeddyBlakeNY
Pinterest: teddyblake pins

I'm very happy with this bag and will use it to the fullest.. I'm very thankful to Teddy Blake for giving me the chance to have the Caty Gold 12"  and am also hoping for future collaborations with this amazing brand!

Don't you also love how beautiful this bag is?
Let me know of your thoughts through comments...

Thanks again for reading.

Much love, Christie


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