Review: Vivienne Westwood Divina Bag

My wardrobe has been lacking a standard day-to-night shoulder bag.  I knew I wanted a classic black bag, and I knew I wanted chain straps, and I also knew I wanted the flexibility of straps that could be worn either doubled up as a shoulder bag or let down into a cross body. It's no secret that I adore Vivienne Westwood's designs and lament the fact that her fashions aren't widely available in the United States.  So, I took a risk and ordered the Divina Bag from Zappos.

I LOVE the bag! It is the absolute perfect size.  This particular bag comes in both vegan leather and saffiano leather.  I opted for the saffiano version in black (also available in red and green) and in terms of both looks and durability, it did not disappoint.

For this bag's maiden voyage out on the town, I paired it with a thrifted silk Diane von Furstenberg dress.

One of the aspects of this bag that I especially like is the size. There's enough room for all of the essentials inside, plus a few extras, but it doesn't overwhelm a petite frame, even with an evening look. Topped off with my Steve Madden faux fur leopard print coat, it's a look right out of 1960s Paris.  Cette outfit, j'taime!

Bag - Vivienne Westwood * Dress (thrifted, similar here) - Diane von Furstenberg * Coat - Steve Madden