Hi! So recently I sold my faithful pink Prada crossbody purse. It was cute and really bright, and we had a lot of great times together, but I knew it wasn’t The One and it was time to let it go. The strap was too short and its main material was nylon. Certainly I could do better. Once I shipped it off to its new baglover, I felt good about making room in my closet, but at the same time I felt so empty being pink-bagless and all. I told myself I’ll be better off (because that’s what strong women do).

The ex-bag.

A few days later, while lunching and catching up with my friend the talented handbag maker, Courtney DeFuria, she surprised me by gifting me with the stunning pink lizard bag that I fell in love with on the DeFuria Beverly Hills IG feed. I had already purchased the beautiful pink DeFuria Rodeo card case a couple of months ago, so I was elated to receive this matching bag. My heart filled up with so much pink-bag love and gratitude.

pink lizard skin crossbody purse

The upgrade.

The Topanga Bag is a petite eye catcher (even the lady at the next table was admiring). Courtney uses only responsibly sourced materials that are of the highest quality, so this shiny glazed lizard skin is definitely an upgrade from nylon. I particularly love the ring detail on front; it’s removable, but why would you?

Love the built-in card slots and the gorgeous calfskin lining. Fits my iPhone, lipstick, and keys.

I wore the bag to dinner the other night with an all-black outfit and pointy heels. It is the perfect party or after-dark purse. But I knew that I will be wanting to carry this purse on everyday casual outings, so I paired it here with salvaged jeans and a jersey gray tee.

It all works because a finely crafted handbag and some fabulous shoes are all you need to make a casual outfit pop even when your blue jeans are four years old and your t-shirt costs less than twenty bucks.

I cut an exaggerated step hem on these old jeans to give them new life.

The cutout collar on this top is super cute, but I especially love the knot-front. It’s good for people like me who have never mastered the front-tuck look.

Super grateful to Courtney for setting me up with this bag!  It’s clearly a versatile and adaptable piece. The long strap is perfect for comfortable crossbody wear, but can also be tucked in to transform the bag into a clutch. And I know we will live happily ever after.

As bloggers, fashionistas, and label whores, every once in awhile we stumble upon an emerging brand or talented designer that is doing something new and exciting where the quality and beauty of the product (rather than a recognizable brand name or logo) speaks for itself. The bags in the new DeFuria collection (to be launched officially on July 1) are competitively priced investment pieces that are modern, stylish, and make a statement all their own. Check out the DeFuria Beverly Hills blog for more info about investing in an exotic skin bag.

Thank you so much for reading! And huge thanks and hugs to Courtney for sponsoring this post!

Top :: Fashion Nova
Jeans :: Seven For All Mankind (old; super cute step-hem jeans here!)
Shoes :: Christian Louboutin (or click here for amazing deals on preowned CLs!)
Bag :: c/o DeFuria Beverly Hills 

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heather noire
7 years ago

I absolutely love your upgraded bag. The colour is so pretty and works so well with your stylish look. Those shoes are everything, and I just love your photos. Have an amazing weekend soon 🙂

7 years ago

You look gorgeous! Love the pop of pink!

xo, Jennifer

7 years ago

The cutest pink bag! You look fabulous as always darling!!


7 years ago

Love your new purse! 🙂

7 years ago

Love how the pink bag adds a pop of color to the look!

Jessica |

7 years ago

very nice casual outfit Jenni. I adore your Jeans and the sweet pink bag. It brings some poppy touch and this is so nice in summer time! Have a lovely weekend honey. Greets Martina