Why Every Girl Needs a Statement Bag

You all know how obsessed I am with handbags. 

I have 30+ purses, in various shapes and sizes, in my collection and trust me when I say I'm not slowing down anytime soon. I view handbags as a way for women to express who they are and what their style is. Every handbag represents a different part of you. A colorful purse shows you're fun and willing you take risks. A classic tote shows you have an appreciation for styles that last. A backpack shows you're laid back and willing to adventure.  

No matter what your style is, we all have a little of each of these personalities in us, and it's the handbags we carry that make them shine. Not only does this accessory help showcase your personality, but it also gives your outfit some flavor. 

I recently received a new handbag to add to my collection (yay!) from Hazlmay - a chic brand introducing the trendiest styles in an affordable way. Every Hazlmay bag is distinct in its own way. Because Hazlmay plays around with a lot of different textures, materials, colors and styles there's honestly a bag that fits every personality.

I wanted to get something very different than what I already owned. Something that stood out but also embraced a classic look that I could use for years. So when I saw the Joanna Satchel handbag I knew it was the one. It comes in two different colors - dark maroon or black - and I opted for the first option. I have a lot of black bags already and the deep maroon is very rich but neutral at the same time. What really caught my eye was the interwoven design - it adds such a beautiful texture to the simple handbag. Other details include double top handles with light gold hardware throughout.

While this bag is faux leather the quality is very good. I'm usually hesitant with faux leather because you never know how long it will last. But the material used for the Joanna Satchel are durable for everyday use. The bag is also very spacious - which is a huge plus for someone like me who carries around a million!

I've had a lot of fun styling this bag. I've worn it with everything you can think of - blue jeans and a white t-shirt, black jeans and a fancy blouse for work, but my favorite was pairing it with this Ruffle Trim Slip Dress from Who What Wear (available at Target!). The slip dress has red and white dots all over it and it really brought out the dark maroon in the handbag. Plus, the details with the ruffles worked nicely with the woven design on the bag - it's all about mixing textures, right?! To keep the focus on the dress and handbag I kept my other accessories simple. I'm wearing nude Stecy sandals by Steve Madden, rose gold hoops from TopShop and a rose gold Fiji Friendship bracelet by Monica Vinader

I'm seriously obsessed with this look! As the weather gets warmer in San Francisco I'll definitely be wearing this outfit over and over again. Plus, I have endless opportunities to style my new Hazlmay bag going into next season.

Are you looking for a new handbag or want the one I'm wearing? Then head over to Hazlmay today and use my discount code BITABELLA to get 20% off your order! This deal lasts until June 10, 2017. So hurry and get your new statement bag today! Happy shopping! 

xo, B

*This post was sponsored in a collaboration with Hazlmay*