(ABOVE) I love the darker, rich jewel tones of fall and winter, especially the burgundy tones. This season, it’s plum, which has a bit more purple in it.
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December 5, 2023, 2023 / Video Post Notes
MY OOTD AND ABOUT MY CHANEL CHEVRON CHIC BAG
This Year’s Burgundy
Now that we are officially in fall, I am enjoying wearing all the darker, deeper colors. Two favorites are slate grey and burgundy, and I especially love them together. This year’s burgundy has more purple than red in it, and it’s called plum. If you don’t already have items in this color, you might consider adding it to your wardrobe. I think it’s very regal and elegant.
The Chanel Chevron Chic Flap Bag
My handbag is the Chanel Chevron Chic Flap Bag in the small size. I bought it at our local Chanel in Saks Fifth Avenue in 2018. I think that was the first year it came out, and then it was brought back in 2019. After that, I didn’t see it again, so I’m glad I got it when I did. It’s similar to the Chanel Coco Handle that came out in 2017; both are a trapezoid shape and have a flap much like the Chanel Classic Flap Bag. Unlike the Classic Flap, both also have a top handle. However, the Chevron Chic has chevron-quilted grained leather, rather than a diamond-quilted caviar leather, and it’s also a slimmer silhouette than the Coco Handle, which has much puffier quilting.
What really convinced me to purchase the Chevron Chic bag, in the end, was the adjustable, detachable shoulder strap. At the time, I don’t believe the Coco Handle had a removable shoulder strap, let alone one that was adjustable; nor did (or does) the Classic Flap. Plus, neither the Coco Handle nor Classic Flap straps were long enough to be worn crossbody. I wanted to be able to wear my bag crossbody–and the Chevron Chic bag offered me that; and, I also liked the generous amount of gold hardware on the Chevron Chic bag.
Later, Chanel introduced the smaller Coco Handle, which they called the Extra Mini, and it included a longer, detachable shoulder strap. I fell in love with that bag and later did purchase it. (as well as the Classic Flap). You can see me carrying the Coco Handle in my last post. Today, Chanel calls this the Mini Coco Handle, and the next size up is called a Small Coco Handle. Why they changed the names of the bags baffles me, but it seems to be common practice at several luxury brands (including Prada).
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Scroll down the page and you will see my outfits and links to what I’m wearing and carrying in my handbag. If you want to know details about each of the items I’m wearing, you might want to watch my video at the end of this blog post.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog post today, and happy holidays!
Janis Lyn Johnson
Classic-Style Lover. Happily Married. Born in 1960. Fan of Understated, Timeless Fashion and Healthy Living.
Scenes From The Video
What I Wore
(ABOVE) These Talbots Side-Zip Trousers are so comfortable, and I love this color of slate grey. I’m wearing a size 4 in misses, but they also are available in petites. Ann Taylor also has some pretty and very similar Grey Size-Zip Trousers. I almost bought them but then stopped myself, because they were so similar to the Talbots trousers you see here.
Talbots Grey Side-Zip Trousers, I’m wearing size 4, misses (also available in petites)
(ABOVE) I bought this AAA-Quality White Freshwater Pearl Necklace from The Pearl Source. I think the 16-inch length in the 9-10 mm size is perfect for everyday wear. I also have my eye on this 11-12mm, AAA -Quality White Freshwater Pearl Necklace. So pretty! My husband purchased this Small Cartier Tank Watch in 2018 at Cartier-certified seller Tourneau in Waterside Shops, for my 58th birthday present. My watch was new, however Tourneau also offers preloved Cartier watches, and the Cartier Tank is a timeless classic that has been popular since it first was introduced in 1919.
(ABOVE & BELOW) I have these sunglasses in Jet Black and also in Butterscotch Tortoise (see both on bottom row of photograph below). What I like about shopping on this site is that I have a choice of frame color, lens color, and also width–narrow, medium, or wide. (I chose narrow.) You can see me wearing the Butterscotch Tortoise Sunglasses here.
Black Sunglasses (choice of frame color and also choice of width—narrow, medium, wide)
Inside My Handbag
(ABOVE) The Chanel Chevron Chic Bag, size small, purchased April 9, 2018, at the Chanel boutique in Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples, Florida. This was the first Chanel bag I bought brand-new. (I purchased my first Chanel bag pre-loved, in 2009, and I still have and love that Barbie-pink, caviar-leather shoulder bag today. See it here.) For preloved Chanel chevron-leather bags, visit Fashionphile. For additional choices, see these similar more affordable Top-Handle Bags.
(ABOVE) In today’s post, I’m wearing Christian Dior’s Miss Dior perfume (Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue). This particular spray bottle came in a gift set in February 2023. Dior’s Miss Dior and Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle (Saks Fifth Avenue) are the fragrances I currently wear. If you like perfumes that have a feminine floral scent, you might consider either one. I love them both.
Chanel Dual-Sided Mirror with Pouch (pouch not shown in this photo)
(ABOVE) This Leather Tassel-Zipper Cosmetic Pouch is handy for my smaller bags, but it also comes in a larger size. I had mine monogrammed. In the photo above I’m also holding the Retractable Dual-Ended Lip Brush, which I always carry with me. (I keep a second one on my makeup table at home.)
Leather Tassel-Zipper Cosmetic Pouch ( can be monogrammed)
(ABOVE) The makeup I’m wearing is from clean-beauty brands. See all the products below.
Mineral Fusion Lipstick, Ruby
Triple Purified, 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly (applied to cuticles and to cheeks and cheekbones as highlighter)
4-oz Glass Leak-Proof Bottle (for my salad dressing I carry with me)
Nylon Zip Cosmetic Case (for my salad dressing bottle, above)
Canvas Shopping Bag (for my salad dressing pouch, umbrella, rain shoes, etc.)
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