Merry Christmas! - Holiday Party + Coach Borough Bag Review

I didn't intend to participate in karaoke at my company's holiday party but ended up singing Gangster's Paradise and of course failed to take photos of my outfit, which I fully intended to do. So here I am recreating what I wore to my holiday party afterwards with one of the only photos snapped of me that night. As promised here, this is how the Ann Taylor Outlet dress that I purchased looks after getting it hemmed about 4-5 inches shorter.

Left: One of the only photos of me that night. Right: Recreating the look.
Dress: Ann Taylor Factory, Shoes: Payless (old), Rings: Forever 21, House of Harlow (old)

Since it's Christmas, I decided to buy myself a present (not like I haven't been these past few months!). I haven't ever been very fond of Coach's bags though I do think their Legacy line is a step in the right direction and was happy to see it unfold so it was a big surprise to me when an advertisement for their Borough Bag caught my eye. I ended up looking at reviews and then obsessing over it for about a day or two before taking the step to purchase it out of curiosity. I really don't need another black bag but this one was so compelling with its clean details and multiple compartments for organizing, which reminds me of the Prada Saffiano Medium Double Zip Top-Handle Bag but as a more laidback version, which suits my style more.

Coach The Borough Bag in Black Pebbled Leather with gold hardware
Unfortunately, upon trying it on after excitedly opening the box, I realize that it's a bit too wide for my frame as you can see below but for all of you who aren't as tiny as I am, it's really a nice, affordable version of the Prada Saffiano Medium Double Zip Top-Handle Bag. I had a hard time deciding between the Alpine Moss color with silver hardware, Oxblood with gold hardware, and this Black with gold hardware, which are the colors in pebbled leather and are all great choices. For your reference, the bag measures 13-3/4" (L) x 9" (H) x 5-1/2" (W) with 4-1/2" drop handles and optional 13-1/2" drop shoulder straps, which are a nice length on me (I'm 4' 10-3/4").

Please excuse the dirty mirror; I snapped a few quick photos before returning it the same day. :)
Top: Petite Pleated Back Hem Sweater, Pants: LOFT (old), Bag: Coach The Borough Bag in Pebbled Leather, Shoes: BCBGirls (old)

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! Enjoy this special time of the year when you have the opportunity to spend more time with your loved ones. Leaving you with the fortune cookie quote, "With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see."


  1. Hello, I realize that this may be an old posting but do you still have this bag available?

  2. Hello, I realize that this may be an old posting but do you still have this bag available?


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