off the rack: botkier adele satchel

Happy Friday, friends! In the spirit of all of those holiday wishlists we’re busily making, I thought it was high time I showed off a little early Christmas gift that landed in the SMC closet this week. Meet Botkier’s latest lovely: theĀ Adele Satchel!

Botkier Adele satchel, $495

As you might have guessed, I’m head over heels. Can you think of anything more perfect that that gorgeous orangey-red to brighten up a winter wardrobe packed with black and grey? The color’s called “Lipstick”, and while I could never pull off that shade so close to my face, it’s an absolute dream in a bag (also a dead ringer for one of my favorite OPI shades, Cajun Shrimp).

As always, Botkier’s all about function, and this beauty is no exception. Perfect size, plenty of pockets, nice long keyholder, crossbody strap…I adore Monica’s designs for so many reasons, but especially because she knows exactly what it takes to make a bag indispensable.

I even took photos of me carrying the Adele – I love it that much. Alas, I wasn’t wearing makeup, so they’ll never see the light of day. Instead, I’ll just tell you what I was wearing…it was a pretty great little ensemble, if I do say so myself. I was even wearing color! In winter! I know.

Cashmere sweater, Crumpet, $149 / Neena pant, Kate Spade, $179 / Salma scarf, Athena Procopiou, $420 / Camel double-breasted coat, Cole Haan, $629 / Mars boot in whiskey, Rachel Comey, $385 / Roped In earrings, Kate Spade, $40

What do you say? Are you ready to shake up those dreary winter neutrals with a bold bag?

(PS: The Adele also comes in a pretty fantastic shoulder bag style, if you’re feeling more dainty these days. Choosing between the two was darn near impossible, I can tell you.)

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