NOLA: AG cropped jeans & YSL muse review

Today is our last day in NOLA. I really enjoyed SFN annual meeting, catching up with old friends, meeting new friends and hearing great stories in different research fields. Though the meeting has not ended yet, we already start to plan for the next one, 2013 in San Diego. Meanwhile, I begin to miss NOLA already: warmth, dirty rice, turtle soup and my dear friends!

During the SFN meeting, people wear casual clothes (t-shirts and jeans). Therefore I packed all my clothes and shoes just in a long champ tote this time! I take my YSL muse with me, because it matches well with all kinds of outfits. Quality is the top notch of this bag!  It is made with enduring leather. It hasn’t gotten any scratches so far. All the corners are still in pretty good condition after it has been used for almost two years. To be honest with you, I did not pay extra attention to this bag, since I bought it on sale at an unbelievable price. There is no water stain on mine. Maybe due to the color, there are even no obvious stains on the handles! Only thing that left a light stain is hand sensitizerand I don’t know whether the stain will fade over time or not (I just got that yesterday). In addition, it has top-zip closure which is great for travel! Size wise, it (10 1/2″H x 16″W x 5″D) is big enough for everyday use (sunglasses, mac air laptop 11”, wallets, scarf, etc.) but still fits my frame (I am 5’4 for your reference). It can be put over the shoulder unless I wear a chunky coat. The only issue, if it is an issue, is that it might take you a little bit while to find things inside it. There are not many compartments inside the bag, except a cell phone pocket and an inside zip pocket. These days, cell phones can be a little bit too heavy for the cell phone pocket (I might be over cautious about this, especially iPhone 5 is there in the market, lol); therefore, I search my cell phone all the time. Overall, I love my YSL muse tote, which is definitely a low-key, classic but trendy bag!

Thank you for your reading!



Bottom: AG cropped jeans (see my review here)

Belt: JCrew studded leather skinny belt (in store sale @ $19.99)

Shoes: Salvatore Farragamo

Bag: YSL muse (different colors here)

Sunglasses: Fendi


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