Ever since I was in high school I'd always coveted an Alexander Wang bag. They're sleek, long-lasting, and simple in design. The Donna Hobo has been one of my favorite bags for years. When I graduated from college this past January, I decided I would buy myself one as a graduation gift.
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I had been a fan of the online consignment site The RealReal for a couple of years - I'd gotten myself some amazing sparkly Miu Miu sunglasses a couple of years ago off of that site - so I checked there first and one thing led to another and I found myself a Donna. I think I paid around $200 for it, and it's been my everyday handbag for the past few months. Although it looks black, mine is actually in the shade English Green. It's a very dark black-green. It definitely passes for black if you're wearing any color other than black itself.
It has tons of zippy pockets on the outside and the zip around the center actually opens up and the bag expands out to the sides. Overall, it's basically one giant black hole in the center, and the shoulder strap hangs to about hip height.
Here's the classic bag dump photo. Inside my bag, I keep all of my day-to-day essentials. My sunglasses are the Large Black Ray-Ban Wayfarers. I believe I got mine at Nordstrom Rack. The large size is perfect for my giant face. I also keep a small wallet, which is the Fossil Ellis Zip Coin Purse in the color Raspberry Wine. I absolutely love Fossil wallets - I've used them for years.
I also keep my key ring with all of my rewards cards, a phone charger, my headphones, a pen, and some beauty essentials. I also love to keep the Dove spray deodorant in my bag to freshen up post-workout. In my beauty emergency kit, I keep all of the little things I might need throughout the day.
The bag I store these essentials in is from Target. It's the Sonia Kashuk 3-Compartment black makeup bag and it has a ton of room to store all of your handbag necessities. In mine I keep feminine products, pills, mints, and cough drops. I also have a few makeup products - the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella (my all time favorite red), this mini Real Techniques makeup brush, and a mini Anastasia Beverly Hills brow gel. I also keep a rollerball of the REPLICA Beach Walk perfume which I absolutely love. Safety pins & sugar packets come in handy when you have a wardrobe or coffee emergency, and the Fenty Beauty blotting papers come in an adorable mirrored case.
Here are some stylish ladies with their Donnas:
Overall, this bag is an incredibly versatile and sleek one. It's easy and comfortable to carry, and I always feel very "model off duty" when I wear it. Ten out of ten stars.