You all know how much I love handbags and that I have a huge collection of colorful purses. I love matching my handbag to my outfit precisely and switching it up every day. So when I got my Chanel purse for my 40th birthday, I was a little worried about limiting myself to wearing a lot of black and white and whether I would get enough use out of the purse to justify CPW. Well, I'm happy to report that red is indeed a neutral and Ms. Scarlet goes with everything!

I decided to try to become a one-bag lady for two weeks, and it was a lot easier than I thought! She went well with work outfits and MOTG outfits, black and white outfits (1, 4, 12, 16) and colorful outfits (5,8, 10, 13, 18), tougher outfits (7) and soft outfits (6), monochromatic (10) and tonal (13) and triad of color (18) outfits. Equally at home with H&M (2, 7, 8) and Target (11, 19) as she is with Ralph Lauren (10) and Kate Spade (12). She does UWP (7), demure bombshell (10) or boho (14). Works as crossbody, shoulder bag (one or two chains), or even a clutch (15). It's the perfect size for me. I could wear her for day or evening. She even works well as a diaper bag in a pinch--I just throw in a pair of diapers and wipes. DS2 loves to grab the chain to teethe on it. I bet Ms. Scarlet never thought a Chanel purse would have to work so hard! She's a dream though, and always goes with the flow!

Which outfit(s) are your favorites? My absolute favorite was the matchy matchy striped peplum/floral jeans outfit with my mini me and her Forever 21 matching purse (16)! Thanks for looking and commenting!

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