You know, there are so many small-ish crossbody type of bags. But it is actually quite hard to find one that felt right. I saw many that could have worked, but they were either too boring, or maybe too trendy for an 83 year old. But when I saw the Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody Leo bag in mexi flower multi print, I just thought it would be perfect!
I like this bag because the size is perfect for her (7.5"L x 2"W x 5.5"H; 22" strap drop), and it's mostly black on the front with some pop of a fun and colorful print peeking out underneath! I just think someone my grandma's age should not have a very dark accessory. Something that is brighter is more cheerful! But it's not too loud to the point where she won't be able to use it without drawing a lot of attention.
I do think it looks a bit on the trendy side, but still fine for her! I hope she likes it!
It is made of saffiano leather, which is a treatment that makes the leather very hard, durable and scratch-resistant. That's definitely a plus because I'd want it to last her a long time. I actually thought when I was looking at the pictures that the print part would be made of canvas or some other type of fabric. But it is all leather! That was a nice surprise.
Here are some photos of the one I got for her. Of course each one is slightly different since the pattern placement can't be exactly identical on each piece. I actually got 3 of these bags... lol! So I could pick the best one. Actually now that I have them, I'm keeping one for myself too! Hehe!
Dust bag is inside, and it is in the same print as the inside of the flap:
The only thing I am kind of wishing this bag had is the option to remove the straps and use it like a clutch. The saffiano leather makes it a very structured bag, and it would be a cute little clutch that can stand up! It probably works better the way it is for my grandma though. But for me, I'd use the removable strap option.
Oh well, I can still hide the straps inside the bag and use it as a clutch if I want: