Thursday, 31 March 2022

30 Ways To Wear Mulberry Alexa Satchel In Foggy Grey

I had this Mulberry Alexa in foggy grey in my wardrobe for a few years. While reminiscing about it I looked up some photos from the blog and was surprised to see I'd surpassed 30 wears with it! So although I've sold this bag on and no longer own it, let's look back on some of the ways I wore it while I had it.


30 Ways To Wear: Mulberry Alexa In Foggy Grey


30 ways to wear mulberry small alexa bag in foggy grey outfit ideas | awayfromtheblue

Back in 2012 I was excitedly stalking the Mulberry Alexa bag on the now closed Reebonz site, waiting for that perfect storm of a great sale and a good exchange rate to bring it down to my budget. I was thrilled to score this bag for $1,028 as I had a discount code on top of the sale price. It was the perfect shade of greyish purple and I wore it a lot, getting to over 45 wears before I sold it on. I don't remember how much I sold it for though, which makes cost per wear tricky to calculate as I can't deduct the money I got from selling it! It works out at a $22.84 per wear just taking into account the price I paid and how many times I wore it, but I know that the new owner has worn it a bunch more too.

I sold the bag in 2016 so 45 wears in 4 years isn't too bad considering how often I rotate my bags. The turn lock closure and magnetic straps were just a bit too much each time I wanted to use the bag when my son was a newborn so it wouldn't have gotten much wear if I had decided to keep it. I probably won't stop searching it on resale sites now and then though, hoping I stumble across one at a bargain price in great condition!


30 Ways to Wear Mulberry Alexa Bag: Video Style





Here's some of the ways I wore this beautiful foggy grey lilac toned Mulberry Alexa bag while it was in my wardrobe:


Neutral Dresses and Purple Toned Alexa Bag


neutral dresses with foggy grey purple toned lilac mulberry alexa crossbody bag | awayfromtheblue
A colourful bag is a go-to for me with a neutral outfit! And these neutral black and brown dresses are the perfect backdrop to showcase the lovely purpley-grey colour of this Mulberry Alexa bag. Because it's such a grey based purple, it stands out without making too much of a statement.



Office Outfits With Mulberry Small Alexa Bag


4 office outfit ideas with mulberry alexa messanger bag small in foggy grey colour | awayfromblue
While it was in my wardrobe, I found the Mulberry Alexa was a great bag to wear to work. The muted purple colour worked well as it wasn't too bold and bright and attention grabbing. It's a nice classic style for toting everything to work and really roomy too!



Purple Toned Alexa Bag With Other Purple Clothing Pieces In An Outfit


4 outfit ideas with mulbery alexa purple toned bag with other purple clothing pieces in an outfit | awayfromblue
I like a bit of matchy-matchy, but this Mulberry Alexa bag is such a unique shade of purple I didn't have anything in my wardrobe that matched it exactly! It does compliment other purple pieces in an outfit though, even if not the same shade. From the lilac tee, to the deeper purple skinny jeans, or even the berry cardigan that's more on the magenta side, this grey-ish purple goes perfectly!



Purple Scarf Outfits With Foggy Grey Alexa


wearing mulberry alexa foggy grey purple toned bag with other matching purple pieces scarves outfits | awayfromblue
Just like the outfits above, none of these purple scarves match the Alexa bag, even the lilac one around the grey dress in the middle. Again though I still think the extra shades of purple from the scarves go nicely with the different purple-grey shade of the bag.




Purple Toned Alexa Bag With Pink Outfits


purple mulberry small alexa messenger bag with pink in outfits ideas | awayfromtheblue
Pink and purple is always a good colour combination - and these 4 outfits showcase that well, from bold neon pink, to a blush pink. The pink and purple colour combo with this bag works well in any pink shade.



Printed Dresses and Mulberry Alexa Bag


3 printed dress and mulberry small alexa satchel outfits | awayfromblue
Because the Mulberry Alexa bag in foggy grey is one block colour with neutral toned hardware, it's easy to pair with printed pieces like these dresses. All three dresses here are different prints and colours but the Alexa is a great accessory with all three!




Mulberry Alexa Bag Worn In Winter Outfits


Mulberry alexa foggy grey with winter layers chunky scarves | awayfromblue
I'm not someone who thinks some colours can only be worn seasonally. While this purple toned bag is great for warmer weather, it works equally well in winter! As you saw with the neutral dress outfits above, I like it with dark winter neutrals like black, grey and navy as it provides just a little extra colour without being too bright.



Pregnancy Outfits with Mulberry Alexa Bag


mulberry alexa bag worn 4 ways in pregnancy maternity outfit ideas | awayfromtheblue
I wore this Mulberry Alexa bag a lot in pregnancy - no matter how big my belly got, this bag always worked! Bags are a good investment as you can wear them for years.




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For more outfit inspiration and ideas, you can view all 45+ ways I've worn this bag in my blog archives, or browse the complete 30 wears series.


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61 comments:

  1. I bought my second luxury bag recently from Fashionphile. I stalked the sites and was so thrilled when the bag went on sale. It helped that they had their reserve feature too so I could snag it while on sale and pay as blog income came in. I can't imagine ever buying one brand new, I saved so much money and it's in excellent condition.
    I'm sure the new owner of your bag is enjoying it so much!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Yes you can grab so many great bag bargains on sale or preloved! :)

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  2. I love that everything you own, you make sure gets used before you pass it along to someone else. You are so intentional about your wardrobe and that really inspires me!
    the creation of beauty is art.

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    1. Yes! I'm really trying to be more intentional with my purchases and buy things I will use so that even if they end up not working out for me I know I got good value from them!

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  3. Hey Mica, how you doing?

    I remember that this bag was really successful a few years ago and it is nice to see that you were able to use it over the years and adding a touch of creativity in every single look! I'd say the quality of Mulberry really compensates the price and the design is 100% versatile!

    Hope the new owner is happy with it!

    Take care!
    Pablo
    www.HeyFungi.com

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    1. Yes Mulberry is great quality - the bag still looked new when I sold it! But it definitely is a splurge!

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  4. It was a really cool bag! It funny how we all have different things we might spend money on. I cannot imagine a luxury bag because I think of it in terms of plane tickets that can be bought but then I realize that I spend more than that on clothes in one year =)
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    1. haha yes, while we haven't been on a plane in years (although Covid has something to do with that!) We are more homebodies.

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  5. It's such a great bag and color! Almost sad you sold it because we won't see it anymore, haha!
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    1. I often regret selling it but it was better to let it go.

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  6. I love that rich grey-purple colour - it's the same shade as my Sonia Rykiel bag, which reminds me I should wear it! That is a really pretty bag, but I hear you on the multiple "tests" to open it - I've given away bags that I can't get into quickly. I'm glad it's gone to a new home, and it was a fun treat to see "Mica over the years"!

    Have a good weekend, my friend!

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    1. Thanks Sheila! It was such a great colour and worked so well in my wardrobe, but I really needed an easier style of bag to get into when kids came along!

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  7. Your satchel is so amazing and all the outfits too. Have a beautiful day!
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  8. I'm so impress with how you keep up with your hand bag wear. I have no idea how many wears I get out of my hand bags.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

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    1. I really like tracking how often I wear things, and the blog makes that so easy to do as my personal outfit diary!

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  9. A very creative post! And how much inspiration!

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  10. You can create amazing looks with this bag, I loved it
    xo
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  11. It's an interesting bag. Sorry you got rid of it, but I guess it wasn't as amazing as you thought when you first got it?

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    1. Oh it definitely was an amazing bag, but the flap just became annoying when I was juggling bag and baby - needed things that were easier to get in and out of once the kids came along!

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  12. Lindos looks te mando un beso.

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  13. You really got your money's worth out of the bag. I'm sorry you didn't hang on to it though. I never get rid of my handbags. I put them in storage in case I ever do decide I miss then and want to reintegrate them back into the rotation or to pass down to my daughter's some day. Or if a friend really loves a bag, I'll pass it on to her when I know that I'm good and done with it.

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    1. Sometimes I feel I should have hung onto it, but selling it made room in my wardrobe for more bags I'd use and love! :)

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  14. The bag looks great and is a lovely color! Love all these ways you styled the bag.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  15. This is really a gorgeous selection! Thanks for sharing :)

    Abdel | Infinitely Posh.

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  16. I never ever think to have my purse/bag in my photos with me! How fun that you got so much use out of it. I do love that color.

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    1. I always like seeing what bags people wear with their outfits! I'm definitely a bag person over a shoe person!

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  17. Wow you got so much use out of that bag! Gorgeous. I hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  18. Love all of your outfit.

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  19. Very cute purse. I love how it goes with everything.

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  20. A truly versatile bag which worked with so many outfits - and even managed to compete with your belly when pregnant :-)
    I'm sure that whoever owns it now will be able work it into her wardrobe just as well! xxx

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  21. So many great outfits with this bag, Mica! You look lovely in all of them. I love your 30 ways to wear something posts Mica.

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    1. Thank you! They are so fun to put together :)

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  22. These are so amazing ideas to wear mulberry alexa satchel. Love these pictures.

    Love: Mariann Yip
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  23. That's so lovely that you have so many pictures of a treasured bag that has passed on! That way you can see it whenever you want, in so many stylish outfit incarnations. By the way, I agree that you can wear any color in any season. And winter, spring, summer, or fall, you made this foggy grey bag go the distance! :)

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  24. Your satchel is so stylish. The outfits too.

    Happy Saturday, Mica!

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  25. I love this song so much =) You're welcome. Yes I love snow <3 :D

    Interesting post with pretty nice ways to wear this bag. I like your outfits, perfect for spring and summer ^^
    Thanks hope you're having a nice weekend too

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  26. The Alexa is my all time favourite handbag!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

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  27. You sure got a lot of use out of that bag!

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  28. You really got your money's worth out of that bag! I love that the shade goes with everything in your closet :) Hope you have a nice weekend!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  29. That color really is so perfect with everything. I love how you show it with so much variety Mica. And it's nice you could sell it that way.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  30. This is a beautiful bag, Mica! Love seeing all of these outfits with it, too. You put together so many pretty looks and they definitely inspire me. Especially the ones with your beautiful kimonos!

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend, friend! It's a relaxed one here so far, just trying to fit some blog work in.

    Make Life Marvelous

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  31. What a beautiful bag! It's wonderful that it pairs so well with so many different outfits. Great ideas! Thank you for sharing, I hope you're having a lovely weekend!

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  32. Such a lovely bag, Mica. Suits all the outfits as well.

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

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  33. Looks like you got some good use out of this bag before you sold it. It's a nice silhouette and color and certainly was quite versatile since it paired equally well with dressed up and casual outfits.

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  34. Very fine outfits:) Have a nice day ;)

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  35. You have such an amazing wardrobe, I love all of these outfits, and that you make sure you have worn things before passing them along xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

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    1. Yes I'm really trying to be more intentional with my shopping and buy things that I can get a lot of use from, even if I end up eventually letting them go from my wardrobe like I did with this bag.

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  36. What an amazing post! All outfits look great. You are so capable person Dear friend. Especially bag (purple one) looks perfect. Have a wonderful new week.

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  37. Very nice, you definitely did combine it a lot!
    hope you are having a good weekend,

    hugs!
    My blog - Lalabetterdayz

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  38. I love all shades of purple. And I do like that bag! Visiting you from the link up on the edge.

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  39. What a beautiful shade of purple-gray! I love it! It is a gorgeous bag, but I can see where it would get to be a bit much as an everyday bag with baby!

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    1. Yes it's only now the kids are older I've been thinking about maybe replacing it, it was a nice bag, just not the best for life with baby!

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  40. I love the dusty purple color of that bag, Mica, I can see why you wanted it so much! I don't blame you though for selling it, it just didn't seem like the best functionality for you at the time--great you got so much use out of it while you had it!

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    1. Yes I definitely got a lot of use from it while I had it, even if I realised it didn't work well with the adjustment to life with baby as much as I'd hoped!

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  41. You are sooo creative! Love all the outfits, can't decide which I like the most, maybe winter outfits. Great use of bag!

    Have a nice day/night. 💗

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    Kisses,
    Kiara Era

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  42. I like your versatile bag, Mica!

    Have a nice week :-)

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  43. What a beautiful bag! The color is perfect.
    Have a nice weekend.

    galerafashion.com

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  44. You really know how to use your purses! :)

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  45. Thanks all for your comments!

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