Here's a list of things I can't resist:
Why am I telling you this? If you guessed that this post might have something to do with one of those things, you are correct. If you've been reading my blog for some time, you've noticed that I have a bit of an obsession with Danielle Nicole's Disney collection. I have the Beast clutch, The Beauty and the Beast vintage book style small cross body bag, and I recently added another to my collection that I truly couldn't resist.
This Tinker Bell back pack won my heart the minute I saw it. Albeit the case, Tinker Bell isn't my favorite Disney character. I do love her of course, because I love fairies. But typically she's not the first I go for. However, I just like needed to have this bag.
First of all, there's a yellow pom pom for her bun. STOP IT! How cute is that?! Second she's got wings, like legit wings. They're attached but when you're using the bag they flap like real wings. And on the other side (sadly it gets covered up by your back when you're wearing it as a back pack) is her face looking through the keyhole. I mean seriously, HOW CUTE IS THIS?!
They do offer a smaller cross body bag version, with the same design, and it's cheaper ($68), but I wanted an actual bag that I could use for work everyday. And I carry a decent amount of stuff. The one deciding factor I have on whether or not a bag will work for me is if I can fit my planner in it. Fortunately, my planner fits like a glove in this one! I can also fit all the other crap I take with me on a daily basis. Most of which is unnecessary but I'm kind of like a Girl Scout in the sense that if you need it, I probably have it.
Now there is a few things I wanna mention. Some to me are pros and others are cons, some are a mix of both. You can take them as you'd like depending on your personal preferences.
-This bag has a handle and also the backpack straps. Now, with a little finagling, you can probably remove the backpack straps, but you'll have some flaps on the bottom that are sewn on that you'll have to deal with. I love that it has both, I just wish that the backpack straps were like clip ons so they could be removed easier and cleaner. At 28, I don't necessarily need a backpack, but it does make me feel young when I use it as a backpack, and I'm forever young at heart.
-This bag only offers snap closure. The crossbody is a zipper. I don't really like snap closures. I just don't think they're super secure, and like someone could dig right in and snag something out of my bag. Also, I got caught in the pouring rain the other day and of course, some of my belongings got wet since there was no full zipper closure.
-I do have a fear that the wings and/or pom pom may fall off. I'm hoping the craftsmanship is good enough that they won't. It could just be my anxiety running wild, but I wanted to mention that too.
-According to the tag, the bag retails for $78, but I paid $88 (+tax) on Amazon and couldn't do same day shipping despite having Prime. I had to wait like almost 3 days to get it. I'm impatient and I was disappointed lol. Disney Store's website had them for $88.95 but they sold out almost immediately. The small cross body version is available on Danielle Nicole's website, but not this sized one. I do know that her website usually offers free shipping too.
-This is always a pro and it's one that's always worth mentioning: Danielle Nicole makes adorable bags (Disney and non) and they're all cruelty free! Faux leather forever!
Overall, despite the minor set backs in my opinion, I love my bag, and I've gotten so many compliments on it already, and I've only had it a few days. It's beautiful and I love it!
If you haven't invested in a Danielle Nicole bag, I suggest that you do. The hardest part is deciding which to get, because she's got so many cute ones!