After giving it a lot of thought I finally decided on the color and size of a Pashli bag. I was considering medium since mini seemed a little too small, but medium was way to large for my everyday needs so at the end mini won. I generally do not carry a lot of stuff with me, especially because I always have a laptop bag with me where I can fit any extras. Basically what I need are my credit cards, compact powder, lipstick, phone, car keys, kindle and occasional extras. And mini Pashli even allows me to carry my husband’s wallet and his car keys.
Next was the color – I really liked the ink color, maybe more than the taupe, but the taupe seems more versatile and also goes better with navy and half of my wardrobe is some sort of navy. Ink color would look better standalone but would blend in with my wardrobe. I even took a walk down to Barney’s at my lunch break to have a chance to check out both colors in person, side by side.
So the bag is small enough not to be bulky, yet large enough to satisfy my personal needs. The zippers on the side allow you to make it more roomy when needed. The only downsides are only one inner pocket and shoulder strap that is too ling, so when you shorten it, the tail sticks out quite a bit. I tried tucking it in but it loops out unattractively. I am thinking of cutting it down.
The leather is very sturdy and not easily scratched which is a great thing for a girl on the go. Hardware seems reliable enough and opens fairly easy, although I keep it unclasped a lot for easier access.
Originally the bag was inspired by motorcycle bag so it has an air of casuality about it and goes well with dressiercoutfits as well as army boots and jeans. Very versatile bag indeed.
Overall I’d give it 4.5 stars for difficult access