THT- Styling A Bruno Magli Handbag for Spring - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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THT- Styling A Bruno Magli Handbag for Spring

A woman and her handbag. Can there ever be too many?

Bruno Magli Handbag-

Women know what I am talking about.

From the love of bags to the love of shoes, it’s the design and the quality that stands out.

I must be channeling our Italy trip in the Fall, as I was sent this beautiful top handle cross body bag from Bruno Maglia.

You might ask, who is Bruno Maglia?

It is a luxury Italian house that specialized in shoes, handbags and other leather goods.

Founded in 1936, siblings Marino, Mario and Bruno started a small business in the basement of their home in BolognaItaly, after learning the art of shoemaking from their grandfather. The trio began to accept contract work until the first Magli Shoe Factory (Calzaturificio Magli) was established later that same year.”  Source- Wiki

Here are the features of my handbag per their website:

  • Top-handle crossbody bag
  • Pebbled leather
  • Supple Italian leather
  • Rolled top handle
  • Detachable, adjustable crossbody strap
  • Dimensions: 9.75″ x 4.5″ x 7.5″
  • Handle drop: 5″
  • Long-strap drop: 21.5″
  • Made in Italy

It is slightly smaller than my latest Teddy Blake bag, but holds my wallet, keys, small brush, cell phone and some lipstick. I have come to favor smaller bags, when I used to carry more hobo bags. ( always seeming to have to dig into those and find what i am looking for) . I love that I can carry it as both a satchel or crossbody bag.

This bag comes in black, cream and burgundy as well. The leather is soft and supple as well as having clean and classic lines.

Since both my hubby and I are studying Italian on Duo Lingo, I have already learned , ” Quanto e la Borsa?” ( How much is the bag?) or Quanto costa? ( How much does it cost?) LOL.

My hubby has already learned his response. “Troppo Caro” ( or too expensive!)

Well, at least we can make jokes!

A black bag is a classic, one that you can wear season after season.

Bruno Magli is also known for shoes, and I am eyeing this pair for Fall, but there are some pretty soft colors for Spring

They are having a Mother’s Day sale, so have a peek!

Life Lately

The weather in Charlotte has gotten a bit warmer lately. We went to JOLO Vineyards near Pilot Mountain on Saturday to celebrate my hubby’s birthday (again- he likes to celebrate the whole month!) and had a fabulous time! A friend of his gave high marks on this vineyard, and it was rating a top vineyard compared to some California Vineyards, with award winning wines. My friend joined us, and we  enjoyed delving into the making of the wines with a wine tasting and learned some “trade secrets” to lower tannins in the red wines. Dinner was superb and we even joined their wine club.

I include more of the day to day in my Instagram Stories, so if you don’t follow me, you can do so HERE. I spent part of Sunday looking at how to do Reels, as I used to use iMovie ( Apple) when I worked at a private school.

Have you tried this brand for bags? or do you prefer shoes? Let me know in the comments !


This handbag was gifted by Bruno Magli. All opinions are mine and truthful

Top handle cross bodybag– c/o Bruno Magli

Mango Dress ( closet) –

black sandals – Target or these with a lower heel.

Necklace- gift.

earrings- Baublebar ( sim)

Most clicked- The Pouting Pensioner

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  • Rosemary Davis
    Posted at 09:01h, 01 May Reply


    This black bag is perfection! Just the right size for wearing with dresses. And the shape is so on trend.


  • Carol
    Posted at 12:16h, 30 April Reply

    The size and shape of the Bruno Magli bag look just right on you — it complements the dress without overpowering the overall look.

  • cheryl tucker
    Posted at 12:06h, 30 April Reply

    Thats a beautiu bag. I need a black bag and have been looking for one. I love your dress too! Beautiful as always!

  • Veldene Bergen
    Posted at 10:13h, 28 April Reply

    Love the bag! I love a great story of how a company came to be.

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 18:15h, 27 April Reply

    Such a gorgeous bag! It looks really good quality. I’ve been using Duolingo for about two and half years now, I really enjoy it! My only criticism is it doesn’t have European Portuguese, only Brazilian, so I have to use Memrise too. It’s not as good as Duo though.

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:41h, 29 April Reply

      Thank you Emma! Yes, it’s wonderful, Italian leather can’t be beat! I am saving some so I can get a souviner when we are there. Oh, you would think they would have that in Duo Lingo.

  • Maureen
    Posted at 14:31h, 27 April Reply

    It’s a beautiful bag! I love the size and how it’s structured. Perfect pair with your dress too. I also love celebrating my birthday all month long so I can relate to your hubby! It’s such a great occasion to celebrate and yay for vineyards. Aren’t they the best? The ambiance always gets me. I hope your week is going well and happy Wednesday!

    Maureen |

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:41h, 29 April Reply

      Thank you Maureeen. I do love the size, it really fits what I need! Yes, we had a good time celebrating at the Vineyard. Hope you are well too!

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 13:19h, 27 April Reply

    What a gorgeous bag!! I always love a good structured handbag 🙂 Also, the vineyard excursion sounds like so much fun! I love celebrating for the whole month too haha!! My husband and I are a month apart so we celebrate for basically the whole summer lol!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:42h, 29 April Reply

      Thank you Lizzie! Yes, I am a fan of satchels, but love that I can wear it as a satchel or crossbody. That sounds like a great way to celebrate both your birthdays!

  • Lee
    Posted at 12:39h, 27 April Reply

    Such a gorgeous bag! I swear nothing beats Italian quality when it comes to good handbags!
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:43h, 29 April Reply

      Yes, Italians know how to make bags, shoes and accessories!

  • Kimberly Malkiewicz
    Posted at 10:17h, 27 April Reply

    You look so pretty in your green dress, it’s hard to notice the handbag, ha! I’ll bet you’re beside yourself for your Italy trip! How fun! So funny that you’re learning “how much…”

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:22h, 27 April Reply

      Thank you Kim! I love dresses as it gets hotter. Been wearing jeans and such until it is just too warm. Yes, I have not been to Europe and I am excited! Oh yes, its right up there with “Piu vino per favore!” 😉

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:43h, 29 April Reply

      Thank you Kim. I am as this will be my first European trip! Yes, I have to prepare for those most important conversations! 🙂

  • Mary The Pouting Pensioner
    Posted at 05:49h, 27 April Reply

    Looking gorgeous in green Jess. And I love how you and hubs are learning the essentials in Italian!
    Hugs xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:44h, 29 April Reply

      Thank you Mary, this is one of my favorite dresses. Oh yes, vino, per favore!

  • Gail
    Posted at 02:15h, 27 April Reply

    Very stylish bag Jess, and black is such a good choice xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:44h, 29 April Reply

      Thank you Gail! I actually didn’t have a great black bag! So this was a wonderful choice.

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 21:31h, 26 April Reply

    I wish we lived closer, I would love to visit some wineries from time to time with you! It sounds like a beautiful day and I’m glad your husband had a nice birthday and you got some fun time with a friend! Your dress is so pretty and I love those braided sandals and the lower heel. Your bag is so gorgeous too! I have not heard of that brand before, I need to go check them out!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:45h, 29 April Reply

      I would have loved that, if you lived closer! You would love all the vineyards around here. Thank you Carrie!

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 20:46h, 26 April Reply

    Your bag is a stunning, timeless piece! I’m sure you will have it and use it for years to come!

  • Jodie Filogomo
    Posted at 20:29h, 26 April Reply

    It’s beautiful with that dress Jess!! Isn’t it nice that the weather is warming up??

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:46h, 29 April Reply

      Thank you Jodie! Yes, so nice! I prefer the sunny warm days!

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 15:17h, 26 April Reply

    That’s such a gorgeous bag—Italian leather is always the way to go!
    Cheryl Shops |

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:46h, 29 April Reply

      Thank you Cheryl, it is the perfect size and the leather is fabulous!

  • Lucy Bertoldi
    Posted at 13:59h, 26 April Reply

    A great handbag makes such a statement- no words needed! This Bruno Magli is gorgeous and so adaptable and practical. Love it!

  • mireille
    Posted at 11:04h, 26 April Reply

    I am definitely more of a shoe than a purse kind of person. I tend to wear the same purse for several weeks to months than switch it out. Shoes on the other hand, I can never have too many!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:47h, 29 April Reply

      I love both! That is where I get into trouble! 🙂

  • Shelbee on the Edge
    Posted at 10:49h, 26 April Reply

    Great bag, Jess, but it is your dress that really has my attention! What a pretty color and I love the flowiness of it. You look fabulous as usual, my friend!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:48h, 29 April Reply

      Thank you Shelbee! It is one of my favorites, as I loved the flowy style and print.

  • Di Cook
    Posted at 10:34h, 26 April Reply

    Great look, Jess! The bag and matching black sandals look so rich and luxurious. Your dress is gorgeous, too, and such a pretty color on you. Hope you make many happy memories on your upcoming trip to Italy!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:48h, 29 April Reply

      Thank you Di, this really is one of my favorite dresses and the black leather accessories work well.

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 10:11h, 26 April Reply

    I’ve not heard of that brand before, but it’s a gorgeous bag. A great size! I love how you styled it with that gorgeous dress and sandals.
    Suzy xx

  • Michelle
    Posted at 09:30h, 26 April Reply

    What a fabulous bag! And no, you can’t have too many. LOL! That dress is just stunning. I love everything about it. The color, print, and design.

    And happy birthday to your husband! Sounds like he know how to celebrate! Off to peek at the bags…


  • Jennifer
    Posted at 08:02h, 26 April Reply

    That bag is so nice!!

    Curated by Jennifer

  • Mica Away From The Blue
    Posted at 07:42h, 26 April Reply

    That green dress is so beautiful on you! What a nice piece for spring! It’s a very cute bag too and the black accessories work well with the print 🙂

    Thanks for the link up!

  • Jill
    Posted at 07:21h, 26 April Reply

    Your bag is gorgeous! I need to check out this brand! Thank you for the linkup!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:49h, 29 April Reply

      Thank you JIll! They have been around for over 50 years.

  • Kellyann Rohr
    Posted at 06:30h, 26 April Reply

    That is a beautiful bag Jess! I am excited for your trip to Italy, you will have a blast. The vineyard sounds like so much fun and I’m with your husband – celebrate all month long!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:49h, 29 April Reply

      Thank you Kellyann! I am excited to go to Europe as we have never been. We are enjoying learning Italian and visiting vineyards here.

  • Pamela
    Posted at 06:25h, 26 April Reply

    Wow that is a keeper! A classic that will last a lifetime, love the dual use of straps too.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 15:50h, 29 April Reply

      Thank you Pamela, that is what I loved too, in addition to the fab leather, was to be able to wear it several ways.

  • Gwen Gottlieb
    Posted at 06:16h, 26 April Reply

    What a classic, gorgeous bag! Bruno Magli is synonymous with quality, luxury, and style and this bag is the perfect example! Fabulous shoes, too! Enjoy that bag, Jess. xo

  • Fonda @Savvy Southern Chic
    Posted at 06:06h, 26 April Reply

    Gorgeous bag and dress. A good black purse is a must have.

  • Laurie
    Posted at 03:41h, 26 April Reply

    That’s a beautiful bag Jess. A good black handbag is a wardrobe essential xx

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:54h, 26 April Reply

    Never heard of the brand actually, thanks for introducing. It’s a gorgeous one.

  • Katie
    Posted at 02:18h, 26 April Reply

    What a gorgeous bag! Thanks for the link up!


  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 02:11h, 26 April Reply

    Such an elegant looking bag, I used to have a pair of shoes from Bruno Magli, they last forever. Love your green boho vibe dress, Jess. Have a great week ahead

  • Claire Justine
    Posted at 01:56h, 26 April Reply

    That is a great bag, Jess. Beautiful dress too 🙂 Thanks so much for hosting,

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