πŸ™ŒπŸ» BEST & πŸ™…πŸΌ WORST LUXURY BUYS OF 2016!

πŸ™ŒπŸ» BEST & πŸ™…πŸΌ WORST LUXURY BUYS OF 2016!


hey guys welcome back to my channel I don’t want to say this because it’s so cliche but i just got through filming 29 minutes of footage for this video and this is a rookie move –I’ve been on youtube a long time and i forgot to turn my micro- phone on, so i thought when i was like taking the SD card out and everything I looked– and I was like no…. *expletive* welcome to my channel if you’re new here my name’s Kristina, i make videos several times a week and I make videos about beauty fashion luxury lifestyle vlogs… all sorts of good stuff! so if you are new here make sure to hit that big red button down below make sure you subscribed. like this video. let’s get started today I’m gonna be talking about my best and worst luxury purchases of 2016 luxury to me means anything that’s really not necessary little bit extra something you don’t need… you don’t need to make you happy or anything by that means a lot of luxury for me just involves handbags so–almost everything here i’m going to talk about is a handbag i’m going to alternate with best and worse so that we don’t you know spend a good portion talking negatively about things. we’ll kind of banter–we’ll go back and forth like like a tennis ball you know what i mean?! the best handbag purchase of 2016 was my Chanel urban spirit backpack– it’s something about the lambskin and the jet black leather it’s just so glossy looking. it’s actually really durable and the ruthenium hardware just matches so so well just kind of tone down to look a little bit make it look a little bit more edgy a little bit more sophisticated and a little bit less flashy than it already is a not so good purchase for me was the Chanel executive cerf tote. i have since sold that bag so I don’t have it here to show you but i will leave a picture of what it looks like here this bag just was not functional for me it was not big enough and casual enough to take to work it was too big and heavy for what I needed it to be on a day-to-day basis, for a daily bag–so i ended up selling it I’m happy i did because she has a new home and she could be fully appreciated in her new home so if you’re watching “hey girl! hope you’re enjoying it!” a major highlight for me was scoring this single flap chanel jumbo bag i actually sold my double flap in the same black caviar leather but with silver hardware and it was a double flap and I ended up selling that in order to get this beautiful bag this was much earlier on in the year and i will leave a link to every single video that has mentioned any bags that I’m talking about right now but this was i was so over the moon about this purchase because she’s in really good condition it’s really hard to find a single flap–if you don’t know what i’m talking about this is a single flap you open it up you have access to everything inside it’s much lighter it can fit a whole lot more than double flap can. they don’t make it– they don’t make the single flap anymore and so you can only go the pre-loved route with this option but so so worth it i still use her all the time and I intend to use her for the rest of my life an impulse buy for me this summer was this mulberry alexa i got this on what did I get this on?? TheRealReal i think this is a navy blue alexa a very very deep kind of like night navy blue with silver hardware which is very unique unlike any– most of them come with the gold hardware which i really like this is kind of like this classic classic look very casual but I just–I wore her for a month what during the moving process and then I just didn’t wear her again so I haven’t worn her but one month i’m hoping that in 2017 i will incorporate her into more outfits I just envisioned myself and incorporating her with a lot more like cream looks neutral beige-y looks– I think that would really pop against those types of outfits i do tend to wear a black so i don’t know i just don’t really like the way that this looks with a black outfit I’m sure it can look good but I just not really my style obviously it goes without saying that the Birkin with an enormous purchase for 2017 2016 –excuse me– if I’ve been saying 2017 this whole time I apologize but this is such a beautiful bag i absolutely love it she’s so gorgeous she she was a milestone bag for me– it marked a major achievement in my life and I just think she’s um she’s the sweetest thing she is just so gorgeous i love her another worse purchase of 2016 is also this bag *home improvement noise* some of you saw it coming some of you called it but i have not really used this bag near near enough as what i thought i would um not for fear of it I don’t mind taking her out –i’m not afraid to take her out but I just don’t see her being usable in my life in my wardrobe with my style as I thought I would. i like more long strap shoulder bags and i thought i wouldn’t mind with a Birkin like I just thought oh that’s just something you just deal with with a Birkin but no no I’m actually considering selling this bag and just waiting for another time I think a black version or maybe a Kelly would be better suited to my style but yeah it’s a little bit ridiculous to leave something that’s this expensive sitting around in my closet luxuriating away she does have a couple hairline scratches um, on the plate, here. she is the 2016 she has the X stamp the new stamps that they have they don’t have the date codes on these straps anymore she was purchased from Paris the Paris flagship boutique and she comes with everything the the dust bag the lock and key which have safely hidden away with the box it comes with the original tissue paper and the padding and the rain jacket and the box– it’s so pretty so I’m thinking about selling it so if anybody want to buy a Birkin– message me! let’s take a break from the bags for a second and talk about my most worn shoes of 2016 these are hands-down my favorite shoes I’ve ever bought in my entire life i actually have to physically stop myself from wearing these shoes because I’m first of all i’m wearing them into the ground and second of all I just can’t wear them at every single outfit like it gets a little bit redundant and I feel like people are going to stage an intervention so yeah I absolutely love these Chloé Susanna boots and I like dream wishlist next shoe purchase of 2017 probably only shoe purchase of 2017 will be these in a silver hardware because they’re just that good they are stunning i love them to the best news I’ve ever owned as purchase i’ve ever made in terms of shoes and I i love them so so much. I took these all over Italy –been traveling in these like these have been everywhere one of the purchases I did regret making in 2016 was this multicolored pochette from louis vuitton i never use it i bought it more for investment purposes and yeah I tried I tried using it for a little while and it just was not very functional for me like there’s not a whole lot you can fit in here with this kind of pyramidal shape that is functional –do you know what i mean?– like it’s really hard to fit stuff in here I actually find the mini pochette which is smaller than this to be a lot more functional i will just have her sitting pretty and waiting until prices go up on this because you can no longer get this was kind of more like an investment piece i guess and then eventually i will part with her there’s a lot of chanel in this video I’m really sorry but the WOC was a fantastic purchase of 2016 i bought this in Ireland with my mom on a girls trip and it was the trip of a lifetime it was the trip of the year for sure because we just had such a blast being Two Ladies in Ireland is having the time of our lives we had so much fun and then it kind of capping it all off with this purchase was just I mean I will I will never not think of the ireland trip when I wear this bag and it is so functional yeah you can’t fit a whole lot in it so it’s more of like a pop you know pop in some things and go run an errand type of bag or it’s an evening bag so I do like there’s a lot of ways that you can like arrange the strap i won’t go into it because you’ve probably seen a million WOC videos if you have ever at one point been interested in a WOC but they’re fantastic bags i highly recommend them the hype is real and if you’re looking for a more functional bag in terms of what it can fit then i would recommend something like Chanel mini for this the storage space and everything because this one doesn’t store a whole lot of it is and it is quite slim but it’s great as a clutch so if you’re interested in using it for more than one thing like at the clutch or is a really really really big wallet then this baby is so good just as honorable mention here the pochette metis was such a wonderful bag purchase i did make it towards the end of 2016 so we don’t really want to talk too long about it because it was not like a year long use of a bag but I am so glad that i purchased this bag I was inspired by so many people but Lydia Elise Millen whose channel i have recommended a thousand times she obtained this bag herself and then just got me on that craze again where I was like “yeah you know what i really like that bag” this is such a functional bag i feel like this has replaced my speedy 25 bandoulier which is one of my all-time favorite Louis Vuitton bags by the way and I just like that it has kind of a lot more a lot more organization kind of built into the bag it doesn’t hold as much but it does lay against the body a lot nicer and I feel like it’s just a more functional a little bit more functional bag than the speedy it’s hard to get more functional than the speedy because the speedy can hold everything just a little bit of an edgier look it’s just a little bit different like you know I mean I don’t know if it’s a really good bag. alright we’re down to the last two items so one of the worst purchases for me for 2016 the last worse purchase was my Louis Vuitton never- full this was the mm in monogram and it was a rose ballerine interior. I don’t know what it was– I know what I was thinking it’s a beautiful bag and I would purchase it again if I wasn’t just worried that the same thing what happen– which was the interior marked constantly i put in a Samorga bag organizer in it straight away and it still had these little black scuff marks and I don’t know where they came from i have no idea I did use it as my work bag but I didn’t trash it I took really good care of it was way way way way too sensitive so i ended up selling it–it’s in a much better place now because she’s getting used and loved and cared for and yeah i’m not i’m not saying I wouldn’t ever get an mm never full again but i probably would get one that’s a little bit more hard-wearing like i would probably get in a damier ebene maybe with a darker interior. my final best purchase of 2016 is also one of my most requested bag videos of the year since I debuted this on my social media which if you’re not following me i’m @kristinbraly everywhere ignore my old videos that say prettyshinysparkly I ain’t that anymore i’m @kristinabraly so yeah …um i have gotten so many requests to do a what’s in my bag on my work bag which is this beautiful bag right here this chanel deauville in the gray this is a spring 2015 edition like colorway they don’t make this one anymore i’m really sorry about that but i ended up finding this on the pre-loved market from one of my very very very favorite trusted ebay sellers of course i did have it authenticated because that is always important no matter who you trust you can’t trust anybody on the internet but yeah this was in new condition had really never been used and i beat this thing to death like this goes with me everywhere it stays in my office in my place of work and she gets locked away every bag ever take to work is locked away safely in a cabinet so for yes its it’s just– its a functional bag everything is canvas except for the handle even the fabric like this is fabric interwoven here so it’s just a gorgeous bag i can’t recommend it enough this is a large size i believe you can use it as a beach tote– think it’s originally meant to be a beach tote but yeah if you can take it to the beach you can take it to work so i was like GIRL you’re coming home with ME you’re going to be my work bag. and since that since that moment she has never been anything but my work bag i’ve never taken anything else to work really i love her so much and every time I go to work I take her with me she holds my laptop she holds my ipad she has a Samorga organizer in there but i need to get a larger one because this once this not meant for her but… there’s some underwear in there look you never know when you have to shower at the hospital, okay?! thank you so much for watching I hope you guys enjoyed this video if you did please give the video a thumbs-up that’s a like button if you’re watching this on TV on a TV there is a way to like the video on the TV if you could go to the more options side– otherwise if you’re on your phone just look down screen there you’ll see the thumbs up that would mean so much to me i love you guys so much if you aren’t subscribed make sure you are thank you for watching and I will see you in my next video! bye!

100 thoughts on “πŸ™ŒπŸ» BEST & πŸ™…πŸΌ WORST LUXURY BUYS OF 2016!

  1. So appreciate your candor about the Birkin purchase. It's truly a once in a lifetime bag ( for us normals) and so heartbreaking to realize it just doesn't fit your lifestyle. But someone will give it a good home and you'll find one that fits you to a T. Love your vids and your honestyπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‰πŸ‘œ

  2. hi. love your choices. where does your gucci disco bag in red go? bad or good choice? just wondering as I thought og getting one.

  3. Kristina! since I seen you with that bag in Instagram, I been trying to hunt for one for my school bag ugh!!! hopefully one day I can get one. (Chanel Deauville Tote) and yes please do a WIMB.

  4. I am absolutely in love with my Neverfull MM but I have the mono with beige interior. Had since May & no marks. Maybe it is just the rose?

  5. Great video! I loved hearing your thoughts on the Birkin. I bought my first last summer in a light pink color which I adore but it really is an impractical purchase…still worth it to me, but I don't wear it half as much as I thought I would.

    Also loving your hair! It looks so pretty! xx

  6. Kudos to you for acknowledging the Birkin may have been a mistake. That must have been hard but being honest with yourself is such an endearing quality.

  7. I would really love it if you would look in the camera more. Your looking around while you're talking is kind of distracting. 😊 Love that Chanel black single flap — that's my dream bag! Well, except for maybe the Birkin!! 😍

  8. Your Chanel Deuville is my favourite bag and the color….❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️

  9. Feel the same way about the Berkin. For me the wanting was better than the having. Mine was heavy and impractical.Couldn't wait to get rid of it.

  10. your nail polish is beautiful,; your ring is gorgeous,; your hair is adorable and suits you perfectly,; i just am in love with you and you're videos just make my day.! love you xoxo

  11. I love how effortless your videos are, yet put together and clean, if that makes any sense! haha I really want to buy a gucci bag as a graduation present! I've always wanted a speedy too, so I'll have to make a decision eventually!

  12. I highly recommend the Neverfull MM in Epi leather! I have the denim and absolutely πŸ’™ it! Very durable and you don't have to worry about marks in or outside the bag. On the contrary my speedy B – Monogram i have to be super careful to avoid spotting the vachetta…

  13. I've always thought Berkins were way overrated. I don't see the appeal. I think the Chanel and LV's are way prettier.

  14. I like that you refer your bags with "she" and "her" because I always refer to my bags as "he" and "him"!! I think it all started when I got my first Louis and I considered him my boyfriend!! Hell, he still is my boyfriend!!!! Love you!

  15. Kristina you are truly the best great recommendations and keep doing what you are doing love watching all of your stuff!!

  16. Perhaps the smaller size Birkin would be more suitable πŸ€” I have gone round and round with the idea of getting a Birkin, but all of your reasons you mentioned have kept me from getting it. It is so important to be able to pop your bag on your shoulder when you need that!! Awesome video btw 😘😘

  17. I loved this video Kristina and I want the Chanel deauville even more now if only I could ever get my hands on one! xoxoπŸ’‹

  18. I got the Pochette Metis in reverse monogram for Christmas and it's my go to of all 6 of my LV bags, even my empreinte pieces. I love that the handle and flap pull are black and the strap is reverse. I would buy all mono if the vachetta was all black all the time! The Neverfull GM is my travel/shopping tote and I adore it, I returned the MM for the GM and it was a fantastic move.

  19. I love your high end stuff!!! Jelly and jelly!! Did I mention I'm jelly? Only in a good way honey you work hard for your beautiful things!!β€β€πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜˜

  20. "And, I feel like people are going to stage an intervention"πŸ˜‚. I feel ya, the boots are bomb, and they look extremely comfortable. As for the Birkin, I agree; it's a beauty, but I think the Kelly may be more of your style. It's super gorgeous. I thoroughly enjoyed watching, as I always do. Tfs! ❀️️ And, don't let the negativity get to you; disregard. Call your handbags whatever you like…

  21. The 🍊B nooooo! 😱😍 I want the size 30 so it'll be lighter or the 🍊K. Thanks for sharing love! 😘😘😘Sandy

  22. Girl!!!! I'm so glad you told us how to like a video while watching it on the tv. I had always watched on an iPad & when I switched to the tv I would pull up the video on my phone so I could give a like & comment. Haha!

  23. I love your honesty about your Birkin & I totally get it. I have the same backpack as your favorite, but I got it in the blue color which is a purplish blue & I adore it, too. I also love the canvas which I have in black & I use as a regular handbag! Enjoy the luxuries that you're able to treat yourself to – you work like crazy and you deserve to get yourself whatever makes you happy 😊

  24. My sister is about to have her baby this week or next and I wish you were helping her deliver!!! She's at 41 weeks and finds out if she should be induced or csection!!! If you have any thoughts that would be great ;D – also, i want that chanel book bag/purse in the beginning!!!

  25. I really want the pochette!! It's so pretty!! I also think the Chanel Deauville would be a great teachers bag for me. But girl you know on my salary uh uh πŸ˜‚ maybe I can find something similar to these styles….. anyone have any suggestions?

  26. Thanks for the LV Neverfull comments. I'm looking at getting the GM and was thinking about the lighter interior. Thanks girl!!!

  27. I got a black Birkin for Christmas 2015. I did all the research and came to the same conclusion I will use it because it is a Birkin. But it's too heavy & I never use it. I am too going to consider a Kelly but am concerned that this too could be a bad purchase. I use my Chanel Jumbo & Chanel WOC all the time.Love your Channel you make me laugh regarding your coffee purchases!!! In the UK we just wouldn't get in a car to get a coffee!!!! We don't have drive thrus at Starbucks.LOL

  28. i understand how you might "regret" the B35.. this was also my first birkin and i have to admit i use it less than B30.. and even if u tag yourself as a shoulder bag kind of gal..( i used to think so myself).. if u gave it a chance maybe u can be both a top handle n shoulder bag type.. πŸ˜‰ the kelly might be a better fit.. but u just might find urself carrying it as a top handle..( i do) but its nicer to have both options i guess.i enjoy ur videos πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  29. I am a new subscriber and I love your videos. For your Birkin dilemma – I suggest you get the Kelly bag from Hermes as it ticks all the boxes the Birkin has plus it's way more stylish and slightly edgier than its sister.It also caters to a more everyday look as it has a cross body strap whilst still retaining the elegance of Hermes. I personally love the 35 cm one in calf leather , black with gold hardware . You might just get a lot of wear out of it

  30. OMG I feel you with the Birkin! I bought it for similar reasons, and kept her in my home for the same reason… no shoulder straps, so heavy… just doesn't work for me on a day to day basis. I'm also thinking about getting a kelly, probably preloved, and in box leather. πŸ™‚

  31. New subscriber here so I'm not sure what your style is like outside of this video but if you are looking for a new Hermes bag but prefer something with a long strap, have you considered the Hermes Constance? I don't think it gets nearly as much hype as the birkin and kelly but it's so beautiful ❀ the mini Kelly is a great option too!

  32. Hey I'm trying to clean my coach bag and noticed the care card mentions coach leather cleaner but I also need a cleaner for my frye boots. Would you use just one cleaner for all your leathers? I'm wondering if there's more to it than I know

  33. Thanks for your videos. I love them. So happy you mentioned the Birkin update as that was/is my holy grail bag. I purchased in Spain in 2016 a Channel Double Flap Jumbo because it was on my wishlist ant yes it is quite heavy. I think I have carried it twice. It is so nice to get a update on that Birkin because was going to make that my purchase when I went to Paris this year. I am going to start considering the Kelly for functionality. Thanks for your honesty.

  34. Love seeing your bag videos!!!! I can't get enough of them. Would love to see more! You got me started with lv! And now I'm obsessed πŸ™‚

  35. If you sell your Birkin what would you buy instead? Would you put those funds towards another luxury purchase πŸ™‚ would love to see a video on your wishlist for future dream purchases

  36. you are definitely the reason why i got my Chanel urban spirit backpack this year! took a while for me to find it because i hunted it down during fall but so glad i got my hands on one and thanks to you for raving about it ! πŸ™‚

  37. I love your Apple watch strap. Do you have a link for where to buy it? Thanks. Oh yeah. This video is lovely and full of info!

  38. Aaahhhh, I'm having some serious bag envy right about now. lol. I've been a bag/shoe girl since back in high school. lol. I think my fav from what you've shown is the Chanel backpack. I've actually been wanting a backpack style and you can never go wrong with Chanel…lol
    Funny thing for me tho is I'm actually not a fan of the Berkin. lol. While I would do a Chanel like you showed, I generally like a softer, shoulder bag. I can't deal with a bag where you have to carry it around with handles. lol. Or a rigid , hard bag. They're pretty, and I do have a few, but I find I don't use them as much.

  39. Kristina I'm having one of those days as well. First speeding ticket in H town… first ever. Went down to the court house, was approved to take defensive driving course, passed, did it yesterday but now I can't find my license!! She needs the audit #. Omg back to the DMV I go. Texas does not like me!!

  40. When you said you wanted to part with the birkin… my heart broke and I genuinely felt like crying! It is a truly beautiful bag but if it doesn’t work for you then I don’t blame you. XOX

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