The bag is particularly meaningful to me because the day after I purchased it my husband and I went to Valley of the Fire State Park in Nevada, which you can see here. The breathtaking vistas of the west that we saw on our excursion reminded me of the scene that is etched in the leather of the bag. Whenever I look at the bag it will always remind me of the experience...and Carrot Top, but mostly the first memory, which was much more pleasant and romantic than the latter!
One of my other qualms about buying the bag that initially gave me pause was that I wasn't quite sure what I would wear it with. There are so many colors featured on the bag, but because the design is so bold it is somewhat limiting. I decided it would look great with something simple, but since I don't do simple very often I had to put some twists into today's look of a plain blazer with jeans, which is where the stripes and polka dots come in. Below are some options I've selected that are either similar to or inspired by my ensemble.
Jacket: J. Crew "School Boy" similar
Shirt: J. Crew here
Jeans: J. Crew "Reid" similar options here
Shoes: Kate Spade similar
Bag: Louis Vuitton "Desert Storm"
Sunglasses: Prada here