New handbag love

Hi friends! We are still having an incredible time in Vegas


and I have a fun new purchase to share with ya….


a new handbag!!

As you guys know, I’ve been in the market for a new bag for quite a while but have been waiting to find my soul mate. While venturing around the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace this afternoon, it finally happened.

purse (3)

The winner was from a store called Scoop, which is AMAZING. They have so many awesome designers, jeans, dresses, I was in heaven and tried to focus on the handbags only 😉 It’s hard not to get distracted in places like that.

Here’s a pic of my new bag from online, since mine is fresh and wrapped in plastic – I want to keep it wrapped up until it survives the plane ride home tomorrow:

image Hobo bag

It was a little pricey, but I like to think of importante purchases in cost per wear. I’m going to wear that handbag pretty much every day for at least the next year. 😀 Also, it will match pretty much everything. Love <3

We’re off to hit up the gym, but I’ll be back in a couple of hours with a re-cap from last night’s dinner and show.

Hope you’re having a wonderful day!



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  1. Jaime on June 6, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    my Marc Jacobs bags have NEVER let me down. congrats on your purchase! 🙂

  2. Rachel on June 6, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    398.00 is a whole lot less pricey than that Tiffany bag you were eyeing! I love MbyMJ everything. Great choice!

    • Fitnessista on June 6, 2011 at 8:17 pm

      so true, and i like it so much more!

  3. suzi on June 6, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    purdy bag Gina! 😀

  4. Leila on June 6, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    OMG.. I die. SO cute.

  5. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn on June 6, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Oh my god it is GORGEOUS. I commend you for your good taste, girl!

  6. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food on June 6, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    <3 it!! 🙂

  7. Jackie @ Baking Charms on June 6, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Lurvvvee <3 good things come to those who wait and that bag looks like perfection!

  8. Abby on June 6, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Mmm 🙂 That is a beautiful bag! I’m in the market for a new bag but I just can’t let myself buy one unless I am in love with it!

  9. Joelle on June 6, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    I don’t think it’s a lot of $$ for a good bag. Good quality items cost but they also last!

    • Fitnessista on June 6, 2011 at 8:17 pm

      so true! i was expecting it to be more, so that was a good thing 🙂

  10. Elisabeth on June 6, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    You can never go wrong with MJ. My MJ Stella is 5+ years old and still looks brand new. I love the Hillier Hobo and the color you chose is gorgeous!

  11. Amber L on June 6, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    <3 the bag! I Just bought a new purse this past weekend too! I've been needing one sooo bad!

  12. Leanne (Bride to Mrs.) on June 6, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    pretttttttty <3

  13. Katie on June 6, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Ahhh love it! The last time I was in Vegas (3+ years ago) I fell in love with a Kate Spade handbag at Caesar’s Palace. I lusted over it for two days but kept saying I couldn’t justify the price. Then, fate struck and my husband won $400 on a 25 cent video poker game…and went out and bought me the bag! I STILL use that bag all the time since it’s a pretty classic style though it’s finally starting to look worn. I definitely got my money’s worth out of it! 🙂

  14. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen on June 6, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    love the bag! Definitely something you’ll use a lot. I think of my big purchases in $/use/wear too. Helps justify it 🙂

  15. Cait @ Beyond Bananas on June 6, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Love your new bag Gina.. so smart to keep it wrapped for the plane ride!

  16. rachel @ sweettarte on June 6, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    I have that bag and I LOVE it. It’s been almost two years and it still looks like new. Great choice!

  17. Liza on June 6, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    OH MY GOSH, that bag is divine!! I’m so jealous! Have a safe flight back home tomorrow 🙂

  18. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on June 6, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    congrats girl!!!!!!!

    you deserve it! and louis, gucci, chanel, hermes and whatever else your little heart desires! all in good time 🙂

    I know you have WANTED a marc jabobs for ages and now…you have it. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!

  19. s on June 6, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    pretty handbag :))

  20. meghan on June 6, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    LOVE the new bag!! I’ve been wanting that one in hot pink forever. Can’t wait to see it in your outfit posts!

  21. Kristina @ spabettie on June 6, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    I love that bag – I’ve been eyeing that one and the Kitty Satchel.. can’t decide.

    when I was young my dad taught me about value and price vs. use – I use that rationale All The Time. plus, quality lasts longer. that’s my backup rationale 😉

    have a great time in Vegas!!

    • Fitnessista on June 6, 2011 at 8:14 pm

      quality always wins 🙂

  22. Steph! on June 6, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Gorgeous purse!! I’m guessing it’ll last you close to forever too 🙂 Love it!

  23. Lauren on June 6, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Umm, so I just wanted to say that I’m a long-time reader, and as much as I love your exercise/food posts, I LOVE your fashion section! More, more, more!!! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on June 6, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      yaaaaay! i’m so glad you like it 🙂

  24. Anna on June 6, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I’ve been carrying the same Marc handbag since high school and it really has stood the test of time!

  25. Hayley on June 6, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Love, love, LOVE the new bag! Congrats on finding your soulmate. 🙂

  26. Brittany on June 6, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    OMG obsessed! Especially loving that color…the perfect shade of gray that will go with everything! Congrats on your new bag!!!

  27. Barb on June 6, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Lurveeeeeee the MJ bag!!! I have 2 and they are some of my faves!!!! Loving the bloggie updates and the fashion section is great!!! Love the color of the bag also!!! Have a great time in Vegas!!! 🙂

  28. Charlotte on June 6, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Sooooo cute! My everyday bag is a grey Rebecca Minkoff, and grey is awesome for daily use! Goes with everything and works in every season.

  29. Casey on June 6, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    You will love!!! I have the same one the large version!!! Best bag ever and it totally goes with everything 🙂

  30. Krystina (Organically Me) on June 6, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Holy crap that’s GORGEOUS. I used to have a MBMJ wallet but it got stolen. :'( Mayjah sad face.

  31. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups on June 7, 2011 at 6:40 am

    Love the purse!! Great choice. I live it even more than the other ones you has shown that you liked. New purses are so fun!

  32. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on June 7, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Good choice! 😀 I’ve been eyeing that bag (or one like it) for the past 4 years! Maybe one of these days I’ll finally take the plunge and get it.

  33. Tiffany on June 7, 2011 at 10:32 am

    My mother and sister both have that Marc by Marc Jacobs bag and love them! I’m currently in lust over them and waiting to save up some money and purchase my own. You’re sure to love it like they do!

  34. kelli on June 7, 2011 at 11:33 am

    scoop is my all time FAVORITE store first time ever went there started freshman year of high school lurve it have one on long island..but the one on the upper west side is amazing its literally 4 stores in one!!! and I used to have to go into the city every week for a doctor so my mom always took me there once in a while and love mjbymj<3 <3

  35. Theorist on June 7, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    EEEEK! Love it! Fantastic choice.

  36. Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola on June 7, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Ohh congrats on your new purchase! A friend of mine has that bag in brown and I am always drooling over it! But I love the smoky gray color you got- such a good investment and it will go with so much!

  37. Dee on June 7, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Love it!!! You go girl! Wear your bag with pride! 😉

  38. Erin on June 7, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Omg love your Hillier Hobo! We’re bag twins! I’ve been carrying that bag for years and it still looks great, I LOVE it! Its such a good investment!

  39. Janiek on June 8, 2011 at 6:54 am

    Isn’t that the bag that Anne Hathaway gives to that RENT girl in The devil wears prada?! Sorry, I’m obsessed with that movie… (and with obsessed I mean, I’ve seen it about 50 times, whoops)

  40. Erin W. on June 8, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Love the new purse Gina – it’s gorgeous! Is that the color ‘Smoke’?

    • Fitnessista on June 8, 2011 at 7:57 pm


  41. Shannon on June 9, 2011 at 9:36 am

    LOVE the new bag! Did you get the huge size ($498) or the regular size ($398)? I have a couple MJ bags and they’re the best!! Congrats!!

    • Fitnessista on June 9, 2011 at 9:46 am

      the regular size, which is totally big enough to fit my giant camera and all my stuff 🙂

  42. Heather on June 10, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    oh man, I recognized those shoes immediately! I have the same pair, one of my favs! Big bummer they broke! but thumbs up to new ones! 🙂

  43. Jeannette on June 13, 2011 at 2:24 am

    That bag is so pretty!

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