Opinion on Muse

sasquaty

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I thought I had my mind set on an Easy but have fallen for the Muse. While I love the look of the Easy I would like more structure to my bag so when I carry more items the bag retains it's shape. My question though is this, I dress very casual as I am a stay at home mom. So my attire is usually jeans & a sweater or jeans and t-shirt in warmer weather. For what I wear is the Muse too formal? I am looking to get it in purple, it is my favorite color and as a bonus is on sale, but have considered black patent as I don't own a black bag.
Those of you with Muse's, do you feel this would work as a more casual bag? :confused1:
 

vesna

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I think Muse can elevate your casual style high without sticking out as non-casual bag. You can go in all star sneakers, T-shirt and jeans with a Muse and look chic and relaxed. I tote oversized Muse as a school bag for students papers, and I am always casualy dressed. Muse just radiated that famous YSL silent chic without being flashy and bling-glam. The best thing about owning sich a bag is the ease with which you can dress formally and take the same bag and look like a million

I would say go for it

Easy is more casual, and I certainly have to make more effort with that bag if I want to look special..Muse in any outfit does it itself

purple pop of coulour sounds great

here is an example of a quiet elegance, very casual (I did not choose some celebs who ruin the picture looking so sloppy that Muse can not help at all)



 

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caramel15

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Muse is on my wishlist... Its one of those bags that holds its own - you can dress it up or down. my style is fairly casual as well and i see a muse completing the look and bringing sweater, jeans, boots together for a casual chic look. Go for it!
 

bubbleloba

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I think the muse has lasting power and you can definitely dress up or down with it. I carry my muse when wearing jeans and skirts. I think you will love the bag, definitely go for it! It's an unique shape/style that's very YSL.
 

llson

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The Muse is a classic, definitely a bag that will work with whatever you are wearing. I have a khaki iridescent Muse and can wear it with everything, like others have said, you can wear it with jeans or dress it up. The Muse is timeless.
 

sasquaty

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Thanks for your input. I have a Large Purple Muse on it's way to me. I should have by tomorrow. I am excited and nervous at the same time. Excited for the bag to come but a bit nervous about the color as I wasn't able to see it in real life. But I absolutely love purple and hoping it isn't too bright. I will post pics pf my first YSL bag when I get it.
 

vesna

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there is no such thing as bad YSL colour, it will sweep you off your feet no matter

I returned only one YSL bag - patent downtown, it was a lot of patent in such a large bag, and I am a suede type...other than that - any YSL colour is gorgeous

post it for everyone to see when you get it, pleeeease, I haven't bought a bag for a long long time (big ban, and besides, I do not have cravings for anything special), so I long for joy and best is when fellow tPF-ers reveal
 

bubbleloba

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Thanks for your input. I have a Large Purple Muse on it's way to me. I should have by tomorrow. I am excited and nervous at the same time. Excited for the bag to come but a bit nervous about the color as I wasn't able to see it in real life. But I absolutely love purple and hoping it isn't too bright. I will post pics pf my first YSL bag when I get it.
Congrats! YSL purple is beautiful, and I think you will find it will go well with everything. I'm looking forward to your reveal photos!
 

sasquaty

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I received the bag today and love the color. A bit brighter than I thought it would be because only could see pictures.I am on the fence about the size though. I got the Large, didn't have the Medium size, and the dimensions didn't seem that different so went for it as it was on sale.
I will post pictures tomorrow and hopefully you all can let me know how it looks. Off topic, do you know if the medium will fit an iPad? Thanks
 

bubbleloba

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I received the bag today and love the color. A bit brighter than I thought it would be because only could see pictures.I am on the fence about the size though. I got the Large, didn't have the Medium size, and the dimensions didn't seem that different so went for it as it was on sale.
I will post pictures tomorrow and hopefully you all can let me know how it looks. Off topic, do you know if the medium will fit an iPad? Thanks
I would say you can fit an iPad in the medium size. I do think the large is the best muse size though, flattering on everyone (I'm only 5'2" and it doesn't seem overwhelming on me).
 

sasquaty

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I would say you can fit an iPad in the medium size. I do think the large is the best muse size though, flattering on everyone (I'm only 5'2" and it doesn't seem overwhelming on me).
Thanks. I am just under 5'3". I think it is just that I am not used to a larger bag yet. I have always gone small because didn't think I could carry off a larger one but they never worked out. Finally decided that it's better to get a bag I can use that will actually fit what I normally carry along with room for all the extras that tend to go in. I am going to test her out tomorrow.
 

JuliaD89

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I think you for sure can carry a Muse and wear casual clothes. If you're concerned about it looking a bit off I would go with the purple color as it is a bit more funky but still versatile enough that you can dress it up if you want to. Good luck with your choice! :smile:
 

sunflower5

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I would def go for the Muse! I've always loved the look, but I travelled with it today, and I was thrilled that it could be turned into a roomy and versatile travel bag!