My Bottega Veneta Cabat

Thank you everybody very much for all the wonderful messages about our little baby boy. Today baby Feather is one week old! We are loving our new roles as parents, though there is a steep learning curve. I was never the kind of person who instinctively knows how to handle babies/kids, so YouTube has been a godsend (yes, I needed to search for “how to burp a baby”).

We’re still getting to a new “normal” routine (today is the first time I’ve opened my laptop since giving birth!). I get a lot of questions about items in my (small) closet, so today I thought I would share one of my favorite totes which I’m finally getting to put to use more, as a carryall for my stuff and baby’s.

I’ve always loved the Bottega Cabat bag, especially the seasonal versions that Tomas Maier creates each collection. My favorite Bottega collection ever is probably Spring/Summer 2013, which had the most beautiful clothes. The dresses, skirts, knits were all beautifully constructed and so delicate. Just look at that fringed dress.

bottega ss13 2

The accessories were also gorgeous – my favorite items were the block butterfly heels and a version of the classic Cabat with butterflies individually attached, each butterfly a different python/lizard shape and color. The butterflies were all adjustable, so you could configure them in various ways on the bag.


This particular Cabat was priced something way too scary for me to even contemplate, so I just resolved to admire from afar. A few years later, I got the chance to pick up the bag in great condition, at a much more manageable price, from a sweet lady who was selling off some of her collection to buy some even more fabulous bags. So voila!

Bottega Butterfly Cabat

The butterflies make me smile, and since I got it for a great price, I don’t worry about it getting messed up when I toss a bunch of stuff inside. So there you go – my Bottega Veneta Cabat!

Also, for those of you who so kindly asked to see more photos of our little Feather – here is one more from early days in the hospital, with his eyes open this time. Hello from us all!

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  • Lesley
    August 12, 2015 at 8:00 am

    firstly, i would love to own a BV purse one day (on my neverending list of timeless bags i would like to own). secondly, my husband and i also youtube eveything..why not?! thirdly, baby feather is sooo adorable!! he’s like no more pictures, mama! (:

  • corinna
    August 12, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Congrats on Baby Feather! Enjoy this time now, they get so big before you know it. I always amazes me when I see my baby now compared to when she was first born.

    Love the BV bag, I would love to have a cabat bag one day.

  • Belen
    August 12, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Congratulations Katherine!!! He looks so sweet and calm 🙂
    And what a beautiful bag!

  • ella
    August 12, 2015 at 9:27 am

    He’s beautiful! Congratulations and enjoy!

  • Joyce
    August 12, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Congrats! Baby Feather is adorable!
    I didn’t expect you are “returning” this soon. That is so sweet of you. Thank you!

  • christina
    August 12, 2015 at 10:07 am

    congrats to you and mr. feather!!! a beautiful baby!

  • Jane
    August 12, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Congrats! Such an adorable baby boy 🙂

  • Helen
    August 12, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    so glad to hear from you! congrats again : )

  • Diane
    August 12, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    He’s so adorable!!!! Congrats again Kat!!!!!!

  • Whitney Farris
    August 12, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Simply Adorbs! What’s not to love about either one of the babies? Mine is 20, time really does fly! Enjoy each and every moment with him! Baby Feather is truly precious! Have you experienced that baby smell yet?
    I don’t have the Cabat, but one that is a slouchy hobo. Like you, mine was a deal of the century….so I won’t sweat it, if it takes some hard knocks.
    Great to see you back and Happy 1 week on Earth, Baby Feather!!!!!

  • S
    August 12, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Hi Katherine, what a nice bag, I had loved it when it had seen it first some time back!
    Baby Feather is beautiful – Hello to you too little one !

  • Oonagh
    August 12, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Many congratulations to you both.

  • Vivian
    August 12, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Handsome boy!!! Congratulations again and of course your bag is beyond stunning!!!

  • bisbee
    August 13, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Happy to see another picture of the newest Feather!

    Your cabat is gorgeous. I have one BV bag – a Sloane I purchased from the original owner. Other than that, I have some SLGs…all beautiful!

    I follow Ruth Crilly on A Model Recommends – she had her first baby about a month ago, and is back to blogging. She said the baby nurses all the time, so she is reading a lot of books and blogging!

  • Audrinajulia
    August 16, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Hello little feather! Kisses to you there , you are so cute and handsome at a very young age. Congrats again Katherine! it’s lovely to see your life from single then and witness from your space here how you get married and now with your sweet son around. Just praying for your continous recovery still.

    That bottega is so adorable with all those butterflies and seems you will be rocking the mommy style fashion starting with your carry all “baby” bag. Best regards on mommyhood and wish you all the positive vibes in life.


  • Susan
    August 18, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    omg, your little one is soooo breathtakingly adorable, sweet, angelic, and beautiful! from the one pic you’ve posted of Mr. Feather, i think he takes after his dad, but it’s always hard to tell at this age.
    Congratulations to you and your hubby on this incredibly beautiful baby! Wishing you all the best for the coming sleep-deprived weeks of breastfeeding.. it was like bootcamp for me the first month but was so thankful when it got better! <3 hope you have a good recovery and lots of quality and snuggle/cuddle time with your little one!

  • n
    August 19, 2015 at 9:56 am

    LOVE your cabat! I hope you do more posts like this!