Happy Birthday, whitecoat2whitedress! | CHANEL Light Gold O Case Review

Lifestyle, Product Reviews, Shopping / Saturday, November 4th, 2017

It’s official – FIRST BLOG POST!  I’ve been eyeing plenty of unicorn themed cakes and parties on social media lately, so in the spirit of celebrating birthdays, I wanted to share my review of the new CHANEL O Case in metallic grained calfskin and silver-tone metal hardware.

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When this light gold color premiered as part of the CHANEL Fall Winter 2017/18 Pre-Collection, my Instagram feed went crazy for this iridescent – sometimes gold, sometimes pink unicorn-eqsue color! As you can see in my pictures below, the color really changes depending on the lighting, which I think makes it more unique. This gorgeous finish is now available in a plethora of styles including various sizes of the classic flap, the wallet on chain (WOC), and other small leather goods.  I opted for the small O Case due to its versatility and lower price point compared to the handbags.

Size and Capacity

According to the official CHANEL website, the dimensions of the small O Case are 7.9 x 10.8 x 0.4 inches, which fits my (short) petite 5′ frame. If you are taller or plan to carry documents or a planner/agenda in the O Case, I would opt for the large size. Here are some essentials that I normally throw in my O Case:
Purse Everyday Carry

I appreciate that the calfskin is more durable and forgiving than lambskin. Since I hold the O Case alongside my torso, I try to be mindful of movements or clothing that may scratch it. Plus, in case I drop it, there is no strap to rely on, so softer materials (e.g. lambskin) would be more prone to damage.

Dress It Up or Down

While my attire is more professional during the work week, I love a good pair of leggings or torn jeans on the weekends. Thus, it’s important for me to invest in pieces that I can use anytime. Many people use the O Case in their daily corporate routines and take advantage of this piece’s versatility.

CHANEL Light Gold O Case in-arm


Lastly, I have found the O Case to be a great travel-friendly purse. I keep credit cards and important belongings in the zippered compartment inside. There’s also plenty of room to store my cell phone, keys, lipstick, etc. in the main compartment without making it look or feel too bulky. There is a small  pocket on the back exterior, but I haven’t found a good use for this yet.  While traveling, I like to throw the O Case into a larger tote bag with my other airport necessities.  Since the O Case is already so slim, I don’t worry about it getting squished. Then once I’ve reached my destination and am ready to explore, I just grab my O Case and go! For me, the numerous uses I have found for this pouch, makes it worth the investment!

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