Monday, August 18, 2014

Easy Peasy (plus my beloved new tote)

Now, I don't normally pose with my handbag when taking selfies in my office because....well, I think it looks silly to carry a bag whilst standing in my office. Maybe I am overthinking?  Anyway, today I broke that rule because THIS arrived in the mail this weekend and was waiting for me in my office when I came in this morning.  So I couldn't very well NOT pose with it!  I have coveted this tote forever, and while in Oakland with Maggie last weekend I was lusting over hers (she's lucky I didn't steal it, frankly), and finally decided to just go ahead and buy the damn bag.  Thanks, in part, to major encouragement from Mags.
I think if you have been thinking about a bag for a year or two, its probably safe to say you really do want it and should have it. Right?


Shirt: Forever 21 (similar-ish)
Skirt: The Limited (similar)
Tote: Madewell

Otherwise, a very uneventful outfit today.  Had a blazer over this for court in the morning. Easy peasy.


(the shirt has polka dots, in case you are interested...) 

9 comments:

  1. I have the same tote and haven't stopped using it! It keeps getting better and better and holds everything! Even my 20 year old daughter loves it.

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  2. Cute outfit and great bag! I agree - if you want it that bad, just get it! Yolo right? Ha

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  3. BAG TWINS!

    except mine is all beat up, which I half love and half don't love.

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    1. Haha, I know, right?!
      I will admit that while I've wanted this bag for eons, seeing you rocking it all the time definitely made me want it even MORE.
      One of the things I love about this bag is that I think it looks even better with age?
      -Paloma

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  4. I promise I'm not stalking, sorta. I just returned a reversible faux leather tote to Nordstrom last week (cute, but not for me and it smelled fishy?) I stopped into Madewell and saw this very tote. I have to confess I don't get it. Won't all my stuff will just roll around in the bottom? :)

    What quality makes it perfect?

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    1. Even if you are stalking, no judgement - I am the queen of blog stalkers. Ask Fran! :)
      So what I love about this bag is that its nice and roomy and yet easy to carry (doesnt feel too bulky), and also even though its kinda slouchy looking its also surprisingly structured. For example, you can sit it down on the floor and it sorta holds its shape. It definitely is a big ole tote with not much in the way of inner compartments but I dont mind that...and I think you could get one of those bag organizer inserts too.
      Plus, in my opinion, this bag goes with EVERYTHING.
      -Paloma

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    2. Good points. I actually made a bag insert to house my camera. Pop it into any tote and go! I don't know why I didn't think of it, thanks :) Totally agree on the color. I've got a Mondani Braden tote in a similar natural color I've been dragging everywhere.

      BTW Ich liebe Fran too! <3

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