I know this isn’t earth shattering news, but Saturdays and Sundays are my favorite days of the week. Yes there’s the fact that they’re the only two days where it is totally acceptable to stay inside all day and watch Netflix (and in my case, Suits). But that’s not the reason for today’s gush-fest. I love the weekends for their sartorial freedom.
During the week, my wardrobe is your standard business casual. Every day I schlep a huge tote bag to and from the office (and on good days, a gym bag too), filled with
a crap ton of stuff highly necessary things like a laptop and/or iPad, heels, makeup, wallet, camera, kitchen sink etc… On the weekends, I’m free! I get to wear the shoes that go with my outfit rather than carrying them with me, and I save my arm strength for shopping bags not handbags.
But like any girl who’s used to carrying her life in a bag, it’s tough downsize my handbag essentials. Because what if I happen to NEED that store coupon and I didn’t bring my full wallet in my tiny purse… That’s why my new weekend escort will be the Lo & Sons’ Pearl Leather Crossbody bag.
Jacket: The Limited (similar) | Shirt: The Limited (similar) | Jeans: Rag & Bone | Scarf: Sheinside | Bag: Lo & Sons c/o | Hat: Joe Fresh (on sale!) | Boots: MaxMara | Bracelets: Stella & Dot, Kate Spade (love this and this)
This little guy may look small and compact, but it has more in common with Mary Poppin’s carpet bag than you’d think. I was able to stash my full wallet, iPhone, keys, sunglasses, and makeup in there, with plenty of room to spare for my iPad Mini if need be. As if this bag didn’t have enough super powers, it also has a convertible strap, if I’m in the mood to rock a clutch or shoulder bag.
If you decide to hit pause on your Netflix and get out for some fresh air this weekend, what will you be toting around with you? If it’s not the Pearl Crossbody … maybe it should be.