Happy Friday! I don't know about you but the non-stop rain lately makes it a very long work week for me. I am happy that the weekend is finally here. Today, I am doing a quick review on my new work bag. For the past year, I've been using this J.Crew cross-body as my regular work bag. While it works well for me, sometimes, I just need a little extra space for things (such as an umbrella or a pair of folded flats). This tote couldn't be more perfect. As you can tell from the photos, it's ginormous and probably fits more stuff than you would ever need to carry.
I am the biggest fan of textured leather. Most of my leather handbags have some sort of texture/grain. It plays an important factor in my purchase decisions. I don't think I would ever buy a bag that made of smooth leather. This tote is very spacious, light weight, 100% lined and I can wear it on my shoulder comfortably. The shoulder straps are adjustable to accommodate a variety of lengths. The bag has a large interior pocket as well as 2 slip pockets for your phone. While the bag has some textures, the leather itself is really soft to the touch. This is truly a year round bag that will look great with so many outfits
What I am wearing:
Dress: GAP *old* (many options available here)
Tote: Isaac Mizrahi New York Tessa tote
iPhone 6 plus case: Isaac Mizrahi New York
Sandals: Express *old*
I love the classic style of this tote. As an added bonus, the navy/white stripes add a modern twist to this timeless tote. It is a great transitional piece from work week to weekend. I love my J.Crew bag but I do have to switch it out on the weekends. It's a tad small and too structured for running around town on the weekends. You can find Isaac Mizrahi New York pieces at Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack as well as on their own website.
Thanks to Isaac Mizrahi New York for sponsoring this post