Happy Monday! It’s probably no surprise, but I am obsessed with bags. I love everything from tote bags to handbags to everything in between. My family has always called me the bag lady because of this. I always have and always will love bags.
Jake and I have been doing a ton of traveling lately, so I knew I needed a big tote bag. When we travel, I like to have a bag that will hold my DSLR camera, and a tote bag is definitely ideal for this. I had been eying Barrington Gifts’ St. Anne Tote for a while and knew it was just what I was looking for. The large size is great because it can hold literally everything from my makeup bag to my laptop to my camera. I was also surprised to find it has several pockets inside. I have had several totes over the years that I lose things in because there is no organization. It has a huge zipper pocket in the back. I use this to zip up my wallet, sunglasses, and sometimes my phone. There are also several inside spots that I use to keep other small items. We have officially moved to Birmingham, so I am about to be searching for a new job. This will definitely be my go-to work bag.
I love that you can personalize these totes. Nothing is worse than seeing everyone with your same exact bag. The selection process starts by you getting to pick a pattern out, then you get to pick your strip color/type, then you add a monogram/ monogram style. The final step is selecting the leather trim.
“My rule is: if it’s not moving… monogram it.” – Reese Witherspoon
Having the personalization makes it so special to me! I have had the bag almost a month and use it daily. It still looks brand new, which is hard for a white bag.
If you’re looking for a graduation gift, a gift for a bride-to-be, or a gift for the girl that has everything, then this is the perfect one. I know when we have babies someday I will be ordering a diaper bag from them. I am also eyeing all of their accessories like the laptop pouch and passport case.
P.S. It’s been a minute, y’all! Jake and I are finally moved to Birmingham, Alabama. We officially moved last Saturday (June 2nd), but it’s been hectic. On Saturday, my parents and I took my car and Jake’s car and braved the 11 hour drive. Jake went down Saturday night after our movers and left in a rental car, so we could maximize bringing as much stuff as possible. We knew the moving truck wouldn’t deliver our stuff immediately, so we decided that was the best option. We also knew it was easier for transporting the cat. We are still without internet and furniture, except a few things we purchased here (a mattress for the guest room and some new chairs). I am so ready for our stuff to come and to finally feel settled. Sometimes I feel like we take for granted little things like the comfort of a bed (we slept on an air mattress for a few days), so it is a good reminder to be thankful no matter what. I am hoping to get back to my normal blogging schedule soon. While Jake is still free for a week before residency starts, I will more than likely just be doing one post a week.