I mentioned a few times before how much I love jewelry, or really anything, with my initials or name on it; I really love my name 🙂 But I’ve never really had anything WITH my initials or name on it until now – I recently ordered a Helen Ficalora initial pendant from Shopbop, and I’ve also just received this fabulous canvas/leather bag by BLVD from Delcina.
I’ve had this bag for a few weeks, and have already put it through so much!! I took it to Florida with me as my work bag, I use it as a tote to carry extra clothes I’m “donating” to my sister over to her, when I walk down the street to Panera for a “working” break, I use it to take my laptop and wallet…it’s truly good for any situation.
It was much bigger in person than I expected it to be, but that’s turned out to be quite the godsend. And I love that it has a zipper closure at the top (unlike other totes) so it can actually be relatively secure. It has a small, zippered pocket inside, but the leather pouch on the outside has proven to be more useful; it holds my phone and keys perfectly, so they’re within easy reach. The straps are definitely long enough to go over a winter coat, and they’re not too long that it’s still comfortable to carry it on your arm, or by hand.
The luxe detailing is awesome – it makes this more than just another tote. And of course, the monogram on the front pocket is the crowning touch! Sadly though, the GC that’s there now won’t be relevant once I am married (again lol), but that’s okay, it will ALWAYS stand for Grechen’s Closet or Grechen’s Codes!!!
Something I do wish it had is a reinforced bottom so it didn’t sag so much. I could probably put a piece of cardboard there as a DIY solution, but right now, I’m too lazy…
Overall, I’m incredibly pleased with this BLVD Canvas/Leather tote; it’s a great size for anything I need it to do, the straps are heavy duty and the canvas will hold nearly any weight I can carry, and it’s CUTE!! It would make a great gift in my opinion – who doesn’t love something personalized? At $145, it’s priced reasonably for a special gift for your mom, or your best friend, and now, at Delcina, you can get free monogramming with code “grechengift.”