Ulla Johnson overalls | sold out
Black Crane boat neck top | small
(use my referral link to Garmentory and get a $20 account credit when you sign up)
Birkenstock birko-flor arizona sandals
Just a random outfit I wore earlier this week and didn’t post – I just love the Black Crane tops I got; the cotton is super lightweight and really beautiful. In fact, the pleated dress in this color (large) is on sale at La Garconne with an extra 20% off sale items with code 99SUMMER20. I was so tempted to get it in medium, but I don’t really like elastic waistbands or waistbands on dresses at all anymore. If you do, and you like the color, I’d recommend it – although it is final sale…
In my Marsell 4 Dritta Bag:
Comme des Garcons wallet | similar – mine is 5+ years old
Comme des Garcons luxury large pouch | similar – mine is 7+ years old
Jerome Dreyfuss popoche | similar – mine is 5+ years old
Baggu bags (regular and mini)
Agnes Badoo crossbody bag | I bought mine via Garmentory, sold out there in natural, available in white
As I mentioned last week I ordered the Agnes Badoo crossbody bag with credits from Garmentory (when you use my referral link and sign up for an account you’ll get a $20 account credit and so will I) because I had been thinking about it forever. I love the brand for the structured look and that it has NO HARDWARE AT ALL – I dislike hardware on my bags now. And, I love the designer (woman) behind the brand. I also mentioned that I have a VERY hard time carrying/using small bags, which is why I don’t have any.
So. I carried it once running some errands last weekend, and I loved being hands free, but felt a little naked. I don’t have to carry everything I usually carry in my larger bags (image/details above), but I do need my wallet, at least one baggu bag, car key, lip balm, hand sanitizer, mints and my sunglasses. Out of everything, my sunglasses are the biggest issue, literally; my glasses themselves are HUGE, and I always use a hard case to protect them and my glasses when I’m not wearing them. This bag is too small for the case AND my wallet and the other things I need. Actually everything fits, sort of, but the flap doesn’t close all the way, and the bag is stuffed full, which is annoying because then I have to take everything out to get to my wallet. UGH.
Sometimes I can just keep my sunglasses in the car, but I don’t like to do that now because of the heat, and since I’ve had cars broken into several times before, I don’t keep anything out in the open anymore. And I know, maybe this is lazy…but it’s just too much to give up switching out wallets, etc., and rearranging everything to fit into a smaller bag. I want to have everything I need with me all the time.
Oh, actually – if I go back to emptying out my bag every day, Marie Kondo style, I could make this work!
I LOVE THIS BAG SO MUCH, so I will keep trying to find a solution, but when will I learn that there’s a reason I keep selling my smaller bags??
Still slogging through The Source (it’s getting better), but also reading The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes for my book club tomorrow. I will admit, I wasn’t very excited to read this book because, cue world’s smallest violin, I don’t get an overwhelming amount of invitations that I have trouble saying yes to, or no to, for that matter. And, I honestly don’t FEEL like I have trouble in this regard. But, I could stand a bit more fun in my life, and maybe I will learn how to say “yes” to doing things that might be quite outside my comfort zone. Anyway, I’ve wanted to be part of a book club forever, so I’m going to read it and go, if only for the community.
I purchased The Unit to read when I finished with everything after reading a blurb about it somewhere. It’s basically about a dystopian future which considers specifically women without children, and how they fit into society. It is written by a women without children, and I think it’s meant to be a statement that women have value themselves, separate from their ability or willingness to procreate. Should be interesting 🙂
No significant plans for the weekend, aside from book club, and lots of reading. I’d love to finish The Source this weekend and move on…
How was your week? Anything exciting planned for the weekend?
I dislike hardware on my bags now – and the woman behind it: Sorry what?
I don’t get an overwhelming amount of invitations that I have trouble saying yes to: I know, right? The only things I say no to are life threatening or involve work 😉
Grechen Reiter says
that sentence didn’t make sense. i edited it 😉
that “and the woman behind it” was meant as a continuation of the previous thought in that sentence – the thought before the hardware …
I hoped so! lol
Every time you post a pic with these overalls, it makes so happy that I bought my own pair based on your initial review of it.
I’ve never spent so much on a denim piece but it was so worth it. It’s one of my favorite things to wear.
Thank you Grechen! (-:
I like the casual second outfit. Regarding the small bag, structured small bags that are narrow in depth are difficult for everyday. I have a beautiful Marni bag that looks like it can hold much more than it really can. I can’t take it to work because my work security key, etc. are too bulky in shape for it. Which was disappointing as it looks beautiful with my work clothes. If you are serious about carrying a small bag for everyday, consider getting one that is slouchier and roomier (I can fit so much in the smallest Longchamp for example, including a small water bottle/kindle, etc. – the one with short handles only, runs about $85). The mini Givenchy Pandora also holds a ton of stuff. Structured with pockets in a small size don’t get as much space bang for buck even though those bags can look beautiful
Alexandra Marie says
I bought a vintage Coach belt bag (style #9826) and it is teeeeeeensy. I’m used to carrying a bag around the size of your new one, and i felt so naked wearing just the belt bag but also very free! It was the perfect thing for vacation on a day with a lot of sightseeing, but I can literally only fit my debit card, ID, phone and some cash into it, lol.
I can’t give up my Clare V. Messenger bag! I travel with it because it’s kind of like Mary Poppins’ bag…It holds a water bottle, snacks, my iPad, several magazines, phone, wallet, tiny suede Baggu makeup pouch, keys….the kitchen sink!!! And it just keeps developing more patina as time goes on. I’ve tried tiny and they just don’t work for me.
Good idea, saying yes to the book club. I’ve made a conscious decision to become more involved so that I have a community. I’m going to join a book club and yoga class. That’s a BIG thing for me!
Had a blast in Lancaster, PA, of all places. I say that because you’d assume that it’s just populated with Amish farmers. 😉 Not so. My good friend just moved there and there’s art galleries, hip restaurants and bee pubs, indie coffee shops, the best indoor farmer’s market I’ve been to, and lots of cool old warehouses/factories being renovated as condos. I helped her choose her colors and pieces for her new condo. I feel like I ate my way thru PA!!!