WhatIWore: Most aspects of my life are pretty organized with the exception of a few black holes. Kitchen junk drawer. Guest Bedroom. Cavernous depths of all of my handbags. I know that parenthood is going to require pulling
rabbits pacies out of hats diaperbags with one hand without looking, so it’s about time I start getting my carryall bag organized (and I’d like to feel chic while I’m at it…) Here’s what I found (plus a 20% discount offer for you!)
When: March 31, 2014
Shades: Karen Walker ‘Northern Lights’
Tank: Liz Lange Maternity
White Leather Jacket: MICHAEL Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack
Pants: Self Made (VOGUE V8909, View B)
Bag: Lo & Sons
My daily routine involves two bags - usually a small or colorful handbag and a larger carryall bag for my laptop, water bottle, teaching gear and computer cords. For a couple years I’ve using a black leather bag without much structure and I bet I could pull a receipt from 2012 out of there. It’s just one big inside section with two small pockets, doesn’t zip and is a general mess. So I’ve decided to both simplify and upgrade with a new everyday bag from Lo & Sons. I saw good reviews on some of my favorite lifestyle sites, so I browsed the options and went with the T.T. in army green. Part of my thinking was that if this ever became a sort of baby bag, Adam could carry it too and it would match all of his outfits (ha!). I also like the green because truthfully, I just don’t need another black tote bag. Bonus points for lightweight and easily wiped down nylon and style points for leather straps.
But what’s inside is best: there’s a padded pocket for my laptop and I can fit my large Nalgene bottle, a pair of pumps, my drawing supplies and a sketch book inside. Plus there are two large outside pockets that work for folders (for teaching) or magazines. One of those pockets unzips at the bottom which makes it easy to slide over a rolling carry on for travel.
I’ve been trying it out for the past week to give it a fair review and I seriously love the huge amount of space in such a slim and streamlined looking bag. I also had a little idea planted in the back of my mind that I saw on Pinterest - big bags balance out big baby bumps. We’ll see!
Lo & Sons has generously offered a 20% discount code to WIW readers (enter WHATIWORE1 at checkout until April 30th, cannot be used on sale or combined with other offers).
So one other thing before I go… I’m crazy in love with my new pants that I finished up over the weekend! The pattern was super easy (Vogue V8909, view B) and the project probably took less than 3 hours from start to finish (I skipped pockets and the elastic through all of the casings at the hem and waistline took the majority of the time.) Once again I’m reminded to never say never when it comes to style. In other words, I love you elastic waistband!!! See more of my maternity outfits here.
Heads Up! As always, I’ve purchased the products you’ve seen featured here. Lo & Sons (a family owned small business!) is a sponsor of What I Wore. Thank you for supporting the companies that make What I Wore possible!