The ultimate “Campus” cross-body bag is here. I finished up my schooling years ago from University and I can tell you the petite cross-body style is the ultimate essential. Think about it.. you have your school tote with all your books in it, which weighs on average at any given moment somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 pounds. Why they don’t have download-able textbooks yet gets me. So when you want to run to the lavatory, go on a coffee run or go grab lunch, your not going to want to lug all that around. And sometimes a simple wallet isn’t going to do the trick. Have you ever tried carrying a drink carrier while trying to hold a wallet and an umbrella in the wind? (Yea, I live in Seattle) Not a fun experience. If I was still in school, the Frye Campus Mini Cross-body would be on the top of my list!
When I was in High School and College I wanted a designer book bag. While in school my funds were incredibly low and I shopped at the outlet stores a lot. Luxury outlet stores but definitely outlet stores. I’ve always been a designer junkie and into fashion. I remember being in High School and seeing some on the girls walk around campus with Louis Vuitton backpack and I so desperately wanted one. I ended up settling for a Coach book bag that I was able to get at the outlet store but it was still super cute. Designer book bags are always cuter than the average Jansport bag but of course nothing is wrong with owning a Jansport. It’s just the norm when you are in school because everyone has a book bag by Jansport.
Obsessed: Juicy Couture Trinity Backpack
I’m a few years past my college backpack toting days, but if this was available when I was in school, then you could bet this would be on my “back to school list”.
Rugged chic has never looked so good. The bag is dressed in a forest army green canvas with chocolate leather trim. Features include a magnetic snap secure flap (perfect for those rainy days!), while leather tassels accent the drawstring closure. Lots of pocket space too, which is huge plus – 3 on the exterior and 3 on the inside.
I absolutely love Rebecca Minkoff! Her style is just incredible! Her designs have a little bit of edge and a little bit of classic chic. Somehow she manages to bring these two opposites together in this perfect balance. I’m really not sure how she does it! Recently though, she has been coming out with some designs that are very minimalistic. Take, for example, the Rebecca Minkoff School’s Out Andie Tote!
I have never been a huge fan of Tory Burch. However, you may have noticed my fellow bloggers seem a bit fascinated by this designer. What I mean is, they have been posting about a lot of Tory Burch handbags lately. Are they seeing something in these handbags that I’m not? The thought has certainly got me wondering. Facing these circumstances, it seems there was only one thing to do… take a closer look at Tory Burch and see what all the fuss is about. What did I find? There was one style that caught my eye. Meet the Tory Burch Dash Bag!
Would you wear a designer backpack? My personal input towards back wear is neutral, reasons being that I have yet to spot something worthy of adding to my ever-changing wish list. Whoever initiated the backpack into a fashion accessory had a great concept, but fell short in making it practical. Most of the luxury designer selections out there arrive in petite form, incapable of holding much, and with excessive exterior pockets that appoint more of a décor role. Perhaps you won’t be able to fit most of your daily essentials in it, but at least you can carry certain items with this unique form of a fashion statement.
There are handbags that are meant for work and there are handbags that are meant for play. How about a bag that can do both? At first, I didn’t know if that was possible. But when you start to think outside of the box a little bit you start to see an array of possibilities! Take a look at the Christian Louboutin Romeo Spiked Portfolio Clutch, for example!
When I discovered the Cambridge Fluoro Satchel, the Kate Spade Essex Scout was the first thing that came to mind. I mean without a doubt the style is identical with minor detail differences here and there. Also the Essex Scout seems to be on the Out over at the Kate Spade headquarters. It appears that there’s only one available, in a beige crocodile print over at Piperlime for $395 – that price tag is about double, making this Cambridge Fluoro Satchel the ultimate look-for-less.
When I was in school, I was one of those women that hated carrying around a bulky book bag and I always dressed nice. You better believe it, heels were a must everyday. I remember walking from the library to my class one day and someone shouted out, “Hey Pantene girl, it’s college not a fashion show”. It was mean but I shrugged it off since the person saying this was wearing pajamas to school. Pajamas, really? I wouldn’t be caught dead arriving to college in pajamas but of course that’s just my opinion.
I always carried my books in my hand, in one of my designer bags or in a Sex and the City tote. Sometimes it got so heavy and everything never fit in one bag. When you have a lap top, books, notebooks, folders and other school essentials it’s not easy to fit it all in one bag so something was always carried in my hand. Now if I had the Anya Hindmarch “Homework” Tote it looks like everything would of fit with no problem!