While we wait for it to finally feel like spring, Jill of Everything Just So and I thought it was a great time to focus this month’s “How I Wear My” on that workhorse of any wardrobe, the Everyday Bag.
Prior to my recent Paris trip, my everyday bag was my Mulberry Bayswater in a beautiful cognac that goes with everything I own. While it will still be a bag I carry frequently, I am currently favoring black after finding this leather tote in the Marais district of Paris last month.
COS, Collection of Style, is a chic fashion retailer in Europe. I found this bag sitting on a shelf on my way to the register to buy a few other items. I barely spent 10 seconds deciding whether or not I wanted to buy it. I just knew it was “it”.
Soft leather with a solidly constructed design, this bag works for me. It has two long side-sections that I can easily stick my notebook and iPad mini into and the center zippered area safely holds my wallet, makeup bag, business cards and keys. It keeps me organized. But more than anything, I love the way it looks.
I carried it with a jacket I bought at Zara on Avenue des Champs-Élysées. This ivory blazer with black lapel can be worn casually, or dressed up.
I love the classic cut, style and colors of this blazer. I think it will look great with boyfriend jeans, too.
Be sure to head over to Jill’s blog, Everything Just So, where you will find Jill and a couple dozen women showing us their everyday handbags. It’s an everyday handbag extravaganza!
For May, we’ve been thinking about adding a touch of metal to everything—nails, shoes, bags, clothes! Did anyone else notice the metallic trend on the red carpet at this year’s Oscars?
Please join us for “How I Wear My: Metallics” on May 1. Send a picture to Jill or me by April 30. It’s your chance to shine!
HIWM is growing. This month is our biggest turn out yet! Starting in May, instead of trading off playing hostess as Jill and I have been doing, we will each feature participants. It will be a great way to focus further on all you lovely ladies and your outstanding looks!