Photos thanks to Taylor Cole
Jeans; plaid (c/o) T.J.Maxx; Sam Edelman booties (c/o) Shopbop; bag (c/o) T.J.Maxx (similar); suitcase (c/o) T.J.Maxx; Barrington Gifts duffel (c/o); Julie Vos bangles and ring; Ray-Ban aviators
When preparing and packing for New York Fashion Week, there are two things that tend to throw me into an over-packing tizzy: the shoes and the handbags. Having given up on packing fewer shoes years ago, I turned my attention this season to keeping the handbags under control. I needed a versatile bag that would standout but also compliment several outfits. One that could fit a New York day’s worth of crap including fold-up flats (Yosi Samra’s are the best), a phone charger, a back-up charger, and a slew of other nonsense, and still be appropriate for nights out. I headed to T.J.Maxx and quickly found three bags that I loved. I threw them all on as crossbody bags and walked around the store for a while like a crazy bag lady. (I mean, you gotta take a new bag for a test spin, no?) I finally settled on this spotted little pretty because it’s perfect with a ton of different outfits and colors, and I love the print. (Especially when paired with other prints like this one.) It was a total score and ended up being the perfect Fashion Week companion. While at T.J.Maxx, I scooped up this perfect plaid and much-needed suitcase for the trip as well. The plaid is now in heavy rotation, and the suitcase somehow made it back home with me in one piece. (Those airline people are AGGRESSIVE when it comes to kicking around new bags.) Hope you guys are having a great week – it’s almost Friday!