Saturday, September 4, 2010

Life is a Neverending Excuse to Shop

It's that time of year again, when the leaves start falling and you find yourself being abruptly woken by the familiar high pitched sound of children screaming/roaring of ratty old yellow school buses every single weekday morning.  In college, being an exercise major and all, the majority of my classes took place in the 'field house' aka dingy windowless school gym which hasn't been penetrated by a vacuum in the last three-and-a-half centuries.  After one hour of quality classroom time, you could expect to have dust in your eyes and the lingering smell of roller-skating-rink-lost-and-found-socks all over your clothes. Let's just say that there was hardly any pressure to look presentable.  However, with graduate school just around the corner, I feel that it is time to turn over a new leaf and upgrade my reliable-but-generic North Face backpack to something slightly more sophisticated.  As much as I would love to saunter around school with a smooshy pebbled leather bag slung across my shoulders, the sporadic bouts of torrential downpour in Washington makes such a thing rather impractical (so I'm leaning towards canvas or polyurethane). Please help me decide! Which one is your favorite?

Clockwise from top left:
1. ASOS Faux Croc Bar Day Bag $60.66
2. ASOS Urban Academy Canvas Bag $53.92
3. J. Crew Rugged Twill Messenger Bag $128
4. ASOS Leather Slot Through Satchel $109.53
5. Marc by Marc Jacobs Modern Military Messenger $260
6. J. Crew Bowery Messenger Bag $98


  1. I loveee the ASOS Faux Croc Bar Day Bag, and the last J Crew one xx

  2. Don't do this to me!!! Hahaha... Now I have an even bigger wishlist. But you are right, neverending story with fashion... But you know what? I don't want it to end either...
    Have a great weekeend

  3. Yikes....I love them all.....Id say #3, I guess I really cant just pick one, lol

  4. Wow, there isn't a bag I wouldn't rock here! Great choices! I'm in college and I'm always looking for a great bag to carry some books in and these are certainly a possibility!

    Great post :)

  5. i want them all. i take that back, i NEED them all.
    you are a fantastic writer too.

  6. Hi Joy,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I read through some of your posts - fantastic stuff especially the run in with the tree. I laughed lots at work ( but umm, not at your expense of course...)!

    Thought I'd repay the kindness by leaving a comment on yours.

    To answer this post's question:

    I like the most expensive (even before looking at the price!) one which is the Marc by Marc, as well as the last one - the J. Crew Bowery Messenger.

    Good luck with this and grad. school!

  7. Number one and six are my faves - can't wait to see which one you choose x

  8. Haaa, dancing around the house in nothing but my feather ruff could certainly attract some attention! ;)

    The bags... hm. Decisions decisions! Personally, I'd go for the J. Crew; it's gorgeous! x

  9. Oooooo love the J Crew bag. very nice indeed. Cute blog too x

  10. #2 or #3 for sure, looks like there is enough room for books and a ton of snacks!

  11. i love the second and third bags! thanks for the comment, subscribe to my blog if you enjoyed it :)

  12. I like firts bag...Nice post...

  13. Loving the first and last Asos bags..


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  15. ahhh of course my eye goes straight to the Marc Jacobs haha.

  16. Hi there! Thanks for visiting SHE! Please follow us if you haven't yet :)

    Your blog is so darling! I'm going to follow you for sure!

    These bags are so nice. I wouldn't know which to choose!

  17. love all of them! i definitely have a list of fall faves accruing as well!

    thanks for the kind comment!

  18. hi darling. tHanks for stopping by- great blog! love the header.killer ring!
    and that first bag -- ive been looking at that too ;) want to buy it ;)
    hope youre having a wonderful week


  19. thanks for stopping by! I'm so excited-another seattle blogger! i like the the grey faux croc or the yellow canvas bag!

  20. either of the J Crew bags are dope :)...too bad it wasn't elton's

  21. Personally, I like #5 and 6. Especially #6.

  22. the first bag :)


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