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