the new bag
Honestly, I'm not much of a bag person. Do I day enjoy some occasional designer bag eye candy? Sure, but at the end of the day I don't have any strong desires to get my hands on a vintage Chanel boy bag. Bags serve more of a utilitarian purpose for me. They're meant for carrying my books, laptop, calculator, glasses etc. If I don't need to lug anything with some significant weight around, I prefer stuffing whatever I need into my pockets (unless god forbid, my outfit doesn't have pockets. That's the absolute worst.)
I haven't bought a bag in well over a year, and I honestly wasn't looking to break that trend anytime soon. Then while shopping at Madewell last weekend, I happened across this bag. Their sale section was killer to begin with, which is saying something since the Madewell sales in LA always suck in comparison to those in Jersey and NYC. But by far the best find of the sale, was this bag. I mean it retails at around $230 + tax, and I purchased at for under $50 with tax. It was a steal. A black, cross-body with pockets galore? Yes, please.
Oh, and if you're like me and like going around sans bag, this iPhone case is pretty much perfect for you. I had one for my 4S and bought one asap when I got my 5S since its a lifesaver, with its pocket where I can pop in a credit card, ID, and some cash.