H&M // Zara // Zara
I love my new job, don't get me wrong, but I am in meetings A LOT. Some days when 5:00 rolls around, I don't actually feel like I did anything. Instead, I feel like I just talk about doing things but relationship management is a huge part of the role so it is to be expected. I've been shuffling all over campus for meetings with colleagues so at any given time I have four pens, two notebooks, three half scribbled on meeting agendas and receipts for coffee crumpled at the bottom of my purse. I'll soon be traveling through out the northeast for strategy meetings and it is definitely time for some structure in both organization and purse design. As such, I've been on the hunt for a purse that was not only structured and big enough to carry meeting materials but also work appropriate. I love my longchamp bag but a bag that doubles as a gym or overnight bag just wasn't going to cut it anymore. Oh and of course I didn't want to spend more than $100. Because its me.
So I did some perusing around the interwebz and planned to head over to my local Zara to get this bag. Until Kate Spade had their surprise sale and my $100 budget went out the window when I got this bag in tan (now sold out). I only went slightly over budget but over budget none the less. I also had to talk myself out of getting this clutch too. I mean, isn't it adorable? A bit unpractical but I kinda love it.
Shop the sale to find a great work handbag! Or not and check out some of my suggestions above!