Friday, April 6, 2012

In the Market…

At my high school, everyone carried backpacks everyday (except for those seniors who had mentally checked out!) but I’ve realized that isn’t necessarily the case on a college campus.

I love my backpack and used it for a lot of the year, but I’m starting to think that it’s not quite as practical now, especially on days when I’m only carrying around a few notebooks! Tote bags are a really fun alternative, and what I’ve been using lately.


I’ve been using my Longchamp Le Pliage that I’ve had forever, but I want to look into other bags with a more solid bottom! Plus, this bag has been through a lot of wear with me – I’ve had it for almost three years! After some searching, I’ve found some good options, but I want to know what y’all think!


One easy solution is the Vineyard Vines classic tote bag – all my friends testify that it lasts forever! I love this Derby Silks print, too.


The Francesca Joy hand-painted totes are so pretty also! I love how unique these look, and I was loving loving LOVING the elephant print on the website, they’re my favorite animal! You can also pick the color of your strap, which makes it extra fun!


I’m also a huge fan of the Lilly Pulitzer Totes! They’re really bright and fun and they come in a million different prints – both for sororities and not for sororities – but this Kappa Delta one is obviously my favorite!

I love using a tote bag to carry my things to class because it just feels easier than a backpack – even though the weight isn’t evenly dispersed, a backpack is a little too much commitment for most of my days in class. Plus, these bags are way too cute!

What are y’all carrying your books in these days? Or, if you’ve graduated, what did you use and find was best for you?

All my love,



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  2. The VV totes are very sturdy. LL Bean boat and totes are another great option, and they're monogramable!