Mama’s got a brand new bag.
You may remember my previous bag obsession, Rebecca Minkoff’s Julian Backpack. It’s the bag I just can’t quit (even now), but it does have a few limitations:
One: Pickpockets. (Just go with me here.) While in Barcelona this past summer, I brought my backpack only to be stopped by locals and warned about pickpockets. After Mike’s prescription sunglasses were “lifted” (ugh), I realized they were right. So while this isn’t a huge issue stateside, I would think twice before packing my backpack next time.
Two: I can’t fit my laptop. My giant camera? Easily. Laptop? Sadly, no.
So what’s a girl to do?
The obvious choices are a giant tote, or a big ‘ol satchel. But I’m SO over totes right now, and giant satchels, while amazing, aren’t that comfortable for walking. I’ve been totally and completely spoiled by the comfort of my Minkoff backpack (even when stuffed full), and satchels, rather than moulding to your body, bang and bump and stay structured.
But the hobo bag…..it moulds. Happily, this time around, the newer hobo bags are bigger, and some even have a cross-body strap, making these perfect for us mamas on the go (whether we’re toting laptops or diapers).
sweater: last season’s Free People. This one is similar.
jeans: AG Ankle Skinnies
Shop My Fav Hobo Bags
What other bag trends are you guys loving right now? I’m still a hardcore backpack fan, but I’ve been having trouble finding one that’s big enough yet doesn’t scream FUNCTIONAL!!! I’M SUPER FUNCTIONAL!! (Other than that $1200 Burberry I’m unhelpfully drooling over.) Thoughts?
And Philly locals? If you haven’t been, One Shot Cafe is ah-mazing.
photo credits: The insanely talented duo at Redfield Photography.
A huge thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post! Your handbag department is starting to rival your shoe department (SWOON), and was just the thing for a little (much-needed) bag inspo. As always, all thoughts, opinions, product choices, and stupid tourist moves are my own. And readers, thank you for your continued support. It doesn’t go unnoticed, and is so very much appreciated.