I Found My New “Mama’s Got a Sitter” Bag

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You know that Tik Tok: “Girl don’t do it.” “No I’m not doing it, I was just thinking about it.”

“I did it.”

I did it. I bought the Rejina Pyo Nane Knotted Leather Barrel Bag that I have been obsessing over since it went on sale over Memorial Day weekend.

The Designer Clutch I’m Carrying On Those “Mama’s Got A Sitter” Nights

This is the bag that has seen nary a diaper, nor spit-up or crushed Cheerios. This is the bag you buy with date nights in mind. This is the bag you buy because it makes a statement and that statement is, “yes, sometimes I do wear a dress, real shoes AND brush my hair…but let’s not push it.”

Rejina Pyo Nane Knotted Leather Barrel Bag: The Deets

The Rejina Pyo Barrel Bag is a knotted clutch that holds a deceptive amount of stuff. It features an interior compartment and a hidden magnetic closure so nothing will fall out. I had a hard time deciding between navy, black and almond, but ultimately I decided on almond because it’s unique and shows off the details. I was this close to buying it in navy though. Since my almond shade sold out, I rounded up some other stunning Rejina Pyo bags (many in the same shape) as well as bags in the beige family from various designers.

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2 Ways I’m Wearing The Rejina Pyo Knotted Leather Barrel Bag

1. Dressing Up Jeans & A Tee

This is the bag that has seen nary a diaper or crushed Cheerios. This is the bag for date nights. The bag that makes a statement...

Tee | Jeans | Heels (similar) | Bag (similar)

I was so impatient about this bag y’all…I had it shipped to my mom’s lake house. Between our move and vacation, I am working with a tiny wardrobe. Luckily a simple black James Perse tee, MOTHER The Tomcats (also available at Nordstrom) goes with everything — including my new little barrel bag. Perfect for shopping with girlfriends or brunch (ooo, remember brunch!?). I only really had my Coach Mollie Sandals to wear, which add a nice pop of color. I’d love to swap in some booties come fall like these rag & bone Chelsea Boots or my new Steve Madden Sloane Platform Booties.

2. Date Night, Baby

This is the bag that has seen nary a diaper or crushed Cheerios. This is the bag for date nights. The bag that makes a statement...

Jumpsuit (similar) | Heels (similar) | Bag (similar) | Necklace | Lipstick #94

Pull around the boat Captain, I am ready for my sunset cruise! A black purse would have worked with this Everlane Go Weave Jumpsuit (similar), but the almond color of this bag is fun and unexpected. It has plenty of room for your lipstick, cards and whatever else you need for a night out with your special someone. I added my beloved COACH heels that have since sold out (these are similar) and a Madewell necklace that I have waxed poetically about for months now.

While I’m typically pulled to practicality, every once in awhile I need to make a fun purchase that’s just for me. That makes me feel like an adult and my own person aside from a mother, wife, employee, wordsmith of the stupid pants, etc., I needed a grown-up bag. It also doesn’t hurt that it was on sale for 1/3 of the cost. I am above all my grandmother’s granddaughter — I love a good sale.

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x, Meredith

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