I just got back from a trip to Mexico, and even though it was only for a few days, you know I brought more than a few bags. Hey, when you pack well, you can do that! If you prefer an even more streamlined suitcase, though, just one or two of the below will do. Take this striped Sophie Anderson handmade cotton tote (on Forward by Elyse Walker for $425). You can carry it on the beach or when you’re farther inland, as a daily shopper bag. If it gets dirty, just throw it in the wash and get back to relaxing!
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I wish there was a pill for “I don’t have anything to wear” days. Pop it and poof! A new outfit. If you also suffer from this chronic ailment, an eye-catching bag is always the answer. And if you’re carrying one of Sarah’s Bags, you can trust it will be all anyone looks at; no one will even notice what you’re wearing with one of these mood elevators clutched in your hands. So tongue-in-cheek, when I’m not taking them out as my medicine, I like displaying them on my bookshelves.
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As much as I love my iPhone (maybe too much, in fact!), I’ve been making a point to lug around my Canon Rebel t5i as of late. When it comes to capturing special moments like my boy’s drama performance and piano recital, I want the images to be crisp and clear; and while smart phone cameras have come a long way, poor lighting may keep even the most sophisticated of iPhone photographers from getting that once-in-a-lifetime, split-second shot.
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For all the whimsy and bedazzlement the holidays bring, there’s a flip side to the festivities. We want our stockings to be stuffed with glamorous goodies and sophisticated little somethings, but for every item that’s easy on the eyes, there’s a bag that makes for a mild attack on the senses. Here, my pick of the bags you ought to watch out for in case you’ve been very bad this past year...
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