You guys, I hate to break it to you, but New York City requires kind of a lot of walking. I knew this intellectually, of course, and I’ve been to New York many times in the past, but my weekend jaunt to this city recently reminded me of just how different getting around will be once I move out of car-dependent Atlanta and into my new home on the Upper East Side. It’s going to be a transition, to put it mildly.
I’ve written before of the necessity of changing my bag wardrobe to fit my impending lifestyle shift, but never has it been more obvious that such a change needs to happen quickly. I have four and a half weeks until my moving date, and the slight panic that I’m feeling might be alleviated with the acquisition of the Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Natasha Crossbody, don’t you think?
The thing is, I never really realized how much more convenient life without a car would be with the help of a truly hands-free bag. Sure, my roster of shoulder bags may seem nearly hands-free, but I find myself holding and adjusting my hobos and totes much more often than my mini crossbodies. The only problem is that all of the crossbodies I have right now are truly mini.
This bag, however, is the perfect medium size. It’s not so large that it will weigh you down and give you a wonky strap-boob by cutting across your body, but it’s not so small that you can’t throw some non-essentials in there with your keys, wallet and sunglasses. In this lovely shade of turquoise, I feel like this bag could keep me delightfully hands-free for my first summer in the city. Plus, I dare you to beat the price. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $350.