I’ve not been posting much, and it’s because another major change has been going on. As many of you know Vlad and I spend most of our time in South Florida. Zika virus has been impacting the South Florida area with local cases that started to spring up, and while I’m not someone who typically worries much, Zika does worry me since I’m pregnant. Long story short we had to both be tested for Zika because we were in the zones that had cases and thankfully we are both negative. In order to avoid the constant stress of trying to ward of mosquitos (a fairly impossible task in Florida!), we decided to head up to NYC and get out of the Zika zone.
As of now we may be here for a month to just relax a little or until I deliver. We’re lucky we have a flexible job that allows us to move around if needed and now I’m able to go outside for walks in Central Park and not be totally paranoid! So not that you have that update, I can get back to chatting about everything else we love!
Being in NYC is such a huge reminder of the need for a great everyday bag. I have plenty of bags that work well for NYC life and have found that a great light-weight tote is a must-have if you are on the move often. It’s easy to pack your daily essentials and if you’re like me, you carry a bit more than needed. Sometimes when I have a long day, my tote bag has a smaller bag inside to take to a meeting later and even a change of shoes.
While the Louis Vuitton Neverfull is probably one of the most sought after options when it comes to an everyday tote, many brands have similar options. I stumbled upon the Tory Burch Perry Tote and it grabbed my attention.
I immediately recognized the bag as Tory Burch, but the logo is small and the bag is straightforward. The grained leather is sturdy and will hold up well and the top handles are both thin and flat with a 9″ drop (which will fit nicely on your shoulder). I love the pink interior which works well with the french gray hued exterior. There is a snap closure that helps secure the open top, which is a perk for a tote, and the interior features two slip pockets. Dimensions are 11″H x 14.8″W x 6″D. Buy via Neiman Marcus for $395.