Marc Jacobs Cosmic Croc Embossed Leather Tote, $1995 via Net-a-Porter

I’ve been visiting my family in Atlanta for the last week, and because of the relatively temperate weather we’ve been having the South, I’m having a hard time remembering that the intense part of winter has yet to come. I haven’t worn a coat of any kind for seven full days. It’s sunny and shiny and happy outside. Snow? What’s snow? I’ve never heard of snow.

That being said, that’s probably why I looked at the Marc Jacobs Cosmic Croc Embossed Leather Tote and thought, “Oh, how perfect to take on a swanky resort vacation or pair with a sundress or, you know, whatever as long as the weather’s warm!” Except that the weather isn’t going to be warm for, like, four or five months. Sigh.

At nearly two grand, this bag probably shouldn’t be used around water or sand anyway, but the idea sure is attractive. The embossed croc breaks up the mirrored silver finish just enough so that finger prints or smudges won’t be a problem on such a slick surface, and the shape practically screams, “TAKE ME TO A BEACH. FILL ME WITH SUNGLASSES AND TRASHY NOVELS.” Or maybe that’s just what my subconscious is screaming? Either way, maybe this bag will get marked down by the time it’s warm enough to pull out the ol’ bikini. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $1995.

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