Month: October 2012

What’s in My Bag? The Go Bag Edition

Here in NYC the wind and rain from Hurricane Sandy are starting to pick up, so I thought I would do a “What’s in my bag?” for my Go Bag that we keep on hand for emergencies. I used this list from the City of NYC to put it together. The important thing about your Go Bag is to make sure you have everything in one place, and you can grab the bag and go if you ever need to!

1. Multiple flashlights
2. Batteries
3. Snacks!
3. Candles/Lighter
4. Water
5. Radio. I marked the local news stations on the dial with a sharpie.
6. First Aid Kit. We grabbed a generic one from CVS.
The bag is an old tote with some extra pockets that are great for stashing extra batteries and matches. I actually wrote about this tote back in 2004, and here it is again as my Go Bag.

What do you keep on hand for emergencies?

The Mid City Foley & Corinna bag

As soon as I could start to feel fall in the air this year I reached for my Foley + Corinna Mid City tote that I purchase second hand on Ebay about two years ago.  The worn in coppery metallic color is perfect for an autumn day as the leaves change.

You know how I love my pockets, and this bag doesn’t disappoint. Two outside side pockets and two inside side pockets hold all my small items, leaving a ton of room in the main section. I don’t wear the bag cross body too much, but it is great to have the option if I’m shopping or temporarily doing something that I need both hands. With the long bag and high sides I feel like this bag is very secure while walking around the city and riding the subway.

This bag needs to be worn with a thin coat, since the top handles are so shallow, so I need to get in most of my use now before the puffy coat comes out for winter.

What bag do you reach for in the fall?


Fall Outfit ideas

So far we have been having an amazing fall here in NYC and I am actually enjoying planning my outfits everyday. My fall uniform goes something like this:

1. Skinny jeans
2. Colorful/pattered/textured billowy top
3. Fun shoes! (Oxfords, Minnetonka Moccasins, or my favorite tan suede booties!)
4. Lightweight structured jacket (right now I am loving my Gap army green jacket)
5. Interesting scarf (switching between two JCrew scarves: leopard and hot pink)

Pictures from my Instagram feed: thebagblog

Structured Vintage Coach Bag

I picked up this vintage Coach bag on Ebay a couple years ago, even before the new Coach Classic bags were out. I love how simple and timeless this bag is, and how it works equally well with jeans and a professional outfit. I’ve used the bag with a dress for the evening (held onto the top handle) and thrown on cross body along with jeans and a flannel. The latter is probably my favorite look, I love a structured boxy bag with a casual outfit. A bag like this can make a sloppy outfit look put together for my morning coffee run.

I’m on a hunt for my next vintage Coach, which I am hoping will be a large duffle bag in a broken in tan leather (similar new bag here).