Here’s a comfy, casual outfit I wore for a relaxing date night in Brooklyn. I really don’t wear these Kork-Ease shoes as much as I should – they are perfect to get some extra height while strolling around town. And don’t forget to pop the collar of your camo jacket for a bit of prep!
Jacket: Old, from Jcrew. Similar here, here, and here.
Bag: Vintage – purchased at Stray Vintage & More
Jeans: Gap 1969 Boyfriend Jeans
Blouse: Old, from Urban Outfitters – similar here
Shoes: Patent Kork-Ease Sandals – mine are a few years old from Urban Outfitters, but you can find a similar pair here
My new spring tote is the Bookhou Zip Tote in Gray Triangle. I’m loving this bag because a) its just a plain ol’ great bag! and b) it is unique and handmade. Since I’ve been trying to buy mostly handmade or consignment goods, when I read about Bookhou over at Door Sixteen I realized the Zip Tote fit the bill.
Not sure if they are still offering this color since I no longer see it on the web site, but I was deciding between the gray version and the black and white colors. I went with gray since I thought the muted/faded colors would look better with the colors I usually wear and would get better with age.
The size and weight of the bag is good for a daily commuting bag. I wouldn’t mind if it was an inch or two deeper, but overall it holds all my daily bag contents + lunch + electronics pretty well. I never zip the top, but it is nice to have that option there if I ever need it. The HUGE inside pocket is great – see last photo. I’m usually unhappy with the standard size patch pocket since they are never big enough to be useful, but this one is just the right size. It is also very deep for a patch pocket meaning I can fill up the side pocket with everything I need quick access to (phone, subway card, lip gloss, chapstick, wallet) but it never tips out. It is also deep enough that I feel secure that it would be difficult for someone to reach into my bag and grab something important.
I’ve already had one woman stop me on the subway to ask where I bought my unique bag – let’s see how many more times that happens this summer!
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