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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

the perfect bag for a day in the city

how is it that the weekend seemingly comes and goes so quickly?
friday finally arrives and *blink* the weekend is over! 
filling your schedule with coffee dates, blogging,
a family dinner, while also catching up on several tv shows, 
and that essential saturday afternoon nap, certainly does not help.
if we just had an extra day (or two?), i would be 
a very happy and more productive lady!
disclosure: embrazio graciously provided me with the handbag featured
in this post! all opinions are my own.

for an afternoon in the city, a stylish, yet functional
handbag is essential. my work bag (a tote i picked up on sale a 
few months back) is ideal for commuting, as i can easily stash my book, 
water bottle and other essentials. on weekends, 
however, i prefer something slightly different.

i need a bag large enough to carry my phone, wallet, and beauty
essentials (i can't go anywhere without chapstick, a lipstick or two, 
and oil blotting sheets). while a tote is more practical than 
a clutch, this black leather crossbody bag is the 
perfect size, shape and style for every city-loving gal.
embrazio is a colorado-based company, and their gorgeous 
products are handmade in leon mexico. also on my wish list? 
this brown, leather tote and this gorgeous leather bracelet!

i love the luxurious feel of the leather and the convenient
 zipped pocket (to easily store my driver's license and debit card).
 the crossbody link chain keeps my hands free for a latte, fresh flowers from 
pike place market and my ever-present iphone! 

additionally, the black and bronze coloring make this bag both trendy and 
versatile; it can be paired with just about anything in my closet!
when styling my crossbody bag, i chose black joggers and a cropped, 
scalloped sweater (currently on sale!).
for walking purposes, i opted for clogs instead of heels,
but these could easily be swapped out for a dressier evening or date-night look!
i kept my jewelry (aside from a statement ring) relatively simple,
as i wanted the handbag to stand out.
the link chain strap can easily be tucked inside the purse, 
allowing it to act as a clutch. this particular style is also available 
in all-black, cognac, black and gold or a black and silver combination.

sweater: zara (exact here), jogger pants: nordstrom rack,
clogs: born (similar here), ghost babe ring: c/o leia beila jewelry (exact here),
savannah leather envelope clutch & crossbody bag: c/o embrazio (exact here)

do you have a purse preference when exploring your city
(or somewhere new, too!)? i love something chic and feminine,
yet functional; this embrazio crossbody bag is the perfect combination!