I’m excited to partner with Nordstrom today to bring you my favorite accessory: Handbags. For as long as I can remember, a handbag has been my favorite purchase or gift. One of my grandfathers gave me my first really nice bag so I guess I can blame it on him…or my mom who helped him shop! While I love a beautiful burgundy bag, I’m always drawn to a great neutral.
A beautiful handbag is really all about the styling and detail not a designer’s name. Each of these bags fit that bill and are in a range of prices. First, this creamy Longchamp Penelope tote is a great bag for every day and for travel. If you need a great bag for work, this bag is for you. It is large enough for a laptop and a few files as well. I use it to carry mine in the car so I can get a bit of work done while I wait in carpool for 30 minutes. The zip closure makes it great for travel. This color has been in and out of stock but I have a burgundy one and love the black as well. This bag is such a great value: high quality leather and luxury brand for under $1000. Longchamp is a French brand with a long history of high quality leather goods so the quality is not a surprise. Their styles are understated and chic.
My love for Longchamp extends past the Penelope tote to this elevated classic leather Le Pliage Cuir tote in leather. The first Longchamp I purchased was the navy nylon version of the Le Pliage. I’ve carried it all over the DC area on a school trip with one of my girls and now twice to Europe. It is the perfect bag for a sight seeing trip as it has plenty of room for your travel guides and an extra pair of shoes! I now have the pink leather version that I love to carry in the summer and this fabulous gray version. I love the understated beauty of this bag and get lots of questions about it even in the nylon version. The leather is so soft and it comes in four colors this season. This is the more luxury version of their famous colorful nylon totes which are great gifts for all ages and most are under $200.
The last bag I want to highlight is this Rebecca Minkoff Ring Tote with beautiful hardware. I love the combination of the antiqued gold hardware and the gray leather. It comes with two straps so you have the option of a cross body which is so great for a busy mom or travel. I love having my hands free because I’m always carrying a lot of other things to and from the car especially.
A few quick outfit notes: If you are looking for a great $50 gift, this wrap is a must! It is cozy and soft and I love that it is reversible! These booties are soooo comfortable. I wore them two days in a row the first day I got them. These jeans are another pair of Paige that I shared with you here. I distressed the hem myself again. Details on how are in this post.
I’ve curated a boutique of my favorite neutral bags available at Nordstrom right now. I’d love to know your favorite!
PS – I hope you’ve registered for this weeks giveaway which ends on Wednesday! If you’ve not finished all your shopping I’ve linked the gift guides below. Don’t miss this post on great little luxury gifts!
Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. All selections and opinions are my own.
Photos by Mary Summers-Hafner