Monday, February 14, 2011

We have a situation here...

Jersey Shore any one??

Any ways, I have been on the hunt for a new work bag for a while now. My current one, while I LOVE it, it has seen better days. I have been looking for a quality bag made of real leather that can last me for years to come. One that will only look better with age. One with many pockets for my OCD organization habits. One that has handles that aren’t too long, but aren’t too short. One that is classic in shape, but isn’t old ladyish.. One in that perfect shade of tan that matches everything. One with exterior pockets to quickly stash things….

So, as you can see, my list is pretty long. And unfortunately, I have not been able to find one that meets a majority of my requests, as well as be within my budget. While I realize that a real leather bag is pricier than their pleather counter parts, I still need to keep it within reason.

I recently ordered the Fossil Blackburn Tote from

via Zappos

The color is great (perfect tan), the shape is great (classic), and the exterior is great (leather). The first issue I noticed before ordering was that it did not have big enough exterior pockets to stash my keys or cell phone. But, since I had been searching for quite a while, I decided to take a chance. Plus Zappos has free shipping and returns. So there really was no risk in trying it.

However, once it arrived to my home, I could tell right away that it would just be too small for my needs. But for those of you who might be looking for a larger purse, it would be perfect.

Off to find a new option...

Any suggestions on where I could find a contender?


  1. did you try e-bags. I have had luck there.

  2. Hi Anonymous,
    Yes, I have looked at E-bags, but I have not seen anything on their site that meets most of my wish list. Mr. Moore ordered this work (man) bag from E-bags last year and has been very happy with it. Also, did you know that you can sign up on their website and they will email coupons? Supper handy!
    Thanks for the suggestion,
    Mrs. Moore