Some people buy shoes. Some buy watches. Some buy wallets or jewelry or hats.
I buy bags. When I was 13, I bought backpacks. In college, I bought messenger bags. Now, it’s purses and computer bags. And there are few places better to shop for cute computer bags than Etsy.
First, how sweet are these bows?

Left: Red Cotton Canvas Purse from Markfabric
Right: Grey Hemp/Cotton Bag Half Bow from TippyThai
I’m also really loving leather bags in springtime colors. I’m on the hunt for good travel bags, since I’m going to be on the road a little more than usual for work and the holidays in the next few months. The bags below, both from 39Bags, are right up my alley. Plus, they are perfectly priced (all the bags in the shop are $39), so I won’t be filled with anxiety when I hoof them across the country way back in coach.

Left: Large Tote Bag
Right: Leather Shoulder Bag

And while we’re talking computer bags, everyone knows you can’t go throwing your laptop into any shoulder bag all willy-nilly. Laptops hold our lives. Laptops need protection.
Cue this precious laptop sleeve by BluCase:

Perfect for travel or conferences - room for your lifeline, a couple of pens, and business cards (yours and theirs). Click through the links to pick up any of the items above on Etsy. I’ve already added my favorites to my Christmas list!

Original Article

Some people buy shoes. Some buy watches. Some buy wallets or jewelry or hats.

I buy bags. When I was 13, I bought backpacks. In college, I bought messenger bags. Now, it’s purses and computer bags. And there are few places better to shop for cute computer bags than Etsy.

First, how sweet are these bows?

Left: Red Cotton Canvas Purse from Markfabric

Right: Grey Hemp/Cotton Bag Half Bow from TippyThai

I’m also really loving leather bags in springtime colors. I’m on the hunt for good travel bags, since I’m going to be on the road a little more than usual for work and the holidays in the next few months. The bags below, both from 39Bags, are right up my alley. Plus, they are perfectly priced (all the bags in the shop are $39), so I won’t be filled with anxiety when I hoof them across the country way back in coach.

Left: Large Tote Bag

Right: Leather Shoulder Bag

And while we’re talking computer bags, everyone knows you can’t go throwing your laptop into any shoulder bag all willy-nilly. Laptops hold our lives. Laptops need protection.

Cue this precious laptop sleeve by BluCase:

Perfect for travel or conferences - room for your lifeline, a couple of pens, and business cards (yours and theirs). Click through the links to pick up any of the items above on Etsy. I’ve already added my favorites to my Christmas list!

I Want That: Chuck’s Entire Wardrobe

You know, it’s funny - this puppy hasn’t even hit Asheville yet:

(map from Accuweather)

…and I still managed to spend the entire day acting like I was snowed in. I watched “A Star Is Born” - first the Judy Garland version, then just the very beginning and very end of the Barbra Streisand version - Judy’s was far superior. (duuuu-uuuuuh) Then I started on the tragically short-lived “Pushing Daisies.”

It hit me around episode 2.

I want every item of clothing I’ve seen Chuck wear.

She’s so girly and sweet and chipper and vintage!

I mean LOOK AT HER (and ignore the creepy guy behind her). Her dresses are like dresses I dream about. Her dresses are the kind of dresses I would LEARN TO SEW FOR if I had the time and resources and room for a sewing machine. So I took action.

I didn’t buy myself a sewing machine (YET!). I did, however, scour Modcloth for dresses I thought would help me channel the fashion spirit of the lovely Chuck. Here’s what I found:

(pictured: Tupelo Honey Dress, Multi-talented Miss Dress, Bloom Moon Dress, and Make Arrangements Dress)

Floral prints and cinched waistlines are obviously key - the Tupelo Honey dress is my favorite. I just love its cut and the color of the skirt. I can picture myself wearing it to work, to walk around downtown, or on a date with Josh. I’m still terrible at shoes, but I think I could make my standard ballet flats or strappy sandals (in the summer) or even boots (if I had a good pair and was feeling crazy) work with any of these lovelies. I wish they were all mine!

I’ll wrap up tonight’s #avlsnomg shopping spree here. Check in tomorrow to make sure we haven’t gone stir crazy or bought cross-country skis and hit the arctic wilderness with our belongings strapped to our backs. You just never know how a person will react to #avlsnomg.