The Working Girl’s Handbag

It seems as though there’s not one handbag out there that’s big enough or stable enough to carry all the items I need on a day to day basis during the week. Never enough compartments, the straps are uncomfortable, or the bag can’t hold a lot of weight. So I have set out on a mission to find the top 5 best (and most stylish) handbags for working girls, or recent college grads searching for a sleek, professional bag to show up to interviews with. Which one is your favorite?

#1 This Halogen Graphic Tote – loving this print!

Bag 1

#2 This simple, yet professional Kate Spade bag

Bag 2

#3 This brown leather carry-all courtesy of Michael Kors

Bag 3

#4 This Phillip Lim bag – if you’re really looking to splurge (and my personal fave)

bag 6

# 5 This classic Tory Burch triangle bag

bag 5


Also, be sure to check out my favorite links of the week and be sure to share some of your favorites!

1.) These choco tacos look too good to be true.

2.) This is still my dream job – interview with a travel writer.

3.) I need to have a rom-com viewing party soon with some of the ones of this top 25 list.

4.) A great networking guide for introverts.

5.) Inspiring story of an entrepreneur and her amazing high-class, boutique candy store.

Have a great weekend and see you next week with some exciting new content!

Finally Friday!

Who doesn’t love Fridays?! This weekend I plan on exploring the city some more and enjoying some much needed time outdoors. One of these days, I’ll have to make it to the Cape so I can get my feet back in the sand and ocean.

Some of my favorite things to do on the weekends are going on a long run outside (while simultaneously working on my tan), taking time to cook a fresh, homemade meal, catching up on my favorite Netflix shows (Mad Men, anyone?!), and making memories with friends both new and old. I also love venturing over to this awesome local grocery store, Wilson’s Farm to get local ingredients for meals and fresh cut flowers for my coffee table.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetFresh bouquet of peonies, my new favorite flower.

To close out the first week of summer I wanted to share some of my favorite links:

1.) Glee stars lip-synch to Haim’s “The Wire” – my fav girl band of ALL time.

2.) 39 Reasons Studying Abroad in Italy Ruins You for Life – I just had to include this, so true.

3.) The new food everyone is going crazy about –> the churro ice cream sandwich (I’d fly out to LA for this alone).

4.) An interview with Garden & Gun’s Senior Editor – because it’s one of my favorite magazines & my dream job.

5.) I’ve got to try this Instant Ramen Noodle recipe ASAP.

6.) Inspiring article on a young entrepreneur following her dreams to open a boutique (thanks for sharing with me, Lindsey!).

7.) A great blog I stumbled upon for all of you Entry Level millennials out there!

8.) Such a great read on maintaing traditional conversation in our day-to-day lives.


What are some of your weekend plans?