Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Book bags I can't use

If I could change anything about how I accessorize at school, it would be to carry a classy tote bag that somehow holds my mountain of textbooks and laptop without hurting my back. Unfortunately, that's not an option for me and I still carry a backpack to school, along with a black laptop bag that I bought for the reason that it looks like a tote bag.
My brown corduroy Jansport backpack will never match up to the Kate Spade tote that I covet, but I'm saving the pretty bags for college, or at least senior year of high school. Right now, I have to be able to carry my weight in textbooks around campus. I sewed a pink floppy ribbon on it last year, and my March of Dimes "one in eight" pins are always on it. This summer, I saw "Hairspray" in New York City and I had to get the huge oversized "I Heart Link" pin, and I had to get one of those touristy "I Heart NY" keychains while I was there. My laptop bag is a tote bag, and I also tied a floppy ribbon on it.
For senior year (one more year!), or if my textbooks miraculously shrunk to 1/4 their sizes:
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Fancy Chandelier Tote
$26.00
The price is great, the design is absolutely classy, and it could double as a plastic grocery bag replacement! It's so versatile and big so my laptop could fit inside too, and doesn't black go with almost anything?







Sigrid Olsen 'Andrina' Patent & Plastic Tote
$88.00
I've never been interested in plastic material, but this plastic tote has a fabulous and rich purple tone! And now that I think of it, it'll be easy for me to check if I forgot homework and lip gloss!










$$
Kate Spade 'Santa Monica - Carson' Shopper
$245.00
It would be great for shopping like its name dictates, but who says you can't be just as stylish for class? I adore the hot pink lining and the black and white outside!










Cole Haan 'Village Medium Convertible' Tote
$425.00
What a gorgeous leather bag! I can totally imagine this bag with almost any outfit I would wear to work or school; its rounded edges definitely score points with me.










$$$ (a.k.a. I wish)
Henry Begulein Yoko Drawstring Tote
$1235.00
Even though it's a little too rustic for my tastes, it's casual enough to carry books at school. Plus, I can't resist unstructured design!









Miu Miu Matelasse Large Tote
$1590.00
Quilted black leather? Miu Miu? Yes, please. I promise to maintain straight A's if somehow this bag just happens to fall into my arms...









More school bag blog entries can be found at Teen Fashionista and Does This Look Stupid.

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