Alternate title: your evening bag is actually an all day bag.
The vessel for your phone / wallet / keys should be equal parts “spark joy” and “hardest working accessory.” You should be able to pull it out of your tote at a moment’s notice if the boss asks if you want to grab lunch. Or if you are going straight from desk to fundraiser. Or when the weekend comes and you want to feel cute when meeting up with friends.
The small, (usually) non-branded but still loud and full of flair bag is one of my all time favorite accessories. I’ve been known to preach the small bag gospel here and everywhere…hello Pasticcino from one of the first 5 Things ever!
Anyway, the point being this week, that its the season of going out for a drink from work, picnics, charity auctions, carry-on travel, yada yada yada. So it’s a perfect time to tell you that you just need a few fun pouches to take you everywhere. The thing that stays in your shlepper all day, should also be the thing that is fun to take out of said tote for off duty fun.
One thing to note: The louder the better. Go for the bright color. The sparkle. The garnished. The ruffled. The print. And don’t worry about matching it to your outfit. My MOST used pouch is lime green satin and I love how it doesn’t go with anything and therefore…goes with everything.
Ten “Things” this week because this is a category you can truly never have enough of! They’re tiny to store and deliver outsized flavor everyday for every occasion. Even if its just to go to the grocery store.
**Late breaking addition! Sofia Richie’s honeymoon bitty bag! I’m sure I’m not alone in saying it was pretty fun to watch her bridal trousseau this past week.** Super into her teensy WHITE leather Loro Piana pouch. I cannot seem to find it on the internet, but someone get to Loro Piana quick! Save me one. :)
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Love all this! I just did a similar edit for wedding guest dressing....got my eye on a sequin Dries Van Norten pouch now!
I want the Attersee pouch, so pretty!
May I add to the list the Maria La Rosa Game and mini Game? A bit pricey but absolutely stunning. I couldn’t decide on which color! Obsessed with the color matched chain straps. I found a shop in the US selling them because I was afraid of Italian import duties but highly recommend browsing her e-commerce site, https://www.marialarosa.it/en/collections/shop-must-have