Oversized Origami or Adorable Tote? - The Bag That Catches Everyone's Eye

Remember in middle school when you’d fold up paper to make those origami fortune tellers? Well this folding tote bag kind of reminds me of that, in a more sophisticated way obviously! It folds up into a diamond shape when held by the short handles. Then it opens up into a large bucket tote and can be carried with the crossbody strap. Every time I wear this Saddle Brown Tote Bag, by Angela Valentine, it turns heads! So many people have stopped me to ask where it’s from and I’m more than happy to take a moment to talk the bag up! It’s made of crocodile embossed genuine leather and features natural suede lining. Aside from its interesting shape, it also features a tortoiseshell chain detail! I can’t get enough tortoiseshell these days. Plus, you can’t imagine how much it holds! There's no zipper, just a clasp that holds the long edges together so I suggest using a pouch to organize your small belongings. This bag has easily become the thing I most look forward to wearing in my wardrobe. But I’m also crushing on most of the Angela Valentine collection. My other favorites include the Gavi Shoulder Bag, the Loel Mini Crossbody, and the Mallory Top Handle Tote. Every single one are both trendy and unique! Angela Valentine has incredible customer service so if you have any questions feel free to shoot them a message.

Outfit Details: 

Bag // Sunglasses // Jeans // Jacket // Boots // Necklace

Photographer #1:

Bill McGuiness


Stylist, Model, Photographer #2, and Writer:



2 Spring Handbags That Will Go With Everything + Last For Decades

1. The Sophia  Handbag

I'm so excited for the warm weather to finally arrive. Unfortunately, it's still quite cold here in Philadelphia but to prepare for spring, I'm featuring two handbags that will go with literally any spring outfit. The Sofia (above) and Camila (below), both by Alisn Lee, are my top handbag picks this season! It's clear that the white color and minimalist design makes these handbags about as versatile as you can get. While simple, these bags feature unique shapes and straps that give them spunk. Take for example the Sofia purse, which has a box design and a light pink/white reversible strap. Meanwhile, the Camila is a soft edged square with the cutest ruffle strap ever. And although they seem small, these purses fit all the essentials (A.K.A. my iPhone 8 Plus, a small wallet, and lip gloss). Lastly, I adore these handbags because of the impeccable quality with which they are made. Both bags are crafted with incredibly soft genuine embossed python leather and are lined with a durable linen material. Honestly, I have not used any other purse since receiving these beauties in the mail and I think that just about sums it all up!


2. The Camila Handbag

Outfit Details

Sofia Handbag // Camila Handbag // Button Down (similar) 

Denim (similar) // Sandals // Rings // Sunglasses


Photographer #1,

Bill McGuiness (BF+BFF)


Stylist, Model, Photographer #2, and Writer