June 3, 2013

The Brompton Hobo

On my list of 101 things to do in 1,0001 days, I made the pledge to invest in one good bag. Upon first moving to DC at the start of April, I quickly learned that I was going to need a crossbody bag, and one that could sustain a lot of wear. I wanted it to be something I could bring into work as well as use on weekends when I'm out with friends, which meant that it had to look professional, but at the same time seem casual in style. I knew I wanted a cognac color, and I was pretty adament about it being leather (I meant it when I said invest!) but I could not bring myself to spend over $200. Tory Burch is an investment, but I cannot imagine spending $500 on a purse.

In the end, I settled with the Brompton hobo bag from J.Crew. I knew I wanted a hobo bag, and I fell in love with the color of it. Plus, J.Crew was having a huge sale, so I got $100 off! I've been breaking it in all week, and am so happy I decided to go with this one.

Do you own a bag that you saved up for?


  1. yes, my MK tote!! love that Hobo bag though!! :)

  2. This is one of our favorite bags! Hope you enjoy it!

  3. Yes! My new Coach bag featured on Au Flair today. Highly recommend investing in a great handbag that will last you forever! Love the bag you picked out!!


  4. That is such a beautiful bag! I haven't bought my 'purse' yet but hopefully soon! xo

  5. So cute! Such a great investment piece. I have a couple purses I have saved up for :)