Saturday night Jordan and I went out to celebrate the birthday of one of his best friends. I love any excuse to dress up a little especially a new bag! I have a bit of social anxiety so going to a party with lots of new people always makes me a little nervous. I’ve learned to cope with social anxiety over the years and am much better in some scenarios than others (great at professional/academic functions, horrible at parties and bars). Luckily everyone was super friendly, the food was delicious and the vibe at the restaurant was very relaxing.
I’d been craving a brown leather tote for ages (I mean seriously for years). I gave myself the incentive that when I found a new job I would reward myself with the Tory tote of my dreams but alas even though I got the job I didn’t actually have the available funds to reward myself the way I wanted to. I searched high and low for great leather totes and found quite a few but still loved the Tory Burch options most. Internally I was debating whether to snatch up a less expensive option right away (like this Madewell version) or keep saving for the more expensive version (even though the Nordstrom Anniversary sale would be over by the time I could afford it, boo). As I’m sure you can understand the internal debate was really tearing me apart.
Saturday morning I grabbed brunch with my bestie while Jordan was off running errands and meeting up with a few of his friends. When we met at home to get ready for the birthday party that evening he was acting super awkward, but I blew it off…he can just be an awkward guy sometimes (;
When I walked into our bedroom to lay down for a minute I saw a huge silver Nordstrom box on the bed. Like any normal breathing woman my heart started beating fast. I will shamelessly admit I love presents (giving and receiving them) and surprises are SO much fun. Naturally I was even more excited when Jordan confirmed the present in our bed was for me and only grew more elated when I opened it and found this leather Tory Burch tote inside.
Even though the main reason I wanted the bag was for toting notebooks and planners and my laptop to and from work and coffee shops and home I was too excited not to style it for our evening out. Of course I didn’t really have enough to bring out with me for an evening to fill a large tote but that didn’t stop me. I can’t be the only one guilty of NEEDING to wear their new pieces as soon as possible?
What’s on your wish list from the anniversary sale?
A few Similar Totes & bags I love: