7/08/2014

I Remember My First...

Photo courtesy of Fake Leather
I remember my first beer Coach bag. I was in 8th grade and had no idea what it meant. Assuming Coach was some magical soccer duffle bag company, I said, "Coach bag? I don't even like sports." Regardless, my best friend and I got matching mini totes.

Needless to say, my fashion choices have matured since my white, nylon Coach bag with pink lettering on the inside. In high school, I moved on to Louis Vuitton and never looked back.

Today, I caught myself fighting my inner devils advocate when I uttered the thought, "Is Coach back?". Eeek. I'm cringing as I type this. The Coach brand has lacked any sort of enticement to drive me to even pay attention to them as a brand for a number of years now.  My opinion currently continues to teeter back and forth, but I can't deny the one impression that suddenly had me questioning my whole presumptuous opinion of the brand.

It all started on my daily commute on the E train. I was jammed in the crowded subway car, holding my breath until it was my turn to get off, when I came across the most perfect little red bag. It had 3 zippered compartments, just the right amount of storage, and gorgeous structure. So obviously, I needed to find out who made it.
At first I thought, had CĂ©line decided to make a larger version of the trio? If that was the case, I knew there'd be no way I could fit that into my budget right now. So, while we stood on the crammed subway cart, I had to ask. Upon hearing this bag was Coach, I was both underwhelmed and confused. But regardless of how I feel about the Coach brand, I must confess that this is literally the most affordable, appealing bag I've seen in years. It's Coach and I'm only kind of ashamed of it.

Are you convinced enough to consider purchasing the Coach Turnlock Borough Bag?

6/06/2014

The Best Gifts for Your Grad

The jump from college into the real world is ROUGH. If you're heading to a graduation party this season, chances are you'll need to bring a gift. Check out the shopping list below for gifts that your grad will really appreciate. Whether your grad's new venture includes a shiny, new job, something temporary, or their mom's couch... might as well help them with their transition into the post-college world by giving them something they can use on a daily basis.