It's been a while since I've done these "Treasured" posts, but I've decided to start them back up and highlight some of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe and the stories behind them.
I've had this thrifted satchel for a couple years now, and it's been constantly featured on this blog ever since.
Back when I worked as a handbag sales associate at a department store, finding the perfect purse was an everyday goal for customers who came to my store. I saw so many purses, totes and satchels get returned for a variety of reasons, but the most common complaint was that some purses didn't fit certain lifestyles. A clutch doesn't work well for those who carry their whole lives around everyday, just as batchels don't work for those who dislike short straps.
This crossbody satchel, which I scored for $2 at Goodwill, fits my life: as a student, I can cram the essentials (wallet, camera, iPod, phone, pens) into it, and its long strap means the weight is distributed evenly across my body. It's traveled with me around town and around the world. And during my blog photo sessions, the purse can handle rough weather and conditions and still maintain its style. My only complaint is I've yet to find an affordable bigger version for my laptop.
For more of my thrift finds, look here.