Day 19 – Go Hands Free!

Dad modeling Erica's favorites!

Dad modeling Erica’s favorites!

(Today’s post was written by Erica, the brilliant daughter-half of this blog partnership.  She graciously took time out from studying for final exams to contribute.  Isn’t she awesome?!)

Fashion designer Vera Wang once said, “A woman is never sexier than when she is comfortable in her clothes.”  I love this, and if you think about it, I’ll bet a majority of your most favorite pieces in your closet are cute and comfy; however, so many times we sacrifice comfort for fashion.

Why do we do this to ourselves? It’s just not necessary! Case in point:

How many times have you gone out shopping with your adorable new bag under your arm, only to return several hours later with nothing but a sore shoulder and a bad attitude because it just would not stay put?  I’ve been there.  Let’s work to fix this, once and for all.

The answer? Cross-body purses

These little gems come in all shapes and sizes, like that hobo bag I mentioned earlier.  Whether you’re looking for an evening bag for a special occasion, or a larger bag for traveling, many designs come in a cross-body option.  They travel well and the best part is that you just slip them across your body and voila!  You’re free at last!

This is a great gift for any woman in your life that can be found at most fashion stores.  For a more youthful gift, consider a smaller version with a pop of color from Old Navy.  For mom or grandma visit to find a slightly larger, leather version for a timeless gift that will last.  Also, scour local second-hand or vintage stores for something a bit more unique.

Whichever design you choose, remember that you will be giving that special someone not only a versatile addition to her wardrobe, but the gift of comfort! It’s genius!



P.S.  We can’t forget about the guys either!  All sizes of briefcases or travel bags can also be found for the man in your life.  Give him the gift of organization with a leather bag that he can use both at work and the gym.  You can find them in all sizes and price ranges at, accessory shops, like, or department stores, like Dillard’s

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