You know what makes my heart beat a little bit faster? Seeing a big box like this on my steps waiting for me!
I saw the Abbey Lou sticker on the package and was so excited: my new, super, huge, and awesome bag had come in. I had been FedEx stalking, um, tracking, this package for a week. I tore open the box and voila:
Behold the Abbey Lou Sophisticate bag in “sunny.” I carry a lot of crap with me everywhere I go. I am a teacher, so thereby a natural hoarder. Add to the mix the fact that I still need a diaper bag for Lea and also a busy bag for Zoe, and you most often find me embarrassingly carrying some giant beach tote. Well, not anymore. The Sophisticate bag is so roomy but not at all “mommish” or unfashionable. The dimensions of the bag are 17”w x 14”h x 5.5”d. The bright yellow color combined with the ruffle detailing make the bag look young and hip. In fact, Abbey Lou bags were initially made for the owner’s daughter to use in middle school because she wanted a fun and fashion forward bag that would hold all of her stuff. My new bag has tons of pocket space for easily sorting the black hole which is often my purse.
The large pocket you see pictured is actually a tech pocket built for holding tablets or other e-readers. I also got the matching “Junk Drawer” pencil case because the teacher side of me needs to have at least 15 writing instruments on me at all times.
One last thing I loved about this bag was the durable brass buckles on the straps. I cannot tell you how many purse straps have snapped on me because my bag is too heavy. I honestly can’t imagine this happening with this hardware.
So now all I have to do is mange to avoid spilling my coffee on this bad boy and I think I may have finally found the perfect bag. Jen at Abbey Lou is graciously giving on lucky reader their own Sophisticate bag in their choice of color. This bag retails for….waitforit…..$125! That’s right, you could win your own Abbey Lou purse with a retail value of over $100. So enter below!