My Favorite Everyday Tote (& Finding Happiness Through Adversity)
Hope you all had a Happy New Year! I wanted to share with you a couple of my favorite everyday things as of late. If you’re wondering what my favorite everyday bag to carry is or what long cardigan I’m always wearing, this post is for you. But first, I wanted to talk about some 2017 reflections before jumping right into the totes that I’ve been carrying with me everywhere I go.
2017 held a lot of challenges for many of us. There were a lot of ups, a lot of downs, disappointments, accomplishments, etc. I’ve been pretty transparent about my challenges throughout my journey of moving to Oregon, dealing with allergies, making new friends and finding my place in Eugene.
For this post I wanted to talk about the good stuff. It’s so easy to think back on the year and think man it was such a bad year. Do we say this every single year and then thinks THIS YEAR (insert year) will be my year. I mean if you think you’re not going to face challenges then that’s a very unrealistic view to have in life. I can definitely say with my heart that I know I had a very challenging year and probably the hardest one yet. But I also had a really great year. I move into a house for the first time, I went Feast Portland, traveled several times to Portland for blogger events, partnered with Google (seriously so awesome), got a new amazing job that I love every single day, retaught myself how to walk after a crazy injury, failed so many times and just kept getting right back up, met new friends and lost some old ones, and lastly I found
So despite how challenging the year was I’m grateful for everything that has happened. In flying back to LA I learned to appreciate my little town a little more. In traveling to Portland I realized I wanted more for myself that actually has nothing to do with blogging, in having trouble making friends I recognized who the good one’s were, and lastly landing the dream job I had wanted before even moving to Oregon, that really was the cherry on top of the year.
We will all face challenges in life. We will all fail over and over. Let’s go into this year moving forward, accepting change and most importantly remaining focused.
Part of my New Year’s resolution this year is to be less wasteful. I am that person that goes to the grocery store and buys bags every single time. Since getting the 24 oz tote, I carry it with me every single day. I can throw in my laptop, throw it in my car for groceries, travel with it as my carry-on and literally take it with me EVERYWHERE. It’s the more eco-conscious thing to do instead of buying bags over and over at the grocery store.
The Everyday Tote is great for a classier look on the go. Great for travel and wearing with everyday with cute outfits. Bonus? Both of these bags have a lifetime guarantee. Will Leather Goods prides itself on creating leather goods that are designed to endure and inspire you in your everyday life. How I wear my Will? I styled it with a long cardigan, a Free People top, skinny jeans from Hudson and a pair of Chelsea boots from Be Dewulf. Scroll down how I styled my Everyday Tote and 24 oz Tote.
Photos taken by Tyler M.
You can shop this whole look on my LIKETKIT by going here.
I hope you all enjoyed my reflections post. Are you the type of person to buy a bag and wear it on repeat?
Let me know in the comments below if you’ve got an everyday tote you love or if you’d wear any of these!