Nothing beats a good tote bag. They do double duty as the perfect weekend or travel bag. I love running errands with a tote, because it keeps my hands free. I love traveling with a tote, because I can fit a smaller bag inside, as well as my iPad and a bottle of water. The negative is they can be a bottomless pit, but I'm willing to run that risk because they look so chic. I saw this Madewell Transport Tote when I was visiting my parents in Cleveland, Ohio over the holidays. The rich color caught my eye, and at $168, this leather tote doesn't break the bank. It may seem like I went a little Nashville hipster here, but it's 13 degrees and I couldn't resist a 60% wool plaid shirt with pockets. I was wearing plaid long before there were hipsters, so I get a hall pass.
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The boots pictured above are the Peter Nappi Carina in Wintersmoke. Since I have a bootie obsession, you'll see some other favorites in the group below, but there is nothing like a pair of Peter Nappi's. They're pretty much boot perfection. Thanks to the hubby, I'm currently breaking in a Cuoio pair.