I like the idea of a backpack a lot—they seem like the choice of smart, cool women who have more important things on their minds than what bag to wear. And if you’re shlepping a lot around, they’re so much more comfortable than a big, heavy purse. I think I will go crazy if I try to write my entire book in my apartment so I’ve been scouting out other places that I can work, and thinking about bags I can carry my computer in too, and a backpack just seems to make a lot of sense.
There is something quite appealing about a super-basic, no-frills nylon version.
But this buttery leather pouch-shaped option is quite nice too.
Extremely minimal and super-chic.
A gorgeous, splurgetsatic blue suede choice from Mansur Gavriel.
This one kind of looks like the one from Mansur, but it’s super-cheap.
And I like that this looks like a bucket bag.
The anchor is a symbol of sobriety
I’ve started working on the book, and am currently writing about going to rehab, which I’ve done, twice. It was a life-transforming experience for me—even more so for having to repeat it—and writing about it got me wondering how many of you out there in the GOACA community have struggled with addiction too. My issue was with alcohol, although I’ve smoked my weight in pot over the years as well. What was your demon, and how did you kick it? I’m also curious: Are you in AA or NA, or have you sought alternative support?
Polka dots are tricky. They can look wacky, which I loathe. But they can be nice when played a little off-kilter, as they are on this lovely tie-front blouse from Tucker.
The dots on these trousers are nice and subtle, as dots on trousers should be.
This wallet from Comme Des Garcons, on the other hand, is just pure loud fun.