Toting Style Leather Totes by Cuyana

I have to confess that although I advocate a look that’s polished, or at least complete in the style that one is trying to achieve, when it comes to keeping all of my paperwork together as I’m going to & fro appointments, there is room for improvement…perhaps a lot of room. Folders, envelopes, & sometimes even sheets of paper are sticking out of the top of my handbag, which doesn’t exactly convey a professional, polished, or stylish look. However, until now I hadn’t found a handbag that was functional, fashionable, & in my budget.

Thankfully, my stylish & savvy friend Kate introduced me to Cuyana. The brand’s mission is to provide high quality, simple, timeless products that support & empower local craftsman around the globe. Cofounders, Karla Gallardo & Shilpa Shah, have mastered the “less is more concept” & are committed to offering these wonderful products at affordable prices too. While there are many great pieces to choose from, the Leather tote (above) is an absolute must, Suggested Retail: $150. It will keep you organized while looking effortlessly chic & polished. At this price, you can treat yourself to two different colors & the monograming, & I can say goodbye to the mess of papers embarrassingly sticking out of my handbags.