Last fall, my good friend Tami from Fete a Fete was in search of a good everyday bag. I am of course a bag fanatic so I jumped at the chance to help her narrow down brands and styles. It came down at the end to two styles of Marc by Marc Jacobs bags and after testing them out in person at the department store, she was sold on the Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran Bag.
As a writer and blogger, Tami heads to lots of events that range from traveling to a spa or new local restaurant (jealous, right?). Tami is a stylish, no fuss kind of gal and wanted a bag that would work perfectly for everyday use as well as for events where she needed to fit in her large DSLR camera. This pebbled-textured leather bag is perfect because the double handles can fit over your shoulder and in the crook of your arm as well. The double handles also make it easy to access the contents inside.
There is a magnetic top closure with one inside zip pocket and two inside open pockets that are perfect for your cell phone and sunglasses. Dimensions are: 12"W X 11 1/2"W X 4"D There is also a longer detachable strap.
Guerlain Rouge G Le Brilliant in Bella B63
Rouge Dior in 741 Allegro Pink
Nars concealer (custard shade)
Day Minder planner
Nine West wallet
Katsushika Hokusai flower print notebook by Galison New York
Moleskin purple mini-notebook
Canon Rebel T3i
Samsung cell phone
Tami answers a few questions about her bag. I snapped this photo of Tami with her trusty tote while taking photos for her Kohl's spring trend on white.
What is the best thing about your bag?
For a medium-sized bag it's really sturdy and quite spacious. I can stash my camera, notebook, pens, wallet, makeup, sunglasses, phone, etc., and there's still room for extra small items. The generous tote opening makes it so easy to toss things in. I love how strong the handles are.
What is the worst thing about your bag?
The inner lining is slippery so occasionally stuff will slide out if I don't set it upright. Not a deal breaker but can be a bit annoying.
How do you feel when you wear this bag?
I feel very chic, but it doesn't feel precious (nor delicate). It's a basic everyday bag I can throw around and it won't scratch or fall apart. The leather feels so sturdy and soft! It's a great value.
Is it heavy with things inside?
It can get heavy if I put my camera inside. I use it as an everyday bag, but it's not secure enough for travel.
Hope you are liking this new series! Coming up next is a peek inside my neighbor Lilian's Hermes Birkin!
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