This post is sponsored by SLATE COLLECTION.
You all know I’m a sucker for a good tote. In college I had a few totes that started to fall apart with all the weight of books. Somehow my mom’s handbags never fell apart, so I started paying more attention to how purses and work bags were constructed. I love good hardware but don’t want the extra weight. And I love classic styles, but I want something that accentuates my outfit and doesn’t just look like a bag to hold my stuff. It’s probably no surprise that I’m in love with this monogram leather tote bag from SLATE COLLECTION then – and having my initials on it makes it even more perfect.
Monogram Leather Tote Bag
Walking the line between functional and fashionable isn’t always easy, but I find that it always leads to good investment pieces in the long term. The style I’m wearing here is the Ballard Tote in cognac. The long strap makes it easy to throw on my shoulder, so the bag sits comfortably at my side. I love that zipper closure since my totes don’t always stay upright – especially when it’s underseat on the plane. I don’t have to worry about anything falling out! There’s a simple side pocket and a key hook on the interior, giving me plenty of room for everything I need (and room to spare).
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Besides making beautiful leather pieces, SLATE COLLECTION is an American company that sources its leather from a tannery in Minnesota. The company also hires skilled craftspeople to ensure the products are high quality. This all leads to fabulous leather goods made by a company that’s thought through the production process. This is a bag to be proud of!
I’m in love with my Ballard Tote, but now I’m eyeing a few other items. They have small and large pouches – one for pens and paper while the other can hold all my purse necessities. I’m also completely in love with the leather journals and, of course, the travel accessories. The pouches would be perfect gifts for a few people on my list and I always love dopp kits (for your toiletries) as a classy gift for the men on my gift list!
Thank you to SLATE COLLECTION for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.