Henri Bendel WEST 57TH CARRYALL-2

J.Crew Top (Old, similar here, and my favorite chambray shirt ever here) / French Connection Skirt (c/o) / Henri Bendel Bag (c/o) / Kate Spade Pumps (Old… I wore them to our rehearsal dinner! Similar pair here… though if I were getting married this year, I’d so be in these shoes!) / Emma McKinstry Bracelet (c/o) / 9th and Elm Monogrammed Bracelet (c/o) / Kate Spade Necklace / Michael Kors Watch / J.Crew Earrings

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Mitch and I spent Friday night together in Chicago, and then drove up to Oconomowoc, Wisconsin (where my brother- and sister-in-law live) on Saturday morning to spend the rest of the weekend there. I’ll always be a city girl, but I adore our little trips to the country. Especially when they entail seeing family.

This past weekend was the best. Noodle had the time of her life running around the backyard with my adorable niece and nephew, and Mitch and I loved being able to catch up with John and Sarah, and watch the kids so their parents could go out to dinner for John’s birthday. :) We played games, hung out on the back deck, took long walks around the new neighborhood (they just moved!), made cupcakes that looked like lambs (haha–ours didn’t look quite so perfect, but hey–we tried!), and went out to eat in downtown Oconomowoc. Couldn’t have asked for a better couple of days.

But back to fashion. ;) Today I’m toting my new favorite bag: the West 57th Street Carryall by Henri Bendel. I’m obsessed with it! I love its structured shape, its gold hardware, and how it’s made of Saffiano leather–making it both durable and easy to clean. It has a ton of interior pockets to help me stay organized as well as two zippered compartments that are perfect for carrying papers, folders and notebooks. It also has a removable crossbody strap for days when I need to be hands-free… which is pretty much all the time, now that Noodle’s on the scene! While the West 57th Street Carryall is my favorite, be sure to check out the rest of Henri Bendel’s fall handbag collection. Gorgeous, right?! (Oh, and select products are 30 percent off right now!)

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P.S. — Today, you can take an additional 40 percent off J.Crew’s sale selection with code “SHOPASAP.” Additionally, Saks Fifth Avenue is currently having a shoe & handbag event: spend $350 or more and get $75 back with code “SAKS17.” (You can also get free shipping with code “FREESHIP.” Finally, take 20 percent off your Bloomingdales order (and get free shipping) with code “FRIENDS.” Below are my favorites from the J.Crew and Saks sales: