I was not compensated for this post. I received a Big Buddha handbag in exchange for this review; all opinions are entirely my own.
Happy Monday, friends! I hope you had a very nice weekend. Mine was pretty busy—went to see Henry Rollins* in Asbury Park on Saturday (more on that in a minute) and yesterday Bryan and I grabbed Buster for a leisurely stroll in temps that tipped in the 60s. Everyone was out and about with pups and babies and it was just a day to be furiously happy (shout-out to Jenny Lawson for that reference).
Admittedly I don’t know much about Henry Rollins.* I grew up listening to reggae and folk with some jam bands mixed in so that genre of music fell out of the realm of what I was exposed to. Bryan gave me a thorough Punk 101 when we got together and listening to Henry Rollins in a spoken word performance was something he was incredibly excited about.
It was fantastic. Henry was prolific, articulate, funny, self-deprecating, adorable, at times bordering on verbose, but completely enthralling. He covered everything from global warming to the time he met Dionne Warwick, his friendship with William Shatner, and the time he got unintentionally high while filming a segment for the History Channel. I hear he’s going to Europe next, but if you ever have the chance to see him, do just that. And then tell me he’s not the cutest thing alive.
Okay, now for the real reason I imagine you’re here.
I like big bags and I cannot lie. If you’ve seen me out and about in town you already know this. I like digging through my purse to forage for my keys or my wallet or phone because it drives me nuts to have to remove items to find the one thing I’m looking for. I also think that bags make the perfect fashion accessory and that each tells its own story.
I always stop to admire Big Buddha bags whenever I see them displayed in Macy’s and so I was extremely excited when I found out that I would have the chance to test drive the Grayson in Tobacco.
This bag is incredibly well crafted, and I have taken it with me on quite a few occasions in less than a week of ownership. I’m not joking when I say that this bag turns heads and get compliments everywhere. I love the studs along the straps (which are not obtrusive at all) and the color—a deep, rich camel. As you can see from the photos, it is incredibly roomy and has great deep pockets and zippers to stash your phone, keys, etc. When I had dinner with my aunt in the city the other night, she asked me to carry her incredibly large container of protein powder and six avocadoes (yes, I realize this is totally random) but my bag handled the weight very well (better than I did, actually).
I saved the best part for last. This bag is completely 100% animal friendly—in fact, all Big Buddha bags are vegan! So if you like the look of leather but can’t bear to hurt your furry friends, you can rest easy with this brand.
Final verdict? I am totally sold and in love with my Grayson.
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XOXO and good luck!