It’s Hard to Fall In Love Online

Hokai eaters!

I need your help.

This is a really weird request because it has nothing to do with food, fitness, or health.

I need you to help me pick out my next purse.

Ya see eaters, I have been carrying the same purse since January 2010. I fell in love with it at the mall before I went off to college and then after getting Dean’s List my first semester my mom surprised me with it.crossbody lucky31

I love my kinda slouchy, fold over cross body bag. It fits everything I need. It has held up amazingly well to being used absolutely every single day for over three years. And it fits my style perfectly.

Unfortunately, my bag is a little worse for wear now. It’s not completely down for the count, but some internal seams are breaking and the strap is cracked.

And frankly, as I begin to think about entering the career world, I would like a slightly more polished, less water-stained bag.

I’ve narrowed it down to three finalists and would LOVELOVELOVE any and all advice on the matter.

First up, the Frye Campus Crossbody in brown.

crossbody frye1



crossbody frye2Pros: It’s Frye, so I know it’ll last forever. It’s slightly smaller than my current bag, which is good.

Cons: Does it look a little like a mom-bag to anyone else?

The second finalist is this Chocolate Brown Raw Edge Leather Cross Body bag.crossbody etsy1



crossbody etsy2Pros: It’s gorgeous! The style is very similar to my current bag, but it’s just a step closer to sophisticated. It’s also a little smaller than my current bag.

Cons: I have no clue about the quality. I’m looking for another multi-year, everyday bag and I’m worried that this one looks a little…delicate.

And third, which is really more like a sub-choice of the second, is this Chocolate Brown Raw Edge Leather Cross Body Purse.crossbody etsy3



(This is the exact same design as #2, except it’s a tad smaller and has an external slide pocket.)

Pros: The same as #2 PLUS that external slide pocket seems perfect for my phone.

Cons: The same as #2. And is this a bit too small for me? That’s a full 6” shorter than my current bag.

Also, a big con for all of these bags is that I can’t see them in person until I buy them.

This is like meeting someone online and committing to a 3 year relationship after only a couple of emails.

It’s torture!

But really, what do you think, eaters:

Which bag should I choose?

Do you have any helpful insight?

Do you have a hard time making big purchasing decisions like this?

Thanks eaters! 


  1. Karyle says:

    Personally, I vote for number 1!
    It does not look momish in my opinion!

    If you are looking for a good bag that you can see in person, you could check out the Fossil Outlet store near us.
    It is ridiculously low-priced and full of good deals, but most bags are leather, good quality, and can be viewed before purchase!

  2. Lisa says:

    I vote for #1 and no it doesn't look "mom-ish." It's finished really nicely and you know the Frye leather will look great.

  3. waka network says:

    For me I like the first bag it's more fashionable and it can match to any outfit.

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