For my graduation, my aunt and uncle came up with the perfect gift idea: a briefcase. After all, what better gift for a fledgling lawyer than something to carry around loads of papers and technological necessities. But it got me to thinking: do women use briefcases? And if so, what kind? Or have women simply settled to fitting everything in over-sized purses? As I searched around online, guided by my aunt’s excellent suggestions, I found that regardless of whether women were or were not using briefcases, the pickings were slim: most were down-right unattractive or overly masculine.
After searching high and low, we finally found the perfect one: Lotuff & Clegg’s Leather Zip Top Briefcase. Yes, it is technically a men’s briefcase, but I love it nonetheless.
The leather is buttery, the color is gorgeous, and the fact that it’s handcrafted by a small company based out of Massachusetts (gasp, something actually made in the US??) just sends me over the top. [I'm also coveting their small leather duffel - such a perfect weekend-vacation bag]
What do you think- are women and briefcases compatible?
July 20, 2011 15 Comments
a little a lotta late on this post. What can I say – with traveling, studying for the bar, and learning to be an apron, I’ve had little time to reflect on my party planning skills.
For graduation, my group of friends and I wanted to plan something to do together with all of our families. We first thought of dinner, but quickly scratched that idea because splitting the bill among 8 families sounded like a nightmare. In lieu of dinner, we decided to have a cocktail party on the roof of my apartment building. H’or d’oeurves, alcohol, decorations, you get the idea.
I volunteered to organize everything, and my original thought was to order platters from a restaurant. But after pricing everything out, it dawned on me. I just started an apron blog. I should make these platters myself. Hmm…Why did I volunteer to do this?
June 23, 2011 1 Comment