Thirty-one around town tote review

#fashionover50 midlife woman in dress, wedges, sunnies carrying a jacket and everyday tote

Everyday women needs an everyday purse

What made me try this sample from thirty-one was the cool, smart look of this so called Around Town Tote. It is fascinating that its style works as a briefcase for the office, shopping at the mall, and for carrying sun cream, towels, sunglasses, magazine, etc. to the beach.

When I opened the package, and first held this vegan bag in my hands it was hard to believe it’s not leather. The material has the same glow and pebble like real leather. It is well sewn and has nice details like the front pocket. The tan trim makes it look posh. The eight studs have a nice square engraved which ups the style of the item. The blue, tan, white color combination is an eternal classic.

#accessories #thirty-one cool vegan bag in blue white print with tan handles and pocket trim
Zoom-in on the vegan bag to show the leather like glow, the tan trim and handles plus the plaid print that together make the bag office appropriate

Features to love

What I love about the handles is that they are long enough to function as shoulder straps and short enough to serve as handles (see photos).

length of shoulder strap handles
View of styling inspiration to show the comfortable length of the shoulder handles. Karina fit-and-flare dress, Tommy Hilfiger sandels, Jord men’s watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Kieselstein Cord crocodile imprinted belt (all own), sunnies c/o glassesonline.com, and long handle/shoulder strap bag c/o thirty-one

When you travel light and a lot, you need a tote that takes your from the plane to a meeting, sightseeing and shopping, and to the beach. It also should look dressy and stylish, but not over the top. This thirty-one everyday tote does exactly that. It permits to carry a lot. The interior has a nice random polka dot print lining. There are two open pockets for glasses and cell phone and a zipped pocket for the wallet.

#thirty-one #everydaypurse collage showing the interior pockets of the purse
Collage showing the interior of the purse c/o thirty-one

Casual style with a sophisticated touch perfectly describes this shopper. You can even have it personalized or your monogram added! <3

Price-performance ratio

This bag costs $78 and definitively is worth its price. Since this it is for everyday, the price per wear is below a dollar after 79 days. Recall less than $1 per wear is my criterion for a great performance. Thumbs up.

#maturestyle woman with everyday work tote in office attire
Side view of the everyday vegan tote style c/o thirty-one for going to the office. Own Karina wrap, Tommy Hilfiger shoes, Jord bamboo watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle,Kieselstein Cord belt (all own). Sunnies c/o glassesonline.com

How I wore it

I wore the carry-all to the office with my baseball jacket (see photo above) over a fit-and-flare summer dress. The jacket served to stay warm in the AC at the office. After work, I went out to dinner on the deck to enjoy the sunshine. Since it was a beautiful warm summer evening, I took the jacket off. It made a nice casual posh summer look.

#fashionover50 woman in blue white tan summer office attire with briefcase
Styling inspiration for a summer work outfit in tan, white and blue. Karina polka dot wrap, Tommy Hilfiger ankle strap sandels, Jord watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Blue Kieselstein Cord belt (all own), white frame sunglasses c/o glassesonline.com, and work briefcase c/o thirty-one

Who would love this around town tote

This product is perfect for every woman who wants/needs one posh go-to-bag for all kind of situations. It’s also great when you don’t like matching your carry-all to your outfit. It’s classic style takes you from work to vacation. You won’t need another one except occasionally a clutch for a wedding or other formal event. I definitively would recommend this practical beauty to my bff. You can buy this everyday tote at thirty-one.

#advancedstyle mature woman in blue and white summer look on a deck
Karina blue and white summer dress, Tommy Hilfiger tan and blue wedges, Jord wood watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Blue Kieselstein Cord belt (all own), white frame sunglasses c/o glassesonline.com, and blue and white plaid purse c/o thirty-one

In a nutshell

This around town tote is an affordable, worth its price, roomy everyday carry-on that serves you well from work to play. It’s style is posh casual. Browse the collection.

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Martina Berg at Lady 50 Plus became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

You clicked Martina’s post the most and hence made her Top of the World Readers’ Fav. She is the CEO of Image 50 Plus and blogger at Lady 50 Plus. She is also a TV-Fashion-Stylist and certified image and style expert. She gives style and image seminars at companies and in academia.

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Theresa at Blue Velvet Vintage became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photos from her post merged together by me

Theresa’s floral print rayon palazzo pants styled in the look of the 40s caught my eye. On her photos you could only see that these pants are pants and not a maxi skirt in the back view. Thus, I merged the front and back view into a collage as I didn’t want just to show her back. 😉 Theresa is the vintage style blogger at Blue Velvet Vintage. She is an ex yacht chef and caterer turned vintage clothing seller. On her blog she shares her passion for vintage fashion and style and how looking to the past can inspire ways to add more glamour and creativity into the today.

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Photos of me: G. Kramm
Photos of purse details: N. Mölders

Disclosure: The around town tote is a sample from thirty-one. The post is not endorsed by them. I wrote it entirely myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.
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