Let's talk about this tote for a sec. I got it thanks to Fran (who, if you don't follow by now, you really, really should). I can't tell you how long I've been drooling over the cognac Madewell tote. Whenever I pass by a Madewell I walk in to creepily stroke the tote in admiration...and then wince at the $168 price tag. Every time. It's our little dance.
But one glorious day Fran linked to this tote from Nordstrom that's only $48 instead of $168. AND, it's reversible! Cognac on one side and black on the other, and you can switch between them as your mood or outfit dictates. It's faux leather and pretty soft. I'm definitely going to order a base shaper for it since heavily loading my old tote stretched it out and ruined it. I've only tried it with a fairly light load so far, since I don't have a base shaper yet, so hopefully it holds up with more stuff in it...aka my laptop. If not, I'll be more careful with it than I was with my last tote and use it for normal day-to-day things. Either way, I'm glad to have a tote again, and especially one that's reversible!
Everything below is either Target or Old Navy and half of them are on clearance.
Links to Shop:
Dress: Old Navy (similar, similar, similar--Target on clearance)
Jacket: Target (similar, similar, similar)
Shoes: Target (exact)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact, splurge)
*Bump status: 36 weeks