As a new mom of two, I’m finding that I do a lot less for myself these days. I wouldn’t trade my girls or being a mom for anything, but I’m slowly learning that I need to take care of myself once in a while, too. It makes me a better mom, a better wife.
A better me.
I actually went to the hair salon for the first time in almost a year. I bought myself a new pair of boots – not because I absolutely NEEDED them, but because I had been eyeing them for a while and decided I was worth it (also, there was a sale, a coupon, and a reward involved…). And I traded in my tired old tote for this new beauty from Clark & Mayfield.
Since starting my blog almost two years ago, I carry my MacBook around with me a lot more. My old tote bag, while pretty, wasn’t super functional because it didn’t have any organization – so it became a black hole of protein bar wrappers, Goldfish crumbs and old grocery store receipts. If my phone rang, forget it, there was no way I was finding it in time before the caller reached my voicemail.
I have always been a lover of pockets. This love has only intensified since becoming a mom. The Reed Laptop Bag from Clark & Mayfield is definitely not lacking where pockets are concerned. On the outside of the bag, there’s a generously-sized zippered purse pocket with individual slots for pens, business cards, a cell phone, passport, etc. Flip the bag around and you’ll find another large pocket on the back with a magnetic closure. This pocket also has a zippered bottom so it easily fits over a luggage handle if needed, making traveling with this bag a breeze.
In addition to the extra large padded laptop pocket inside (which holds laptops up to 17.3″), there are three large pockets that are perfect for storing a wallet and anything that size – or if you’re like me I’ll often take this bag along instead of a diaper bag because these pockets are just the right size for a couple of diapers and a package of wipes. Opposite the three pockets is one more large zippered pocket.
As if that wasn’t enough, on the outside of the bag you’ll also find an expandable water bottle pocket. Hydration is important after all. It may or may not also accommodate a bottle of wine 🙂 I love that it stands freely, so if I set it on the counter I don’t have to worry about it taking a tumble. And if it does happen to get knocked over, the zippered top keeps everything from spilling out. The metal feet on the bottom of the bag help keep it from getting scuffed up and the polyester nylon material is great at repelling stains.
Whether you need a bag for work, school or because you’re a busy mom on-the-go, Clark & Mayfield has an option to fit your needs. There are so many styles and colors to choose from. You can be bold with a pop of red or purple, or keep it neutral with grey or black. Whatever you choose, you won’t be disappointed.
This bag was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review.