It’s hard to find the perfect overnight bag. An ordeal, some might say. The perfect bag to pack for a birthday sleepover, a weekend at your parent’s place, a weekend at his parent’s place, a Bachelorette party weekend, a mini vacation to that cabin you keep saying you’re going to take but you never do, Memorial Day weekend at the beach… you get the idea. Truth be told, I’d been using promo bags to toss my weekend essentials in – the ones you get when a new retail store opens. But it’s been more than a handful of years since I graduated college and the time for me to own a grown-up weekender has come and gone. Longggg gone.
I stumbled upon Mark and Graham in my Twitter feed, of all places. This exact overnight bag was featured in the press image and I instantly knew that with a gold monogram slapped on the front of it, that bag would be mine. For years, I’d gone back and forth in between cognac and black leather, whether or not it should have a long strap, handle straps, or both… all of those little details you take into consideration when you’re making an adult purchase. Should I get the matching cosmetics kit? Will it be too matchy? Should everything be monogrammed? Should nothing be monogrammed? Maybe I’ll get married one day and my monogram will change. Just kidding, I’ll never change my name. But that’s only because I’m never getting married. And then all of a sudden I’m 30 minutes into pinning mountain wedding theme images. Ok, so monogram it is.
Overnight bag problem solved. Onto the next… the rest of my luggage. Ugh. Lucky for me, and you, Mark and Graham is kind of a one-stop-shop for all of your travel needs. If you’re a fan of the matchy-matchy, you can match bags up ’til your heart’s content, or if you’re more like me and like to switch it up a little they have the same leather bags in a number of colors. I chose to go with beauty and tech bags in different colors but all colors that complimented each other (stone, grey, blush, navy, and cognac).
Are you a mathcy-matchy kind of luggage gal or do you prefer to mix and match?
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