Since I live downtown, I am pretty central to everything, so I typically walk everywhere. Being able to walk is one of my favorite aspects of living downtown and really what initially sold me. Who knew being able to walk out of my door to Starbucks across the street, one of my favorite Thai restaurants a few blocks away, and PNC Park and Heinz Field across the bridge could be so life-changing?! It totally is.
However, if you are at all familiar with Pittsburgh, then you know the suburbs/metro area surrounding the city is super popular, too. A lot of my friends and all of my family live in the surrounding Pittsburgh area which requires me to drive. I'm constantly on-the-go and visiting with friends and family, going to appointments, events, meetings, etc. This requires me to be 'packed' at all times. Typically, I'll grab a giant tote and fill it with whatever I may need for the day if I decide to head out of the city. Or I'll pack it along if I go grocery shopping and that way, I can just carry the one tote up to my floor without having to use a cart!
I was recently sent this Barrington Gifts St. Charles Yacht Tote and it might be the most perfect tote ever. Not only is the quality amazing (which is what I always expect with Barrington Gifts), but the look of it is gorgeous, too. It is so luxe with all of the leather detailing on the handles/base and the print is perfect for fall/winter. I've been using it for a little while and not only is it a great weekender/overnight bag (because it has so many interior pockets), but it's also a great bag to keep in the car and load up with your dry cleaning or groceries (or whatever else you may use it for)!
With the holidays coming up (they are coming sooner than we think), it would make a great gift for a college student who travels back and forth a lot or tailgates often. I could have really used this when I was in college!
Besides the bag, this entire outfit is something I wear all. the. time. I got this cashmere cardigan last year and have since bought all three colors. It's my go-to during the colder months and even something I'll bring with me in the summer in case of a cool night. I also love wearing it around the house with a nightgown-- it acts as a luxe robe!
The leggings are something I have several pairs of. I've been a fan for years and always buy a new pair each season. They're so thick and stretchy that they have the comfort of a legging but you can definitely get away with wearing them as pants if need be!
And lastly, I had been searching for tall black boots FOREVER. Seriously, it's hard to find a gorgeous pair of boots at an affordable price and I am so glad I found these Naturalizer boots. Not only are they comfortable and high quality, but they're really stunning (even better in person!). They're leather but they also have suede detailing which really gives the boots depth and texture. I could not recommend them more! I always go a half size up in boots. I got an 8.5 in these and they fit perfectly!
This season, Naturalizer has put together a discount code for Summer Wind readers to receive 20% off a single item using code BLOG320 at checkout! This code is activated now and valid through December 31st at 12:00 am. (Excludes full price Natalie, Michelle, Brittany, Olivia, Whitney, Veronica, Bzees, and @work items. Cannot be combined with any other coupon or promotional offer. Not valid on previous purchases or gift card purchases.)