MOMMA NEEDS… the cross body bag

When starting out as a lowly fashion assistant at Allure magazine back in the late 90′s, a fashion legend turned to me as I was helping her and proclaimed, “Free your hands dear,” and it stuck with me ever since. How can we do anything well if our hands aren’t free? Yet, we run all over town bogged down by our handbags… While pregnant I fell in love with, then subsequently bought, the Givenchy Pandora bag, in orange, (seen in the picture above).  Not only is it absolutely beautiful, but I can carry it on shoulder or across body, leaving me hands free to carry all manner of things I laden myself down with, be it large garment bags from appointments, my son’s toys on a trip to the park, or my very favorite thing to hold, his little hand.  Also, carrying a bag across the body is so much better for us, because the weight we’re schlepping around all day, is more evenly distributed, so no more sore shoulder!!  Here are some of my top cross body picks:


Givenchy bag $1,810 available at www.netaporter.comaldocrossbodyeditAldo bag $50 available at www.aldoshoes.commarcbymarcshopbopcrossbodyeditMarc by Marc Jacobs bag $278 available at www.shopbop.comseebychloecrossbodyshopeditSee by Chloe bag $495 available at www.shopbop.comphilliolimtargetbgedit2Phillip Lim for Target bag $44.99 available at select target stores crossbodymarcshopbopeditMarc by Marc Jacobs bag $598 available at www.bloomingdales.comcrossbodyrebeccaminkoffneimanedit      Rebecca Minkoff bag $195 available at






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