Melrose Tote By Tumi

As you probably already know I love Tumi travel. I’m always trekking up and down the country with work so having luggage that is reliable and stylish is an essential for me. Tumi have now designed a collection that features a bag that is big enough for me to fit work folders, a pair of comfy shoes for the commute but not too big that I can’t take it to the office. Introducing the Santa Monica Collection!

Inspired by the relaxed coastal lifestyle of southern California, it features an array of versatile silhouettes for women and men in a sophisticated colour palette. Crafted from supple vachetta and glazed leathers and signature fabrics, Santa Monica designs offer clean lines and casual shapes for effortless travel and everyday adventures.

This simple, versatile Melrose tote is crafted the finest quality leather (mine is in ‘fawn’). I’ve been taking my bag to hotels, away days, meetings and lunches so the regular use has caused marks on the leather adding to the distinctive character of the piece. As a result, this item will grow more beautiful over time, developing a rich and unique patina. You can browse and buy the Santa Monica collection here: I customised my bag with one of my grandmothers vintage silk scarves. The tone of the bag goes perfectly with my simple gold accessories and a cup of coffee. These photos were taken as I was out for brunch with a friend. You can read my review of the cafe I was at here: Brew Cafe Review 

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