The Modern Tote Feat. Everlane's The Dipped Zip Tote

Since turning into a full-fledged mom, I've become a big fan of the tote bag. I've always liked totes for their easy accessibility, but even more so now that I have to carry baby gear wherever I go. Yes, there are diaper bags specially made to carry all your baby needs, but most of them scream "MOM" and are not as versatile as I'd like. Everlane recently came out with The Dipped Zip Tote which I was immediately drawn to for its size and shape. It comes in a black twill w/ black leather, a grey twill with black leather straps and a blue bottom, and they now have a natural twill w/ tan leather base. At the price point of $60, it was hard not to make the purchase. As you can see, I went with the grey with contrasting blue bottom. It's quite a handsome bag in person and can really carry a lot!

The bag was a little stiff when delivered, but after just one day, it started to develop a nice slouchiness while still
maintaining its structure.
Top // Ann Taylor Loft : Pants / / Joie : Shoes // Dolce Vita : Necklace // vintage : Bag // Everlane

Love this hanging interior pocket. I can find my keys and phone in a jiffy.

When I say it carries a lot, I mean it. It can fit all the baby essentials including several diapers, bibs, sippy cup, formula holders, etc. and still have room for my overfilled wallet and makeup bag without feeling heavy. I have also used this bag for work and it's perfect for documents (even a laptop or tablet). For size reference, it's 17" w x 13" h x 3" d with a strap drop of 10.5". These are the measurements from my bag which are slightly different from the website. The printed bottom is great for keeping the bag structured enough to stand on its own and makes it easy to clean. I'm also pleased that the twill is pretty heavy duty and not your average flimsy canvas making it much sturdier than any other tote I own. This is one of the best practical yet stylish purchases I have made recently.

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