Sometimes I can be a real snob… a design snob that is. There is no product I love more than that which is as beautiful as it is functional. Please excuse me while I lovingly stroke my Everlane Petra.
Besides that period in my freshman year when Forever21 was in my list of frequently visited sites, I’ve always been a save and splurge sort of girl. Take sophomore year. By this time I had eradicated all evidence of poly shorts and ripped tights from my closet, so I did as all 16 year olds do with what little savings they accrue: I spent it. I spent those saved dollars on a pair of black Frye Melissa Button boots at a price that makes me wonder how I ever convinced my mom to lend me her credit card. The decision was Frye or Steve Madden; let’s just say I’m glad that choice turned out well.
It’s hardly surprising, therefore, that my first and only (and perhaps even forever if it buys flowers on my birthday and takes me to dinner at least twice a month) IT bag was the Everlane Petra. Bought mostly in a fit of existential I’m-a-grown-up-not-a-child after yet another stranger mistook me for a high schooler, the Everlane Petra is everything I dreamed $350 could buy me and more. Make no mistake: this is not a Kate Spade. The leather is unbelievably thick yet supple; its construction is impeccable; its size is thoughtful. Its handles actually stay on my shoulders. A couple times my friends have caught me hugging my Petra, but I’ve been trying to keep PDA to a minimum. Boys, take note: this is how you get a girl to love you forever.