I’m a big fan of the big bag; right now, I’m particularly in love with my Ellington Joni hobo. It is seriously the best bag ever. Truly.
Last week, though, we were on vacation, and carrying a beautiful leather bag with me everywhere just wasn’t practical. On the days we had big outings, Wade took his day pack and I just tossed my things in with his. But there’s nothing more annoying than having all those little things you really need — debit card, lip balm, hand wipes — falling to the bottom of the bag. Who wants to waste time searching for a lip gloss when you could be hiking? Not me.
That’s where my fab Ellington pouch came in handy.
This 5″ X 8″ leather pouch is perfect for everything I need to get through the day. When I’m not hiking and rafting, it’s the perfect size for my lip gloss and lotion and any jewelry I may get tired of wearing. (Sometimes I change my mind about my accessories — what???) It fits easily into my bigger bag, but I can — and do — carry it on its own. Perfect.
The large pouch has an outside pocket that’s the perfect size for my money and drivers license, so it’s a nice substitute for a wallet, while the inside pocket is the perfect size for my iPhone and lippies. And the soft, beautifully colored leather makes it a terrific little clutch, all on its own.
Ellington also offers a smaller version of the pouch, which would be perfect for storing jewelry or carrying your id and cash.
Wouldn’t you love to have a pouch of your own? Let’s make that happen! Ellington is going to send one lucky Working Closet reader a large leather pouch, in the color of your choice. To enter, leave a comment here telling me what you would carry in your pouch; for a second entry (and to keep up with what’s new and cool in handbags) like Ellington on Facebook — and then come back and leave a second comment telling me you’ve done so. Contest closes Friday, July 27 at midnight CST.