Last fall, my friend Megan turned me onto Cuyana, a brand of beautiful leather bags and accessories based in San Francisco. So when Cuyana asked if I'd like to share their products on the blog, I said a quick and enthusiastic yes! Here's the set of bags I carry...
Cuyana is based on the philosophy of having fewer, better things. The founders, Karla and Shilpa, believe in buying only what you love. "We want to love and wear every item in our closets," they say. "We strive to live a life of inspired simplicity."
I like that philosophy of keeping and wearing timeless, quality pieces over and over, don't you? Their handcrafted leather totes are beautiful and sturdy for everyday adventures, and they come in a bunch of colors—I chose the stone, but the cherry and caramel are also lovely—and you can get them monogrammed, which feels really personal and grown-up.
Along with the tote, Cuyana also has a travel case set—with a large case for toiletries, and a small case for cosmetics and jewelry. In the past, I would just toss shampoo and lotions directly into my suitcase (with inevitable spills), while my cosmetics jumbled around in my handbag. But this set makes traveling so much cleaner and more organized—and is one of those little luxuries that is so nice to have as an adult.
Here's what I pack (including some trusty dry shampoo!)
The larger case is roomy enough for toiletries, like shampoo, face wash and toothpaste...
...and the smaller case holds makeup, and you can take it in your carry-on bag.
Thoughts? Which colors do you like? Looking forward to summer adventures:) See their full shop here, if you'd like.
P.S. Spring nail polish.
(Photos by Julia Robbs for Cup of Jo. This post is sponsored by Cuyana, an emerging brand whose products and mission I adore. Thanks for supporting the brands that make Cup of Jo possible.)