Q. I have recently discovered your website and I love it! As a stay-at-home mom of 3, it’s hard to stay connected to the world of fashion. When dealing with kids, I find it much easier to use a purse with an extra long strap so I can wear it crossed over my torso. This may not be the style right now but it makes my life easier when I don’t have a bag falling (or being pulled) off my shoulder. The problem is that it is really hard to find a stylish purse that can work this way. I never have time to change out my purse, so I need one that will work for day and evening. I’m also on a pretty tight budget. I would really appreciate any suggestions you have!
A. Usually all that we carry in our bags during the day isn’t needed for a night out. However, for your specific needs, I found shoulder bags with an additional strap to wear like a messenger bag by day so you can be hands free and still stylish enough to head out in the evening. You just may have to cut back on stuffing essentials for the kids in the bag as well.