January 10, 2012

Well... it happened...

A full year... 
something like 70+ flights....
and it finally happened...
Yeah, I missed my flight...
I woke-up, saw that the sun had risen, and said, "OH SHIT!" 
So, i'm now at the airport....enjoying a lovely cup of coffee and blogging.
In a bit, I will go to my gate, sit and wait for them to hopefully call my name for stand-by.
I mean, I guess it had to happen sometime, right?

Luckily, I tend to lead a bit of a Charmed Life, and if I were to miss a flight...this one is the one to miss. Midland, Texas (my destination) is at the moment under a foot of snow...
So I made the call yesterday to cancel today's class and have a longer class on Wednesday once the snow was gone. Today is all about travel, so whether I arrive at 12am or 12pm, it doesn't matter. In other news, I have been on the hunt for the perfect laptop tote in FOREVER! My work gave me a crappy cheap bag that hurts my arm with its roller-coaster seatbelt style strap... but the laptop is of course HUGE (15"...really? for someone who travels all the time?!) sooo I have found 2 bags im debating on, and I need some expert opinions!

Soooo we have bag #1...

Ok, so seriously...in LOVE with this bag... but I worry that the arm strap will drive me crazy and end up kind of hurting after a long day of travel... It's large enough for my laptop, phone, cords, Kindle and a small clutch bag... Right now it's in stock, but I swear this bag is constantly sold out!
Bag #2
With a substantially smaller price tag (Like $120 cheaper)
This bag has a strap for easy maneuvering and a super cute look. It definitely is not as structured, and will not hold its shape when I set it on the ground... it may fall apart after heavy use....but for $30 its not a bad bag! I'm just so torn! 

What do you all think?
Do you know of a gorgeous bag I might be missing out on?

Happy Traveling Tuesday everyone!
Jenni

12 comments:

Carolyn said...

I LOVE the first one!!! So cute!!! But I do like that the second one has the short strap and the long strap. That might help with the carrying it a long time/hurting your shoulder thing. Both are adorable though! :)

Sending good wishes of making your standby flight!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Boo for missing flights :( But yay for new purses! #1 is my fave but they are both cute!

Shannon said...

How stressful to miss your flight. I'd be going crazy.

Love the 2nd bag. I'm a big fan of two-toned bags.

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Minted Magazine said...

Great post! Love the second bag.



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Nicole Marie said...

oh no. well at least you got to sleep in :)

natasha {schue love} said...

I love the look of the JCrew bag but agree it might not be the most comfy!! The Urban Outfitters bag is super cute too!

briannelee said...

I love both, but I think the J Crew one might be better quality. You should see if you can test it out in the store to see how heave it will be.

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Hannah said...

Missing my flights is one of my biggest fears! I have literally sprinted through the airport to avoid it! but I definitely say bag number one!

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Fashion Me Chic said...

Happened once while going to florida. Hated it.
Maybe we can follow each other?
http://www.fashionmechic.com/

navy and orange said...

I like the second one better!

xoxo navy & orange

Belen said...

Isn't that the worst? I hate when I'm lying in bed and, since my bed faces the window, the sun shines thru and I jolt up SCREAMING in my head, "WHY IS IT SO BRIGHT OUT?!" And then I rush to work looking like a hungover fool.

Oh life...

Jessica said...

Hands down bag #1! I LOVE it!! And it has so many pockets and a good shape. I have expensive taste too...but when you fly a lot you need something good quality that is convenient as well as looks good.