Work + Travel: Lo & Sons Seville Tote Review

As much as I love the ubiquitous Longchamp totes, I knew I needed a new work-appropriate bag after the strap on my my black Le Pliage Neo tote ripped off – this was after a busted zipper and severely worn down edges. These bags are certainly workhorses, but I had already gone through three of them in the span of a couple years, so I was ready to switch it up.

Enter the Lo & Sons Seville tote. I own the OG tote and Pearl crossbody from Lo & Sons, so I knew I could expect a well-designed bag that was both stylish and practical. I received the Seville in Navy as a graduation gift and immediately tested it out on a five week trip through Europe.

Lo & Sons Seville Tote
From Instagram: Packed & ready to go on a 5+ week trip with the black soft shell option.

At first glance, it looks like your standard leather work tote – however, the exterior is actually one of its most distinguishing features. The Seville has a unique Shell + Design™ system that allows you to swap out the exterior leather shell for different colors by simply unsnapping the straps and pulling out the interior compartment, shown below.

Lo & Sons Seville

You can buy additional shells separately, and they’ve released a few new colors recently – so there’s definitely something for everyone. Each leather tote includes an black soft shell as well, which is a great option for worry-free traveling, especially with its luggage sleeve on the back.

Like their other totes, the laptop compartment has a strap that provides security and prevents your laptop from flopping around in the bag. There are interior pockets for legal sized documents (on the 15″ tote, specifically), smaller items and also a zip compartment for more sensitive items like passports and cash.

How I packed my Seville tote:

Lo & Sons Seville Tote

Lo & Sons Seville Tote

Yep, I was able to pack the Lo & Sons Pearl crossbody into the tote! Along with my 11″ laptop, full-sized flat iron and multiple toiletry bags.

Lo & Sons Seville Tote

The straps are sturdy and the perfect length to carry comfortably on your shoulder without having to stick out your elbow too much. As you can see below, the snap end of the strap is fed through a holster that prevents it from coming lose.

Lo & Sons Seville Tote

Lo & Sons Seville Tote

The Verdict

Overall, another A+ bag from Lo & Sons – now, time to decide on which shell I want next!

Partnership Disclosure: This blog post was not sponsored by any of the brands listed above. As always, all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links, in which I earn a commission on purchases.

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An Honest Tieks Review: Mid-Year Performance

If you’ve arrived at this post, you’re probably wondering: are Tieks worth all the hype? During my initial research, I noticed that most reviews focused on receiving and trying on a new pair of the flats. My question was “How do Tieks hold up over time?” – so hopefully this Tieks review will help shed some light in that regard.

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DIY Marquee Letter Lights

In typical fashion, I had the majority of this post drafted right after the holidays, but haven’t gotten around to finishing it until now, a solid two months later, hah. During my annual visit to good ol’ Bakersfield, I made an obligatory stop at Michaels Art & Craft store (made easier with the help of numerous 50% off and 30% off coupons). Upon walking in, right at the head of Aisle 1 (glitter paper and Martha Stewart supplies), I stumbled upon these fantastic marquee light kits by Heidi Swapp:

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Etsy NY Holiday Handmade Cavalcade

Unfortunately, I missed the latest Renegade Craft Fair in November this year, but was luckily able to stop by the Etsy Holiday Handmade Cavalcade at Chelsea Market this past weekend!

Etsy NY Handmade Holiday Cavalcade

It was a great opportunity to discover some new local shops and sellers – though the venue was on the smaller side, there were still plenty of goods and wares to peruse. Some favorites of mine included:

  1. Amber Lee Isabella HomeEtsy shop here
    Cute design-oriented prints with a variety of fun quotes and sayings – the colors used between the typography art and paintings are consistent, so it’s very easy to mix and match! Lots of NYC-related prints, perfect for decorating a new apartment or as a housewarming gift. While most of her shop consists of prints, she also has some die-cut pieces that are fantastic along with home goods.

    Kick Up Your Heels Print
    Left – Print “Kick Up Your Heels”, $20 here; Right – Gold Foil “Design the Life You Want to Live”, $40 here

  2. CynlaEtsy shop here
    Lovely hand drawn illustrations and cards made with eco-friendly and recycled materials. Per the store description – “Designs are influenced by my half-Japanese culture, nature, my travels and the pursuit of stressing less.”


    Left – Hot Chocolate Holiday Card, $4 here; Right – Rice Cooker Birthday Card, $4 here

  3. TitiluliEtsy shop here
    Pretty hand screen printed paper goods and textiles like tea towels, pillows and baby clothing.


    Left – Tea Towel, $15 here; Right – Christmas Gift Bag, $12 here

There were many other great vendors there selling items ranging from jewelry to custom flasks – the full list can be found over here!

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