Get Carried Away Tote
Perfect for a teacher
I started teaching in Spetember 2011, and needed a "teacher bag." I had just gotten the Vera in July for my birthday, but had other things in mind for that bag, and honestly, with the amount of stuff I carry, the Vera was too small. Not long after I started teaching, Poppy Fields products were on sale. The price was right, and the bag was here in less than a week.
When the bag got here, I was thrilled with the size. I am able to carry my school issued laptop (in a laptop sleeve), my charger, several folders and notebooks, my kindle (or traditional book), my lunch (in one of two Vera Bradley lunch bags), an umbrella, and a sweater. I should mention that even with all of that in it, it is not full. At one point, I foolishly put a cup of tea in one of the lined pockets. The tea leaked, but did not get on everything because of the lining. I did wash the bag to be on the safe side, and it came out as beautiful as the day I received it. No fading at all.
I love the amount of space this bag provides, and wouldn't trade it for anything.
July 15, 2012
Awesome Multi-use tote!
I'm a nanny to two young kids (2 and 5) and this is a fabulous everyday bag! I can fit everything they might need during the day in here when we're out and about. Inside there are two plastic lined pockets that are perfect for water bottles and six regular pockets that are perfect for my stuff (i.e. my phone, wallet, etc.) so I can stay organized. In the summer, it also makes an amazing beach bag. I can fit all of our swimsuits and towels, plus some toys and snacks! I'm also a college student, and this is a great bag to fit all my books and my 17'' laptop on a daily basis. Plus, it's great for weekend trips. I can fit everything I need (I always overpack, so that's saying something) and the optional zipper is great for securing your things on a plane or on a road trip. I definietly would recommend this bag to moms, nannies, students and travelers!
April 21, 2012
Excellent Travel Companion!
A few years ago, I purchased the Get Carried Away Tote (GCAT) in Very Berry Paisley and just recently purchased another in Bittersweet to use for both weekend getaways and as a carry on bag when flying.
As a weekend getaway tote, it easily fits everything in it that I need for a 3-day weekend: clothes, undergarments, pajamas, computers, etc. and I purchased the matching large cosmetic bag in which to pack small travel toiletries, and I carry that in the GCAT as well. I use the plastic-lined inside pockets for items that can potentially leak or spill such as shampoos, perfumes, and liquid jewelry cleaner. I use the inside pockets for jewelry, phone and tablet cords and chargers, brushes, pens and paper. The outside pockets are handy for holding books, magazines, and any last minute items that I need to pack.
As a carry on bag when flying, it fits well under the seat, can accommodate a heavy load, is comfortable to carry around due to the padded handles, and can be used as either an open tote or zipped up for additional security.
The GCAT is true to the dimensions listed and both patterns purchased are fashionably styled and have received numerous compliments. I highly recommend the Get Carried Away Tote!
November 25, 2013