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Feature: Convertible Tassel Tote

by Lauren Kutting December 18, 2016

Feature: Convertible Tassel Tote

Hey there mamas! Lauren, founder of Life in Play, here. I'm beyond thrilled to introduce our newest addition to the LP family, the Tassel Tote!

You may be thinking, "a handbag? I thought you sold organizer inserts?". Well, that's very true. To this point we have been focusing on creating the perfect diaper bag insert to organize your baby essentials. Over the past 2 years, we have taken all of your wonderful feedback and introduced a new size, along with two new colors to match your favorite handbags. 

Throughout the years we have had the pleasure of testing out hundreds of handbags to pair with our ToteSavvy products. It has been a truly amazing experience! We searched high and low for features you've asked for. Features that just about any parent would find useful. I've noted before in past blog posts, that one category we struggled to find the right handbag for ToteSavvy in was the backpack category. 

There have been many gorgeously crafted backpacks which fit our ToteSavvy Mini, but very few that have the dimensions to fit our original size insert. That realization, paired with my exponentially growing family (twins!), inspired me to create the ultimate convertible backpack tote with the LP team. 

After months of testing and revisions, I believe we have finally done it! We created a classic handbag that fits the needs of every parent. Our Tassel Tote boasts features we know you want, and truly need. The design of it is simple. That was completely intentional. A simple tote is a versatile piece that easily grows with your wardrobe. It never goes out of style and can be dressed up or down. 

The Tassel Tote is made from a genuine pebble grain leather. The interior is unlined, giving it a modern look and feel. Inside the tote you'll find a small pocket stamped with our logo. Along with its sleek look, comes the versatile features we adore. Those features include: 

 

  • Long handles to be worn comfortably on your shoulder
  • Detachable shoulder strap for crossbody conversion
  • Backpack capability (using the shoulder strap)
  • Detachable stroller straps
  • Top zipper closure
  • Polished nickel hardware
  • Soft pebble grain genuine leather

 

It can be worn as a basic tote without the shoulder strap attached. The simplistic tote capability was a absolutely must-have feature for us. As much as we love the backpack and crossbody features, sometimes it's nice to just pop a tote on my shoulder and go. Simple. Easy. Chic. 

Add the adjustable shoulder strap and you're ready to convert from shoulder tote to crossbody in a snap. 

 

convertible backpack tote

 

My hands-down favorite feature of our tote is the backpack conversion. As a mom of 18 month old twins, I constantly need to utilize both hands. A crossbody option is great, but not as practical when literally chasing down two toddlers. I've found that a backpack is the best way to carry my handbag when on-the-go with my little monkeys.

Recently I've been keeping the shoulder strap set as a backpack and just switch between wearing the handbag as a shoulder tote and backpack. It makes the after-school hustle SO much easier!

If you love the backpack feature and want to lock your straps in place, check out this tutorial.

backpack hack

 

Below image shows straps not locked in place. This option is great if you frequently switch from crossbody to backpack.    

 

convertible backpack tote

 

Naturally, we decided to include matching stroller straps for extra convenience. If I have the stroller with me, I'll almost always attach my handbag to the stroller. It's the most convenient way to access our essentials, keeping them within arms reach. 

 

convertible backpack tote

  

Now let's talk about the inside of our Tassel Tote. The interior is unlined, offering an organic and modern look. There is one interior pocket adorned with our logo. The intent is for this handbag to be paired with ToteSavvy when a baby bag is required, then used solely after a diaper bag (or extra organization) is no longer needed. 

We never set out to create a diaper bag. Instead our intent was to create a beautifully crafted handbag that can be used with ToteSavvy, or without. 

 

diaper bag backpack

 

Our Tassel Tote is made from genuine leather with a buttery soft touch. It's hand-crafted in Mexico by expert artisans, offering the high quality you can expect from a Life in Play product.

 

convertible backpack tote

 

We hope you love our newest addition to the Life in Play collection! As always, feel free to email us with any questions regarding our products, or even to just say hello! 

 

 

 

 




Lauren Kutting
Lauren Kutting

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Mom of three (including b/g twins!) and creator of ToteSavvy. Lauren enjoys browsing through Instagram for fashion inspiration, cooking for her family of five, solving problems through efficiency and organization, and blogging about motherhood.



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