Fewer, Better Things

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Small Carryall Tote in Sable + Travel Wallet in Stone c/o Cuyana
Burberry trench, H&M; dress, Stuart Weitzman boots

Today’s post is in partnership with Cuyana, a brand that I first learned about from readers and have admired for some time now! This San Francisco-based company is all about timeless wardrobe essentials, with the philosophy of choosing fewer, better things that you truly love. Their pieces are designed in SF then hand-crafted in several different countries using premium materials, but are still accessible in price since there’s no middlemen.
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Some of my favorite pieces from their collection include this monogram-able Small Carryall Tote that’s petite-friendly in size, yet holds a substantial amount. This bag is made in Argentina using local leather, in five beautiful neutral colors. It has a sturdy main zipper, removable strap, and zippered pocket on the inside plus a slot compartment (bag is unlined). Please note that this leather tote is on the less-structured side with a pliable base and softer, slouchier look when not filled up.
Fall outfit burberry trench stuart weitzman suede boots sweater dress
Here’s how the tote looks on me carried via the removable shoulder strap and also by hand. I have it packed to the brim here – it fits my laptop (my Macbook measures 12″ length x 7.5″ width) vertically, change of shoes, snacks, small makeup bag, scarf, and with room for more! When empty, the tote actually folds flat as well for easy packing while traveling.
Fall fashion burberry trench stuart weitzman highland boots outfit
Since holiday gifting is around the corner (crazy but true!), I wanted to share a few other items that make functional and classic gifts. Each of these can also be monogrammed (for a fee of $10), which I love on accessories for a personalized touch! These zippered travel cases come in a set of two, and you can see the smaller case in one of my older packing photos. These are structured, sturdily-made leather bags lined in a material that’s easy to wipe clean, and look pretty displayed at home, too.
Cuyana travel wallet clutch handbag
Wallets are some of my favorite accessories to gift. Cuyana makes several sizes and styles ranging from slim card holders, to zippered classics, to this roomy travel wallet / clutch. They are handmade in either Italy or the U.S. using Italian leather, in a host of colors and finishes. This travel wallet was designed to fit all cards, travel documents, and even cell phone, yet be structured and chic enough to work as a clutch handbag. The pebbled leather feels supple inside and out, and there are at least six compartments that I kept discovering to help keep organized!
Cuyana small carryall tote classic travel wallet
If you own or would recommend any pieces from this brand, I’d love to hear about them! Thank you to Cuyana for partnering on this post.


33 thoughts on “Fewer, Better Things

  • Reply Kari Jacques October 20, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    You look sooo pretty in this outfit! 🙂


  • Reply Around Colours October 20, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Gorgeous outfit! The colours of all the clothing pieces look amazing together and the bag is stunning.

  • Reply Nicky October 20, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Do you have a link to the sweater dress? SO cute!

  • Reply THE NEON FACTOR | Diana October 20, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Beautiful photos!
    || D I A N A ||

  • Reply Sasa Zoe October 20, 2016 at 1:16 pm


    Shall We Sasa

  • Reply Anonymous October 20, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    and the boots? love them

  • Reply Hadassah Nay October 20, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Such a stunning outfit. I love the color combination as well. The leaves are so vibrant. Beautiful background.

  • Reply Jessica Cristina October 20, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    obsessed with this color combination! Looks so chic and put together. Hopefully Rockport won't be too cold next weekend, I need to take cute pics like this! <3

  • Reply Sharan Kaur October 20, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Such a cute outfit! I LOVE that sweater dress!


  • Reply BlushandPearls October 20, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Love the colour and styling of the tote and wallet. Perfect neutrals for any outfit!

    Angela / http://www.BlushandPearls.com

  • Reply Anonymous October 20, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    I have a zipper leather tote from them and LOVE. But wish it would come in smaller size.

  • Reply Unknown October 20, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    What lipstick color are you wearing? It's gorgeous!

  • Reply Tiffany W October 20, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    What lipstick color are you wearing? It's gorgeous!

  • Reply thia October 20, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Never bought from Cuyana but have been eyeing various items for a year now, thanks for the review! I also recommend Everlane (esp their weekender bag and backpacks) and Grana for similar high-quality-without-the-middlemen fashion. Grana's silk is amazing!

  • Reply Mei October 20, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    I have a Cuyana wallet and it's so durable yet light, perfect for travel. The small carryall tote looks very similar to Street Level's leather tote from Nordstrom. I love the minimal yet functional designs of Cuyana and I don't know why I never checked out their bags but now I see it's definitely worth checking out. Thanks for the insight!

    Pieces of Mei

  • Reply lindabelle1 October 20, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Hi Jean! What is the color, style and size of your Burberry trench? I am looking into purchasing one, and love the look of your trench! Thank you 🙂

  • Reply Kelsey Quackenbush October 20, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    This trench is absolutely beautiful. This bag is also amazing I love it!
    Kelsey | petiteinherpearls.blogspot.com

  • Reply Maggie Zemanek October 20, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    I've loved Cuyana for a while too! That tote is really a perfect size!


  • Reply Silly Crazy Me October 20, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Love the all nude look <3 Your boots are so pretty and I wish I had them in my closet ;)


  • Reply One Stiletto At A Time October 21, 2016 at 5:06 am
  • Reply Neeltje | Thoughts in Style October 21, 2016 at 5:31 am

    I love this look! X

  • Reply Georgia Megan October 21, 2016 at 5:58 am

    I've never heard of Cuyana, but I'll have to check it out! This bag is gorgeous! x

    |Georgia Megan|

  • Reply mayu from japan October 21, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Love this dress and boots:)

  • Reply Ev October 21, 2016 at 11:26 am
  • Reply Beatriz Moreno Martínez October 21, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    I´ve never heard about Cuyana, but I have to admit that as everything you recommend is so beautiful. It has also the appearance of very good quality!! Regards from http://www.chicnotebook.com

  • Reply mayu from japan October 22, 2016 at 12:17 pm
  • Reply Dyane October 22, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Amazing outfit, looks FAB on this amazing background! love it!:)

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  • Reply Alicia Rae October 23, 2016 at 6:45 am

    This outfit is beautiful! So classy and elegant I love it!

    Alicia xo


  • Reply JaninaFran October 23, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Love the color scheme of this entire outfit! you look great 🙂
    XO Janina

  • Reply Julie Hiller October 24, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    This is such a perfect fall outfit! I love how classy it is. I definitely need a sweater dress just like that in my closet.

    Style by Joules

  • Reply AW November 8, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Could you do a snapchat video comparing the size between this small carryall tote & a Longchamp le pliage large bag?

  • Reply CJ December 31, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Hi Jean! Can you recommend a great slip for this sweater dress? It's adorable, but a tiny bit see through. Thank you. 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous January 20, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    I brought the sweater dress because of your post, but was disappointed that its kinda see through, did you wear a slip or something to help? Thanks.

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