What would you do with an extra hour each day? I would spend it with my son, calling friends and family just to say hi and I love you. At night, as I fall exhaustedly onto my bed, I often think, “If I had just an extra hour, I’d make that phone call to my dad, my brothers, my grandmother…” (My biggest regret is not calling her the day before she passed away 18 months ago.)
So I’m giving you each an extra hour today: stop what you’re doing and do what you really want to do. Whether it’s shopping, taking a bath, or calling your mother, just do it! It’s funny how a single bag’s name evoked all of this emotional adrenaline! But this isn’t just any bag. The 25 Heures is a deceptively simple and elegant tote from Delvaux. The elements feel effortless, and the rich nubuck skin is so soft and supple, I want to cradle this against me. (There’s a typo on Barneys’ site. This is actually Nubuck leather – as confirmed by Delvaux – and not suede.) It’s a toss-up between chestnutty Fauve and Indigo. Would it be too greedy to ask for two bags, in addition to another hour in the day?!
Available at Barneys New York for $1,950.
Take an afternoon for yourself and elect an outfit that suits the bohemian-inspired ease of this semi-slouchy bag. A breezy floral dress is a welcoming contrast to distressed ankle boots, and unique details – like a sliver of ivory or a strip of beadwork – make accessories extra-special.
Theyskens’ Theory Darlon Floral-Print Silk Dress
On Net-a-Porter for $610.
Jimmy Choo Dondo Distressed Suede Ankle Boots
On My Theresa for $1,050.
Me&Ro Small Ivory Horn Necklace
At Barneys New York for $1,900.
Etro Embroidered Rabbit-Felt Fedora
On Net-a-Porter for $650.