Thank you everybody very much for all the wonderful messages about our little baby boy. Today baby Feather is one week old! We are loving our new roles as parents, though there is a steep learning curve. I was never the kind of person who instinctively knows how to handle babies/kids, so YouTube has been a godsend (yes, I needed to search for “how to burp a baby”).
We’re still getting to a new “normal” routine (today is the first time I’ve opened my laptop since giving birth!). I get a lot of questions about items in my (small) closet, so today I thought I would share one of my favorite totes which I’m finally getting to put to use more, as a carryall for my stuff and baby’s.
I’ve always loved the Bottega Cabat bag, especially the seasonal versions that Tomas Maier creates each collection. My favorite Bottega collection ever is probably Spring/Summer 2013, which had the most beautiful clothes. The dresses, skirts, knits were all beautifully constructed and so delicate. Just look at that fringed dress.
The accessories were also gorgeous – my favorite items were the block butterfly heels and a version of the classic Cabat with butterflies individually attached, each butterfly a different python/lizard shape and color. The butterflies were all adjustable, so you could configure them in various ways on the bag.
This particular Cabat was priced something way too scary for me to even contemplate, so I just resolved to admire from afar. A few years later, I got the chance to pick up the bag in great condition, at a much more manageable price, from a sweet lady who was selling off some of her collection to buy some even more fabulous bags. So voila!
The butterflies make me smile, and since I got it for a great price, I don’t worry about it getting messed up when I toss a bunch of stuff inside. So there you go – my Bottega Veneta Cabat!
Also, for those of you who so kindly asked to see more photos of our little Feather – here is one more from early days in the hospital, with his eyes open this time. Hello from us all!