While I love my giant purple purse in which I carry my whole life, I'd love to get a cross-body messenger type bag for carrying papers and books too and from class. Thus, my latest obession:
Gorgeous, right? They're from the Cambridge Satchel Company and come in a few sizes and colors, including rich browns and a gorgeous kelly green. I am dying for the navy one as a practical school bag/laptop case/briefcase, but love the Madeline-esque flair of the red one and the 60s-mod feel of the kelly green.