When it comes to handbags, you don’t mess around. You need something chic and functional, a bag that takes you from home to work to play without becoming the bag lady. Sleek, sophisticated, and on trend for spring, this Rebecca Minkoff tote fits everything from your lipstick and cell phone to your laptop and gym clothes without breaking your back or your bank. 

FRIDAY: Explicitly Chingona opening at East End Studio Gallery

Hitting this high-sex art opening straight from the office? In true Friday fashion, throw on your favorite boyfriend jeans with a minimalist sweater, strong blazer, flashy neckwear, and pumps that walk the line from A.M. to P.M. With your fabulous tote in tow, you look equally apropos and ready to explore the boundaries of sexual taboos in style.

Clockwise from top left: Illesteva Leonard II tortoiseshell sunglasses in half tort, $290 at J.Crew; Shilling bib necklace, $68 at Anthropologie; Equipment Cecile v-neck sweater, $268 at French Cuff; Theory Gabe 2 blazer in uniform, $395 at revolveclothing.com; Citizens of Humanity distressed boyfriend jeans, $386 at Tootsies; Cole Haan ‘Bethany’ pump in storm cloud suede, $145 at Nordstrom; Rebecca Minkoff ‘Medium MAB’ tote in ink, $265 at Nordstrom.

SATURDAY: Southside Espresso

What's cheaper than therapy? Making a date to catch up with your BFF over lattes and some light reading. Be comfortable but ready for anything in a pair of skinny jeans, a cozy sweatshirt, and some feminine flats. Combine with some arm candy and your tote—large enough to hold at least three magazines—to enjoy caffeine, glossy pages, and whatever else comes your way.

Clockwise from top left: Wildfox ‘Run Forever’ sweatshirt in vintage lace, $110 at Nordstrom; kate spade new york ‘idiom - head in the clouds’ bangle, $48, and ‘metro’ heart dial leather strap watch, $175, both at Kate Spade; Rebecca Minkoff ‘Medium MAB’ tote in ink, $265 at Nordstrom; DL1961 Jeans ‘Emma’ legging in Remington, $178 at bloomingdales.com; Women’s patterned smoking flats in mixed flora, $25 at Old Navy.

SUNDAY: Flock’s 6th Annual Beastly Brunch

When it comes to brunch, you’re known as queen bee. So why not dress the part? Pack your tote full of event necessities—like a great camera to capture some sweet llama faces and raffle money, of course. Paired with a flirty skirted dress, bright statement necklace, and some chunky-heeled booties, you’re ready for cocktails and cockatoos with the Houston Zoo’s young supporters.

Clockwise from top left: Olivia round sunglasses in blush, $145 at Henri Bendel; Printed front pleat dress with pocket in off-white, $99 at Zara; "The Dress: 100 Iconic Moments in Fashion" clutch by Megan Hess, $25 at amazon.com; Rebecca Minkoff ‘Medium MAB’ tote in ink, $265 at Nordstrom; Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn ‘balldance’ bootie, $140 at Nordstrom; Crescendo link necklace, $78 at Anthropologie.

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