Saturdays in the fall are all about college football, and in my house that means — GO GATORS! Raised on Gator football, I am a sucker for all things orange and blue, so you can imagine my delight when I discovered the Dooney & Bourke Collegiate line.
A fancy Gator purse? Yes, please!
This post is sponsored by Dooney & Bourke, but my love for Gator football is all mine.
Remember when all NCAA apparel was masculine or cheesy — boxy shirts and cheesy accessories? Oh how times have changed. Fashion and team spirit now go hand in hand with the ability to show off your college spirit in style.
Although my Gators Dooney & Bourke is the perfect accessory for game day, it does not have to be reserved solely for game days. It looks just as cute during the week on the go.
Wouldn’t one of these make the perfect gift for the college student in your life? I know I would have loved one when I was in school. (Miss P thinks she would like one in about 18 years too.)
Dooney & Bourke Collegiate Collection
Many bags in the Dooney & Bourke Collegiate collection are available in both a home and away print — either a white background or colored background print. So you can choose your favorite look. Personally, I love them all so it was a tough call.
The collegiate bags are made with bonded canvas and leather trim. So although I haven’t put them to the test yet, they should hold up well.
Dooney & Bourke offers several styles in the collegiate collection. I chose the NCAA Florida Zip Zip Satchel, the NCAA Florida Crossbody and the NCAA Florida Cosmetic Case — each for specific uses.
NCAA Florida Zip Zip Satchel
This bag is super roomy and with both a shoulder strap and a handles it is a great go-to bag for everything. I can even fit extra diapers, wipes and a change of clothes — when I want to be free of the diaper bag.
But wait, check out the inside print! Love it.
NCAA Florida Crossbody
I love to wear crossbody bags when I will be walking around all day (and don’t need all of the gear). I like the larger size of this crossbody. It fits a decent amount without being big enough to overload.
NCAA Florida Cosmetic Case
The cosmetic case is a great size to throw into the satchel with some personal items. And now that the University of Florida has the clear-bag rule, you could use this inside your clear bag for personal items at the SWAMP. (Not a Gator fan, I am pretty sure most schools have this rule now too.)
From the moment I discovered the Dooney & Bourke Collegiate collection I was in love. Any item in the collection would make a great gift for your favorite alum or a timely congratulations for students receiving their acceptance letters.
My daughters have already claimed my bags for when they go to UF — my 9-year-old wants the largest bag, my middle the crossbody and that leaves the cosmetic case for the baby. If that’s what it takes to get them to attend my alma mater, it’s a good deal.