I'm a nanny but also a freelance journalist and am working on finishing my degree - I'll be going back to school in the spring and hope to be done soon. I've had to wait almost 4 years to go back to school because I couldn't get financial aid as an independent student until this year (you have to turn 25 first even if you haven't lived at home with the parents for YEARS) and I'm super excited. I plan on selling off the rest of my non-luxury bags and a couple of other things collecting dust so that I can buy myself a really nice bag. To celebrate. I want a reporters type bag, not a laptop bag or anything, just something large enough to hold my usual items and notebooks, etc. I anticipate getting about $500 or so from my eBay sales so thats a rough estimate of how much I want to spend. I will break my usual avoidance of brown bags and say I actually want something in a caramelly brown, maybe a distressed or vintage looking leather? Im really not sure. I think a large tote would be great because the laptop bag would be over my shoulder. I really love the Mulberry Roxanne, but I dont think its big enough, but the color is great - like a aged whiskey. I also love the bag that Scarlett Johanssons character carries in Scoop ( I think she also carried the same bag in Match Point?), if that helps. Thoughts? I have plenty of time to weigh my options. Thanks!