You are a great daughter! I don't own it but I have tried it on ALOT. I don't think it's heavy. Lighter and smaller than the Caroline. I think it would be fine for everyday as long as you don't get a delicate material. The black should be fine.
I get a LOT of compliments from people whose compliments I really value when I wear this bag- it's classic, elegant, a medium large size (as opposed to Caroline, which is a LARGE large size), looks great as a shoulder bag or satchel, and the leather is soft, thick and scrumptious. I don't think it's heavy (but I do own a LOT of heavy bags), and I wear it as an every day bag. Hope this helps!