Let’s be honest. We’ve all been the girl at a crowded restaurant with her tote, laptop, and gym bag piled up around her feet. That’s why we made Viola.
By day, Viola is a functional, supple, leather pouch, perfect for organizing all the necessities within your larger tote. But after exiting out of your inbox, fill the Viola with your phone and favorite lipgloss, and it’s a clutch.
Just like that, you’re out the door and off to meet your friends with a simple, yet impactful, leather clutch tucked under your arm.
Here are the good-for-the world items you’ll find in our Violas—by day and by night.
Currently re-reading this powerful pouch-sized book. Adapted from Chimamanda’s TEDx talk of the same name, this provocative essay is a must for all women (and men). If you haven’t read it yet, we might let you borrow our copy, but we plan on reading it three or four more times first.
We’re known to keep a little notebook on us at all times. There’s something so inspiring and cathartic about jotting down our thoughts, reminders and ideas on paper. This notebook in particular is great because it’s individually painted by hand, so no two are the same—and it’s made here in the USA.
In case you didn’t already know, we really like bags. And we tend to carry a lot of them. That’s why we made this pin. Join us if you’re a bag lady and proud of it.
We all should be wearing sunscreen every day, even if the only time we’re outdoors is our morning commutes. We prefer this one from Clarins because it’s light, high protection and very moisturizing.
We are obsessed with Brick, our newest leather hue. It looks fantastic against blue denim and crisp white linen and will also carry us perfectly into our fall wardrobe palette.
Mints. Pretty self-explanatory and everyone needs them. Simply Gum mints are fantastic because they only have three ingredients—cane sugar, peppermint flavor and calcium. Simple as can be.
This is the perfect non-wallet-wallet for inside a clutch. It keeps everything together without being bulky. Plus, it’s handmade by artisans in Kenya and the natural, raw leather is stunning.
We are forever digging for our keys, even in a clutch.This brass, handcast keyring definitely helps. As sturdy as it is beautiful, this mini find is also handmade by independent artisans in Nairobi, Kenya.
Fair warning: once you try these, you will never go back to regular hair ties. Sold in sets of three and formulated without phthalates, these hair rings hold your hair up in whatever style you desire, without leaving the dreaded kinks and creases when you let it back down. Genius.
In the summer, we typically aren’t reaching for a heavy lipstick, but still want moisture, dewiness and a pop of shimmer or color. Infused with 100% pure plant oils, these light lip oils nourish, sooth and plump, leaving a thin veil of color or shimmer. Summer lips in a bottle.
You can never have too many black leather clutches, especially if they are as impactful and versatile as this one. Each Viola clutch provides 50 school meals to children around the world. Need we say more?