Moving out of Cambodia to a presently undetermined location provides wardrobe questions. (Cambodia is a vacuum of casual dress.) How do you look somewhat polished without screaming "corporate," which itself is not bad, though it can distance communities you are working with, and it is just plain boring!
Case in point: I have a beautiful Coach attache case that was given to me as a law school graduation gift from V. I'm not a big Coach girl, but this thing is pretty and polished. I brought it with me to Cambodia, but I've used it maybe once during a high-level meeting. It has no place in my NGO world.
I'm currently using my Trader Joe's canvas bag to tote around documents. What can I say? I have a soft spot for canvas bags.
The next destination will require more structure and dress-up. This tote fits the bill and yet is playful, but I'm concerned that the cloth would dirty up easily.