1. Zappos // 2. ModCloth // 3. Anthropologie // 4. ModCloth // 5. Apple & Bee // 6. ShopRuche.com // 7. Maslinda on Etsy // 8. Zappos
Lately, regardless of the occasion, I've been ignoring my cute little purses and handbags when I head out the door in favor of the nearest grocery tote. I'm not sure why, other than the fact that I feel a little more free-spirited (and less in the mood to be "put together") in the summertime, and it just feels right to throw everything in a big ole' bag and hit the road. Honestly, I'm not much a purse girl anyway. I've never been one to have an extensive handbag collection, and if you look inside the purses I do carry, you'll never see a perfectly organized assortment of whatever goodies organized purse people keep in their bags. You will, however, find things like random hair ties (some broken), 3 to 7 tubes of half-used lip balm, loose change, a wallet brimming with crumpled receipts, an old tube of mascara, a partially consumed Luna Bar, and maybe a piece of gum stuck to the inside of a pocket. I'm just classy like that.
Because I have accepted the fact that I will never be an organized purse person, and because I happen to like grocery totes but wish I had one that was just a little more chic, I decided my best bet is to find some sort of happy medium. So I put together this round-up the big + beautiful bags I'm most coveting. Even if you're not a disorganized, crazy grocery tote carrying lady like I am, I think we can agree that these kind of bags are pretty darn perfect for the summertime.
What kind of bag do you usually carry? Do you switch them up depending on the season?