Saturday, June 18, 2016

Ten Totes That Will Make Your Summer Easier

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If you know me you know I'm addicted to bags.

Seriously. I want ALL THE BAGS!!!

Purses. Totes. Small handbags. Backpacks. All of them.

I've also been searching for the perfect tote for - say - oh, about 25 of my 43 years.

I'm not kidding. I've had them all. Every single one you can think of. And I've yet to find the perfect bag. It's my life's work, though, so I'll find it eventually.

And so with summer just about in full swing I have been doing some virtual window shopping and have found some really cute totes on Amazon. And I probably can't buy them all (I mean, you know I can't, just humor me) - so I think you might have to help me out.

Have a look at some of my dream bags. Prices range from affordable to a bit extreme, but the bags are super cute no matter the price. Affiliate links are provided to make shopping easier for y'all - so go for it - buy buy buy!

Ten Totes That Will Make Your Summer Easier

Scout La Bumba Utility Tote

How much do I love this bag? The colors are fantastic and the fact that it has a zipper would make my mom happy. It's perfect. It also reminds me a little bit of the popular 31 Gifts totes. This bag could be the perfect hostess gift, or pick one up for someone about to embark on a vacation - or - who am I kidding? Buy one for YOURSELF.

KEHO Fashion Beach Bag

How much do I love this BEACH bag? SO much. It has a waterproof lining, holds up to 80 pounds (please don't carry 80 pounds worth of stuff to the beach!), and has some mega pockets inside. Plus, it's just so cute. It comes in eight colors and each one is cuter than the next. It might be my favorite of all of the ones I have listed. And maybe - well - I might have to get it. I'll keep you posted.

Fashion Heavy Duty Canvas Tote Bag 

I love the cute colors and design on this one. It is an open-top, which might not work for you as a carry-on, and might be problematic for some daily outings, but it's just perfect for the pool or the beach, or to keep in your car with the many extras you know you'll need over the summer. This tote is definitely affordable, and comes in a really pretty paisley pattern, as well. But honestly, how can you possibly pass it up? I mean, it has cute lil fishies on it.

by you Women Summer Large Beach Tote

How cute is this set? And it's right out there welcoming summer for you.  The by you Women Summer Large Beach Tote and mini-tote comes in a number of patterns, some of which include mermaids, pineapples, anchors and seashells. No worries, though, they're not all on the same tote. Although I suppose they could be!

Transparent Polka Dot Tote

This transparent polka dot tote with insert is a really simple and affordable bag for the beach - it's perfect if you're like me and lose everything in your tote. Not a chance of this happening here, it's entirely see-through! And if you've got little ones and seem to be carrying everything under the sun for them? This could be the perfect bag for you and/or your kids (make 'em carry their own stuff!) this summer.

Vera Bradley Straw Beach Tote

This bag is so cute. I want it. Kind of like right now. I love the colors and I'm a big fan of the quality of the Vera Bradley brand. I'm sure I don't need it, but I'll covet it anyway. One thing about some of the Vera Bradley Beach Totes, this one included, is that Amazon doesn't have them directly for sale, but this one was too cute to skip over - so you can check the other buying options on the right side of the page and see which one works best for you.

Eastport Mesh Tote Beach Bag

This bag is the kind of bag I would buy several of just to keep them on-hand all the time. I'd leave one in the car, one at the front door and one in my room, just for whatever I need to cart up and down in my house. They're really affordable and come in a variety of colors - so you could buy one for each family member if you were feeling generous. Definitely worth a look.

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ESCAPE Canvas Beach Bag

I'll admit, this bag first caught my eye in another version. It says WEEKEND VIBES and I kinda love it. But then I saw this one. Not to mention the third design. It simply says BRUNCH. You guys, would it be horrible to say I want them all? Because. Yeah. I want them all. I'm just that kind of a bag person. I mean, I won't buy them all, but want? Yes. I do. This one best suits the summer feel - since most of the time what we're looking for when we're lugging around a big ole bag filled with summer accessories is an ESCAPE. And this bag knows it!

Zip-top Canvas Palm Tree Tote

This super cute canvas tote with palm tree design is just what you need to put you in a vacationing state of mind. And at less than $20 - you absolutely cannot go wrong. Extremely spacious with plenty of room for your towels, books, snacks and whatever else you need to make a day at the pool go perfectly.

Make The Days Count Canvas Tote

This super cute tote comes with the perfect reminder! I love the material, and that it has a zipper top and a small pocket inside. And these really cute canvas cosmetic cases are the perfect match to make sure you can bring all your necessities along with you. They're basically the mini-versions. Similar sayings and material, a great fit to tuck into this fun bag.

So, which one do you like best? And which one will you be buying? I know - they don't necessarily have to be one and the same - sometimes we like what we can't choose to afford, even if it's our favorite. That's why I made sure to provide a variety of styles AND prices. Because if you're like me you may find yourself wanting more than one.

So, happy shopping, everyone! And be sure to let me know in the comments if you decide to buy any of these. Because I want to live vicariously through you and find someone who buys each one. How fun would that be!?!


  1. Such a fun post Andrea! I love purses and totes, too!
    Great pics!

  2. I have a purse thing too but not so much for totes. The reason is I would have to have a purse in the tote. That aside I like the Orange !

  3. I have this same addiction and it's costing me a fortune. I love every single one of these, but the first one is my favorite.

  4. Oh my gosh, I love every one of them! I love using totes especially in the summer. Thanks for sharing these! I know which one I'm getting!


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