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 Uptown Girl Multi-Pocket Zip-top Tote

How cute is this bag? I love the colors and the fact that it has a bunch of pockets AND a zipper? Perfect. It reminds me of the popular 31 Gifts totes. It also looks like the perfect gift for someone, you can fill it with some fun stuff and buy it for the hostess of the next pool party or BBQ you attend. Currently priced at around $36.00.

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Fashion Heavy Duty Canvas Tote Bag 

I love the cute colors and the whale pattern on this one. It's an open-top, which might not work for a carry-on or for certain day-to-day outings, but it's 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 under $20. How can you possibly pass that up? I mean, it's pink and has WHALES.
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Kate Spade New York, Breath of Fresh Air - I Need a Vacation Tote 

Just because this bag is almost $200 doesn't mean I can't want it. Or covet it. Even though I won't be buying one. But it's super cute, and the image and saying would go perfectly with a fun graphic tee. And if, like for me, it's too far out of your price range - you can consider grabbing yourself a really cute iPhone case with the same saying and similar color-scheme. And if you don't wan that and really need this bag? Go for it. You only live once, right?

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Kate Spade New York, Down the Rabbit Hole - Oops-A-Daisy Francis Tote Bag

I'll be honest, though. If I were going to opt for a pricey Kate Spade tote? I'd probably pick this one. It's really cute. Looks like it would go with pretty much anything. AND it's on sale - marked down a whole $60! So, if you want to buy ME a Kate Spade bag? This is it. Thanks. I'm happy to send you my mailing address.

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Transparent Hibiscus / Flower Printed Casual Shoulder Tote Beach Bag

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! Marked down to $12.99 this could be the perfect bag for you or your kids this summer. And at that price? You can buy more than one!

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Silicone Beach Bag

This bag comes in a few beautiful colors, but the orange is what popped out at me. It's made of silicone - yes - the kind of thing your favorite muffin tins are made of. So you know it can withstand the heat, and is super easy to clean. Currently priced under $30 - this might be the one I purchase for the pool - so I can guarantee I won't come home and drip soggy-ness everywhere!

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Vera Bradley Lighten Up with Mesh Family Tote Sling Bag

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. It's $58.00, and I'm sure I don't need it, but I'll covet it anyway. There is another color of the same bag that's about ten dollars less, but I like this one better - because - well - I just do. It looks sturdy and like it would hold a lot. And yeah, I just want it.


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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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Adornlee Canvas Tote with Quote

This tote comes in three different sayings, but this important reminder is the one that caught my eye. I love the material, and that it has a zipper top and a small pocket inside. Adornlee also has some really cute cosmetic cases that are basically mini-versions of these totes. Similar sayings and material, and perfect for inside any of these fun bags.
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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 - Kate Spade is a name you see on the Internet and pretty much no place else.

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!?!

4 comments:

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

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  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 !

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  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.

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  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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