Monday, July 2, 2012

Splendid Summer Totes

Pom Burst Tote, $68, 

It's summer here in Southern California and the past couple weekends have been absoultely gorgeous. As I packed up my things to head to the beach, I realized that I'm about due for a new summer bag. Something casual, equally at home at the beach and at a local watering hole for a sunset cocktail. Plenty of room for my things as well as a few essentials for my toddler. Chic and classic, something that I'll love to throw over my shoulder all summer long. Here are a few that caught my eye. Have you found a personal "it" tote for the summer?

Leather Transport Tote, $168, 

Nothing says summer like brights and this yellow tote from Madewell has a contemporary, yet casual feel.

Kerrington Peacock Tote, $206, 

Although I generally do not love bags that scream brands or logos (this one is camouflaged don't you think?), I've had my eye on this Tory Burch tote for a few months. The peacock design mixed with rafia materials says summer in exactly the right way. 

Ikat Boho Sak, $130, 

Summer always puts me in a bohemian sort of mood, especially because I live at the beach, and this ikat tote makes you feel like you just returned from a Balinese getaway.  (if you missed my interview with Cleobella designer Angela O'Brien, you can check it out here.)

Feed cotton tote bag, $50,

It's always easier to justify spending money when part of your dollars go to chairatable use. I use this Feed bag at the grocery store, pool, beach, and just about anywhere else I go.

Weekend Max Mara Navy and White Tote, on sale for $87.75!!, at 

Give me a navy + white stripe any day of the week and I'm on board! 

Karl large printed canvas tote, $54, 

If big sunglasses and lots of jewelry are part of your beach repertoire, Karl would want to join you, at least in spirit. 

Ombre canvas and leather tote bag by cocosheaven on 

Might be my favorite of the bunch. The blue ombre reminds me of our gorgeous Pacific and its the perfect size to log some long hours on the sand. 


Erin said...

Oooh that striped tote and the ombre one are my favorites!! I was just eyeing that Madewell tote over the weekend, too, in the saddle brown leather color and had talked myself out of it. I might need to rethink that! What a wonderful selection you've got here! But seriously that ombre one is just breaking my heart it's so pretty. xo

Unknown said...

Love the pom burst tote from Anthro! So cute:)

Anonymous said...

I do have a Jcrew tote that is classic, but I'm a sucker for totes and I want buy ten new ones every summer. I restrain myself otherwise I would buy all those you've suggested! We missed you on Saturday. Hope you had a wonderful bday weekend! Teri

Theresa / InspirationCOOP said...

Hi Jennifer! I saw that you had a new post on Twitter, but how did I miss this one?! Anywho, love the striped bag with tan leather straps. I'm always compelled to go with stripes...Can't help myself. :)

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