|Pom Burst Tote, $68, anthropologie.com.|
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, madewell.com.|
Nothing says summer like brights and this yellow tote from Madewell has a contemporary, yet casual feel.
|Kerrington Peacock Tote, $206, toryburch.com.|
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, cleobella.com.|
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, saks.com.|
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 saks.com.|
Give me a navy + white stripe any day of the week and I'm on board!
|Karl large printed canvas tote, $54, netaporter.com.|
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 etsy.com.|
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.