home about me our home

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

My Summer Bags Of Choice!

VIA (this blog post has just about any kind of straw bag you could want)

There are so many styles, shapes and colors of purses on the market. However, personally I find it hard to find purses I really like. Of course that has a lot to do with my practical side. It has to be cute, the right color, style and size to hold all the stuff I carry in my purse.

Maybe I should carry a suitcase? No, just kidding, I don't carry that much stuff anymore. 

Personally I think of light and airy when it comes to summer bags. There is a plethora of darling straw, bamboo and rattan bags on the market now.

The last few years and even currently some of the favorites looked like this....

This Japanese Bamboo bag has a cult following.

Then came the round bag........

This has actually been  in for  quite awhile now but  is still really cute.

Noticing the coming in and going out of fashion bags got me to thinking. Very rarely do I carry a straw bag but have always wanted to carry one.

I do have a darling  rattan clutch from J.Crew that is a favorite and I have carried it more times than I can count....

This is currently not available!

So what kind of bag would I want to carry? I really started searching and I was finding that I was drawn to colorful bags with actually some pattern to them and also was drawn to somewhat unusual bags, or at least a little unusual. You know the kind that is so different they become timeless.

Finding colorful patterned bags turned out to be a bit of a hunt for me until I went more towards a vintage look.

This first bag I purchased will go with just about anything in my wardrobe and add a colorful look without being too match.....

I love it's vintage look, even though it is not really a vintage purse, it still has the look.

I paired it with an all white outfit the other day and I really enjoyed the whole look....

This next purse is more of a color statement and will also go with most of my wardrobe since I wear a lot of solids, stripes and checks in colors that will coordinate nicely with a dark pink.....

This is a brand new bag from fossil. I own a couple of Fossil bags and I love this brand. Isn't she a cutie?

Both of these bags were purchased on Poshmark. I am always careful about asking the condition and the measurements, and I also think of how I will use each item before purchasing. In other words, I over think it!!!

I saw this next bag online and fell in love with it, but it was sold out. I kept checking back and even put my name on LYST to be notified when it came back in stock.

I debated on which color to purchase......

The white one was the most obvious for summer, but I am just not a white bag, or shoe kind of gal.

The black and white is pretty perfect for my wardrobe but when I started putting outfits together in my head it looked too contrived especially since I wear so much black and white.

The natural cognac color won because it will always be a classic neutral, and I have some leather sandals that will always look good with this purse.

I just went to Mango to get you all the information and link and they are already sold out of every color except black again. Looks like its going to be a popular bag this year!!

The shape is what I was attracted to and then the netting just looks like summer to me. I found that this shape of bag was popular in the 1950s. I was watching a movie the other night from that era and lo and behold there was almost the identically shaped bag without the netting, of course.

If you are like me and enjoy the look of a vintage straw bag, ETSY is a wonderful resource. Go HERE!