Friday, June 30

mama's got a brand new bag... or two

Happy Friday Friends! I have exercised some serious patience this week in waiting to share some of my favorites with you until today. So, let's not delay.

Remember on Monday when I begged for some handbag shopping advice? Well, I decided to head to TJ Maxx on my lunch break to see what they might have. I thought I could at least get a better idea of what style I really want. I perused over all their handbags, drooled over some Michael Kors and Kate Spade bags, and was about to throw in the towel when my eyes landed on this beauty.

I am absolutely loving this Calvin Klein Nylon Shopper Satchel. It turned out to be the perfect size. I love how the handles are big enough to fit on my shoulder and there are so many different pockets/compartments for organization. Plus, it's pretttty. (Quote from the The Devil Wears Prada). Bonus, I picked up this bag for 60% off the original price. Cha-ching! 

Thank you all so much for sharing your fashion advice and words of wisdom. I took every bit into consideration. I'm pretty sure I'm going to snag the White Elm Tote for a diaper bag when the time comes. It was definitely at the top of the list!

It occurred to me after I decided on the CK Satchel that I really could use a new wallet. I found this Adrienne Vittadini one for a whopping $12. I love how soft it is. I basically have all the essentials shoved inside so that I can just take the wallet with me if I need to. Plus, when diaper bag time comes, this will be easy to toss in the mix.

Now, there's a couple of things that will not fit into my new satchel - my Bible, my notebook and pen pouch. I've been wanting a new Bible organizer for awhile, so I stopped into our local Christian bookstore and stumbled upon this one from Christian Art Gifts.

I love how it's not over the top. It's simple and classy. I love the gray color, and everything I have fits nicely inside. All of my pens and highlighters easily go into the outside zipper pocket. My notebook and Bible have plenty of room on the inside. I'm so happy with this cover.

Well, clearly I've fed some sort of bag addiction this week and have loved every minute of it! Aside from my quest for organizational style, here are a few of my other favorites.

the smell of fresh cut hay

motherhood maternity shirt

the meme that made me laugh so hard I cried - thank you Lisa

a pregnant mama's solution when the cap is on too tight

That about sums up the week for me. Our weekend is packed with 4th of July celebrations, but Monday and Tuesday are looking pretty relaxing. I am really looking forward to the four day weekend! I hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th of July!

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  1. Ha ha, the Sandlot is my boys fav movie if all time! LOVE the CK bag! The compartments, the two tone! Great find and Happy happy weekend babe!

  2. That bag is perfect - I love how many compartments it has!!! Hope you have a great weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. Ha! That t-shirt, the boy mom meme, and your root beer bottle attack are hilarious! :) I love your new bag and the Bible cover too. I've never tried one of those, but I think it would be seriously helpful. Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. I am loving your new bag(s)! The Calvin Klein is a classic and I also am big on separate compartments to hold lots of stuff! Great find! I've seen that boy mom meme....I luckily only have one boy so it's not too bad, but can definitely relate to some of that stuff! And that soda bottle is too funny! You gotta do what you gotta do! Have a great weekend and a relaxing 4th!

  5. I love the bag! I also love the satchel. That wallet is so cute too. I need a new wallet...and bag :) I love that shirt too. Have a great long weekend!

  6. Love the new bag and wallet! I think I need to be in the market for a new wallet, too. Glad TJ Maxx had something for you- I went to the ritzy one in Houston, and it had Prada bags for $1,500! Needless to say, I do NOT have a new bag yet! Happy weekend!

  7. I love the bag you went with! It looks like you have some great compartments to work with. That maternity shirt it too funny and cute. I love following you on instagram and can't wait to see more of your fun this weekend! Have a great one! Beautifully Candid

  8. When I saw your post title I KNEW I had to check out all the bags :) LOVE the organization of the Calvin Kline bag. That will be so handy! And the wallet is so pretty! You chose some great ones. Also seriously laughed out loud looking at your root beer bottle! HAHA perfect! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  9. I am laughing over the cut in the A&W bottle. Too funny. You gotta do what you gotta do. I love the new purses you got!

  10. Love the CK bag!! I'm a sucker for purses!

  11. Glad you like the meme...the question is did you laugh til' tears run down your leg??? HAHAHA!!!! I love your new purse! It's perfect and a wallet to boot. Awesome. I used to do the same thing, just throw my wallet in the diaper bag. That's when I switched to the big dog wallet. Love that tee too. So cute. Have a great weekend!!!

  12. OMG I'm dying over that 2 liter hack (literal hack.haha)!!! That's so smart! I would've given up. Love your new bags!


  13. I need to get a bag like that with more compartments. I can't seem to stay organized with a bag that doesn't have a lot of pockets. Happy Friday!

  14. You made a really good choice on the bag (and wallet!!) I looks really practical, stylish, and versatile. But if I'm honest, that tee is my favorite part of this post! I loved it on insta and still think it is so funny! I hope y'all have a great weekend!

  15. That bag looks awesome! Not too big but plenty of room!

  16. I think your TJ Maxx is better than our TJ Maxx. Lol! But seriously! Cute loot!

  17. OMG that preggers shirt! So funny, so cute :)


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