Monday, June 26

the hunt for a new handbag - please help

Friends - Remember way back in January when I snagged this tote from Thirty-One? I've been carrying it ever since, and the time has come for us to part ways. I've been searching online, and I seriously cannot decide what I want.

I'm struggling because a part of me wants to downsize from the tote, but then it's so nice to have the space to throw my laptop, my Bible or kids clothes inside when needed. I dress mostly business casual for work. Does that help? Oh, and as another helpful piece of information - I am fashionably challenged.

Here are a few that have caught my eye. Okay, which do you like best and why? Go!

Anne Klein Perfect Tote Small Cross Body, Black
Anne Klein Perfect Small Cross Body

Fossil Margot Mini Crossbody, Navy
Fossil Margot Mini Cross Body

Iswee Leather Totes Small Handbags Shoulder Bags Top Handle Satchel Cross Body Bag Purses for Women (Wine)
Iswee Leather Totes/Small Handbags

Calvin Klein Signature Crossbody, Text Khaki/Black/Black
Calvin Klein Signature Crossbody

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  1. I'm always a tote kind of girl for work, so I'd go with one of the bigger ones....but that's just me! The white elm one is great because the straps look sturdier!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. I am a Fossil girl - so that makes me bias. If you want to downsize from a tote then girl - take those totes out of the options! Happy start to a new week!!!

  3. I love the Gray Stripe Tote Bag by White Elm. It looks very summery!

  4. I'd go with the Iswee leather one! I love the color and the shape!

  5. OHHHHH tough call. I love the grey striped bag, and I love the Pixie Mood purse for summer but they are ALL so pretty! Good luck!

  6. I would say either the first or last! It's more versatile and easier to match your outfits :)

  7. I like the striped tote too, if you decide you want to keep a large bag, but that seems like it might not be a great work bag? I'm all for downsizing the size of your bag if you can, and love the first one. It looks like you'd be able to get your essentials, but not be toting everything but the kitchen sink around!

  8. Hard call. I love the black crossbody, but it's only going to hold the essentials. That might be ok since you're going to be carrying a diaper bag again soon. I have on very similar that I carry when we do day trips to the city. The gray and white striped one is really cute for summer.

  9. I love the last one, but I am wondering if you carry a diaper bag and a separate purse? I went to Marshalls and TJ Maxx and bought cute designer totes that I used for both my purse and diaper bag. I love Steve Madden at TJs and Marshalls, but I also know that a lot of people like Petunia Picklebottom and Lily Jade.

  10. I love the CK crossbody! I wear a similar crossbody by Coach and I really like it. But, I completely see how a tote could be really convenient. I like the striped tote a lot!

  11. I love the Gray Stripe Tote Bag by White Elm and the Pixie Mood Sylvia Faux Leather Tote

  12. Striped tote all the way baby...and maybe get two, a new cross body is always good. Do share your picks!!! Fun selections!!


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