Tuesday, November 8, 2016

mom style remix: tote bags


I'm not much of a tote bag kinda girl. The large size feels more appropriate for beach days and long trips, however a smaller tote that's big enough to hold a decent amount of stuff without being annoyingly bulky - like this geometric tote from Stella & Dot - is a good compromise! I've taken this tote on two long-distance trips (as a carry-on bag to Michigan and catch-all bag to Tennessee), on several day trips and just running errands around town. Sadly, the exact version of the bag is no longer available, but Stella & Dot does has a gorgeous neutral chevron version - LOVE!

look 1: pink and navy
bag: Stella & Dot (neutral chevron version)  |  top: J. Crew Factory (cute alternative)  |  pants: Loft (similar)  |  cardigan: J. Crew (exact)  |  sandals: Loft (cute alternative)  |  watch: Fossil (same face with a leather band) |  bracelet: Bourbon and Boweties (exact)

The first way I styled this bag was with pink pants and a navy top for a casual work or weekend look. 

look 2: boho chic
bag: Stella & Dot (neutral chevron version)  |  top: Old Navy (exact)  |  jeans: American Eagle (exact)  |  booties: Vince Camuto (exact)  |  necklace: Kendra Scott (exact)  |  watch: Fossil (same face with a leather band)  |  bracelet: Bourbon and Boweties (exact)

This tote was perfect for last Friday's day date to the movies (ideal for smuggling in Twizzlers and such, amiright?). 

look 3: chambray all day
bag: Stella & Dot (neutral chevron version)  |  top: J. Crew Factory (exact)  |  pants: Loft (similar)  |  sandals: Loft (cute alternative)  |  necklace: Stella & Dot (exact)  |  watch: Target (similar)  |  bracelets: Kendra Scott cuff (similar) and SageKandCo (designer dupe, designer original)


look 4: preppy pencil skirt
bag: Stella & Dot (neutral chevron version)  |  shirt: GAP (exact)  |   cardigan: J. Crew Factory (exact in other colors)  |  skirt: J. Crew Factory  (exact)  |  shoes: J. Crew Factory (exact)  |  necklace: J. Crew Factory (exact)  

A smaller tote can be work appropriate, especially when dressed up with a pretty pencil skirt. I wore this to work yesterday, and it worked great for all my usually everyday stuff and camera.

look 5: T-shirt and jeans
bag: Stella & Dot (neutral chevron version)  |  jeans: American Eagle (similar)  |   T-shirt: Out of Print (exact)  |   sandals: Loft (cute alternative)  |  necklace: Stella & Dot (exact)  |  watch: Target (similar)  |  bracelets: Kendra Scott cuff (similar) and SageKandCo (designer dupedesigner original)

A fun, casual outfit for day tripping. To make it fall appropriate, I'd throw on a cargo jacket, scarf and booties.

Thanks to Anne and Jenn for hosting the #momstyleremix series! Be sure to check out the other linkups for some great tote bag inspiration.

Want more #momstyleremix? Check out my jackets, chambray, colored bottoms, T-shirts, cardigans, sneakers, sweatshirts and jeans remixes! Next month is scarfs - ya'll know I'm all excited about that!

2 comments:

  1. Love your tote - and how you show how versatile a patterned one can be!

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    1. Thanks! The small size has quickly made it one of my favorite bags. :)

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