A Bag For Every Occassion

Bags and shoes. Those are my two vices.

Ok, and maybe sunglasses. But guys, when they’re this good, what’s a girl to do?

I’ve been hauling them back and forth the past few weeks as we’ve had trips, baseball games, work meetings (I drag a minimum of 3 with me EVERY time), and just for everyday wear.

I am a bag person – I don’t want to grab my things and carry them around in my hands (what mom wants to do this??). I’ve got kids to chase, dogs to corral, things to pick up, and going hands-free is the way to be!

LARGE TOTE | JEANS | SANDALS | ROSE GOLD APPLE WATCH |SUNGLASSES | SNACK CONTAINERS

This large MZ Wallace tote is a favorite of mine. I’ve even got it in a few different colors. It’s the perfect airplane bag or travel bag because it holds all of my essentials. I can fit my Hydro Flask, 2 or 3 of my clear Truffle bags, my computer, snacks, airplane pillows and anything else I feel I might die without.

CLEAR MAKEUP BAG | CARDIGAN | LEGGINGS | GREY TOP | SHOES (similar)

Having a bag this size also works great as an overnight bag! Another one of my favorite large bags is the Madewell Tote!

It’s full leather, can be personalized, and just gets better with age. The only downside to this tote is it doesn’t have the storage pockets on the inside that my other large totes have. If you have a large tote that needs storage, these purse organizers are AMAZING and under $20! Here are some of my other favorite large totes:

MY FAVORITE LARGE TOTES

This large tote is one from Freshly Picked and I carry my stuff to church in it every Sunday. It’s roomy, classic, and you can get it at a great price right now (it’s $90 before all the discounts!) The Freshly Picked sale is running right now for Fringe members, you can score big time!

You can STACK your 20% off on top of the discounted price on their site. Making some items 50% off! For those of you that don’t know, the Fringe is Freshly Picked’s Membership Program. Think of it like a savings account, not a subscription service!

  • NO cost to you.
  • $10 a month gets you $10 in store credit each month.
  • The credit rolls over and NEVER expires.
  • Fringe members get 20% off of EVERY purchase on the Freshly Picked website.
  • No risk can cancel any time. but why would you?!
  • Stack discounts with sale items on our site!
  • FREE shipping on EVERY order (US and Canada)

Right now you can use my code ‘FPxTARA’ for your first month free! You can shop this tote or any of their bags, shoes, moccasins, and everything else on the site!

JEANS | PURSE (different colors)| SHOESROSE GOLD APPLE WATCH

If big totes aren’t your thing, I have some awesome everyday totes that are the perfect size to schlep around your daily necessities. This suede one from Madewell is one of my favorites and this season they have it in a gorgeous robin’s egg blue and creme.

When I don’t need to carry everything and the kitchen sink, this size tote/purse is my go-to. On busy work days, I usually have one big bag and two this size with me! I also found some at Target that are super budget friendly and sooo good!

LEOPARD TOTE (on sale for under $30!) | LEOPARD WEEKENDER (on sale for under $30!)

SUEDE ZIPPERED BACKPACK $28

NYLON BACKPACK $24

This nylon one also comes in 4 different colors! The black is super chic and I love that this bag has handles so it can be carried a few different ways.

And THIS BAG right here is what I use when I travel and don’t want to lug around a large bag! The material is so great, if it gets dirty… just toss it in the wash! They also have lots of pockets inside and come in a ton of colors which I love. Plus, it fits all the essentials (including a DSLR insert for my camera!)  My friend Layla has used the LARGE SIZE for her diaper bag and she has loved it! The shoulder straps fit really good too.

Here are some of my other ‘Everyday’ favorites:

MY FAVORITE EVERYDAY TOTES

LARGE TOTE | CLEAR BAG | SLIDES (similar) | AIRPOD CASE | IPHONE BATTERY | RAINBOW CLUTCH

You guys know I love my clear pouches and I keep everything from makeup to first aid essentials in these things! The ones above come in a pack of 3 and are less than $10! If you’re looking for a great makeup bag, I’ve linked my favorites below (many of these I own!):

MY FAVORITE MAKEUP BAGS

And last but not least, backpacks! I was so on the fence for a long time about backpacks but I’m a total convert – especially since they let me go hands-free and are so handy for work (I carry this grey one EVERYWHERE) and when you hit places like Disneyland! Take a look at some of my favorites below:

MY FAVORITE BACKPACKS

Hopefully, you can find some of your favorites here as well! If you have questions about sizing, dimensions etc, ask them below!

Xx Tara

 

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  1. If you could only by one, which backpack would you purchase, the Fawn Design or the Freshly Picked? I know you carry them both all the time. I am looking to use it for when I am traveling and need something with plenty of room for my camera as well.

  2. Do you have problems with the MZ Wallace straps falling off your shoulder? My husband just gifted me the medium tote for Mother’s Day, but I’ve read some reviews that make me nervous that the straps will drive me crazy… trying to decide if I should keep it or return. Thanks!!

    1. If you don’t have weight in it, you’ll have that issue same with any other purse. But as long as you’re using it as intended – to haul a bunch of stuff, haha, you shouldn’t have an issue!

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