every year i like to do a summertime tote round-up. it gets me in the mood for the summer season, vacationing and holidays away from home. i also like to stuff everything i might need into a big tote bag during the summer season and keep it hidden away in the trunk of my car so i’m ready for anything — the beach, a farmer’s market, and no doubt a random flea market or yard sale. i like to call myself a big bag aficionado, but hey, semantics — it really just means i’ve got a whole lot of totes. i just love great-looking bags of all shapes and sizes and happen to think that they are not only a fashion statement but also serious mood elevators. i love taking a ho-hum outfit and stepping it up with a great bag (shoes, too but that’s another post). so i thought it would be fun to round up some summery bags. i hear a weave is in, and bamboo or straw never go out of style for summer. looking for the perfect beach bag? i’ve got you covered! for bags not listed in the collage, just click on the image and it will take you directly to the shopping page. have fun!
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clockwise, l to r: lily pads via
• photography credits: click on the image which will take you to its original source. in the case of my collages, the links are listed just below clockwise from left to right.