May 27, 2014

Le Doggie Bag







West Elm Frenchie Market Tote, $14 now  // Loft Chambray Top // Loft Shorts // BCBG Shoes, TJ Maxx // Target Hat  // C.Wonder Bracelets  // Michael Kors Watch  // J.Crew Factory Necklace

I have spent more money on designer bags in my lifetime than I would care to admit.  It's a girl thing to want to own at least one really good bag, right?  The older I get, the more I realize that it isn't so much about the label, as it is functionality and simplicity in a bag that I crave.  I recently invested $9 (on sale) on this canvas market tote that has gotten more wear than some of my more expensive bags.  It's big, it's indestructible, and it's super cute.

For me, it's like buying your kids a lot of fancy toys, when suddenly you realize that all they need to be really content is that cardboard box that my bag just arrived in.  If they destroy it, it didn't cost a thing, yet their heart breaks with a tragic loss of a favorite toy.  I still love my fancy bags, don't get me wrong, but I am loving the carefree, replaceable ones just as much.

I hope you enjoyed celebrating Memorial Day weekend! Thanks so much for reading!

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27 comments:

  1. Stopping by from the trend link-up. This outfit is great and that bag is amazing! I totally agree about buying functional bags regardless of the label or price. It's great when you find a piece like that bag for such a great price!


    Nicole
    www.nicoletothenines.blogspot.com

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  2. I love it all, outfit, bag, hat! :) so ready for summer!

    Have a great week,

    BiTi

    http://www.pret-a-vivre.com/2014/05/can-one-wear-all-black-in-spring-or.html

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  3. Another great look! Just stopped by the West Elm website and they have a ton of other cute totes. I've definitely found that some of my comfiest and favorite pieces didn't cost the most!

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  4. I love it when you post Monica. You have such great taste. I love your sporty look today. And I'm completely jealous. With my big thighs, I can't wear short shorts without them hiking up. You look fresh and forever young. And yes, the tote is perfect. I'm not much of a purse girl. I like to travel light. But for road trips, I do enjoy a nice, roomy tote. Great post!

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  5. Such a cute summer look! That bag is great!


    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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  6. Love the bag! Too cute. Forever in search of one with my dogs breed in that style but have yet to find one.

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  7. Great summer look! Love the bag
    Hugs Beata
    http://www.fashionadventuresatanyage.com

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  8. ahh! i love that bag! and your whole outfit...so casual and chic. and don't you love hats? i featured a similar outfit on my blog today as well :)

    Rhea, Et Cetera - Summer Getaway Outfit (& come meet my new dog!)

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  9. Awwh! And the award for best smile, most adorable outfit, cutest use of a hat, most interesting take on a statment neclace, coolest sandals and ... last but not least ... most charming dog pun and matching tote goes to (drumroll, please ....) MONICA! Yes you!

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  10. That bag is so cute!! I love it! And those shorts are adorable!


    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  11. That really is a cute bag! And I love the shorts and chambray shirt. It's totally my style.

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  12. Thanks so much for stopping by, Nicole!

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  13. Hi Ele! I was surprised to find such cute totes at WE too. Thanks for stopping by, have a great week! xo

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  14. Thank you Glenda! You have reason to be jealous, you have amazing style and can pull any look off! Have a great week! xo

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  15. I love hats, especially in humid weather lol! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a link to your blog! Have a great week! xo

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  16. Hahaha, you're too cute, Jan!!! Love it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  17. Thank you so much! Happy you stopped by! xo

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  18. Chambray seems to go with everything, I love it too! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week! xo

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  19. Love the look and the warm smile!!

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  20. I love everything about this look! Especially that tote... I may need to get that for my sister, it looks just like her pup! Glad to have found you from the trend link up!

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  21. This is a beautuful and well styled outfit.
    http://sophialastyles.blogspot.co.uk

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