I’ve come to the realization I need more totes. I really only have three totes – a black Smython bag that I got nearly a year ago and have worn constantly, my bright blue Prada, and a stone-colored Cuyana tote that I haven’t seemed to wear as much because the tote lacks structure. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my Cuyana pieces (especially this clutch), but I prefer my big bags to have more structure. All of my other handbag styles are pretty small, but during the day, all I want is to grab a big tote to throw everything in on the way out the door! I’ve had my eye on this light oak tote from Tory Burch, but as I had more time to peruse the site, I found so many to love! While I think this particular tote is exactly what I’m looking for (the ideal summer neutral, am I right?), this tan leather tote is sleek and sophisticated, and would look great all year long. Another pretty neutral piece with a bit of extra flare is this embellished tote. So cute!
For those of you dreaming in technicolor, Tory’s got a bunch of bright and beautiful bags for you! I can’t decide whether I like this polka dot tote or this multi-color stripe tote better. Either one would be a winner from pool time on the weekends to mid-week errands. If solids are more your thing, take a peek at this big yellow tote and this bright red piece. Fab!
While I don’t have any beach-specific trips happening anytime soon, I do have a few visits to California coming up this summer! Carmel, Los Angeles and San Diego are on my agenda for May, June and July, and I think it’s the best kind of excuse to pick up a fun new beach tote. I’m leaning towards this one, but this embroidered fish tote is super cute too! This simple striped tote is a winner as well, and comes in red in addition to the navy one you see above. PS – this one will actually fit a beach towel! The perfect size.