travel in style.

Happy Monday! In the spirit of a crazy travel week, I thought it would be fun to take a peek at travel totes. I hopped a bus to NYC yesterday and found myself aching for a cute new travel bag. I've become the master packer of the L.L. Bean Boat and Tote Bag for weekend trips--but when I travel for a week or more, I tend to check one small suitcase and carry on a reasonably-sized tote. Though I don't need another travel bag, I am always on the lookout for fun and functional carry-alls. Here are a few of my recent favorites...


left column {top to bottom}:  Kate Spade Is This Seat Taken? Terry Tote + Alexander McQueen Plaid Medium Shopper + J.Crew Rail and Wharf 48-Hour Duffel + Madewell The Transport Tote

right column {top to bottom}: Pendleton The Portland Collection Canyonville Tote + Madewell The Camden Satchel + Nikon Tree Hugger Tote + TOPSHOP Felt Holdall

We rocked the backpacks this summer in Europe...and it was quite possibly the best decision we ever made. Totes are infinitely cuter, but sometimes, sacrificing your shoulder for fashion's sake isn't practical. These beauties seem {mostly} functional, so I think it strikes a good balance ;) I can't wait to hear your carry-on secrets!

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20 comments:

  1. A good travel bag is a necessity - love your picks!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  2. The Kate Spade one is hilarious! Also a dash of pink can´t be wrong :)

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  3. That kate spade is on my wishlist!! I think it is oh so cute!

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  4. Definitely my big Vera Bradley tote is my fave. So much room and so many pockets!! I can fit everything in there!

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  5. I just saw the j crew yesterday, and love it! Too cute!:)

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  6. I love the plaid bag!! I usually use either a boat and tote or my LV neverfull for a carry on but I'd like to get something with a zipper on top!

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  7. I have the Marc by Marc Jacobs Pretty Little Tote and love it! It is big enough to fit a lot but not so oversized that its obnoxious to carry. It's also very lightweight and "smushy" so it can mold to fit lots of stuff =)

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  8. I use my Lo & Sons OMG when I travel but to work on the daily, I use a backpack...yes.

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  9. I love that Madewell tote at the bottom of the left column. My favorite carry-on is my Louis Vuitton Neverfull -- I have the large one, and it truly is never full! ;-)

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  10. All the Kate Spade totes and accessories this year crack me up! I don't know who thought of the hashtags but they deserve a raise!

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  11. Love the Madewell- so classy.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

    Love From,
    Eat Cake

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  12. Seriously in love with everything Kate Spade this season! So cute.

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  13. Love the Pendleton one... great picks all around!

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  14. I make a lot of weekend trips, so I'm always cycling through weekend bags. These picks are so cute...I totally have my eye on the Madewell satchel!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  15. Great picks!! Love the Kate Spade one!!

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  16. love both the Madewells!! xoxo

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  17. Obsessed with the KS bag. I seriously need it.

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  18. Love these! The Kate Spade one is so funny! And I want the Madewell one! :)

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  19. great round up! the big ole OMG bag is on the top of my wishlist this year. and YES lovvvving the updated sidebar! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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