Perfect bags to complete any look…

I love new bags too! Especially versatile ones like the Slouchy Vegan Tote ($68).

January is my favorite shopping month because of all the clearance sales (and all my birthday discounts!!), and as I acquire new clothing for my closet I need to pause every so often to make sure my accessories are up to snuff. I’m in just such a pause right now, looking to add some new purses and bags to my repertoire.

And right now is a great time to be looking because wow are there ever lots of pretty bags out there at easily digestible prices! I absolutely adore the Slouchy Vegan Tote ($68) above for its work utility (can hold paperwork, a laptop, or next to nothing and still looks great!) and its reversible properties, which make it like owning two bags.

Inside, some more of my current favorites, including a new Madewell crossbody that just released today…

The Reversible Vegan Crossbody ($42) is a bit smaller than the tote version, also reversible,
and has a removable coin purse zipped inside. Love this green!

1 | This J.Crew crossbody is pretty much the perfect size for day-to-day and I love the contrasting tassel attached to it. The ‘soft blossom’ is my favorite color.
2 | The Rider Bag (now $150) makes it so easy to find your stuff inside thanks to pockets and pouches, comes in a beautiful deep burgundy and is an extra 50% off right now! (Code: SHOPSALE)
3| This tiny tote is an elegant color combo and smaller than a usual tote, making it the ideal bag for those days when you have too much for a crossbody, but don’t want to carry something huge.
4 | For nights out, the Double Pocket Wristlet ($28) is pretty much perfection…
5 | …though the Twin City Vegan Crossbody ($30) is also great! Love the double zipper.
6 | Sturdy, cute, and in classic black, I love the Ryann Crossbody Bag (now $47)! It starts out stiff but softens up as you wear it.
7 | Every lady should have an Envelope Clutch (now $104) in their closet.
8 | This tote has a beautiful suede-like feel and a cool alligator-like pattern on the outside.
9 | I like that this crossbody has just the right amount of tassel and fringe for under $50.
10 | Madewell just released a super cute new crossbody today. It also comes in a beautiful marigold ‘curry’ and a yummy suede pink, but neither of those product pages is working quite yet.

What bags do you love to wear with your outfits?


  1. Anthropolitan
    January 4, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    I usually carry a tote unless I'm going somewhere really dressy. They are comfortable to carry, easy to access, and hold tons of stuff. I've got them in a variety of colors, materials and sizes. I own one “proper” bag in black (which is vintage) and somehow have managed to accumulate a ton of clutches and evening bags even though I almost never have an occasion to use them. People keep giving them to me.

    Here are a couple of my favorites: I have this in black. It's not a tote by definition, but it carries like one. It's lightweight and there's a bit of sparkle in the cream thread.

    This is monstrous and the top flap won't stay put but it's cool and I love it:

    • Nam
      January 5, 2017 / 12:35 am

      I want that FP bag. Thanks for the heads up Anthropolitan ????

  2. Elizabeth_E
    January 4, 2017 / 11:11 am

    I am a bag lady, but never high, high end ones. I tend to love Fossil and have kept a satchel for years. Every time I go into the Fossil store, they talk about how awesome of a piece it is.
    I bought a Liebeskind purse at Final Cut last winter and wear that regularly. For work I use a Margot Leather bag that zips. It's all leather and perfect for a laptop or ipad, portfolio, and planner.
    I loved this at Anthro last year and got a black one last month for my birthday. It's a great size:

    • January 4, 2017 / 3:29 pm

      I have a few super high end bags (a Celine, a Chloe, and a Chanel) and I love them, but for bags I know I'm going to beat up Fossil is an awesome choice!

      • klj1
        January 4, 2017 / 7:39 pm

        Agree. I used to have some higher end bags (Bal,Chloe,Bottega) but have since sold. My lifestyle changed and now I just go for mostly cross body..mid range or less due to use. I love Annabel Ingall..I have some old school Rebecca Minkoff bags they don't make anymore but I love and use like crazy. I'm liking the Madewell Crossbody you listed…I might have to check that out!

  3. Guest
    January 4, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    I love the blouse in the first picture but couldn't find it on the free people site. Anyone know what it is? Thanks!

  4. January 4, 2017 / 11:30 am

    I think it's at least a year old now, I can hunt tonight after work if no one has the answer before then. No promises I can come up with it but I will try my best!

    • Guest
      January 4, 2017 / 3:32 pm

      Oh no worries – please don't spend time on it!

  5. January 4, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    Funny story, I did a quick Google Image Search of it to see if the product came up, but instead Google showed me other photos and said “Our guess for the closest result: veganism.” LOL!!

    • Guest
      January 4, 2017 / 9:00 pm

      hahahaha 🙂

  6. Lindinha
    January 4, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    I like the new Madewell Crossbody!

    I'm a huge fan of their leather goods and currently using the Kensington which is actually what led me to brand in the first place. At the time, I was about to spend a small fortune on a YSL but saw the Kensington in the window, and was blown away by the likeness and quality. I haven't really gravitated towards luxe bags ever since.

    • January 4, 2017 / 9:46 pm

      Ha! It is true that knockoffs are ever more prevalent…

  7. January 4, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    I have been admiring the madewell crossbody transport satchel for a couple of weeks now. Finally got to a store to try it on and I'm even more in love. Perfect size for a mama to carry stuff for her kids but way cooler looking than a diaper bag. I've been using my longchamps pliage for the past year and it's pretty disgusting and beat up now…..might have to treat myself! I love the English saddle color for the transport satchel. So classic!

    • January 4, 2017 / 9:46 pm

      I own the Transport Crossbody Satchel and loooove it!!

      • January 4, 2017 / 10:29 pm

        Roxy, what color do you have? I was reading the reviews and it seems mixed on whether or not the color may transfer on to clothing….what's your experience?

        • January 4, 2017 / 10:39 pm

          I have the English Saddle and the Boulder, and have never had issues with either transferring. However I could easily see it happening with that Dark Cabernet color!

          • klj1
            January 4, 2017 / 10:46 pm

            I've always loved the Cabernet color…haven't purchased though. 🙂

  8. Anthropolitan
    January 4, 2017 / 11:43 pm


    My package came today with the Isabella bag in it. The body of the bag is absolutely stunning, but the strap is a total disappointment – bad enough that I'm probably going to have to return it. It's nothing more than a sting of lightweight cord, and it's way too long. I really wish I knew how to put a better strap on it because I really love the bag and it's big enough to fit all my stuff. But I can't see that cord being used for long without breaking. 🙁

    • Nam
      January 5, 2017 / 12:40 am

      What a bummer :(:(:(

      Thanks Anthropolitan for letting me know. I loved that bag too??I'm glad u let me know. I'm gonna skip it too. Without strong strap i will always be worried of loosing rest of my bag?? I've 5 year old and my handbag is always full with his items along with mine he he he

      I love the FP bag u mentioned above. Thanks again

    • LoobyLibby
      January 5, 2017 / 2:12 am

      How about taking it to a Cobbler? Or a leather crafts store, like Tandy Leather? Maybe they can swap it out for you.

      • Nam
        January 5, 2017 / 2:38 am

        Nice idea LobbyLibby but why to buy an item when ur not sure of the quality ??I'm sure I will find something else Anthro is carrying right now.

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