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Monday Musings- The Perfect Spring Tote Bag

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Happy Monday, ladies. Here are a few things on my radar this week. Spring has hit us full-on over the weekend and my old tote bag is feeling too ‘heavy’ for the warm weather. I took this tote to Mexico and it’ll be great to take to the pool etc, but it’s not what I want to carry around town on a daily basis. I’m envisioning that my perfect spring tote bag will be straw, rattan, or raffia.

navy rattan tote bag
THIS NAVY RATTAN TOTE CAUGHT MY EYE. IT ALSO COMES IN NATURAL COLOR RATTAN

I’d prefer it to have a zipper closure for when…not if…it flies off my front seat in the car and spews its contents all over the place.

straw tote bag
THIS HANDWOVEN LARGE TOTE FROM WALMART COMES IN BEIGE OR BROWN STRAW

I want it large enough to hold my purse, water bottle plus small things I pick up at the store throughout the day. The handles need to be long enough to hold by hand without touching the ground, but long enough to go over my shoulders when I want to have my hands free.

THIS TOTE COMES IN 3 COLORS WITH A MAGNETIC CLOSURE AND TWO SETS OF STRAPS

It seems like a tall order so I’ve begun the hunt and will let you know what I decided on.

Outfit of the week

This week’s outfit of the week is one that works for warm or cool spring days with a quick change of shoes. I’ve been on the hunt for a utility jacket that’s not too warm, has an adjustable drawstring to keep it from looking too boxy and that’s long enough to cover my backside.

outfit showing perfect spring tote bag
UTILITY JACKET WHITE JEANS  /  STRIPED TEE  /  MINI SEEGRASS STRAW TOTE   /  WIRE HOOP EARRINGS  /  CAT EYE SUNGLASSES  /  LIPSTICK IN ‘MEMORY’  /  CANVAS HAT  /  PADDED CROSS STRAP SANDALS  /  TENNIS SNEAKERS

I love this wicker handbag, and it’s seriously marked down.  I already have a vintage wicker bag this size so I don’t need another plus this isn’t large enough for a tote. I’ll let you know what I buy.

Do you carry a tote bag? I find them incredibly useful and wonder how I used to survive without one.

Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.

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