What Bags Are Your Essentials?

essential bagsHandbags are my favorite accessory, and when I thought about doing this post it was hard for me to narrow down which styles are the most important. These three represent the first three bags I would buy if I were starting over. First, a large satchel or hobo (top left), like the Kate Spade Georgina (similar). This is my favorite style, as it can hold everything and looks great with any outfit. I put two more below that I adore- that’s how much I use this style of bag. Second, a smaller crossbody bag for when you don’t need much and want to be hands free. This (black bag) is a Coach bag from a few years ago, so again the link is similar, not the exact bag. Lastly, a wristlet (bottom) is perfect for going out. When pushed, I can fit in my iPhone, a few cards, cash, a few keys (but not the whole key chain), and a lip balm. This one is Coach, but you can find them anywhere (similar).

bonus bagsThese are my two bonus handbags that I would be sad to live without. I actually use these two and the Kate Spade Georgina most of the time, but there are definitely occasions when I need the above two styles.

The yellow one I wrote about before in my birthday gift post, but it’s perfect enough to bring up again 🙂 This is the Coach Scout hobo in light gold/pale yellow.

The pale pink is by Emma Fox. It’s from last year and I couldn’t find it available (similar). I probably looked for a year for the perfect shade of pale pink, and then a coworker found this gorgeous satchel for me at Nordstrom Rack (yes, I have people out there bag hunting for me. I have an addiction. Isn’t admitting it the first step?). I had never heard of Emma Fox at the time, but she puts foxes on her bags!! I think that my dogs look like foxes, so this makes me very happy. Check out how cute the little fox is below!

foxTell me what your must have bags are! I thought about including bags to lust over, but I just cannot look right now. It’s so not in the budget, and I don’t want to develop a crush! I know that moms all need diaper bags, and that changes everything. I have seen a few cute diaper bags, but they are tough to find from what I’ve seen.

Jillian