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My New Bag

May 11, 2016

 I rarely purchase handbags so I figured I would dedicate a post to my new faux leather tote bag from Forever 21. I first mentioned it in my April Buys and again in this outfit post. A large tote bag had been on my to-buy list since I started a new job back in December. For a while my go-to bag was a backpack, which made it difficult to chuck things in and out of since I had to go through a zipper or drawstring. I love tote bags because in the mornings I can quickly throw in my agenda, notebook, water bottle, and anything else I want to take with me for the day. Since it's on my shoulder everything is easily accessible if I'm running errands.

I also like that there is a front pocket which can fit my phone and keys. It has no inside pocket, but came with a removable clutch which holds small items that I don't want to dig for. It also has a removable adjustable long strap, although I don't think I will use it that often. The price was also very reasonable at $29.90 which fell right into my budget. For the price it is extremely high quality and very durable. The straps are also strong enough to hold a lot weight, although I do get nervous when I try to carry my huge laptop in it. I opted for black because duh. It also comes in brown and red if that's more your style.

Do you buy handbags often? What do you think of tote bags?

T-shirt: Brandy Melville /// Jeans: T.J. Maxx /// Boots: Amazon /// Bag: Forever 21


  1. So stylish! the top look so comfy!love your new bag!

  2. The bag is so lovely! Looks like a bag that will look great with so many outfits and styles.
    I'm absolutely in-love with your jeans! x Alona

  3. I love this look, so basic yet so well put together!
    That bag looks super expensive, which is always a win.

  4. i hardly ever buy bags but i think i should start investing in some, i love the look of the faux leather and it'd definitely be handy for when you need to carry more stuff around. loving your outfit too!

    danielle | avec danielle

  5. Love the bag! Forever 21 has some awesome finds =)

    Edye | Http://

  6. what a good purchase! love this outfit too, that little choker tie is adorable!

  7. That's a great everyday bag, you're going to get so much use out of it. I bring my tote everywhere with me since I'm out of town for work. I also am really liking those jeans on you!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

  8. Love that bag - it is so big and handy for running errands. Also love your style xo

    Emily |

  9. That's why I love basics. They're so versatile!

  10. Such a great everyday bag find!

  11. The bag looks really stylish! Love it

  12. your new bag is lovely! i can see it being absolutely versatile for a whole lot of things and outfits :) i love your ripped jeans too

    xo Sarah
    Absolutely Sarah

  13. nice post,this outfit is so cool,and the bag simple but classy x


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