Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summer Handbags...Woven Fabrics, Neutral Colors

Summer Handbags...
...Woven Fabrics, Neutral Colors

Whether in straw, linen, cotton, crochet or raffia, my new summer handbag crush is in natural lightweight woven fabrics in earthy neutral colors.  It complements an allover neutral look or anchors a neon bright outfit. Most importantly, it just gives off that whole casual summer vibe that we crave right now :) 


Jane her!

Olivia Palermo carrying Gerard Darel

Chanel...enough said

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012 collection

Mar Y Sol ... similar  here    

A few of my picks...
  Tory Burch Small AudreyTote /    ($185.50 sale!)

Salvatore Ferragamo Fleur Raffia Tote /   ($548 sale!) ...splurge (my fave)
 Michael Kors Jet Set Chain Ring Straw Tote /   ($248)

Crochet Shopper Bag /   ($76)

 Metallic Hand-crocheted Straw Bag /   ($99 sale!)
 Striped Straw Tote /   ($14.99)  ...steal

On a side note...
While compiling this post, I saw this denim patchwork bag on the Coach website.  It reminded me of a bag that I carried in middle school (which I so loved at the time) :)  What do y'all think about the denim handbag comeback?

Send me some feedback! :)



  1. I heart handbags and these are all heavenly! I especially like the Chanel image <3

  2. nice post, thank u for sharing. I love the Michael Kors Jet Set Chain Ring Straw Tote!
    denim handbags comeback ist cool:)

  3. Ahhh! Love that Olivia look! I found a picture of her with this bag (in a different outfit) and did a 'get the look' for my blog one day. That bag stood out to me the moment I saw it!


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  4. Hmmm I am not sure about the denim handbag comeback! All that is stuck in my mind is a small jean purse I had when I was 7 that had some bows on it...can't remember if it was stonewashed! Anyways, The straw totes are great, and now is the perfect time to buy it! You still have a lot of time to use it over the summer!

  5. these are some nice bags! I love how Olivia palero styles hers, she always looks so chic and stylish

  6. Amazing post, darling!
    Love the Ferragamo!


  7. I'm not very into the denim handbag idea.

  8. I like that the bag trend is seeming to go into more natural fabrics and textures, lovely round-up of pictures and unique styles. I think it would summer fashion really well. Love the Ferragamo bag!

  9. I've been looking for a woven handbag/beachbag! These are all great! Check out my blog and follow along on bloglovin if you'd like!
    Drey -

  10. i love a woven beachbag, they are definitely perfect for the outfit or as olivia pointed out during an outing in the city too

  11. Dear Beauty :)

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  12. Love your pics Cathy¡¡ nice selection¡¡¡ xoxo

  13. A straw bag is definitely a great summer staple! :)


  14. lovely summer inspiration!

  15. Oooh those are cute bags! Right now I carry a black leather MK purse, but it's a bit too winter-ish. These bags are perfect for summer!


  16. I will never, ever be seen carrying a denim bag. BUT, I have too many bags in general and this post made me want to look at more. Dangerous right there, haha.

  17. So summery and I love Jane Birkin! Not too sure about the denim bag though haha xxx

  18. Great post and I totally see what you mean how it gives of the summery vibe. I love all the ones you picked and wish I could afford the Tory Burch. hehe.

    Nice blog!


  19. I always think the straw bags are so pretty and for some reason never end up actually using them. But I love them! Great post. Thank you so much for visiting my new little blog! I'm still in that stage where all of this blogging stuff is so new I get really excited by all the views and every time someone leaves a comment :) so thanks again! I hope you will stop by my blog again sometime soon. I just put up a new post

  20. Nice summer bags!

  21. Great summer inspiration! I love the first 2 looks - so country inspired!

  22. Hi! :) Love this post, the looks are amazing! Just found today your blog and i´m a new follower! Hope you can follow my baby blog back too! Kisses

  23. I LOVE the Ferragamo bag!

    With Love From Hollywood, Kier

    Fashion Addict
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  24. Great post, so inspiring! I'm following you now on bloglovin, would ou like to follow back? xx

  25. I love the Michael Kors Jet Set Chain Ring Straw Tote. It looks simple, compelling and very enticing. These bags are perfect addition in my collection of travel bags for women.