What DO I Wear?!?! The Perfect Summer Bag

“Once I find a bag that I love, I wear it always. I just don’t change my bags. I literally find one and stay with it.” ~ Cara Delevingne

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Back in November, Alaina Marie of Bait Bags fame released a new product. The much awaited tote made of the same material as her clutches and wristlets.

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I have already written about her amazing bags, and I can guarantee in many of my What DO I Wear posts, one of my accessories is a Bait Bag. So when she came out with the natural progression of a line of totes, I just about collapsed from excitement and drool. I was ecstatic! I had been hoping against hope that she would come out with one. And finally my fashionista dreams were realized!

I didn’t jump up and order one right away though. One of the reasons I love her products so much, is that you can customize them yourself and I wanted to design my own tote.

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// Sunglasses: Tory Burch // Jacket: Michael Kors // Scarf: Calvin Klein // Top: Anthropologie // Leggings: Lululemon // Bag: Alaina-Marie //

Then in February, she came out with a limited edition print that made me KNOW it was the one! The Medina Print Collection was exotic yet still chic and stylish. Meaning “City” in Arabic, it was a deviation from the classic diamond shaped pattern on her bags.

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Coming in black as well as white, it was the latter that caught my attention. It reminded me of another tote bag which I had been coveting. A white Louis Vuitton, but with a more nautical, distinctively unique look. Much more in line with this mermaid girls heart.

I knew it would be perfect for my trip to California so I jumped on it, and good thing I did because with in weeks, this patterned sold out.

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The tote bag is made of the same lobsterman bait material that the clutches are made of. The bottom of the tote is made of a tan canvas, that makes cleaning easy. It has a brass closure, and is big enough to carry a laptop, yet still small enough to use like a bigger purse. The handles are made of heavy braided rope, that leave me in no doubt that it is strong enough to carry everything and the kitchen sink. It has a small pocket on the inside. for slipping keys and metro cards in for quick easy access.

I am seriously in love with this bag. It is such a staple piece, with the colors going with literally my entire wardrobe yet channeling that nautical theme I love so much without being tacky.

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If you haven’t checked out her products you need too! Good-bye Louis, Kate, And Tory. And hello Alaina-Marie!

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