Straw Bag in the City

I grew up in a tropical place (St. Kitts) where it is summer all year round.  So, I hold fond memories of straw bags as they were always the perfect bag to carry all my essentials on weekly trips to the beach.  Ah, the life…

This summer, straw handbags are super trendy, which means there are many style options available.  Some of these styles, like my new Santorini tote, are too haute to be confined to the beach.

My MK straw bag works as a beautiful carryall for beach trips, but it functions equally well toting my everyday essentials when I am not at the beach.

Swimsuit—Normal Kamali for Wal-Mart,
Skirt—Banana Republic, Flip-Flops—Havaianas
Watch—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx

Check out how the tote nicely accents my tiered, floral, summer dress worn with tan d’Orsay pumps for a super chic, summer-in-the-city look.

Dress—Kenneth Cole New York via Nordstrom Rack
Shoes—Tahari via Nordstrom
Bag—MICHAEL Michael Kors via Marshalls
Sunglasses—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx

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6 Comments

  1. June 3, 2011 / 8:13 pm

    Ooohhhh summer all year round. I can't imagine how hot it gets! I wish we could have spring all year round-that's more like it! Definitely diggin the straw tote-such a great accessory for the warm weather!

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  2. June 3, 2011 / 11:38 pm

    What a GREAT tote! But what I like even better is that tiered print dress – I am in love!

  3. June 4, 2011 / 8:13 pm

    Love your dress!!! You look so summer-y in both looks, so great 🙂
    And the tote is a very nice accessory.

    Wish you a lovely weekend
    xoxo

  4. June 6, 2011 / 5:10 pm

    That bag works in so many situations. I need a summer staple tote.