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Summer "it" bag - under $50

Summer "it" bag - under $50

I finally did it!! I promised weeks ago to do a post on straw bags under $50 and it took me a lot longer than I had intended.  I'm moving to a different city in a couple weeks and getting prepared has literally taken over my entire life.  I'm not complaining though because I am BEYOND excited you guys!! Ugh I can't wait!!

Anyways - I love trends.  Not all trends, but I love trends.  Trends are typically something that comes into style for a season or two and then you never really see it again.  The most recent trend is the Summer "it" bag - aka the straw handbag.  But I'm pretty confident that this is no trend.  This is a staple.  I would be shocked if the straw handbag frenzy died down in the next 5 years.  Even if it does, I will still be tossing my shit into a straw handbag during Summer because this is probably the most obsessed I have been with an accessory in longer than I can even remember.  

Here's why I love it, in case you need some convincing - the texture, the smell (i know, I'm strange), the color, the variety, the uniqueness, the versatility (it goes with EVERYTHING), the fact that it epitomizes Summer!! I also LOVE LOVE LOVE the basket bag (an actual wicker basket with a handle) but I haven't been able to find any that stay in stock long enough or ones that are under $50 - yet.

Yeah, basket bags and straw handbags are pretty pricey. Mostly because they're usually handmade (or maybe they're all handbag??) so I searched high and low to find my favorites all under $50.  Some even under $25 :)  I hope you guys get inspired by this new "staple".  To shop, click on any bag in the image above or use the "shop the post" bar below.

Much love to you all!

xo CJL

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mustard gingham shorts

mustard gingham shorts

floral blazer

floral blazer