I adore clutches and minaudières, but I am baffled by women who carry them during the daytime. How do these dainty bags hold everything you need, especially if you are the mom of little ones? Most of my clutches barely hold my phone and a lipstick, much less packs of raisins, crackers, and the odd race car.
I love when trends actually make sense. The bucket bag definitely works for my lifestyle, and I was all about hopping on the bandwagon once I saw them in the stores. As with most trends, I try not to spend much. The bucket bag I found (above) was actually under $15, AND will go with most of my outfits this summer. It holds all of the items I need, and leaves me hands free to deal with my (ACTIVE) 1 and 3 year old. It retails for $79 at Macy's right now, but I hit up Burlington Coat Factory and dug through the clearance purses to score this find. This is my best kept secret, by the way so shhhhhh- you can usually find an amazing bag at a shocking (in a good way!) price at Burlington. They have many major brands, from Betsy Johnson to Carlos Santana to Nine West to Guess, all at wallet-friendly price points. I always forget about shopping there until I am running an errand and pass by. Totally hit or miss, but it is such a thrill to find a piece you are looking for at over 80% off the department store price. (Oh, and my #OOTD t-shirt is from Sisters Marie Shop, and on sale for $15! SUPER comfy vintage feel)
The bonus of this bag are the chic tassels, another trend for Spring 2015 that I am on board with. Bucket bags are available in every conceivable color, pattern and (thankfully) price- take a look at some of my favorites for the season! From nautical stripes to floral to perforated leather to suede, I am swooning over these options- all under $100!