One would expect that with all my road trip experience, I’d be an expert when it comes to packing. Honestly, I’m not. Road tripping, as opposed to flying, has spoiled me because normally I can pack whatever I want with little regards to space issues. Instead of learning how to condense my clothing, I’ve learned what luggage, totes, and bags I prefer to use when I travel. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ae/f8/9d/aef89d3cafe22f46ce31eeee09121c58.jpg
The basic tote or tote bag is a medium to large square-shaped bag with a large open compartment and double handles. Traditionally, totes have an open top, but more brands are offering styles with zip tops and magnetic closures. The greatest advantage of carrying a tote over another style of bag is in its versatility. The large interior allows you to carry a variety of items from books to beachwear and work essentials to everyday necessities. That's why you'll see these carry-alls everywhere from the boardroom to the boardwalk to the beach. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/7a/9e/03/7a9e03921a4000cce1118a486471dde4.jpg
Yes, these are all mine. I also have a kelly green one that you’ll see in another photo later in this post. I love this wallet b/c it holds a TON (it can even hold iphones of all sizes) and people often ask me if it’s Kate Spade. I love that it has the same look but at a much cheaper price point. The exterior of these wallets holds up extremely well, too. Oh, and that cork wallet? It has a shimmer in it. Love. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/5c/84/72/5c8472e93b73f98b25996965287618a3--my-thirty-one-thirty-one-gifts.jpg?b

The archetypal tote is made of sturdy cloth, perhaps with thick leather at its handles or bottom; leather versions often have a pebbled surface. Common fabrics include heavy canvas, possibly dyed, or treated to resist moisture and mold. Jute is another traditional material, though less popular. In recent decades, heavy nylon and other easy-care synthetics have become common, although these may degrade with prolonged sun-exposure. Many of today's inexpensive or free totes are often made from recycled matter, from minimally-processed natural fibers, or from byproducts of processes that refine organic materials. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/08/c5/96/08c596596a4e718ec19f4db83bcab8b5.jpg
I actually use this tote as a diaper bag, I have two children in diapers and it really works great for that. Aside from the way I use it, I think it's an over all great bag. A few issues: the elastic pockets on the sides seem to have lost their tension already, I don't put anything large or heavy in them to cause this, also the pocket in the back.. Wish it was larger, I don't really see the point of the zipper in the bottom of the pocket. The only other issue I have is the straps, wish they had some sort of padding on them, they tend to be a little hard on your hands if you're carrying anything heavy.

Yes, these are all mine. I also have a kelly green one that you’ll see in another photo later in this post. I love this wallet b/c it holds a TON (it can even hold iphones of all sizes) and people often ask me if it’s Kate Spade. I love that it has the same look but at a much cheaper price point. The exterior of these wallets holds up extremely well, too. Oh, and that cork wallet? It has a shimmer in it. Love. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/49/75/b7/4975b74b6dfd3805adb668fab3fb06ea.jpg
×