totes ma goats

posted on: July 16, 2012

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straw panama hat from h&m // thrifted white tie front blouse // grey maxi skirt and grey wedge sandals from joe fresh // striped jacket and bangles from plum // silver daisy ‘love story’ ring c/o // tote bag from violet hill

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{photos by jen}

as someone who has been called mary poppins many, many times, i'm all about the casual tote bag lately.  perhaps not a winner when it comes to compartmentalizing items, the tote bag has appeal in many other areas.  like, perhaps, the fact that i can fit all of the contents of my purse into this convenient and comfortable fabric sac?   i couldn't possible leave the house without my blackberry, ipad, notebook and pen, wallet, keys, gum, lipstick, glasses, sunglasses, and dslr camera.  and those are only the essentials!  see, i told you.  mary friggin poppins.

36 comments:

  1. Haha, your title cracked me up! As someone who has been carrying around a too-small purse (for shame!) I think a tote bag would be a great solution. I love this look, and I'm so glad I found your blog via Girl & Closet!

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  2. This is so cute. Love the stripes!

    - Maudleen

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  3. Adorable!! And yup, I'm all over the tote bag, and I'm not ashamed to carry half of my life in it. Haha!! Sad to have missed you this weekend - hopefully we'll get a chance to hang out soon. Perhaps... a little summer port moody date?! Complete with outfit photos, of course!! xo

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  4. you look lovely here. I'm like you though...I schlep everything around! But hey, you're never without when you have it all in your bag! ;-)
    xo,
    nancy

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  5. Now that you mention it, every time I've seen you recently you've had this tote bag! It certainly seems very useful.

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  6. Lovely look, love that maxi skirt - I've been looking for one just like it everywhere!
    xx

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  7. Gorgeous!
    Love me a good tote bag ;)
    xx

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  8. This whole ensemble is great, but my favourite is that fantastic topper! Love it.

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  9. Okay, this is seriously the cutest outfit EVER! Love everything about it, from your to your striped cardi. You've got such a great sense of style, girl!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  10. what a great look, I just love the shirt tied like that with the maxi and cardi!!
    Jess
    JESS CAUSE BLOG

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  11. Nice outfit!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  12. You are too cute! Love this whole look.
    And I looove big bags! I love to cart around my whole life in those things! Not good for my back Im sure but who cares..I've always got a bandaid or hand sanitizer or lipstick when needed!

    Kirsten

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  13. You look very kourtney kardashian here! Love love maxi skirts and stripes. This whole outfit is classic.
    Drey - highdollarhippie.blogspot.com

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  14. super cute - Love the maxi! I have two long skirts I love right now, they are great for summer! I'm bringing them with me to europe for late night strolls. I'll have to remember a few style tips while I'm over there ;)

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  15. I'm a sucker for a big bag as well. I've been trying to downsize though.
    Great outfit. You're make up is always so flawless.

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  16. The bigger the better! Ha ha I've beeln called Mary Poppins too or Felix the cat in other ocassions! Love the fedora!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  17. Love the stripes on a neutral color palette! The tote is fab!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

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  18. what a fresh outfit!!! I absolutely adore totes, I have a few and they fit everything you said! haha I think I carry the exact same stuff you do in my bag!

    xxx emma
    fashionalization.com

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  19. I love totes. They do lack in the compartment department but I can forgive them for being so roomy. Your outfit is fabulous! xo

    Jen at www.glitterarygirl.blogspot.com

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  20. So ADORABLE, I can't handle it! That red lipstick looks perfect on you.

    xo, alison*elle

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  21. Alicia, fabulous! Love that pop of red against the black and white!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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  22. Love this! Please tell me your title is from I Love You, man!

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  23. Such a cute outfit-- you're so gorgeous! Love how you styled this.

    xo,
    Ali from SF Blonde (www.sanfranciscoblonde.com)

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  24. Great outfit! Love the hat Alicia!

    xo Andrea
    http://uskar-vor-inspire.blogspot.ca/

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  25. Marry Poppins wishes she was half as stylish as you! lol

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  26. LOVE this entire Mary Popping outfit! I wish there was a Joe Fresh near me… they have good stuff.

    Casey
    Girl in the Poodle Shoes
    @PoodleShoeGirl

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  27. loving that hat-such a great summer outfit!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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  28. I'm the exact same way! Totes are definitely the best -- especially in the summer! So many extras needed -- like if t gets chilly and you need an extra layer, or if you might go to the beach...
    I love your striped jacket. It looks so cute with the maxi skirt :)

    xoxo Alison
    www.stylingmylife.com

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  29. Such a classy look Alicia. Especially paired with the red lips.....and i am a tote lover as well! :D

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  30. Oh my gosh. So freaking adorable. I need more summer appropriate maxi skirts.

    Melissa

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  31. Love this monochrome outfit! Definitely storing this idea away for a cooler day... And wow, you carry around almost as much stuff as me haha :)

    Life Etc

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  32. Love your grey maxi and bracelets!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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