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I am notorious for buying a purse I love and using it until it is in pieces. I'm not the type to switch bags with different outfits, partly because I'm too afraid of not having my wallet/favorite lipstick/random useful item with me at all times, but mostly because I like to buy bags that go with everything so I don't need to change it up.

I bought my beloved Forever 21 bag (recently seen here) in summer of 2013 and it is still going very strong. It had two big pockets, a center pocket, two more places for stuff between those, and then a mini zipper pocket for tampons, etc inside. I carry everything from on-the-spot zit cream to a small koozie collection in my purse. My co-workers call me Mary Poppins because if you can think of it, I probably have it in my purse.

All of that said, my bag gets a little heavy. As spring starts to peek through the trees, I know I'm going to want to lose my layers and dress a little lighter. When I switch my winter coat for a cardigan, maybe I should grab a lighter bag too!

I had quite the collection of bucket bags as a child of the 90s. I love the casual grab-and-go look that's perfect for weekend brunch or a walk through the park. All I need is my chapstick, a pair of sunglasses, and my phone, and I love that I can tie them up in a cute bucket bag and throw it over my shoulder!

I initially thought I wanted a black one with gold hardware (because, have you met me?), but now that I've seen the pretty neon Steve Madden bags and the classic neutral nude/cognac versions, I think a light color might be a fun choice for a light bag.

What do you think? Are you into bucket bags this spring, or are you sticking with another trend to carry your things?

9 comments

  1. I love these all- the bright ones are so fun!

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  2. I'm glad I'm not the only one who carries koozies in her purse haha! I love the coral and the nude bags. Both very pretty for spring/summer!

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  3. i'm totally into bucket bags. number 4 is absolutely perfectttttt. i have a bucket bag from baggu that i carry everywhere. i normally carry my camera backpack and got a new one, so maybe that counts haha.

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  4. Love that bright green one! We just got in a gorgeous navy/black one at work and I'm smitten!

    xo

    www.style-wire.com

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  5. I LOVEEEEE number 4... but of course it's jcrew and I'm broke and not going to spend my money on a bag right now. booo!

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  6. I have a brown bucket bag from Old Navy that I got this past summer and I love it! It surprisingly fits a lot of stuff and it goes with everything in my opinion! I'm definitely going to use mine until it's at its end!
    ~Sara

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  7. my mom got me a bucket bag from Ora Delphine for Christmas and I love it! It is definitely more expensive, but generally leather bags are worth the investment.

    xo, Maddy

    PS. sending all my good vibes your way

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  8. I'm not sure if I've ever owned a bucket bag, actually, but I've always liked the look. Number 1 is my jam! I do the carry the bag til it's in rags thing too. Switching out purses is just way too much work. I like the idea of having a bag for each season though! Gives you something to look forward to when the weather changes.


    -Jen
    yourstrulyjen.com

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  9. I love a good bucket bag and I definitely change up my bags with the season.
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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