Well, I used to consider myself a (wannabe) bag fanatic, but i believe i got over that phase as fast as I got into it. These days I don't obsess over getting the hottest bag or the most expensive ones-- my decision to purchase depends on how in love I really am with it, regardless of trend and hype. I also rely on how laid-back or sturdy my totes are.
With that said, my top totes are the ones that can carry all my stuff. and I mean ALL MY STUFF. Big, roomy and strong.
This one bag I recently bought in my last trip to the states. Truth is, for me, the "summer-er" the look, the better. I dunno, I've always liked that whole cruise or hamptony feel. With my home interiors AND my clothes. and bags. and shoes. So this is my latest favorite. It's HUGE! And I carry it to wherever, whenever my outfit permits.
|Cabana Striped Tote, Kate Spade|
On days when I need to lug around less stuff, I use my giant Part-Time bag. I have this in a nice powdery blue with silver hardware, but I think this praline-colored one is kinda cute, too.
|Giant Part-Time, Balenciaga|
As for Tod's...They're the best for me. I won't even bother with the Birkin (sorry bag hags, this is blasphemy, I know. haha). My simple G-bags are my favorite! I take them with me everywhere! :) To the beach, out of the country, to the parlor, to the mall, to lunches, to work... you get the picture. They're the best toss-and-tote totes. Aaaaahhh... ❤
|This pink one in patent with leather straps is the best all-weather accessory. Trust me.|
Yeah, so I'm happy with the non-Chanel non-Hermes bags I have. :D the comfier, the better! Yes, I'm talking about bags. Hehe.
As for flats...OKAY fine I like the forever and ever worn-out Tory Burch Reva flats EVEN IF THEY'RE REALLY PAINFUL. I once wore a half size too big and they still hurt. But nonetheless, they have colors that are just so pretty, you can't say no.
|The famous and worn-out Reva flat, Tory Burch. I like this color because it's perfect for my daily nude palette.|
Even this. I haven't purchased this one in particular, but I want it. Hahaha doesn't it look like a Bottega?
|The Prescot Ballet flat of Tory Burch|
It also reminds me of caramel ice cream. YUM. Hahaha. Aaaaanyyyywaaaayyyy......
...You also can't go wrong with ol' reliable Tod's ballet flats. Maaaaan... they're comfortable and sturdy and can take any amount of walking and driving. Just don't get the suede. But these suede ballet flats are adorable. and go with any casual outfit.
Soooo there. Those are my top flat and bag choices. Nothing too fancy schmancy... I realized that sometimes, more expensive isn't necessarily more tasteful.
Okay fine, all the time.