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Frame Les Second mini tote bag review

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pictured: Frame Les Second mini tote bag in yellow stamped croc /

How cute is this mini tote bag, which doubles as a cross body bag, from Frame Denim! I absolutely adore this little bag. Mini bags are back in style this year, and this cute little tote bag not only fits right into the spring 2020 trend, it offers a ton of functionality. Love that!

For the spring 2020 season, I wanted a bag I could wear everyday, which fit into the current spring 2020 handbag trends. The Frame Les Second mini tote seemed to be the perfect handbag. It offers versatility, on trend colors to choose from, and the “IT” handbag size of the season. Love!

The Frame Les Second mini tote bag is a smaller version of Frame’s Les Second tote which is a classic daytime handbag. The mini version offers the small silhouette which is on trend this year, without sacrificing interior space. It also offers a cross body strap, so that the bag can be worn on the forearm, by hand, over the shoulder, or cross body. It also has a secure zipper closure, and a slim, interior pocket.

What fits inside the Frame Les Second mini tote bag

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The Frame Les Second mini tote bag fits everything we need on a daily basis. It fits a wallet, phone, keys, and lipstick. Even with these daily essentials, there is a still room for a small snack, or small digital camera. It has just enough space.

I’m loving this bag in cheery yellow. It instantly gives off a happy vibe. If yellow isn’t your thing, it is also available in neutral hues, the color of 2020-classic blue, and bright pink. It also happens to be priced under $400. Love that!

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This is a great bag for daily wear. It fits everything we need, plus it can be worn several different ways, to fit the occasion. The stamped croc leather is sturdy, and does not scratch easily. It can be tossed around a little bit without showing any wear. I’ve been wearing it out with my kids, while running errands, and for lunch meetings. It’s a great bag!

The Frame Les Second mini tote comes in both stamped croc, and leather. Both have a great look, and offer a sturdy finish.

Which color if your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

small tote spring 2020 handbag trends


Spring 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe

spring 2020 handbags

Spring 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe from left: multi-color metallic Chloe bag (read review here) / small yellow tote (under $200) / black satchel (read review here) / small red baguette (under $250) / large and soft clutch (under $1000, hot IT bag) / Gucci phone case (read review here) / small black bag (read review here) /

OK, my spring 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe might be a little bit larger than what you would expect. That is because, as you know, I am a huge handbag fan!

For the spring 2020 season, I tried to touch on all the handbag trends I love. Metallic bags are huge this season, as well as brightly colored handbags.

small tote spring 2020 handbag trends

Small is in. Totes, satchels, shoulder bags, and more are all shrinking for spring. Be on the lookout for small bags which still fit your wallet, keys, and phone. This cute little yellow tote hits two of spring 2020’s trend buttons; it’s bright yellow, and it’s small. Love that!

This little yellow tote bag also has a zipper closure, and a shoulder strap. Versatility is always a must!

baguette trend spring 2020

The baguette is back, and you don’t have to buy the Fendi to rock this trend. This fun little red bag also comes in other colors. It’s affordable, and has two removable straps. It can be worn as a clutch, a retro style baguette, or a regular shoulder bag. Pick a strap to suit the style which matches your outfit the best! Or the mood you’re in, both work. 😉

Phone cases which are actually handbags are also a hot trend, as well as soft clutches. Remember the Bottega Veneta clutch which was spotted all over the streets of New York during fashion week in September 2019, and again in February 2020? Well, you don’t have to spend over a $1000 to rock this trend. The clutch pictured above is well under $1000 and it’s a hot IT item which stores are having trouble keeping in stock. Snag one while you still can! If not, get yourself on the wait list. It’s hotter than hot!

As far as the spring handbag capsule wardrobe is concerned, there is a bag for every occasion in this capsule. The metallic bag is perfect for evenings, but can be worn during the day too. Same with the small black bag. it’s great for daytime or evenings. The other bags are casual, and work well for different events, occasions, and daily routines. I am currently reaching for my black satchel, this little yellow tote, and my small black bag the most. Which bag would you reach for the most often?

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When shopping for your spring 2020 handbags, look for metallics, bright hues, smaller silhouettes, and ’90’s inspiration. Which trend is your favorite?

Stay tuned for my spring 2020 shoe capsule coming up next week!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Fashionable tote bags for work fall 2019

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work tote bags from top left: animal print tote bag  (under $100) / IT bag tote bag (hot designer IT bag!) / black print tote bag (under $200) / printed black tote bag (beautiful designer investment bag) / croc embossed tote bag (under $500) / quilted tote bag in black (under $500) /

Stop carrying that canvas laptop case to work that HR gave you for free when you were hired. Grab yourself a fabulous, and fashionable, tote bag for work which is both classic, and on trend for the fall season; and beyond!

You might be looking at the six totes I picked out and you might be thinking, “Gee, they’re mostly black!” Well, I love black bags for multiple reasons. The number one reason being they transcend season, so you can wear a black bag throughout the year without worrying about looking like you have last seasons bag. Black also hides dirt, and work bags are often set on the floor and tossed around. It’s important to have a sturdy bag which hides dirt that might be picked up during a busy work day.

Although these bags are classic black, there is an affordable and trendy animal print option, as well as texture. Most of these black bags have texture, which adds something interesting and chic to classic black. I’m thinking of picking up the quilted black tote bag this season. I love the convertible strap, and the chic look of the horizontal quilts.

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Which tote bag for work is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy