Fashion Fun - Adorably Affordable Vacation Tote Bags - Travel in Style!

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wow, a lot of these cute bags are only $5!  so perfect for traveling too! -  Tote Bag Round-Up, $25 or less! Cheap gift idea and frugal fashion fun!  Perfect lightweight bag for traveling and summer fun!  Purse or handbag replacement, adorable collection in different styles! via Devastate Boredom

As you all no doubt remember from my breathlessly spazzy post the other day, my husband and I had a car break-in while hiking, and my bag and wallet were stolen.  

Hey, better than having your whole car stolen!  I've had that happen before too... *rolls eyes*

I actually really liked the tote bag that was stolen, so I was quick to check into replacement options and luckily it's still being sold.  And, um, I happened across a lot of other super cute and affordable tote bags too, haha!  So I figured I'd share them with you.  

These tote bags are PERFECT for traveling, because when you aren't using them they are so easy to roll up and tuck away in a suitcase.  They also are perfect for carrying your normal "purse stuff," with additional room to spare for a sweater, sunscreen, a baseball cap, and whatever else you might need on hand for a day of sightseeing or summer fun.  

However, keep in mind that most of these are smallish, lightweight bags.  I wouldn't use them for grocery shopping, and it would be a pretty tight squeeze to put a beach towel in one... but for more compact, odds-and-ends, "on the go" toting, they're perfect.

They make great gifts too!  That's actually how I originally got the cute newsprint bag below (the one that was stolen and I'm happy to be able to replace pretty easily)... it was a end-of-year "thank you" from a student and her family.  Such a fun and thoughtful gift!

Best of all, a number of these bags are as cheap as $4.99!  Gotta love that...

Happy travels, friends!

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15 comments

  1. Sorry to hear your car was broken into!! I cant understand why anyone would do something like that, however I love a good tote bag as they are perfect for sticking in your handbag for when you need a bigger bag! :)

    #justanotherlinky

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  2. Love all these fun designs. Perfect for casual wear, but still so chic and fashionable.
    Nice picks!

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  3. OMG, these are all cute! Glad I don't have to pick a favorite. Thanks for linking up with Funtastic Friday.

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  4. I am in love with the stress does not go with my outfit one. I need to remind myself of that daily. ;)

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  5. So many great choices! Thank you for linking up to Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party this week.

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  6. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I like the red umbrella with black and white rim.

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  7. I love tote bags - they make great (and practical) gift bag alternatives too. So sorry to hear about the car though, I'd have freaked out! x #FridayFrivolity

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  8. The elephants are too cute! I love totes and purses. Sorry to hear your car was broken into. Hope you're having a better weekend! Thanks for sharing at Creatively Crafty #ccbg :)

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  9. I love a great tote! I used to have a tote with a vintage print on the side. Loved it, in fact, I carried it as a purse for quite a few years. I carried it so much that it tore and now I can't carry it! I need a new one, this post is perfect. I love the one about the happiest time is now, and the newsprint and good things happen! Perfect! And of course I probably need the "Stress does not go with my outfit" as a reminder! LOL

    So sorry your car was broken into. I hate that!

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  10. Super cute. I am a bag person, I have tons of them. I always seem to need a new one with a new look. It kinda drives my husband crazy, which I am totally ok with.

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  11. These are all verey cute totes Sarah Eliza. I especially love the "stress does not go with my outfit". Pinning and sharing.

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  12. Don't get me started, I am a tote bag addict. Thanks for sharing with #CCBG

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  13. LOVE totes- funny through the years I have collected so many various totes, and they have always been so important to me! Now, I have so many other priorities and I have to start downsizing and parting with some and its been so hard - love them all! :) haha - love all the choices you offered here - lots of cool styles to choose from - thanks for sharing with us at #homemattersparty xx Bee

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  14. That is such a bummer about your car and wallet! I really like the round up of totes you pulled together. The totes with the animals are too cute - I'm torn between the elephant and hedgehog. Congrats on publishing your ebook - that's such an awesome feat!

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  15. I am SO glad you were able to replace that adorable tote! And how cool that you happened to find so many other cool ones that are so inexpensive!

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