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Designer Inspired Bags + Summer Wishlist

I started preparing a few of these things to share on Instagram and for my Friday Four tomorrow, but the posted started getting a little too long so I thought I would separate them out and share these today since they're ready to go! First up, this cute designer-inspired crossbody bag for under $30! The color selections are different than the original Rebecca Minkoff bag, but the style is very similar at fraction of the cost.
Exact Bag - Rebecca Minkoff 
Budget Option Under $30  (All Colors)

On another note, I made a Spring Wishlist back in April and I found it really helped me be mindful of my shopping habits and make more intentional purchases, so I wanted to do another updated version this month with some things I've been looking to add to my wardrobe.
Top L-R : See by Chloe Joan Small Shoulder Bag | James Perse Pants (Slouchy Sweatpants)
Bottom:  Dolce Vita Sandals (Celita) | Kaanas Sandals (Recife)

1. Cognac Handbag. I find myself frequently wishing I had a handbag in this shade, especially as I start bringing out my summer clothes since I tend to wear more things this time of year that would go with this shade vs. my black bag. This bag was also on my Spring Wishlist but I wasn't sure if there was a better option (usually a more structured satchel works best for me) so I never ended up getting it. I'm still drawn to it, but whether I get this exact one or not, I do want something in this color family for summer.

2. Jogger Pants. I have seen so many cute outfits on other bloggers with this style of pants lately and they seem like they would work well for my lifestyle and pair easily with my current wardrobe. And of course, they look comfortable! The struggle is that I've bought and returned two pairs of jogger pants so far because it is not easy to find a flattering pair. Although if you're tall with long, thin legs you may have a different opinion on that matter!

3. Red Earrings. I am pretty sure I need these for the 4th of July! I just love this style but keep hoping they will run a free shipping promo or sale so I can justify the purchase.

4. White Slides. I do love the white shoe trend and would love to get a pair of white slides for summer. Both options pictured are something along the lines of what I would like, but as with the cognac bag I'm not sure they're exactly what I want.

Do you have a Summer Wishlist this year? What's on your list? And do you find it helps you stay more organized with your shopping habits?
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  1. One of my number one items on my spring wishlist is a new crossbody bag that fits my wallet. One of those $30 budget options might be perfect! Thank you for the inspiration!

    Have a great weekend! Melanie | Toots + Dill Blog

  2. I love the rebecca minkoff saddle bag - I have it in red - but the inspired versions are cute too! :) Winter here, so hard to think of summer pieces, but I haven't bought as many winter pieces as I thought I would, I've gotten very few things and I'm pretty wardrobe content! :)

    Hope that you are having a great week :) We have a birthday party this weekend so I'm just taking a little break from the preparations to read some blogs before I get back to getting organised! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

    1. Well, we might be opposite seasons but we have a birthday party this weekend too! They definitely require some extra time. :)

  3. I just got a cognac crossbody bag and LOVE it. I use it all the time! The Dolce Vita sandals are so cute! I've been wondering if I should get some slides for summer!

    1. Good to hear that the cognac crossbody has been worth it for you. And I say 100% yes to getting slides for summer!


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