this past weekend one of my friends natalie posted a request on the mint arrow facebook page about finding the perfect beach/pool tote for this summer. i LOVE requests like this. if you have something you're searching for, let me know! i love helping my friends find great deals on stuff they need or want.
we are pretty much planning on living at the pool this summer. literally. so a highly functional tote is a serious necessity. here are some of my faves:
lands end medium natural open top canvas tote
this is the most classic tote out there IMO. it was featured on the today show and has been “perfected” by the east coast iconic company land's end. this tote stands up all on its own so you can relax about your stuff dumping out right when you get to the pool or beach. (and we all know there's nothing worse than sand getting in your bag!) it's affordably only $25.50 plus right now you can get 30% off any full-priced item. if you need your bag to be a little bigger, the large size is $30.50 and the extra large is $35.50. comes in 8 trim colors or, my preference, all neutral canvas. monogramming is a free option too.
love me tote
this urban outfitters tote is a steal for $12.99 (was $45). on sale in both red and black.
merona dot tote
how cute is this polka dot tote? sold by target, online only. $32.99.
now that we're on the subject of my obsession with black and white, here's another tote that has excellent reviews on amazon and is supposed to be HUGE. perfect for taking everything like the kitchen sink with you to the beach or pool. $21.99 and a prime item so it will ship free if you throw in at least $3.01 of other items into your total amazon order.
and for all you people who don't suffer from color-in-your-wardrobe-phobia (like i do. thanks mom) here's that same tote in a super cute ikat print:
Mud Pie Tangerine Ikat Essential Tote
hope that helps with finding the perfect bag to tote all your essentials in this summer! let me know if you have a tote you love, and where you got it.