The Mini Bag

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

In terms of commuting convenience, guys have it easy. I love an oversized bag as much as the next girl, but sometimes I just want to carry the essentials without any hassle. Walking ten blocks through the icy tundra of Manhattan doesn't quite accommodate that 20-pound tote. Since my skinny jeans won't hold more than a few dollar bills, I've lately been loving the next best thing -- the mini bag.

Mini bags are the perfect option for the on-the-go girl. They're chic, simple, and easy to take from day to night. I've always used oversized totes as safety nets for any "just in case" moments, though in reality, most of those moments never happen. If I'm just running out to grab lunch with a friend, a mini bag filled with my wallet, keys, and phone is really all I need. Plus, who can resist anything in miniature size? It's no wonder that Laduree macarons are the Instagram pic of choice.

If you're also looking for a more convenient handbag solution, check out some of my recent favorites below:

This is my go-to bag for almost any situation. It has a simple design that complements almost any outfit and just enough room to carry some extra necessities. 

Zara A/W '14 Sale (similar here)

I recently added this gem to my collection, and I just love the chic statement it makes. While the added texture is bolder than my usual bag choices, the neutral color palette still makes for easy outfit styling.

The gold hardware of this bag makes it perfect for the day-to-night transition. This bag has just enough room for my three essentials, making it a great choice for those late nights out.

What are your opinions on the mini bag? Feel free to let me know in the comments below!


  1. fun bags! I love mini bags! They also really help me streamline carrying too much (like I usually do! haha)

    1. Agreed!! I tend to bring my entire house in my bag too haha

  2. yay for mini bags!! i own a number of them in my closet too.. and they're perfect for days when i don't even wanna bother bringing my entire house with me to the mall or to brunch with the girls. hahaha!

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  3. Yes to these lovely mini bags. You know how much I love mini bags, these one are so stylish. Perfect for any outfit.

  4. I love all of these bags. The Kate Spade one is my favorite. Great post!


  5. These bags look very nice!!! So cute!!

  6. They are so pretty! I love the zara bag!


  7. I love mini bags, they're all I carry. The Zara one looks more expensive, it looks like it's from a high-end brand. You've got a good eye, girl.

    When I went to Disneyland, all I brought was a mini bag and my friends all had backpacks and they looked at me and made fun saying "It won't fit no water bottle but at least it's appropriate for her height". AHAHAHA, cause I am one of the shortest among my group. ahahahaha

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    1. Thanks so much! Haha I'm usually the shortest in my group too!! Thank god for mini bags :)

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  9. I think you just revived my love for mini bags! I remember when I wouldn't buy anything but these, and you might've just put me on that path again. I absolutely love all of these and how you've styled them in the past!

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  10. My favorite is definitely the Kate Spade! So classic yet it stands out!

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  11. I love your collection! That Zara bag is so beautiful.
    I completely agree that a small bag is sometimes the only way to go - hassle-free.


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