8 Chic Bucket Bags To Take You From Summer To Fall

8 Chic Bucket Bags To Take You From Summer To Fall
The Bucket List
Mansur Gavriel changed the everyday carryall game with their super chic leather bucket bag in 2013. The trend is still going strong, and while a Mansur Gavriel will set you back about $600, you can score any of these options for way less. I stuck with mostly nudes and cognacs that can take you through every season, but threw in a couple rich autumn hues if you want to add a pop of color to your basics this fall.

Sole Society ‘Kattia’
Perforated faux leather and a cute tassel drawstring for under $60.

Madewell ‘The Lafeyette’ 
Madewell is synonymous with classic style. This leather bucket bag has twill lining and brushed brass hardware for a vintage feel.

Gabriella Rocha ‘Elissa’ faux leather bucket bag 
Faux leather in an autumn red and less than $40!

Lacoste bucket bag
Perforated leather for a modern take on a classic style.

Dooney & Bourke ‘Claremont’ crossbody bucket bag
The Claremont line of bags and totes is one of my favorite D&B collections, it feels so timeless and elegant. 

Vince Camuto ‘Zinya’ drawstring bucket bag
My pick of the litter. I love the soft leather and oversized tassels, and Vince Camuto bags are excellent quality. 

Lodis ‘Blair’ bucket bag
A good Mansur Gavriel dupe for nearly 1/3 of the price, also available in black and nutmeg. 

MANGO bucket bag
If you like the classic bucket bag trend but don’t want to drop a lot of cash, try this faux leather style for under $60. 

Found: the perfect bucket bag for spring!

Found: the perfect bucket bag for spring!

I was on a mission to find a bright leather “everyday” bag/tote to haul my junk essentials this spring/summer…

Mission: accomplished.

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In the Details: JORD Wood Watch

A Pretty Penny - JORD Ely Wood Watch
{ JORD Ely Series Maple Watch (c/o)}

As I get older and my style gets less fussy, I’m really into the idea of investment statement pieces that get a lot of everyday mileage: a great leather handbag, simple stud earrings, delicate gold necklaces; little details that speak to your style and live with you for years.

Like a really good watch.

JORD contacted me recently about their line of eco-friendly wood watches and kindly offered to send one. I thought the maple Ely series would be a good fit for me: the compact design wouldn’t overpower my wrist, the neutral color would go with just about everything, and the scratch-proof face just might survive the flower shop.

When the watch arrived a few days later, it was love at first sight. It’s incredibly lightweight, making it super comfortable for everyday wear, and the maple finish is really beautiful. It’s a modern take on a classic style, and I’ve worn it every day since.

in the bag: summer carry-alls

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A Pretty Penny | Summer Carry-alls: Big Buddha Fiji Tote A Pretty Penny | Summer Carry-alls: Mara Hoffman Vinyl Tote A Pretty Penny | Summer Carry-alls: Sole Society Kat Oversize Canvas Tote A Pretty Penny | Summer Carry-alls: Urban Originals "Wonder Dots" Faux Leather Tote

 

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A Pretty Penny | Summer Carry-alls: Gap Canvas Tote A Pretty Penny | Summer Carry-alls: Tory Burch Brooke Small Tote A Pretty Penny | Summer Carry-alls: Joie Kennedi Tote A Pretty Penny | Summer Carry-alls: Splendid Tulum Canvas Bag

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A Pretty Penny | Summer Carry-alls: Herschel Supply Co. The Market Tote in Malibu Street A Pretty Penny | Summer Carry-alls: Mar Y Sol Caracas Tote A Pretty Penny | Summer Carry-alls: Nine West Prep It Up Multi-Stripe Shoulder ToteA Pretty Penny | Summer Carry-alls: Fossil Keyper Beach Tote

 

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A Pretty Penny | Summer Carry-alls: BCBGeneration Wilson ToteA Pretty Penny | Summer Carry-alls: Zara Perforated Shopper Bag  A Pretty Penny | Summer Carry-alls: Vince Camuto Jace Clear Pool Tote A Pretty Penny | Summer Carry-alls: Kate Landry Palm Print Tote

 

‘Tis the season for go-everywhere bags that carry all your essentials  from work to errands, the pool, weekend BBQs, summer classes, the beach… you see where I’m going here? Ain’t nobody got time for changing handbags, because it’s going to be fall before we know it and, dammit, we’re making the most of these carefree, ice-cream-binging, sunshiny months.

From neutral canvases to bold prints and perforated leather, I can’t get enough of these carry-all totes that work just as well with a sundress and sandals as they do with a swimsuit and coverup.