To Market To Market! After sharing my new bike with you (in case you missed it, that post is here), I also wanted to share my new obsession! Again, I'm currently editing things in my life and only looking to bring things into it that have purpose rather than intention, this can be a practical item or one that brings joy to my life. So, when I come across something that's both beautiful and functional...I know I have to share it with you here! And that brings us to my new love, French Market totes...backpacks too!! These days I'm typically running around with P & K, walking to the grocery store, biking to the park and with kids comes stuff! P & K are finally at the age where I don't have to schlep around a huge diaper bag and an additional purse, but as any mom knows, with kids comes stuff and typically not enough hands to juggle it all. Currently, my attire runs the gamut of casual dresses to athletic ware and in wanting to refine my style a bit for fall, while trying to appear to have it all together (mom life), I needed an easy, beautiful, versatile bag. I love how French Market Totes are super simple and super versatile. Their neutral color goes with pretty much everything and their larger size works both as a normal purse and also perfect for errands, like groceries and my favorite...flower runs!
I first purchased this tote (shown above) for our recent two week road trip. It was just the thing I needed for long days in the car to exploring new destinations! Plus it went perfectly with all my vacation clothes. It's a bit of an invest at $80, but I'm happy to say that the quality was pleasing and the leather handles are a nice touch. Now that I'm home, it's my go to purse and bag I take to pilates. Multi uses and it looks great sitting out!
Now that we're back home, P & K have really enjoyed helping at the grocery store. They no longer will let me throw them in the stroller or a shopping cart, and having two 'super helpful' toddlers running around the grocery store can really hinder the purpose of the trip. I have been looking high and low for a backpack that would allow me to be hands free while holding P & K's hands through stores and sidewalks, but I always ran into the same thing. Either they were super sporty, and not quite the look. Or they screamed "MOM BACKPACK!". Or they were super stylish, and either too small to hold all the stuff I typically need to carry, or made of leather or fabrics that weren't quite made for messy grocery hauls (P & K are notorious for putting sticky wrappers, or half empty drinks into my bag)! Again, with kiddos, my life right now is about efficiency, even if that's at the cost of orderly. So, after finding the tote above, I knew I'd love the backpack version! I've had it for a couple weeks now and it seriously is the perfect thing for the store. And I can't wait to take it out to our farmers markets this fall! And I know I just gave a trillion reasons why these make my mom life happy, but these seriously, are so cute for anyone. Pretty, practical, simple! So, I've rounded up my 15 favorites, with varying price points below! Enjoy!
Our 15 Favorite French Market Totes
There you have it! My favorite fall purchase. What's your favorite for fall? Would love for you to comment at the very bottom of this post!
Lots of love your way today! Michelle