Today's Everyday Fashion: The Straw Tote

Colorful top, white jeans and straw tote
Floppy straw hat, straw tote, white jeans

I was so excited when I ordered this straw tote online. It was 60% off with a coupon code and I am gaga for the colorful tassels. When it arrived, though, I quickly realized it may not be practical in real life. I can take it with me when we drive to the beach, or for a pool party, but it will most definitely not fit into a suitcase. What's a girl to do? I wondered if maybe I could work it into an outfit for the airport (top picture) so that I could take it with me? I also paired it with flip flops and a hat, for shopping at a farmer's market or lunch at the beach. Am I reaching here? Probably a little, but I am just crazy enough about this bag to try to make it work. More straw bags with questionable practicality, below!

Top: Francesca's, $25 
Jeans: Gap, $30 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Bag: Anthropologie, $56 (same)
Wedges: MJR Sales c/o, old (similar, similar)
Flip flops: Old Navy, $10 (similar)
Hat: Old Navy, $20 (similar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Jeans are 5 years ago. Wedges are 4 years ago. Flip flops and hat are 1 year ago. Bag and top are recent.

Straw totes on a budget