I've spent the majority of my early twenties coveting oversized 'IT' bags. It was a time when Paris Hilton's reign was short lived, only to be rapidly replaced by bohemian goddess and style icon BFF Nicole Ritchie. And when Kim K was nothing more than Paris' "servant-friend-thing". Substantial, generous and ample was the handbag game; all with delicate designs and conflicting vibrant hues. These bags were the kind you could easily fit your life essentials comfortably into and then some. They'd traverse from work to play effortlessly and they were also the ultimate travel companion. Of course the humble shoulder and tote bag is far from extinct. In fact there are many delightful options available to this day such as this one here and here. However, much to my dismay, these days we seem to glorify the minuscule on trend kind. And that has been one trend I've had incredible difficulty embracing after having spent the majority of my life proudly lugging around extensive shoulder bags.

So I curated a wishlist and selected these five pieces from Sammy Dress to prove that these roomy tote and shoulder bags can be equally as chic and alluring as their petite counterparts. Plus they seemingly have the additional advantage of being wearable and spacious. For me, I love simplicity and minimalism in a handbag. Be it in plain, sleek black or a stylish print, I am a sucker for a gorgeous shoulder and tote bag. I also revere hints and touches of gold hardware adornment too. On a side note, obviously there's a bucket bag thrown into style note mix because if you hadn't noticed, it is so freaking adorable and giving me a serious case of sartorial accessory cravings. The only problem is to decide upon a colour. Blue as pictured, or go the red, cream or brilliant black?

What say you?

-Sxx



[ This has been a sponsored post for Sammy Dress. Opinions and selections expressed above are my own ]
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I've spent the majority of my early twenties coveting oversized 'IT' bags. It was a time when Paris Hilton's reign was short lived, only to be rapidly replaced by bohemian goddess and style icon BFF Nicole Ritchie. And when Kim K was nothing more than Paris' "servant-friend-thing". Substantial, generous and ample was the handbag game; all with delicate designs and conflicting vibrant hues. These bags were the kind you could easily fit your life essentials comfortably into and then some. They'd traverse from work to play effortlessly and they were also the ultimate travel companion. Of course the humble shoulder and tote bag is far from extinct. In fact there are many delightful options available to this day such as this one here and here. However, much to my dismay, these days we seem to glorify the minuscule on trend kind. And that has been one trend I've had incredible difficulty embracing after having spent the majority of my life proudly lugging around extensive shoulder bags.

So I curated a wishlist and selected these five pieces from Sammy Dress to prove that these roomy tote and shoulder bags can be equally as chic and alluring as their petite counterparts. Plus they seemingly have the additional advantage of being wearable and spacious. For me, I love simplicity and minimalism in a handbag. Be it in plain, sleek black or a stylish print, I am a sucker for a gorgeous shoulder and tote bag. I also revere hints and touches of gold hardware adornment too. On a side note, obviously there's a bucket bag thrown into style note mix because if you hadn't noticed, it is so freaking adorable and giving me a serious case of sartorial accessory cravings. The only problem is to decide upon a colour. Blue as pictured, or go the red, cream or brilliant black?

What say you?

-Sxx



[ This has been a sponsored post for Sammy Dress. Opinions and selections expressed above are my own ]
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60 comments

  1. Gorgeous selection! You need to have a large tote for those days when you need things with you. The blue is amazing

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  2. Such great picks! I especially love the unique laser cut purse on the left! Stunning!

    Jennifer Ashley
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  3. These are such a pretty collection of bags. I especially love the cobalt one! The color is so pretty :)

    Mili

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  4. These are all so beautiful! I love the elegant look of the second one!

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  5. The blue bucket bag is definitely my favorite here! These are such classy selections. :)

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    Christina

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  6. Honestly speaking, shoulder totes, I am not a huge fan off. Bucket bags and backpacks, those are my jam. Had a little laugh at Kim K's unfortunate history as described by you.

    The very fact that miniscule bags exist in the market baffles me; how does one function effectively and productively lunging around tiny purses, fit only for a tube of lipgloss?!

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  7. I like small bags, I really do, but when it comes to trying to fit all my things into it...I agree with you I'm much more used to big shoulder bags! A mini MAC is as small as I can manage!

    That cobalt blue bucket bag is my favourite of all the ones you shared.


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  8. I love your selection, the 4th is amazing !

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  9. I'm not one who usually stray far away from black bags, but the blue looks REALLY cute! xx

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  10. The selection is outstanding great bags the blue is my favorite.

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  11. The blue one please!!! Magnificent :)
    Hugs,
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  12. 'Servant-friend-thing' OMG I am dead! Haha
    I love your pick of bags here, my favourite definitely has to be the blue bucket bag...I'm in love with it!

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  13. I love a good bag! These are really great.

    Amy Ann
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  14. Amazing selection , I love the blue bucket bag!!!!!
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  15. Most of my bags were over sized and I only had one or two small ones:) Now I prefer bags like these, I can't carry around big ones all the time. These bags are so pretty. 1st and 2nd are my favourites x

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  16. this is really a great selection for this season :)
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  17. I went through a whole "it bag" phase as well and then practicality took over. There's nothing better then a roomy shoulder bag to keep you organized on the go and there are also so many stylish options available these days.

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  18. Very beautiful post!


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  19. I really like all of them!! I love bags, any tipe!!

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  20. I think this is the first I've read about Sammy Dress but I do like your little wish list. My favourite has to be the bright, electric blue bucket bag, it's so lovely and would be the perfect accessory for an all black outfit!

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  21. I love all of these, super cute bags!
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  22. I like number 2 a lot! But it should be in grey not black!

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  23. i have both styles at the moment I think I use more of the shoulder bag x
    MA

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  24. That number 2 is so chic

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  25. I like my bags very minimalist as well as they can go well with a bunch of outfits. I used to love carrying bigger bags since as you said, I could put my whole life in there. But lately, I have really loved the petite bags since they are so much lighter! LOL. I'm so lazy in carrying purses so I much prefer a smaller one and just carrying basic essentials. But the big bags do have their uses as well. :)

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  26. Fabulous selection. I love all of them especially number 2.
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  27. What a gorgeous selection of bags! Love your picks!

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  28. Great selection Sonia! I love the blue bucket bag!
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  29. Absolutely agree with you!!! It was a big step on my life, believe!!!

    I'm crazy for bags ahahah
    In love with the 2nd and 4th :D

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  30. adoro tantissimo sia la numero 2 che la numero 3

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  31. Cool bag

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  32. Ooo I like the white cut out one. A large tote bag is all I use these days to carry all my and my son's essentials with me

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  33. Wow, Love these bags!! #1 and #5 are my favorite!!
    Hugs,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  34. Gorgeous picks! I would go for #2 - definitely suits my style!
    Have a great day Sonia!
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  35. Great choices. I love the blue one. :-)

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  36. The blue one is my favourite, such a stunning colour...but I certainly love them all.

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  37. Such gorgeous bags, I'm actually looking for a new bag so will definitely check out this company!

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  38. Gorgeous picks! I think the blue is so chic, but I'd get it in cream, just because it can be worn with more outfits.
    Have a nice day!

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  39. All models look confy for any day and have so much style

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  40. I'm in love with bucket bags lately
    I love 1st and 5th

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  41. haha that's so funny, I kind of just realised why when I was cleaning out my room that I have so many oversized tote bags that I would never wear now. It kind of just hit me that there was a time where I did idolise Paris Hilton and the like. How embarrassing haha! loving that first bag with the cutouts! :)

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  42. I also used to love oversized bags hahaha to the extent that I think I actually hurt my shoulder quite badly because I could fit half my life into my bag! I know have a little downsized backpack and I love it. It's plain and bought from a charity for disabled people who actually made the bags themselves as as a crafts experiment.. so it's really special :)

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  43. Gosh, I just love your perspective on everything because I feel the same way! At 5'9" I have NEVER liked those small little baby purses. I just wonder, how the hell can you fit anything in it? Why not just walk around with a clutch? It's not supposed to be a clutch, it's supposed to be hand bag. Plus I just think that tall girls like myself carry little purses looks.. odd.. and yes Paris Hilton like that is the excellent reference of a tall woman carrying a bag that just doesn't fit her stature.. Well done COCO :)

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  44. I've been looking for a new uni bag, I might have to look into some of these ♥

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  45. I've got to admit to loving teeny-tiny bags - I have quite bony shoulders and so large totes full of bits and bobs can end up hurting them quite a bit after a few hours! Having said that, your selections from this website are so stylish, particularly numbers 2 and 4. The bright blue colour is perfect :)

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  46. Like number 2 :)
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  47. Absolutely LOVE the blue one. I've been looking for a bright cobalt colored purse but tote/shoulder bags have never been my thing. They're always too tiring to carry after a while!

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  48. Hey sweetie!
    I just found your blog and I really love! So good content!
    These bags look really cool!!
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  49. The cream colored tote is gorgeous! I love all of the detailing. xx

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  50. All of them, but number 4 is my fav' ;) Bonjour from France, Sand.

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  51. I'd opt for the blue one! Nice choice, Sonya!

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  52. Tote bags are my guilty pleasure! Love those black beauties. <3

    xoxo Ira
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  53. While I normally like a small bag for every day use, a nice roomy tote bag is perfect for traveling. The cut outs for purse number one is so beautiful. :]

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  54. I am a New Yorker and here it is all about public transportation so that said a small bag does not work, at least not for the day time. All of these are great picks and I am so in the market for a new bag.

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