Outfit #2: Goodbye, Summer (+ FashionIt Tote Bag Review)


Top: American Eagle | Shorts: Forever 21 | Bag: FashionIt | Necklace: Brandy Melville

Okay, I know it’s now fall, but when you live in Los Angeles with it’s year round warm/hot weather, it can still feel like summer until November and even then… Just this past weekend the highs were still in the 90s! Crazy, right? I mean, I grew up in Florida so maybe not that crazy to me but still! Give me that sweater weather already! Until then, read on to check out my last “summer” outfit of 2016.


I’ve been working on featuring more fashion-related posts, and I’m happy to say I have some cute fall outfits I’m excited to share with you in the near future. However, before I do, I thought I’d share one last summer outfit. I actually wore this super simple white top + denim shorts combo quite a bit over the summer. I recently wore it over my birthday weekend near Palm Springs as well at an end of the year beach bonfire my friends threw in Orange County.  


My favorite part of the outfit is my FashionIt Gold Striped Tote Bag. What I love most about this eco-friendly bag is how HUGE it is – just check out the photos! You can fit so much in it, it’s unbelievable! Also it is super light (probably because it’s made of 90% paper)! I hate it when bags are too bulky and already feel heavy on my shoulders before I even put a single item in it!


Another thing I love is how it evenly distributes everything you’re carrying so even if you’re holding a ton of stuff, it doesn’t strain your shoulder. I packed a TON of stuff in it for the beach bonfire and my boyfriend kept asking me if I needed him to hold the bag and normally for the amount of stuff I was holding I would say yes. But this bag was just SO comfortable, I didn’t feel any strain at all and was able to walk a mile or so with a huge bag of stuff very comfortably. Some might say the lightness of the bag may make it feel cheap because hey, it IS made of paper, but I’ve found no lacking in quality. Even with all the stuff I put in it, it hasn’t torn or broke.


I discovered this bag later in the summer so I haven’t gotten to use it as much as I’d like…yet. Even though it’s the perfect beach tote, I definitely plan to use it throughout the fall and winter. For one, it’ll be great for road trips – it definitely holds more than most of my suitcases and any of my backpacks. I can easily fit several days worth of clothes, shoes, my laptop, toiletry and makeup bags, snacks, a blanket – you get the idea. I also use it for shopping. If a cashier asks me “would like you like a bag for that?” I can just say “nope, I’m good” and stick all my purchases in my huge bag. Love it.


Anyone else still dressing like it’s summer? Or incorporating any summer trends into their fall wardrobe? I have the sweaters ready to wear. I just need the weather to warrant it. Or I could just blast the AC, light a fall candle, and pretend it’s cool enough to wear my scarves and cozy layers. Very tempting…

Does it feel like fall yet for you?


  • Love the outfit especially the bag. Really need to invest in something like this for Summer here in Australia.

  • Brandy Burke

    oh my goodness, I could fit EVERYTHING in to that bag! I need it for my weekend outtings!

  • mapam30

    I think it would be great for Soccer games!

  • Very envious of the weather starting to get really cold here in the UK! Love the bag!


  • So long sweet Summer!

  • Ruthie Ridley

    I miss summer!! Love that bag!!

  • Jessica

    Love that tote! It is perfect for the beach or the pool!
    xo Jessica

  • I love seeing these summery-like posts in the midst of all the cardigans, boots, and leather 🙂


    Lee Anne


  • Rebecca Bryant

    super cute tote. Plus cute outfit all together.

  • I love big and simple tote bags like this. I think it’s a great idea to use it during the fall and winter.

  • Amber

    I love that bag!! So cute!! It is finally starting to feel like fall. Just because of Hurricane Matthew though. Supposed to be back up in the 80’s next week! 🙁

  • Joules (Pocketful of Joules)

    Such a great tote! I just went on a week-long cruise and when i came home it was suddenly fall in Maryland! I can’t wait to finally start wearing some of my fall stuff again. =)

  • chinella

    i am amazed by the bag. Never come across a bag made of paper and yet have such strong hold. where did u get it from?

  • Sydnie Lazina

    I love it! You won’t believe this, but we already got snow in my city 🙁 (I live in Alberta). Even this is crazy early for us, but theres no way we can pretend it’s summer or even really fall right now! (Theres a pic on my IG for proof!) Lol. I need to move to Cali….

  • Debra Hawkins

    I totally love the gold stripped bag, your pictures are making me wish it was summer again though. You look great!

  • I love the gold stripes on your bag! So cute!

  • fashionofphilly

    Very cute bag! It goes great with a plain white tee and denim.

  • Sami Mast

    I love this casual outfit! And that bag is so cute, I love the gold stripes!


  • cute casual look and that tote looks so functional!

  • I love LA and the gorgeous weather there. It’s already chilly in TX and I’m really not ready for the cold. I’m jealous of your shorts and love your FashionIt bag! Looks like it would hold a ton of stuff.

  • Kimberly Stroh

    I miss LA! I went to college out there and it was a great place for boho fashion. Love the looks you picked!

  • Reesa Lewandowski

    I love big bags like this that can hold everything and anything! It’s a beautiful color too.

  • Elizabeth Johnson

    Such a cute bag! Love that you can carry so much and it can be multi-seasonal.

  • Heather Garcia

    Very cute bag and it can totally go into fall! I’m in Houston and it is still too hot here to break out the fall outfits as well!

  • Beth Shankle Anderson

    I love the tote bag! It would go well here in Florida where the weather is still nice and hot! Great post!

    Beth || http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

  • Taylor Smith

    I love this tote!! Everyone needs an all purpose tote for the warm summer months. That is perfect. 🙂

  • Such a cute tote bag! It looks like the perfect size! 🙂 xo Loren // thinkelysian.com

  • Amanda Love

    Your summer outfit is so relaxed and it’s definitely perfect for the weather. That tote is awesome, I make sure that i have large enough bags because the kids always ask me to put their stuff “for the time being” in my bag while we’re out and about.

  • Abby Castro

    I love oversized totes too because I keep so much things with me all the time, lol. And if they’re cute like this on you, bonus!!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  • I love the colours of the tote bag. Excellent photography and the bag goes well with the summer ready ootd!

  • Pack Your Baguios

    I can’t believe the bag is almost entirely made of paper. That’s about as eco-friendly as you can get!

  • Patricia Conte

    Tell me about it — same deal here in Phoenix – come ON fall weather! Cute bag, for sure! Great price, too!

  • Gold is a great color for fall, so plan on using your bag a bit longer! I love that it is so eco-friendly, being made of paper and all!

  • I absolutely love that bag!

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

  • Such a cute tote! We are full on Fall up here in WA state! Looks like fun to be swimming in the Fall time!


  • Amanda K

    The fall weather is finally here in Iowa! The tee you are wearing could easily be worn under a cardigan for a fall look 🙂

    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  • Karen Yannacio Morse

    Finding fab finds at the end of the season is key! I do that all the time…and sometimes transition it into another season or save it for the next year. Love the gold stripes of this bag!

  • jillconyers

    So many great end of the season deals to be enjoyed. Love the bag and stripes are my favorite pattern.

  • Tabitha Shakespeare

    Love this bag! It’s totally huge and roomy and would be perfect for our beach trip we are taking in a few weeks!

  • I LOVE a good tote bag. I’m a mom so I have like 50 tote bags, and can never have too many! This is a cute bag!

  • I dont wanna say goodbye to summer. Hey just take that cute bag on a fun exotic trip no matter the season!

  • Cute smile, and what a nice bag/pool bag too.
    Thank you for linking up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up
    Rachel xo

  • Nicole Cochingco Escat

    You’re so pretty! And your tote bag so cute too and stylish.

  • TheNewClassy

    I love the bag! I love big bags like that. That’s my kind of thing. I have to carry a ton of stuff with me when I leave the house, so I need a big bag like that.

  • daniela_vaughan

    Your HAIR is beautiful!!! It’s Fall weather here in Cheyenne and I am SO excited for it, but know I’ll be jonesing for warm weather in no time 😉

  • Megan McCoig

    This tote bag is so perfect. I would’ve loved this for my holiday. Not only is it gorgeous, it’s so big to fit everything in!

  • I love a good tote! Perfect for a mama who always has a lot of stuff 🙂

  • Amanda

    I can’t seem to let go of my sandals!!! The weather has really not changed much here in Texas either so I am still wearing a lot of my summer stuff! I love the tote!!!

  • Oh, the weather is cold here in Maine – 60’s during the day and high 30’s at night. Granted not as cold as it is going to get! I love that bag, as a mom, the bigger the better 😀

  • Rachel Catherine

    What a cute summer bag! It totally feels like fall to me though so I would pick this up in the spring.

  • Becca Wilson

    I am so in love with that tote. Just thinking of everything that I could bring with me on outings in it is blowing my mind.

  • I love giant tote bags! The one you have is right up my alley, the colors are fabulous!!

  • This tote bag looks perfect by the pool. I like to put just about everything in my purse so I need a big tote like this one.

  • Karina Pacheco

    How cute is that tote!! I love that its big and spacious. I can use it when I’m with my little one or when I’m by myself.

  • It literally went from 90 degrees to 45 here haha. That tote is huge! Can’t even imagine everything I could stuff in there.

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlife.com

  • Veronica

    Oh no! Today I took all my summer clothes from my wardrobe and packed them till the next summer. It is so cold, that I don’t even want to go outside.

  • Melissa Ghrist Ricker

    I love large totes. I carry the world with me.