The Bag That Will Travel

Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Le Mode sent me this bag as another fashion blogger chain project! It is the Traveling Paths Bag. Next I am handing it off to Mara! So check out her blog in a few days. I guess you can now if you want to..
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I really liked this bag. I'm kind of sad that I have to send it off! It reminds me of my tan bag from Korea I've been using for my gym things but it's prettier. I love the weaving details on the front! I also love that it's big. It would be perfect for weekends away, flights, and it can even be used as a diaper bag if you're a cool mom. If you're not, then it's probably not for you.
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If this thing came with straps, it would've been a winner. Update:  It does! Le Mode just forgot to put it in with the bag when they sent it to me! Also, the handles are flat and not rounded so when you pick it up, it bends. I like to hook my bags on my arms (see above) so it dug into my skin. I have weak arm veins so it hurt. (I sold plasma for a year.)
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Also, a special shout-out to Liana of Fashion Bag 411 and Beauty Bag 411! She very generously sent me a bunch of clothes! This blazer was my favorite. I haven't worn it until now because I've been meaning to pair it with this Love Stitch blouse but I kept pairing it with other stuff and I didn't want to overwear it but I think it's too late now. Thank you so much, Liana!!!! Fun fact:  Chase and Liana (and her twin sister) grew up in the same town!!!
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I'm wearing a Forever 21 blazer (from Liana), Love Stitch blouse ($4), Anthropologie necklace (free with gift cards), DownEast Basics shirt (gift from my mother-in-law - buy it!), J Brand jeans ($158 - buy it!), and JCPenney heels (free with gift cards) with the Traveling Paths Handbag (c/o Le Mode Accessories).
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55 comments :

  1. i love your outfit, you fox! and that bad is darling, but one that big most definitely needs a long strap!

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  2. That bag is the exact color I'm looking for, between tan and cognac... Looking at your jacket just reminded me I own a very similar one, gotta dig into those piles, and buy pink shoes, those are cute cute!

    <3 Cess O.
    http://blog.cessoviedo.com

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  3. A traveling bag? How fun! :) I love your blouse, it's simply lovely.

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  4. Writeitinlipstick.blogspot.comMarch 8, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    I'm a cool Mom, this bag is so for me. LOL. I am in desperate need of a new bag and this is oh so lovely.

    P.S.

    Will this bag make me a cute as you when I wear it? A girl can dream right.


    Write it in lipstick

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  5. Perfect blazer! And for free? Even better!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  6. I think it's a really cool bag, and it looks like it could also make a great shelter. That puppy is HUGE. Or maybe you are just tiny. I haven't figured it out yet.
    My Heart Blogged

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  7. i love the size of the bag although i think the arm handles would bother me as it would be digging into my skin too. and i love this blazer on you -- perfect color and fit! how generous of Liana!

    cute and little
    come check out the color brigade!

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  8. lemondropvintageMarch 8, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    WOW, you sold plasma for a year? I feel very wimpy right now. I hate having blood drawn.The bag's a gorgeous color- looks great next to black too!
    What a pretty spot for your pics today!
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  9. No, you're not wimpy. I was STUPID! ..but I was also a poor college student.

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  10. Whatevs. You're totally cute! And a cool Mom fo sho.

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  11. No, it's pretty big.. Maybe I should keep then...

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  12. I agree with lemondropvintage... wow! I'm deathly afraid of blood and needles :P

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  13. that's a nifty bag. it's so trendy i don't think i could handle it. but i would try. yes i would try.

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  14. You could TOTALLY handle it! It'll be trendtastic.

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  15. such a great bag! i could throw a ton of stuff in there - and its just so trendy. love it!

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  16. I loove these huge bags that I could fit my whole life in. I always take into consideration if it'll fit my 15" laptop when buying big bags. I adore this one that you have, such an odd but lovely design.

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  17. Love this outfit Elaine and I love coming back to your blog to see what you are going to wear for the day! So much fun!

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  18. That is a gorgeous bag!

    xoxo
    Stacey Kay
    “Runway Inspiration, Vintage Decoration”
    www.GoodwillHuntingg.com
    Blogger Spotlight: My Journey with Judy
    My Vintage Handbag Line

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  19. That bag is pretty cool. I really like the color and the weaving!! Too bad it wasn't a comfy one...dang it.

    gigglypandagirl.blogspot.com

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  20. great bag :)

    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

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  21. That bag is huge and gorgeous. Love the weaving.

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  22. Wow, that's a great bag! I love the weaving detail. It's size reminds me of Mary Poppins' carpet bag, haha. :)

    I love your outfit today! The necklace is so pretty~

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  23. Love the colour and size of the bag. The blazer is totally gorgeous as well! x

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  24. this outfit is gorgeous. a little bit understated with a pop of color! perfect.

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  25. Gabby / Gypsy*DiariesMarch 9, 2011 at 3:36 AM

    That is indeed the perfect gym bag!!!! Love it! :D
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

    P.S: Today is my blog's Bday!!! :) I'll be hosting a giveaway which (I know for a fact :) will blow your mind!!! :D

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  26. Love that blazer!! And that bag is awesome!! Too bad about it hurting your arm though...I hate that!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  27. The size of the bag is great. I love the colour

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  28. Such a fresh looking outfit. Lovely per usual.

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  29. the bag is gorgeous! and I love your button up with the shoes (:

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  30. Jasmine, Transient WithdrawalMarch 9, 2011 at 8:32 AM

    gorgeous elaine! you are so right--the weaving detail on that bag is so cool and unique! i love the outfit you chose to go with it! that blazer fits you perfectly and i can already see you wearing it with your spring and summer outfits!

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  31. I love how those shoes go with so many wonderful things!
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com

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  32. i know this isn't a 'break the rules' post, but I like the blue jacket with black jeans! I never would have thought to put that together and best of all I TOTALLY HAVE THE INGREDIENTS TO REPLICATE THIS!

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  33. Love this! the bag is gorgeous.

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  34. that bag looks so great and multi-funtional! ive been wanting an "investment" purse to wear with everything rather than have a million with different make up spilling out of every one and never being able to find my wallet etc etc...

    www.keepfashion.wordpress.com

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  35. Brooke, thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Girl, you need to post more often! I miss your outfits!

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  36. Hahahaha, I like that you used the word ingredients...

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  37. Yeah! I was thinking it would be a perfect light jacket for a chilly night in the spring/summer!

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  38. I WISH it was Mary Poppins' carpet bag!! Then I can take everything with me all the time.

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  39. What the heck is up with your image black hat seo spamming? Lamesauce. Not following you anymore.

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  40. Eeek! That bag is so adorable. Seriously, I am feeling as though I need to go get one right now. Also, you look divine in that blazer. Actually, this entire outfit is cute, especially the pop of color with the shoes!

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  41. love your outfit and your hair is so bomb.

    www.kelseyannesmith.blogspot.com

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  42. Did you just call my hair bomb? I think we can be friends.

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  43. Absolutely love the bag it's just perfect, the color, the shape, the details everything is perfect in this bag!!!
    nice blouse the bag just felt right with your outfit

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  44. I totally almost bought that bag at Tai Pan last night, but my mom said I have so many large bags maybe I should try a smaller one.... so I took a risk, but that bag is such a beautiful bag, now I'm kind of wishing I had gotten it! Kind of sad you have to pass it on!

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  45. zOMG, i heart that bag! i wanna be one of the cool moms that have a cool diaper bag. ;)

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  46. Justine @ Just Better TogetherMarch 9, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    This is a nifty bag!


    Just Better Together

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  47. Me too! I don't wanna be one of those who has an ugly velcro messenger bag thing.. I think I want mine to double as a purse too.. Why am I talking about this?!?

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  48. I kinda sorta REALLY want this bag. So cute!!!

    it's going on my wish list!
    http://behindtheleopardglasses.blogspot.com/

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  49. I like how the shoes give a pop of color! Great bag too.

    omstastic

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  50. I love the details of the purse but, I can see how those handles hurt... I wouldn't buy it, I love to hold it on my arm like you or my shoulder which would never happen :(

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  51. i LOVE your bag! is absolutely perfect

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  52. That bag is so pretty, stylish and useful too!

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