Bag Lady

by Jessica Sturdy on December 13, 2013

I vividly remember my childhood babysitter calling me a bag lady. This was probably around the age of 4 and I don’t think she meant it in a good way, if there is one. I’m pretty sure she was referring to those old women that carry around plastic sacks full of crap. Whenever we would leave the house, I would want to pack a purse of my things before we left. Didn’t matter if we were going to the gas station, the grocery store, or the mall, I needed to have my things with me. I just wish I knew what I was adamant about bringing along. I obviously didn’t have keys, a wallet, a phone, or anything important. Oh, and by packing a “purse,” I mean plastic sacks… of crap. I think I did have a few cute bags (remember this post?), but I wasn’t picky with my knapsacks back then apparently.

It’s actually kind of bizarre as I think about all of this now because I’m still the exact same way. Well, minus the plastic grocery sack part. I’m quite picky with my totes nowadays. Maybe being a bag lady is genetic or maybe it’s a habit I’ve never grown out of. I can never be too prepared with stuff. Extra pair of shoes? Might need them. That notebook? Yeah, I might need to write something down. A magazine? I might find some downtime to read it. Those bottles of nail polish? Yes, I might go get a mani. 2 pairs of sunglasses? I mean, what if one breaks. 10 tubes of lipstick.? Never know what color you’ll need! 2 tubes of Chapstick, too, just in case. Hand sanitizer, gum, my iPhone, my wallet, my iPhone charger, my Mophie charger, my laptop, my laptop cord, my DSLR camera, my planner, an extra notebook, a collection of pens & markers (I like to use markers in my planner, sue me.), Starbucks napkins (always packin’ the Sbux brown naps), the list goes on and on and on and on. F*ck, guys, maybe I’m a hoarder. And in the words of Alan from The Hangover, “That’s how I’ve managed to stay single this whole time…” ;)

Ask any of my friends that they’ll tell you, I basically look like I’m traveling out of the country whenever I meet up after work. Granted, I have to take my computer to work every day, but still. I usually end up getting packages at work and have to take those home. And then I might have my gym stuff, too. And then probably 100 other things I don’t actually need. See laundry list above. Before the days of iPhones and digital cameras, remember how parents and grandparents would take out their wallets to show off pictures of their babies? (My dad still does this, fyi.) Well at the rate I’m going, I will probably be the one that takes actual picture frames out of my bag to brag about my kids dogs.

Meet MZ Wallace. I first learned about MZ-Dub (that’s not a thing, just made that up) back when I worked at Nordstrom. I remember hearing how their bags were so lightweight and great for travel. Then one day when I was waiting for my green juice at Juice Generation, I noticed a super chic gym bag in the Equinox boutique. “MZ Wallace, I’ve heard of them!” Fast forward to Soul Cycle opening up their Soho location and I started walking by the MZ Wallace store on Crosby every single time I was on the way to spin class. “I need to get myself one of these quilted totes.”

Naturally, I gasped out loud when I saw the new plaid print. So, SO good. I’ve literally been carrying this bag everywhere. To work everyday, to the gym, on the weekends when I’m out running errands, and as my carryon for traveling. And just this SINGLE bag, too! I’ve gone from ‘bag lady’ to ‘just-carrying-this-one-chic-bag’ lady. #GameChanger


In the spirit of gifting this holiday season, MZ Wallace is generously giving away TWO of these Plaid Metro Totes to Bows & Sequins readers. Just give us a tweet and tell us why you want to win. :)

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Work: J.Crew Camel Blazer | Vineyard Vines Silk Talk | Old Navy Rockstar Skinnies | Zara Pumps (similar) | Michael Kors Watch | Kate Spade Bow Ring | MZ Wallace Plaid Metro Tote c/o

Weekend: Joe’s Jeans Red Suede Jacket (similar here & here) | Tommy Hilfiger Mustard Sweater | J Brand Jeans | Express Booties (40% off!) | Zara Scarf | MZ Wallace Plaid Metro Tote c/o

Workout: Sincerely Jules Off Duty Sweatshirt | LuluLemon Leggings | adidas Sneakers | Ray-Ban Aviators (borrowed from Hallie) | MZ Wallace Plaid Metro Tote c/o

Check out my feature on the MZ Wallace website!

All photos taken by Hallie Wilson

{ 211 comments… read them below or add one }

Chris December 13, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Golly I LOVE your mustard sweater and your maroon heels!

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Hitha | Hitha On The Go December 13, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Dear Lord do I need this bag. Been looking for a good combo work + gym bag for AGES – this fits the bill beautifully.

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Terry December 13, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Love this bag! I was the same way when I was a kid! Always envied the women that can carry those cute, petite little bags. Can’t do it myself!

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Susanna Faygenbaum December 13, 2013 at 3:33 pm

I would love to win this bag! It’s gorgeous!

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Heather December 13, 2013 at 3:34 pm

My gym bag is in shambles, and I have been looking for a great bag that works for pretty much everything. I think this is it!

Winning this would make me the happiest girl! :)

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Antonia Hobden December 13, 2013 at 3:34 pm

In love with this bag! I adore quilted and blackwatch plaid, and I am always carrying around too much stuff (pretty sure I will end up with shoulder issues one day!) Match made in heaven!

Antonia xx

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FatFreeFashion December 13, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Ah, I LOVE that tote! Perfect for commuting- it will never get all dirty and stained on the subway! Great find.

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Katie December 13, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Looks like the perfect gym tote!

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sarah December 13, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Adore this bag! Especially the plaid print! This is the perfect bag to haul all my ‘essentials’ around the city!
xo
savedbyfashion.net

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Lauren December 13, 2013 at 3:50 pm

I need this bag because it’s so chic & will hold all of my crap-oops I meant stuff!

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Hanna December 13, 2013 at 3:53 pm

What a perfect tote! Love the plaid.

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Nicole G December 13, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Oh, I love that bag! I, like you, am always filling my bag to the brim with needs for the day for both me and the kids! And I adore the plaid! I may have a plaid problem considering I just came home from the store with a new plaid shirt and plaid scarf! Great giveaway!

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Tara December 13, 2013 at 3:56 pm

I love this bag and want it because I’m a bag lady too. I carry my life in my bag to work, school, and gym. I’m a hard working teacher who lugs grading home and a full time student with loads of stuff to carry. This bag would be perfect!

I tweeted too, but can’t figure out how to post the url. :)

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Vanessa December 13, 2013 at 3:56 pm

That bag is FAB! Need a bigger carryall in my life:)

-Vanessa

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Michelle December 13, 2013 at 3:59 pm

I need this!! My longchamp has pretty much had it and this is way chicer in the plaid.

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Kristin @ Crumbs and Curls December 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Love the bag! I always pack everything, but the kitchen sink in my bag!

Kristin
crumbsandcurls.blogspot.com

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Maddy December 13, 2013 at 4:10 pm

this bag is almost the exact same print as my catholic school uniform, I can’t help but love it! perfect for those days when i carry everything!

-Maddy
http://cassidylou.com

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Rebecca December 13, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Love this fab plaid bag! So cute!

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Sarah December 13, 2013 at 4:15 pm

LOVE this bag!!! i am totally the same way with my laundry list of purse contents (for which i consistently get made fun of!) but seriously, i will totally be prepared in the case of a freak apocalypse. and you never know when you might need….. :)

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Erica B. December 13, 2013 at 4:22 pm

I don’t want ot win this bag, I NEED to win this bag, ’cause I’m a bag lody,too!

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Kelly December 13, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Love this! I need this for carrying all the kid stuff everywhere I go! My daughter insists I have two extra outfits for her at all times:)

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brit December 13, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Great fall/winter staple!

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Brittany Laws December 13, 2013 at 4:33 pm

I would love this bag to hold all my new “needs” for my newborn twins! Momma is a bag lady too and now needs one this big!

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Amanda Adsit December 13, 2013 at 4:38 pm

OMG I WANT THE BAG! It’s adorable and so chic!

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Caitlin December 13, 2013 at 4:43 pm

LOVE the plaid! Such a cute bag. Nice and big too :)

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Kim S December 13, 2013 at 4:47 pm

This tote is amazing! Love it!

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Rose December 13, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Love, love, LOVE!!! You know I’m such a bag lady, too, haha. My Lo & Sons is stuffed full every time I’m in the weekend on the city, oh and don’t forget I’m usually carrying a big tote & maybe a canvas bag, too #problems but I never know when I might NEED it!

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Tessa December 13, 2013 at 4:59 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Your giveaways are GREAT Jessica!

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christin December 13, 2013 at 5:05 pm

i am obsessed with these bags and need one.

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Alyssa December 13, 2013 at 5:26 pm

This would match my uniform. If only I could afford it myself! I’m seriously so in love with it!

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Alli Heim December 13, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I would love this bag! I teach preschool & it would really help with all the stuff I have to bring to school!

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Danielle December 13, 2013 at 5:56 pm

LOVE this bag! You look so super cute! I would love to win one!

xoxo,
Danielle
http://www.envisionpretty.com

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Kayla December 13, 2013 at 5:59 pm

You sound just like me – I carry my WHOLE life in my bag! Often gets referred to as my suitcase!

Kayla
http://www.lovelucygirl.com

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Erin December 13, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Love the tote! I work in minor league baseball and my summer basically revolves around the ballpark…early mornings and late nights. I have like 10 different clothes I have to bring to work– tarp, clean up, pre game, actual game…you name it. I usually bring a gym bag but this one would be event better!

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Meagan December 13, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Lovin’ this bag.
-Meg
http://www.dillandscout.etsy.com

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Keeley December 13, 2013 at 6:11 pm

I have been travelling a TON recently and this would be the perfect light-weight travel bag :)

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Sam December 13, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Perfect with everything! Very nice!

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Zharlynne December 13, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Love the versatility of this bag would love to have this for my upcoming trip.

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Ellen December 13, 2013 at 6:16 pm

I reallllllly love this bag! It would be a perfect bag for school. You know I only carry around the basics during the day… chapstick, phone, charger, wallet and gas station comb…

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Paola December 13, 2013 at 6:23 pm

I love this bag! It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for. I’m a school psychologist and carry a lot to and from work so a lightweight and super cute bag would be ideal!1

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Carey December 13, 2013 at 6:26 pm

I’m currently carrying around 4 bags of varying size – it’s getting ridiculous! A cute, big bag like that could solve all my problems! :)

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Kristin DeSalle December 13, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Love love love it!! The plaid is so cute!
Kristin

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amy l December 13, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Nice bag, lady! :)

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Kelly in the City December 13, 2013 at 6:41 pm

You look so cute in these photos, Jessica! And I LOVE the bag–quilted AND plaid? Count me in. Looks like something that would be handy to haul all my teaching stuff around the city. Ugh. Is it xmas break yet? ;)

<3

Kelly
kellyinthecity.com

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Jessie December 13, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Love the bag and the plaid is adorable !

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Hanah December 13, 2013 at 6:44 pm

omg, i’ve been eyeing the metro tote for so long. I love the plaid.

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Shenny December 13, 2013 at 6:54 pm

I’ve been looking around for a gym bag and I think I might have just found it! How cute are you in this photo! http://bowsandsequins.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Off-Duty-Sweatshirt.jpg LOVE IT! :) Thanks for the great giveaway!! ^^

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Liz {What Dress Code?} December 13, 2013 at 6:54 pm

That tote reminds me of the uniform in wore in elementary school — I’ll never stop loving that tartan print!

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Amanda December 13, 2013 at 7:08 pm

This bag is so cute! I’ve been looking around for a city bag too for my metro days here in DC. -Amanda

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Dana December 13, 2013 at 7:11 pm

I have a husband, work full time and have two kids. Do I need to say more? I need a tote to keep all my sh*t and their sh*t together. I think when I gave birth I lost some of my hipness. This plaid metro tote will solve all my problems and make me look hip;)

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Heather December 13, 2013 at 7:15 pm

LOVE the plaid!!! This would make an amazing everyday bag for schlepping my stuff (as well as my 3 kids stuff) around :) as of now, i am using 3 different bags…obsessed with MZW!

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Jodi Brown December 13, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Love this bag and would love to carry around my gym clothes or all my son’s necessities!

Jodi

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karen w. December 13, 2013 at 7:48 pm

i know what you mean about always wanting to be ready! i always have a bag full of stuff!

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BethL December 13, 2013 at 8:16 pm

I have been dying to have an MZ Wallace bag! I know I’d use this tote all the time!

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Abbie December 13, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Love this bag! It would be perfect for carrying my gym clothes or when I travel.

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Tovah fairshot December 13, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Awesome-fab bag! Perfect for on the go-from work-to meeting-to the gym- and everywhere in between! (Weekend getaway even-right?!) Plus it looks big enough to fit all my students work papers in so I wouldn’t need a separate purse and school bag for work. LOVE!

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Sara December 13, 2013 at 9:26 pm

I would love to win this bag because I have been looking everywhere for a nice, pretty, roomy tote!

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Lori S H December 13, 2013 at 9:28 pm

I love the patent tote! The plaid is adorable too though. : )

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The Yuppie Files December 13, 2013 at 9:28 pm

I desperately need a new bag – I just started work again after having a baby. My work bag is no longer big enough for all I need to carry but don’t want to lug my baby bag b/c I just drop her at daycare! I just need to put stuff somewhere!

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MC Chau December 13, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Love this tote!

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Sherrie December 13, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Love it! So functional, cute and sassy!

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Jess W December 13, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Love the bag! Perfect for the holiday season!

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Lacy December 13, 2013 at 10:39 pm

I hear ya!!! When I travel I have my bag as a second carry on! This is such a cute bag- and to be light weight would just make it that much sweeter to have!!!

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Dyamond December 13, 2013 at 11:11 pm

LOVE the bag!

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Anni December 13, 2013 at 11:52 pm

Beautiful bag! And it looks like it can hold all kinds of stuff I probably don’t need to be carrying around :)

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Stephany December 14, 2013 at 1:24 am

Love the plaid! Can’t get enough this winter. Lurve your site!

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Christy Peeples DuBois December 14, 2013 at 2:16 am

I love the bag and am in desperate need of a new one. I follow several blogs and enjoy most all of them but yours is one that I look forward to reading each new post. Thanks for your continued inspiration.

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Amy December 14, 2013 at 2:59 am

I love the work outfit. The color combinations are fantastic. And your hair looks amazing!

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Kay December 14, 2013 at 3:28 am

So Cute!! and HUGE!

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Ann Dee December 14, 2013 at 4:30 am

Great looking tote.
Would love to win. Thanks for the chance!

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Dawn December 14, 2013 at 8:38 am

Oh my gosh! I love this bag and love the title of your post! I too am a bag lady! I am always carrying a handbag and at least one tote while commuting via public transportation. This bag looks like a lifesaver to me! Thanks to you and your blog I am now suffering from a major plaid addiction!

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Natalia December 14, 2013 at 8:53 am

LOVE this bag!

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Jamie December 14, 2013 at 9:35 am

Wow, I’ve actually never heard of this brand before, but I LOVE this bag! The plaid is understated, yet WOW!!!!

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Stefanie December 14, 2013 at 10:05 am

Need this bag so I can stop carrying three to school!

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shay December 14, 2013 at 10:09 am

Love the plaid. Would be a perfect bag for carrying school work.

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Jordan December 14, 2013 at 10:48 am

I have been in love with MZ Wallace since I spotted one at an airport 3 years ago! I would love this bag as an everything/baby bag as I am expecting my 4th as a huge surprise next year.

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Jess December 14, 2013 at 10:53 am

Living in Vail, CO, I have been carrying around my MZs for YEARS! Whenever someone would ask where I got it, I would always send them to NYC….finally, a new boutique opened in town that carries MZ Wallace, and I send everyone there!

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Allison December 14, 2013 at 11:06 am

I heart this bag! It’s perfect for work and I am in love with the plaid!!!

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Amber December 14, 2013 at 11:49 am

I spied this at Tuckernuck a while ago and have been considering picking one up. You’re review makes me think that I need to now!

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Meaghan Biederman December 14, 2013 at 12:28 pm

This post made me laugh! Love it. I’m quite the bag lady myself :) these totes are so adorable and fun. Great giveaway!

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Emma December 14, 2013 at 12:59 pm

love this bag! Fingers crossed!
http://www.behindtheleopardglasses.com

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emily anne-marie December 14, 2013 at 1:02 pm

this is great, would love to win!

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Carolina December 14, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Cute bag – love your styling! Hope I win! ;)

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jessica December 14, 2013 at 1:27 pm

This bag is amazing. I go from work to grad school and everyday – and this is the perfect bag to carry everything i need!!

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Kris T. December 14, 2013 at 1:56 pm

First, I seriously love your work and weekend outfits (and yes, I will be copying them soon!). I would like to win because I just started grad school (and am struggling through my first semester finals this week) and this bag looks perfect for carrying around all my books. It’s nice and roomy and the adorable print would bring some serious cheer to the library!

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Moira December 14, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Love this bag!!!

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Jennifer December 14, 2013 at 4:48 pm

I love this bag! I am a busy attorney and mom of 2 and this bag would hold everything from legal pads to soccer shoes.. It is absolutely the most versatile bag I’ve seen in a long time! <3

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Kristy December 14, 2013 at 5:15 pm

I SO need one of these bags! I pack for myself and 2 toddlers and you cannot even begin to imagine what I carry daily; it would make your list seem minimal. Even if I do not win, I am still going to purchase this tote. Seriously, how cute and chic would I look sightseeing around Europe with this bag packed with diapers, wipes, lip balm, change of clothes, juice, water, lipstick, sunglasses, tissues, toys, crayons, coloring books, magazines, hair brush and comb, fruit, pretzels…yeah, you get the idea.

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Kimberly December 14, 2013 at 5:27 pm

I’m a HUGE MZ fan! I save all year and get one every year for my birthday. The small metro tote is next on my list!

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Janine December 14, 2013 at 5:34 pm

I love the size of this bag!! I overstuffed my last bag and one of the straps broke ):

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Heather S December 14, 2013 at 6:22 pm

I would love to win this bag, the simple plaid pattern is beautiful. I would love to win this to I could replace my current bag that can’t handle what I need to lug everyday nor rain/snow.

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Patricia December 14, 2013 at 8:00 pm

The bigger the bag, the better! LOVE the plaid print too.

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Jaclyn Ball December 14, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Love the print!

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Ann December 14, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Love the MZ Wallace plaid tote! I love plaid so much I just bought two packs of plaid Christmasy cloth dinner napkins today at TJMaxx. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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Bev December 14, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Hi, Jess! I completely can relate on the bag lady status, my sis is the same way and even carries multiples! Anyway, I would love to win this bag because, well, it looks amazing! I could fit my gym clothes, lunch, and macbook while still having room for all my extra lipsticks I never reapply :) Hope you’re having a great holiday season!

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KRISTI December 14, 2013 at 9:42 pm

I love the bag, can never have too much plaid or too much stuff.

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whitney carabillo December 14, 2013 at 11:08 pm

that bag is great…love the quilted look and the colors! wouldn’t mind adding that to my closet!

happy holidays bows&sequins!

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Lisa December 14, 2013 at 11:18 pm

This bag is a #musthave. I too suffer from the Mary Poppins syndrome… Carry all but a coat rack. Great bag! :-)

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Kat December 14, 2013 at 11:41 pm

I love this giveaway!! The bag is gorgeous (The plaid is to die for)!

Ivy and Cedar

Kat

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Katie @ Live Half Full December 15, 2013 at 12:15 am

This would make for an adorable commuting bag!!!

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Kaitlin December 15, 2013 at 1:52 am

Oh my gosh I never would have thought to add something like this to my closet, but I LOVE it! I was never much of a bag lady, but now that I have a work laptop I need bigger and better bags! Thanks so much for the giveaway.

Kaitlin
http://www.teaandsequins.com

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Stacy Marcotte December 15, 2013 at 9:08 am

I work part time as a social psychology lab manager and go to school part time for social work, so I am always on the go! I also volunteer at another psychology lab and make sure to go to the gym everyday so I am constantly being a “bag lady”. This bag is so cute and would definitely fit all of my everyday essentials!

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AJ December 15, 2013 at 10:35 am

What a cute and versatile bag! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

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Laura December 15, 2013 at 10:39 am

In love with the plaid one, and I love your mustard and red together!

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Caitlin December 15, 2013 at 10:39 am

Love the plaid!

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Meg December 15, 2013 at 12:25 pm

What a great bag! So versatile!

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Samantha December 15, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I love MZ Wallace. They make such great bags. I have a black one and always use it when I travel. I will def need to invest in a plaid one. So cute!
~Samantha
http://goldcoastgirlblog.com/

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Mel December 15, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Awesome styling as usual.

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Koko @ Koko Likes December 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm

SOOOO obsessed with this bag! my mom has a silver one and it is all I want for Christmas!!! Fingers crossed!!!

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Kim December 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Super cute! I had heard of MZ Wallace but never actually researched to see what the bags look like. Adorable :)

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Hilliary December 15, 2013 at 3:40 pm

absolutely love it!

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Courtney Wyse December 15, 2013 at 6:28 pm

That’s the perfect EVERYTHING bag!!❤️

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Samantha December 15, 2013 at 7:33 pm

What a great everyday and travel bag!

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Jennifer December 15, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Love this bag…and all the different colors it comes in on their site.

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Dana Mainetti December 15, 2013 at 9:33 pm

i LOVE your blog! I check it daily :) I am too a bag lady. I know I have way too many handbags, totes etc… but a girl can just never have too many is my thought!

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Leslee December 15, 2013 at 9:44 pm

absolutely perfect colors…a must-have by all means!

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Alison C December 15, 2013 at 10:29 pm

I love that bag! I think it might be fate that I read this post today, because I was just looking around online for a plaid bag!

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Lizzie December 15, 2013 at 11:29 pm

I love the plaid print. This would be a great bag to bring to the gym/ grocery shopping in the winter :)

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diana December 16, 2013 at 12:01 am

i’m a sucker for anything plaid! super cute bag.

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Jung December 16, 2013 at 1:19 am

I love your bag. I think it goes well with everything.

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Elizabeth December 16, 2013 at 8:59 am

I’m a bag lady in the worst way, and 9 times out of 10, the bags aren’t even cool.

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Lan December 16, 2013 at 9:06 am

When describing what you carry after work, I laughed out loud because that is always me! I have extra gym stuff, my carry-around makeup case, and always tupperware in a lululemon bag from bringing my lunch. This quilted print is amazing, and would certainly help someone toting extra goodies (*essentials*) around :)

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Sam B. December 16, 2013 at 9:06 am

LOVE that plaid quilted tote!!

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Katy H December 16, 2013 at 10:29 am

Love the plaid print! This would be the perfect all-purpose bag for me. I would only need this ONE bag instead of carrying three others at a time to haul all my stuff haha

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Kris December 16, 2013 at 10:46 am

Such a great print, and I love that the bag is big but doesn’t look heavy!

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Sara December 16, 2013 at 10:48 am

Love the print on this bag. I have always wanted to try out a MZ bag.

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Missy D. December 16, 2013 at 10:56 am

The bag is great, so stylish! I’d love to have a bag like this!

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Alyssa December 16, 2013 at 11:03 am

I’ve also been known to bring my entire life with me whenever I go anywhere. 30lb purse? Why not! ;)

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Sarah @ 702 Park Project December 16, 2013 at 11:04 am

I love quilted bags! And the subtle plaid is fabulous!

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Jenny December 16, 2013 at 11:24 am

That bag is so adorable and perfect for the winter!

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Amanda Light December 16, 2013 at 11:24 am

Plaid never goes out of style, I swear. I just picked up a plaid blazer from the 90s that I totally rocked at a Christmas party just recently.

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Emma K. December 16, 2013 at 11:28 am

I love this bag! The quilting and the plaid pattern make it so chic yet functional.

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Kayleigh December 16, 2013 at 11:29 am

From one bag lady to another, I love the bag and your blog!

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erica December 16, 2013 at 11:41 am

I’ve always loved MZ Wallace but this tartan printed one is literally to die for!!! (I tweeted as Jildor Shoe, by the way!)

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Amy C December 16, 2013 at 11:46 am

I’m such a fan of you and your site! Keep up the fabulous fashion and have a Happy Holiday!

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Jen R December 16, 2013 at 11:55 am

Hi! This is the cutest bag!! I would love to win because its a stylish bag that is perfect for traveling, and also for everyday use! You could wear it with basically anything and it would add a lot of flare to your outfit!

Thanks so much for doing this giveaway !
threesweetpeasblog.com

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Melissa C December 16, 2013 at 12:44 pm

The plaid is so cute! I would love a new bag!

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Jessica December 16, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Traveling, blogging, running errands, work-gym-life, this bag would be a lifesaver! And also, since I may or may not have started my Christmas shopping yet, the 2nd one would be perfect to gift my sister!
xx

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Cynthia Meyers December 16, 2013 at 12:54 pm

I love this bag! Would be perfect for travel and the gym! I am absolutely a bag lady too!

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Roxann Goodman December 16, 2013 at 2:04 pm

The Mzwallace would be a great bag as I am the mother of a 10 month baby girl a student , full-time employee and teach college part-time. I need a bag that can hold all my contraptions and baby Sophia’s stuff also.

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Traci December 16, 2013 at 2:05 pm

omg this bag is amazing and love the plaid – perfect to carry absolutely everything!

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Erica December 16, 2013 at 2:29 pm

That’s a great bag! I really love the plaid print too!

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elana December 16, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Holy cow do I covet the heck out of this gorgeous bag. I bet it’s practically weightless too. I’d love to win this bag, I’m in desperate need of a new tote for school etc.

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Zahab December 16, 2013 at 2:33 pm

I’m also a bag lady and this bag would be so perfect to help alleviate som shoulder pain!

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Emily December 16, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Love this bag. So cute

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Jen December 16, 2013 at 3:39 pm

You are adorable and so is that bag. Love it!!

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Taylor December 16, 2013 at 5:31 pm

LOVE this bag!!

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Brooke December 16, 2013 at 5:42 pm

I used to be that one girl out of all of my friends with the smallest purse. They all had “Mary Poppins” bags… now, I am the one with everything and they have these tiny tiny purses.

Needless to say… this bag, is adorable and I am in love with the fact that it’s in plaid!

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Meghan K December 16, 2013 at 5:44 pm

This bag is adorable!

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Sara December 16, 2013 at 5:45 pm

I love that plaid tote bag!

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Stephanie December 16, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Absolutely LOVE this bag!! Must have!!

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Mary Kate December 16, 2013 at 5:45 pm

SOOOO CUTE!!

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Fisher December 16, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Darling!!

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Clarissa December 16, 2013 at 5:49 pm

I would love to win this plaid, fab bag. I would carry it all the time as the plaid colors seem to go with so much!

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Karla Reed December 16, 2013 at 5:50 pm

This would make an adorable diaper bag! I’m always looking for chic oversized bags to carry to give my diaper bag a break;)

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Melanie B. December 16, 2013 at 5:52 pm

I am a totally bag lady to, since I was a wee one and the gma dubbed me that type. How I will be amazed with this #gamechanger bag too!! Love the touch of plaid this bag gives to every outfit you have featured here! Crossing my bag lady fingers now. :-)

~ Melanie B.

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Aly December 16, 2013 at 5:56 pm

This is the perfect bag for a new city girl like me!

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Stacey December 16, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Great bag! I love the plaid!

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Meghan December 16, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Perfect tote for commuting to work!

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Lauren Browb December 16, 2013 at 6:09 pm

What a versatile and beautiful bag!!!

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Vandelyn December 16, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Love all your looks with this wonderful tote!

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Marcy December 16, 2013 at 6:20 pm

love this!

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Lex December 16, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Love the outfit n the bag!!! :)

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Natalie December 16, 2013 at 6:47 pm

I am like so obsessed with this bag?!

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RosaLovesDC December 16, 2013 at 6:50 pm

That bag is fabulous!

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Daniella December 16, 2013 at 6:55 pm

So glad tartan is making its way back!

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Kim December 16, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Wow! Love love love this bag!

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Kelsey December 16, 2013 at 7:23 pm

The plaid print is perfect! & looks so versatile. LOVE this bag!

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Morgan Robinson December 16, 2013 at 7:29 pm

I adore the mustard and cranberry combination – one of my favorites!!! I totally relate to being a bag lady! As a blogger and radio personality I have a laundry list of items on me at all times! Laptop, chargers, headphones, phone, notebooks, show binder, magazines, and randomly…a back scratcher I received as an early Christmas gift hahahaha! I’m in need of that gorgeous plaid tote to keep it all in one place! Thanks so much for sharing! Love reading Bows and Sequins daily – it’s a favorite!

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Mary Beth December 16, 2013 at 7:33 pm

I would love to win this bag! What a great carry all… And plaid no less!!

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Brittney December 16, 2013 at 7:54 pm

I’d love this bag since it’s a perfect carry all! For traveling for work from Boston to New York, it’s essential to have a pretty bag to match all client-facing outfits! Throw in my MacBook and running shoes/gym clothes and I’m ready for the day to day, too!

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Michelle December 16, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Love it!!!

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Kellie December 16, 2013 at 8:30 pm

I often submit my name for giveaways in some of my favorite blogs and never win. Just my luck! This bag would be coming to a warm and loving home and fit right in with it’s other soon to be bag friends! It’s so adorbable, fits my style perfectly and would love to own it! :)

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Sarah December 16, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Such a cute bag!!! Perfect for this time of year!

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Kerri Bumgardner December 16, 2013 at 9:02 pm

I love bags and I love giveaways!!!

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Tiffany December 16, 2013 at 9:15 pm

I would love to win this bag, it’s perfect for work or on the weekends.

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Monica Patel December 16, 2013 at 9:25 pm

LOVE the tote and just love how you style all your pieces! You always look stunning! I look forwarding reading your new blog posts everyday!

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Kristina Baron December 16, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Obsessed with everything about this bag – print, style, material, texture. I need it because my LV never full has broken a million times and I’m too tired to keep fixing it! (plus this one is way cuter)

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Shale December 16, 2013 at 10:09 pm

I’ve been wanting a metro tote for sometime and haven’t pulled the trigger. I would love it in plaid!

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jess December 16, 2013 at 10:47 pm

i’ve been debating on what big bag to buy. this one makes me think of class and style. reminds me of the inside of a barbour coat. love it.

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Rachel Crawford December 16, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Love this tote! I just finished graduate school and have been looking for the perfect bag to use for work!

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Morgan December 16, 2013 at 11:15 pm

Love – so perfect for running around town!

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amanda December 16, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Awesome bag! Fingers crossed!

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Deirdre December 16, 2013 at 11:31 pm

I have twitter, but wanted to say thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway!

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Melanie December 16, 2013 at 11:32 pm

I love the sweater!

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Tracy Schwartz December 17, 2013 at 12:50 am

As someone who carries their laptop and many files this bag would be perfect! I also live out of my bag and this is totally what I need!

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Ally December 17, 2013 at 12:53 am

Favorite tote for winter in the city!

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Leanne Borella December 17, 2013 at 1:06 am

I’ve always been a bag lady too! Extra pair of shoes everywhere I go since I can remember ;) I would LOVE to have this bag :)

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April Perkins December 17, 2013 at 1:29 am

I want to win so when people inquire about my amazing bag, I can introduce them to both MZ Wallace and bowsandsequins.

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Laura December 17, 2013 at 1:49 am

I LOVE your work outfit!:) That bag is AMAZING!!:)

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lisa December 17, 2013 at 7:43 am

What a crazy bag – love the size and pattern! Fingers crossed….

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Kim December 17, 2013 at 10:50 am

LOVE the bag!

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Kiley December 17, 2013 at 10:53 am

That bag is AMAZING! The plaid is a great twist on a basic black!

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Pamela December 17, 2013 at 11:54 am

Would love to win this giveaway! It looks like an amazing bag!

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Michelle December 17, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Super cute & versatile bag!

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Katie December 17, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Love love!!!

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Carly December 17, 2013 at 1:03 pm

This bag matches your outfit PERFECTLY
xo

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Lara December 17, 2013 at 1:07 pm

How lovely! Love the look of the bag!

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Oanh Ho December 17, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I love all the outfits.

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Meredith December 17, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Oh my gosh, I am SO in LOVE with this bag!!!

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Jen December 17, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Love that bag! I have a similar Marc Jacobs nylon tote but this bag is calling my name for traveling :) Love love the plaid as well.

thanks for sharing,
jen

http://www.comfortably-chic.com

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Megan Davis December 17, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Love this bag! So classic :)

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Claire Odud December 17, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Just realized I forgot to tweet my reason for NEEDING this bag. I discovered MZ Wallace a few years ago when I was on a quest for a navy purse, which I found. Needless to say I have made a few more purchases since then. I am in desperate need for a new carry all bag, and this metro tote would be absolutely perfect for this girl that is simply mad about plaid!

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Nicole December 17, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Ah this would be the perfect tote for all of my work and gym essentials everyday!

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Robin December 17, 2013 at 4:18 pm

LOVE everything about this post!

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Amanda December 17, 2013 at 8:22 pm

I can totally relate to your bag-lady issues! I end up breaking a sweat by the time I get to work from carrying everything. I’d love to be able to consolidate!

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Megan Myers-Bell December 17, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Plaid and oversized. Could this bag be any more awesome? Wait, it could…if it were on my arm!

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Gabi December 17, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Love the bag! Just what this busy college girl needs! I love my sorority bag, but I get bored carrying it around campus everyday, and same with my backpack. This would be the perfect accessory to carry around with me especially because it would be big enough for all of my stuff!

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Denise @ Do you have that in my size??? December 18, 2013 at 12:03 am

I need this bag because I carry everything I own in my bags and end up with two on each shoulder when I walk into the office each morning. With a roomy bag like this one, I could eliminate at least two of those!

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Choo Choo December 18, 2013 at 12:34 am

LOVE this bag, so chic and stylish, and best of all it’s such a good size!!

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Katie Albury January 5, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Fab bag! I love having a cute bag that you can carry everything to pretty much any event…I love Longchamp bags which are my everyday go to handbags!
Love the Off Duty sweater too!

Katie x
http://www.missenchanting.co.uk/

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