Bag Lady

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.ย And in the words of Alan from The Hangover, “That’s how I’ve managed to stay single this whole time…” ๐Ÿ˜‰

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.ย 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 dadย stillย 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 myย kidsย 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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:ย Joeโ€™s Jeansย Red Suede Jacketย (similar hereย &ย 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

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  1. 12.13.13
    Chris said:

    Golly I LOVE your mustard sweater and your maroon heels!

  2. 12.13.13

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

  3. 12.13.13
    Terry said:

    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!

  4. 12.13.13
    Susanna Faygenbaum said:

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

  5. 12.13.13
    Heather said:

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 12.13.13

    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

  7. 12.13.13

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

  8. 12.13.13
    Katie said:

    Looks like the perfect gym tote!

  9. 12.13.13
    sarah said:

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

  10. 12.13.13
    Lauren said:

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

  11. 12.13.13
    Hanna said:

    What a perfect tote! Love the plaid.

  12. 12.13.13
    Nicole G said:

    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!

  13. 12.13.13
    Tara said:

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. 12.13.13
    Vanessa said:

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


  15. 12.13.13
    Michelle said:

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

  16. 12.13.13

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


  17. 12.13.13
    Maddy said:

    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!


  18. 12.13.13
    Rebecca said:

    Love this fab plaid bag! So cute!

  19. 12.13.13
    Sarah said:

    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….. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. 12.13.13
    Erica B. said:

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

  21. 12.13.13
    Kelly said:

    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:)

  22. 12.13.13
    brit said:

    Great fall/winter staple!

  23. 12.13.13

    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!

  24. 12.13.13

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

  25. 12.13.13
    Caitlin said:

    LOVE the plaid! Such a cute bag. Nice and big too ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. 12.13.13
    Kim S said:

    This tote is amazing! Love it!

  27. 12.13.13
    Rose said:

    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!

  28. 12.13.13
    Tessa said:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Your giveaways are GREAT Jessica!

  29. 12.13.13
    christin said:

    i am obsessed with these bags and need one.

  30. 12.13.13
    Alyssa said:

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

  31. 12.13.13
    Alli Heim said:

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

  32. 12.13.13
    Danielle said:

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


  33. 12.13.13
    Kayla said:

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


  34. 12.13.13
    Erin said:

    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!

  35. 12.13.13
    Meagan said:

    Lovin’ this bag.

  36. 12.13.13
    Keeley said:

    I have been travelling a TON recently and this would be the perfect light-weight travel bag ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. 12.13.13
    Sam said:

    Perfect with everything! Very nice!

  38. 12.13.13
    Zharlynne said:

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

  39. 12.13.13
    Ellen said:

    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…

  40. 12.13.13
    Paola said:

    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

  41. 12.13.13
    Carey said:

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. 12.13.13
    Kristin DeSalle said:

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

  43. 12.13.13
    amy l said:

    Nice bag, lady! ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. 12.13.13

    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? ๐Ÿ˜‰



  45. 12.13.13
    Jessie said:

    Love the bag and the plaid is adorable !

  46. 12.13.13
    Hanah said:

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

  47. 12.13.13
    Shenny said:

    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! LOVE IT! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the great giveaway!! ^^

  48. 12.13.13

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

  49. 12.13.13
    Amanda said:

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

  50. 12.13.13
    Dana said:

    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;)

  51. 12.13.13
    Heather said:

    LOVE the plaid!!! This would make an amazing everyday bag for schlepping my stuff (as well as my 3 kids stuff) around ๐Ÿ™‚ as of now, i am using 3 different bags…obsessed with MZW!

  52. 12.13.13
    Jodi Brown said:

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


  53. 12.13.13
    karen w. said:

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

  54. 12.13.13
    BethL said:

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

  55. 12.13.13
    Abbie said:

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

  56. 12.13.13
    Tovah fairshot said:

    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!

  57. 12.13.13
    Sara said:

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

  58. 12.13.13
    Lori S H said:

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

  59. 12.13.13

    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!

  60. 12.13.13
    MC Chau said:

    Love this tote!

  61. 12.13.13
    Sherrie said:

    Love it! So functional, cute and sassy!

  62. 12.13.13
    Jess W said:

    Love the bag! Perfect for the holiday season!

  63. 12.13.13
    Lacy said:

    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!!!

  64. 12.13.13
    Dyamond said:

    LOVE the bag!

  65. 12.13.13
    Anni said:

    Beautiful bag! And it looks like it can hold all kinds of stuff I probably don’t need to be carrying around ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. 12.14.13
    Stephany said:

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

  67. 12.14.13
    Christy Peeples DuBois said:

    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.

  68. 12.14.13
    Amy said:

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

  69. 12.14.13
    Kay said:

    So Cute!! and HUGE!

  70. 12.14.13
    Ann Dee said:

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

  71. 12.14.13
    Dawn said:

    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!

  72. 12.14.13
    Natalia said:

    LOVE this bag!

  73. 12.14.13
    Jamie said:

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

  74. 12.14.13
    Stefanie said:

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

  75. 12.14.13
    shay said:

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

  76. 12.14.13
    Jordan said:

    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.

  77. 12.14.13
    Jess said:

    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 NYCโ€ฆ.finally, a new boutique opened in town that carries MZ Wallace, and I send everyone there!

  78. 12.14.13
    Allison said:

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

  79. 12.14.13
    Amber said:

    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!

  80. 12.14.13
    Meaghan Biederman said:

    This post made me laugh! Love it. I’m quite the bag lady myself ๐Ÿ™‚ these totes are so adorable and fun. Great giveaway!

  81. 12.14.13
    Emma said:

    love this bag! Fingers crossed!

  82. 12.14.13
    emily anne-marie said:

    this is great, would love to win!

  83. 12.14.13
    Carolina said:

    Cute bag – love your styling! Hope I win! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  84. 12.14.13
    jessica said:

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

  85. 12.14.13
    Kris T. said:

    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!

  86. 12.14.13
    Moira said:

    Love this bag!!!

  87. 12.14.13
    Jennifer said:

    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

  88. 12.14.13
    Kristy said:

    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.

  89. 12.14.13
    Kimberly said:

    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!

  90. 12.14.13
    Janine said:

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

  91. 12.14.13
    Heather S said:

    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.

  92. 12.14.13
    Patricia said:

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

  93. 12.14.13
    Jaclyn Ball said:

    Love the print!

  94. 12.14.13
    Ann said:

    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!

  95. 12.14.13
    Bev said:

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re having a great holiday season!

  96. 12.14.13
    KRISTI said:

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

  97. 12.14.13
    whitney carabillo said:

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

    happy holidays bows&sequins!

  98. 12.14.13
    Lisa said:

    This bag is a #musthave. I too suffer from the Mary Poppins syndrome… Carry all but a coat rack. Great bag! ๐Ÿ™‚

  99. 12.14.13
    Kat said:

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

    Ivy and Cedar


  100. 12.15.13

    This would make for an adorable commuting bag!!!

  101. 12.15.13
    Kaitlin said:

    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.


  102. 12.15.13
    Stacy Marcotte said:

    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!

  103. 12.15.13
    AJ said:

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


  104. 12.15.13
    Laura said:

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

  105. 12.15.13
    Caitlin said:

    Love the plaid!

  106. 12.15.13
    Meg said:

    What a great bag! So versatile!

  107. 12.15.13
    Samantha said:

    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!

  108. 12.15.13
    Mel said:

    Awesome styling as usual.

  109. 12.15.13

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

  110. 12.15.13
    Kim said:

    Super cute! I had heard of MZ Wallace but never actually researched to see what the bags look like. Adorable ๐Ÿ™‚

  111. 12.15.13
    Hilliary said:

    absolutely love it!

  112. 12.15.13
    Courtney Wyse said:

    That’s the perfect EVERYTHING bag!!โค๏ธ

  113. 12.15.13
    Samantha said:

    What a great everyday and travel bag!

  114. 12.15.13
    Jennifer said:

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

  115. 12.15.13

    i LOVE your blog! I check it daily ๐Ÿ™‚ 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!

  116. 12.15.13
    Leslee said:

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

  117. 12.15.13
    Alison C said:

    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!

  118. 12.15.13
    Lizzie said:

    I love the plaid print. This would be a great bag to bring to the gym/ grocery shopping in the winter ๐Ÿ™‚

  119. 12.16.13
    diana said:

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

  120. 12.16.13
    Jung said:

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

  121. 12.16.13
    Elizabeth said:

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

  122. 12.16.13
    Lan said:

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  123. 12.16.13
    Sam B. said:

    LOVE that plaid quilted tote!!

  124. 12.16.13
    Katy H said:

    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

  125. 12.16.13
    Kris said:

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

  126. 12.16.13
    Sara said:

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

  127. 12.16.13
    Missy D. said:

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

  128. 12.16.13

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

  129. 12.16.13
    Jenny said:

    That bag is so adorable and perfect for the winter!

  130. 12.16.13

    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.

  131. 12.16.13
    Emma K. said:

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

  132. 12.16.13
    Kayleigh said:

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

  133. 12.16.13
    erica said:

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

  134. 12.16.13
    Amy C said:

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

  135. 12.16.13
    Jen R said:

    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 !

  136. 12.16.13
    Melissa C said:

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

  137. 12.16.13
    Jessica said:

    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!

  138. 12.16.13

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

  139. 12.16.13
    Alyssa said:

    I’ve also been known to bring my entire life with me whenever I go anywhere. 30lb purse? Why not! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  140. 12.16.13
    Roxann Goodman said:

    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.

  141. 12.16.13
    Traci said:

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

  142. 12.16.13
    Erica said:

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

  143. 12.16.13
    elana said:

    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.

  144. 12.16.13
    Zahab said:

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

  145. 12.16.13
    Emily said:

    Love this bag. So cute

  146. 12.16.13
    Jen said:

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

  147. 12.16.13
    Taylor said:

    LOVE this bag!!

  148. 12.16.13
    Brooke said:

    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!

  149. 12.16.13
    Meghan K said:

    This bag is adorable!

  150. 12.16.13
    Sara said:

    I love that plaid tote bag!

  151. 12.16.13
    Stephanie said:

    Absolutely LOVE this bag!! Must have!!

  152. 12.16.13
    Mary Kate said:


  153. 12.16.13
    Fisher said:


  154. 12.16.13
    Clarissa said:

    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!

  155. 12.16.13
    Karla Reed said:

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

  156. 12.16.13
    Melanie B. said:

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

    ~ Melanie B.

  157. 12.16.13
    Aly said:

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

  158. 12.16.13
    Stacey said:

    Great bag! I love the plaid!

  159. 12.16.13
    Meghan said:

    Perfect tote for commuting to work!

  160. 12.16.13

    What a versatile and beautiful bag!!!

  161. 12.16.13
    Vandelyn said:

    Love all your looks with this wonderful tote!

  162. 12.16.13
    Marcy said:

    love this!

  163. 12.16.13
    Lex said:

    Love the outfit n the bag!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  164. 12.16.13
    Natalie said:

    I am like so obsessed with this bag?!

  165. 12.16.13
    RosaLovesDC said:

    That bag is fabulous!

  166. 12.16.13
    Daniella said:

    So glad tartan is making its way back!

  167. 12.16.13
    Kim said:

    Wow! Love love love this bag!

  168. 12.16.13
    Kelsey said:

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

  169. 12.16.13

    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!

  170. 12.16.13
    Mary Beth said:

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

  171. 12.16.13
    Brittney said:

    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!

  172. 12.16.13
    Michelle said:

    Love it!!!

  173. 12.16.13
    Kellie said:

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  174. 12.16.13
    Sarah said:

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

  175. 12.16.13

    I love bags and I love giveaways!!!

  176. 12.16.13
    Tiffany said:

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

  177. 12.16.13
    Monica Patel said:

    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!

  178. 12.16.13

    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)

  179. 12.16.13
    Shale said:

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

  180. 12.16.13
    jess said:

    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.

  181. 12.16.13
    Rachel Crawford said:

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

  182. 12.16.13
    Morgan said:

    Love – so perfect for running around town!

  183. 12.16.13
    amanda said:

    Awesome bag! Fingers crossed!

  184. 12.16.13
    Deirdre said:

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

  185. 12.16.13
    Melanie said:

    I love the sweater!

  186. 12.17.13

    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!

  187. 12.17.13
    Ally said:

    Favorite tote for winter in the city!

  188. 12.17.13
    Leanne Borella said:

    I’ve always been a bag lady too! Extra pair of shoes everywhere I go since I can remember ๐Ÿ˜‰ I would LOVE to have this bag ๐Ÿ™‚

  189. 12.17.13
    April Perkins said:

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

  190. 12.17.13
    Laura said:

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

  191. 12.17.13
    lisa said:

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

  192. 12.17.13
    Kim said:

    LOVE the bag!

  193. 12.17.13
    Kiley said:

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

  194. 12.17.13
    Pamela said:

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

  195. 12.17.13
    Michelle said:

    Super cute & versatile bag!

  196. 12.17.13
    Katie said:

    Love love!!!

  197. 12.17.13
    Carly said:

    This bag matches your outfit PERFECTLY

  198. 12.17.13
    Lara said:

    How lovely! Love the look of the bag!

  199. 12.17.13
    Oanh Ho said:

    I love all the outfits.

  200. 12.17.13
    Meredith said:

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

  201. 12.17.13
    Jen said:

    Love that bag! I have a similar Marc Jacobs nylon tote but this bag is calling my name for traveling ๐Ÿ™‚ Love love the plaid as well.

    thanks for sharing,

  202. 12.17.13
    Megan Davis said:

    Love this bag! So classic ๐Ÿ™‚

  203. 12.17.13
    Claire Odud said:

    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!

  204. 12.17.13
    Nicole said:

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

  205. 12.17.13
    Robin said:

    LOVE everything about this post!

  206. 12.17.13
    Amanda said:

    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!

  207. 12.17.13

    Plaid and oversized. Could this bag be any more awesome? Wait, it couldโ€ฆif it were on my arm!

  208. 12.17.13
    Gabi said:

    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!

  209. 12.18.13

    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!

  210. 12.18.13
    Choo Choo said:

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

  211. 1.5.14

    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

  212. 2.1.16
    Dorothy said:

    I love the plaid metro large tote. I have been looking for a nice tote/bag. Where can I buy one.