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My Beach Bag (+ Clava Giveaway!)

Allow me to introduce my beach bag.

I guess I should really call it my beach/pool/park/outdoor activity bag since it’s used all the time in all of those places. Roomy enough to fit everything you need, but not too bulky to schlep around, this bad boy is my warm weather fave, and I’ve used it like crazy on our recent jaunts to Palm Springs.

Incoming Palm Springs photo onslaught!

I’m slightly enamored with the Wellie Travel Tote for many reasons, but let’s get real, OF COURSE I love it. It’s navy and white striped! (We all remember my fondness for stripes, right?) However, if you aren’t a fan of stripes, the Wellie Tote comes in two great metallics, gold and silver.

 

My friends at Clava have graciously offered a Wellie Tote for two lucky whoorl readers! Leave a comment on this post telling me which Wellie Tote color you prefer, and you will be entered to win a Wellie Tote of your color choice. Contest ends Friday, June 17th at 6pm PST. Good luck!

UPDATE: Here are some answers to your questions in the comments. The striped dress is from Madewell, the straw sun hat is from Forever 21 (it was around 10 bucks!), and the photos were taken with my iPhone using Instagram.

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  • Vanessa

    June 13, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I love the navy stripes! I could totally see myself working that gold one too though, adorable!

  • Amy Smith

    June 13, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Navy & white…LOVE!!!

  • Jenski

    June 13, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Stipes! I too have a crazy love for navy stripes.

  • Meghan

    June 13, 2011 at 10:51 am

    My favorite is the navy and white striped! Too cute :)

  • Devon

    June 13, 2011 at 10:51 am

    I love the navy & white stripes! What a perfect summer bag!

  • Torrie @ a place to share...

    June 13, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Definitely the stripes.

    (I may have a slight addiction to stripes as well.)

    …very cute pictures =).

  • Cristina

    June 13, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Silver!

  • Amanda

    June 13, 2011 at 10:55 am

    I really could go either way!! Stripes are too cute but I could love on the gold too!

  • Melissa

    June 13, 2011 at 11:00 am

    I love the navy and white stripes as well! Looks like that’s a popular one. I also like the silver one!

  • Sarah

    June 13, 2011 at 11:00 am

    For sailing Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard (my summer vacation!), navy and white stripes are the way to go, if not expected. But that gold one would be ohsoperfect if I were to be on a yacht off of St. Tropez.

  • steph

    June 13, 2011 at 11:01 am

    I like them all. :)

    I’ve been on a big gold kick lately, though, so my vote is for gold!

  • Louise

    June 13, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Love the stripes!

  • Mary

    June 13, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Navy & white- they just scream SUMMER!

  • Rene

    June 13, 2011 at 11:05 am

    I vote gold. Gold is so summery and warm.

  • jen vonR

    June 13, 2011 at 11:08 am

    I would work that silver one.

  • Chelsea

    June 13, 2011 at 11:11 am

    LOVE the gold one!

  • Rachel

    June 13, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Of course I want the striped one :)

  • Kate Robinson

    June 13, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Stripes!

  • Cass

    June 13, 2011 at 11:17 am

    They’re all so pretty but I’m going to have to vote silver.

  • Christine

    June 13, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Your striped one is so cute!

  • Kate

    June 13, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Definitely the stripes!

  • Tanya

    June 13, 2011 at 11:21 am

    I would have to follow in your footsteps and get the navy striped – it’s just too cute!

  • Laura in LA

    June 13, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I would choose the silver……so there is plenty of gold and stripes for you!

  • Sarah

    June 13, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Love the gold for a day at Lake Michigan! I suspect it could also double as a gym bag! Love this.

  • Caroline

    June 13, 2011 at 11:28 am

    The stripes are picture perfect.

  • Cori Gummelt

    June 13, 2011 at 11:29 am

    I’m a sucker for stripes!

  • Danielle (elleinadspir)

    June 13, 2011 at 11:31 am

    I think I’d go stripes. I have a big silver bag already that I love…and I’m not sure gold works for me. But stripes….bring it on. I’d carry that bad boy everywhere.

  • shannon

    June 13, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Stripes!!!

    And those ducks in the last picture are hysterical – what with the poofs – are they using a “bump-it”?

  • Jen B

    June 13, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I love the navy and white stripe! Plus, I’d add my initials.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!!

  • Jill

    June 13, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I love the stripes! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Sarah

    June 13, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Definitely the stripes!

  • Jamie

    June 13, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Great pictures!! Tough choice, but I think I’d go with the gold!

  • Mary C

    June 13, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Love the stripes!

  • Jen

    June 13, 2011 at 11:36 am

    I love the stripes!!!

  • Jessica

    June 13, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Those stripes are sharp and fun! Love them!

  • wishcake

    June 13, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Sweetest family ever. That close-up photo of your daughter made me swoon like woah. So adorable.

    The striped version of the bag is my favorite. However, if the choice is just between the silver or gold, I prefer the silver bag. Shiny! Pretty!

  • Amy

    June 13, 2011 at 11:36 am

    love the navy & white stripes! What a great bag!!

  • natalie

    June 13, 2011 at 11:38 am

    I love the gold!

  • Meaghan

    June 13, 2011 at 11:38 am

    The striped bag!

  • Emily

    June 13, 2011 at 11:38 am

    I love the stripes- its a great size!

  • Tina

    June 13, 2011 at 11:39 am

    um, gold obviously!

    I have a ginormous Land’s End tote that is considerably less cool – but it carries EVERYTHING for a full beach day for all four of us.

  • Jimmie

    June 13, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Stripes for sure!

  • Wendi M.

    June 13, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Stripes!! It’s nautical?

  • Ris

    June 13, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Oh I love the gold one!

  • Kristin B

    June 13, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Oh I love the stripes!!!

  • Jaclyn

    June 13, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I love all three! If I had to choose though I would probably choose gold, although the stripes are a close second!

  • Nicole

    June 13, 2011 at 11:43 am

    LOVE the striped one!

  • Carolyn

    June 13, 2011 at 11:45 am

    oh, I love them all. I think silver would be perfect!

  • Laura K.

    June 13, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Stripes!!

    Also – can you share your picture secrets with us? Are you taking these on your phone with hipstamatic? How do you get those cool vintage borders on them? Beautiful!

  • Rachel C

    June 13, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Oh no. This is a hard decision. I guess I’d go with the silver.

  • Tiffanie

    June 13, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Silver! Love your pictures!

  • K

    June 13, 2011 at 11:47 am

    The stripes of course! And I am LOVING your striped dress!! L.O.V.E. I tell you.

  • Melissa

    June 13, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Stripes fo’ sho’! I also like the silver one.

  • T_Bun

    June 13, 2011 at 11:48 am

    I love it! Stripes, hands-down.

  • Nikki

    June 13, 2011 at 11:48 am

    stripes!!

  • KateP

    June 13, 2011 at 11:49 am

    As fond as I am of stripes and navy…I would go with the gold this time.

  • Lisa

    June 13, 2011 at 11:50 am

    STRIPES…all the way!

  • Tali

    June 13, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I totally dig the stripes, but I’d love the gold as a new purse/diaper bag/toy box.

  • Jenn

    June 13, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Love the stripes!!!

  • Ann

    June 13, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Love the stripes! So perfect for summer.

  • Jessica

    June 13, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I am a fan of the Navy and White! Although I hear gold goes with everything!

  • Jennie

    June 13, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I’m torn, I like the gold, but I think the stripes will get more miles with me. Great giveaway!

  • Ashley

    June 13, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Oh, strips for sure. So cute!

  • Home Sweet Sarah

    June 13, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Ooooh, silver!

  • Morgan

    June 13, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Oh I’m definitely on your stripes train!

  • Sarah

    June 13, 2011 at 11:57 am

    I’m a stripes girl too. Love it!!!

  • Payal

    June 13, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Great pics. I love the stripes.

  • Kris

    June 13, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Silver! Love, LOVE, LOOOOOOOOVE the silver. I want to take it to the beach, RIGHT NOW. :)

  • Kristen

    June 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    I love the stripes!!

  • Kristen

    June 13, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Ohhhhhhh…I love the stripes, too!

  • Andrea

    June 13, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    the navy and white is so fresh!

  • Dina

    June 13, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I LOVE the stripes!! Perfect beach bag!

  • Korinna

    June 13, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Oh my goodness–the gold one is just gorgeous. Love!

  • Jessica

    June 13, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    loveeeeeeeee the striped one for sure!

  • Sandra

    June 13, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    The silver one speaks to me!

  • danielle

    June 13, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Stripes Please!!

  • Kinsey

    June 13, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I’m with you–navy and white stripes!

  • Christy M

    June 13, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    My favorite is the Sliver, but the navy/white stripe would match our beach towels!

  • Carrie

    June 13, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    I like the navy and white stripe….what a perfect 30th birthday present it would be!

  • Jessica

    June 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Stripes!!!! So cute and summery!

  • Sasha

    June 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Navy and white please! So cute. Love all of your pictures.

  • ashley

    June 13, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    navy and white please!

  • Megan

    June 13, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    I love the stripes on your dress as well as the bag! Can you please tell us who the maker of the dress is too??

  • AlieMalie

    June 13, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    those are super cute! definitely go with the gold!

  • Nicole

    June 13, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    STRIPES!!! Love the stripes!

  • Dawn K.

    June 13, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Silver, silver, I love silver!

  • Sadie

    June 13, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Love, love love the navy stripes!

    And I love your Palm springs pics too, what a good-looking fam you have

  • Sara

    June 13, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I love the stripes!

  • keren

    June 13, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I love the navy and white stripes!

  • Kaitlin

    June 13, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I love the silver!

  • Christine

    June 13, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Striped!

  • Pauline

    June 13, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I’m with you – I like the navy and white stripes!

  • Julie

    June 13, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I don’t know if I can choose between the gold and the silver, but I guess I’d have to if I win. Oh, please let me have to make that decision!

  • LC

    June 13, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    They are all amazing, but I LOVE the stripes!

  • Nita

    June 13, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Definitely the stripes!

  • amber

    June 13, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Love the striped one! What a great bag!

  • Sarah

    June 13, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Definitely the stripes here too!

  • Joanna

    June 13, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I love navy & I love stripes! Is there really any other choice but the stripped one?

  • Heather

    June 13, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Love the stripes! That bag just screams lets go have some fun. Perfect for lake and beach trips!

  • Kris

    June 13, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I LOVE the navy and white stripes!

  • Shelly

    June 13, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I adore the navy stripes…something about that sailor look I just love! :)

  • Erika

    June 13, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Stripes! Stripes! Stripes! It is so me!!!

  • Amrie

    June 13, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I love the stripes! Totally gives me a summer feel!

  • Julie

    June 13, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Love the pictures! And, I have to agree with you on the stripes!

  • Lawyerish

    June 13, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Oh, navy stripes! Navy striiiiipes!!!

  • Amy

    June 13, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Ooooo – love the silver bag!

  • Jeanne

    June 13, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Ohh, I like the gold one best!!

  • Livlaugheat

    June 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Definitely the stripes!

  • Danielle

    June 13, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Love the silver one!

  • Jessie

    June 13, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    The navy and white one is adorable!

  • Martha

    June 13, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    I love the stripes!

  • Becky

    June 13, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    STRIPES! I am also a wee bit obsessed. :)

  • Christy

    June 13, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    I love the navy & white stripes

  • Erinn

    June 13, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    The gold. Or the navy stripe. I’m torn!

  • Evi

    June 13, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Love, love the navy and white stripes!!

  • Jess

    June 13, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I am a stripe girl!

  • Betsey

    June 13, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Could you please, please, pretty please share where you got your hat? Love your blog!

  • amti'b

    June 13, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    me

  • Reena

    June 13, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Stripes for sure!!

  • Elizabeth

    June 13, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Definitely stripes! Thanks!

  • nickie

    June 13, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I love the navy stripes!

    nickieisis3atgmaildotcom

  • Claudia D

    June 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    The silver one and the stripped one rock! If I had to choose, I would go stripes….love navy and white for the summer.

  • Jamie

    June 13, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    No question, I’m a sucker for stripes. :)

  • Whitney

    June 13, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I like the metallic bags, but I LOVE the navy and white striped bag and would definitely choose that one! So fun!
    whitlav at gmail dot com

  • kat

    June 13, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    what fun palm springs photos! i’d definitely go with stripes. although, if you do stripes bag, can you wear stripes? a stripes conundrum.

  • ChrisB

    June 13, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I am a huge fan of stripes, so I would love the navy and white stripes one!
    Chris from Palm Desert

  • Whitney

    June 13, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Love the silver one!!!

  • Jenna

    June 13, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I, too, am in love with all things striped, so it would be navy and white for me. Thanks for the chance!

  • samantha Jo Campen

    June 13, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    The navy stripes! Wooo!

    samanthajocampen at gmail

  • beckie

    June 13, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I love all your photos! And I dig the navy striped bag!

  • Sherin

    June 13, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Stripes, please!!

  • Amanda

    June 13, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I LOVE the stripes!

    I also love Wito’s pink polo–too cute!!

  • Jillian

    June 13, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I love the striped bag!

  • Emily B

    June 13, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Definitely the navy and white stripes.

  • Lydia

    June 13, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Stripes pretty please!

  • Nancy

    June 13, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Oooh, I love the stripes – but I also love metallic!

  • Laura K

    June 13, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Loving the stripes!

  • Angella

    June 13, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I’m a stripes girl, myself. ;)

  • Shanee

    June 13, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Gold please ma’am!

  • sheila d piper

    June 13, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I am going to the beach for the first time ever in July, so the stripes would be a great win to have for the beach.

  • cassie

    June 13, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    love love love the stripes!

  • Janssen

    June 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    The stripes, obviously.

  • Rhi

    June 13, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    The stripes are darling. Also: I wish I had a reason to own a pool bag.

  • Melissa

    June 13, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Silver, silver, calling my name!

  • Lauri

    June 13, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    stripes for sure..

  • Jane

    June 13, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Love the stripes.

  • sizzle

    June 13, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    I might go rogue and say GOLD.

  • Laura

    June 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    navy & white stripes, definitely.

  • Mia

    June 13, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Being a stripe-aholic myself, I’d go for the navy and white one as well!

  • Mina

    June 13, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    stripes or sliver!

  • Jennifer

    June 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Navy and white stripes all the way. Gorgeous!

  • SFDC

    June 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    This could be IT! The perfect tote! I’ll take mine in gold.

  • Barb @ getupandplay

    June 13, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I love the navy stripes, too!

  • Melissa E

    June 13, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I am allll about the navy and white stripe this year-too adorable!

  • Kathryn Harter

    June 13, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    The striped, of course!

  • Melissa

    June 13, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Great photos and cute bag! Me likes the stripey one!

  • Emily

    June 13, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    I’m not entirely sure — I love the stripes, but I think I would prefer the silver.

  • Lisa

    June 13, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I’m loving the navy & white stripe.

  • Carrie Giebelhaus

    June 13, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Navy stripes for me please! Or gold. Or silver? In that order…good Lord I’ve got issues.

    Maybe I need to go to Palm Springs and let the sun burn them out of me. hehe

    xo,
    Carrie

  • catie

    June 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I would LOVE the gold one! It’s been my go-to color lately.

  • Jennie

    June 13, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I like the silver but I LOVE the white and navy!

  • Cindy Sperlich

    June 13, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I love the Silver!

  • G

    June 13, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I love the stripes too!

  • liz

    June 13, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    love the stripes!!

  • jessica

    June 13, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    The gold bag is super cute! And would be a greatly needed beach bag for me.

  • Ashley

    June 13, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    I’d have to say stripes too! They’re a little more flexible with day to day life I think.

  • kristy

    June 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I love the striped one!

  • jamie

    June 13, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    what’s not to love about that fab gold bag?

  • Katie Lee

    June 13, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I LOVE GOOOOOOOOLD!

  • Medrie

    June 13, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Yeah, I’m in the stripes camp too. Beautiful photos!

  • Carrisa

    June 13, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    The stripes for sure. Love your photos. Such a beautiful family.

  • Jac

    June 13, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Stripes! Obsessed!

  • Angie elliott

    June 13, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Oh that striped bag is gorgeous!

  • Anna

    June 13, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Definitely the stripes. Too cute!

  • Claire H.

    June 13, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I love love love the navy and white stripe, perfect for summer!

  • Rachael

    June 13, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I love the stripes and the baby pictures! Too gorgeous for words!

  • debby

    June 13, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    oh those stripes are calling my name!

  • SAJ

    June 13, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    striiiiiiiipes!

  • Michele

    June 13, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Oooh. I love the striped bag too!

  • Michelle M.

    June 13, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Oooo! I’ve been looking for something like this to tote things to the park and to the kids’ swimming lessons. LOVE the striped one.

  • Kristen McCann

    June 13, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Oh lordy…love the stripes.
    I, pathetically, carry a tote that someone left at my house that has the name of their old company on it. Lame.

    Help me…:)

  • Julie

    June 13, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Silver for me, please. Thank you.

  • Courtney

    June 13, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Silver!! Love it!!

  • Miranda

    June 13, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I’m with you- navy and white stripe!

  • Alicia CP

    June 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I think the gold one, no the blue strips, no the gold one, would be a lovely replacement for the Trader Joes bag I currently take to the beach!

  • Amanda Brown

    June 13, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I am a silver girl. Love all the pics!!

  • Miss Virginia

    June 13, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    love. LOVE the blue and white striped bag! SWOON! Also, could you be any more beautiful?!

  • lindsay

    June 13, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    absolutely LOVE the stripes!!

  • LeAnne

    June 13, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I’m going stripes! So cute!

  • Crystal

    June 13, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Gold! Poolside bling!

  • Margo

    June 13, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Silver, to match my Jack Rogers!

  • Jenn H

    June 13, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I absolutely adore the navy and white stripes!

  • Marianne

    June 13, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Strrrrrrrrrripes!

  • Vanessa

    June 13, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I love the striped one!

  • dawn

    June 13, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    I have a special place in my heart for silver….

  • Andrea

    June 13, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    SILVER! Thanks!!!

  • Krista

    June 13, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Love the stripes, perfect for summer!

  • megan

    June 13, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Oh, I love the striped one! Those are so cute. :-) Love the Palm Springs pics too!

  • Robin

    June 13, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I’m with you. LOVE the navy stripes!!

  • Mea

    June 13, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Go STRIPES! I’ve got the stripe-obsessed affliction too, and just can’t get enough!

  • Laura

    June 13, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Tough to choose, but I think the stripes have to top the list. Maybe because they seem so summery (she says as she stares out teh window at a[nother] freak Montana hail storm in the middle of June…).

  • JillZ

    June 13, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    The gold one…FOH SURE!!!

  • Elizabeth

    June 13, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Navy and white stripes…preppy, just like me. :-)

  • Lisa

    June 13, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    I love the navy and white stripes!!

  • Mo

    June 13, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    I love the silver one! I’d carry that everywhere!

  • Crisanne

    June 13, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    I’m partial to the navy and white stripes!

  • Kristen

    June 13, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    I would pick stripes!

  • Nicole A

    June 13, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Navy stripes please!!!

  • Jennifer Rupert

    June 13, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I would gladly take any color. Am so not picky. But man I love that silver one.

  • vnssa906

    June 13, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    :ponders ::
    I’d have to go with the stripes!
    Xxxo, Vanessa

  • Michelle

    June 13, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    I’m with you, navy stripes for life! :)

  • Brooke

    June 13, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Stripes all the way…obsessd.

  • MommyTime

    June 13, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I love the striped one, personally. I’m completely enamored of stripes of all kinds, in fact, and am very fond of your dress too. Clicking over now to that page too…

  • lauren

    June 13, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Ooooooh… stripes, for sure! Love that bag!

  • Meagan

    June 13, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Navy and white stripes, obviously. And is it just me, or do those ducks have perhaps the most fashionable headwear ever sported by water fowl? And one is wearing those natty ribbons! Such chic ducks!

  • Michele D

    June 13, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Gold because I am fancy like that.

  • jen in pa

    June 13, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    stripes! love me some stripes.

  • Cynthia

    June 13, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Blue and white stripes! :)

  • linette

    June 13, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    navy stripe for sure (thanks to you I am also a stripe addict and not afraid to admit it and flaunt it). :)

  • Jen

    June 13, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Definitely the stripes. It is easier to match with my wardrobe.

  • ariel

    June 13, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    tough call between the navy and white or the gold!

  • Claire W

    June 13, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Stripes! Stripes!

  • erin

    June 13, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Stripes! Stripes! STRIPES!!!!!

  • Megan

    June 13, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Definitely stripes!

  • jo

    June 13, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    I love the gold one! It’s great for the weekend or to lug my music books in. LOVE it!!

  • ashley

    June 13, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    how could you not love the stripes?! so fab!

  • Meggan

    June 13, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Stripes! The teacher-me needs a summer break….this would help facilitate that!

  • greyfavorite

    June 13, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Can I make all three my favorite? Oooh, if I must pick one I’d go silver. It looks almost white which seems perfect for summer, but might go grayish come that winter light. Yay, neutrals.

  • Christina

    June 13, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    What fabulous vacation pics!!! The one of you and Wita sharing a moment kills me! Love this bag – especially the stripes!

  • Carrie S.

    June 13, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    I’m rather torn between the silver and striped one. They are both atypical and quite fun.

  • Sensibly Sassy

    June 13, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    naaaavy and white!

  • karin Jakubowski

    June 13, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Navy and white! Your picture of it poolside convinced me that this was my favorite color choice!

  • Lacey

    June 13, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I love the navy and blue stripes !!

  • Natalie R.

    June 13, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    LOVE the navy and white stripes!!

  • Mama in the City

    June 13, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I’d like the gold one please!!

  • Ellen

    June 13, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Great pictures! I like the navy and white striped beach bag.

  • Cee

    June 13, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I’m all about stripes! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Haley @ Cardigan Junkie

    June 13, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Ooh, striiiiipes. I want one!

  • Mrs. Smith

    June 13, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Oh those stripes… love it!

  • S

    June 13, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Love the stripes!!!

  • JAB

    June 13, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Definitely the stripes!

  • Mama Bub

    June 13, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Navy stripes! Navy stripes!

    Also, I’m carrying my laptop upstairs post-haste, to show my husband that I’m not, in fact, the only person under the age of 60 who wears sun hats. (Red hair+blue eyes+fair skin = sun hat ALWAYS)

  • lindsaywillman

    June 13, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    That bag is amazeballs. I am enamored with the nautical, navy stripes.

  • Leyla

    June 13, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    The navy/white stripes, of course!

  • Maggie

    June 13, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I love the stripes!

  • Sherri

    June 13, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Loving your blog!
    I am a gold fan myself.

  • cara

    June 13, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    silver!!!!

  • Kristen

    June 13, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Did you get that hat from Target? So cute!

    (Stripes!)

  • Angle

    June 13, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Youve sold me on the navy and white stripes!

  • Jen

    June 13, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Gold.

  • Brittany Gale

    June 13, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    I’m a fan of the stripes. Love it!

  • Lucy

    June 13, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    I’m torn between the gold and silver, but leaning towards silver.

  • ERobb

    June 13, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    GOLD : D

  • Catlin

    June 14, 2011 at 2:08 am

    Gold! Perfect for summer:0)

  • Jennifer

    June 14, 2011 at 2:45 am

    LOVE the silver!!!

  • Brittany

    June 14, 2011 at 3:58 am

    I like the stripey one. :)

  • Phyllis

    June 14, 2011 at 5:00 am

    Love the stripes!

  • Alipie

    June 14, 2011 at 5:06 am

    I LOVE the navy stripes!!! It would be perfect for our pool OR beach days!! Thanks for your site… love it!

  • Leslie

    June 14, 2011 at 5:24 am

    Oh! Oh! The silver is so wonderful!

  • Sharon

    June 14, 2011 at 5:49 am

    The stripes are my favorite!

  • Laurel G

    June 14, 2011 at 6:02 am

    oh love the blue and white stripes!

  • Lisa B.

    June 14, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Stripes, please!

  • Katie

    June 14, 2011 at 6:07 am

    i like the stripes!

  • Betty

    June 14, 2011 at 6:19 am

    I love the striped tote! It’s a perfect size too. I really like all of them. I am so in need of a new beach bag. Thanks for the contest!

  • Elizabeth

    June 14, 2011 at 6:23 am

    I love them all!

  • amy

    June 14, 2011 at 6:29 am

    I love the stripped one too! And you look adorable in that hat…your family is SO cute!

  • Brandey

    June 14, 2011 at 6:30 am

    I LOVE the stripes, but I like the silver, too :) It looks like a great summer bag :)

  • Lori

    June 14, 2011 at 6:39 am

    GOLD! My latest fav neutral!

  • Shannon

    June 14, 2011 at 6:46 am

    I would love a striped beach tote but the silver one is pretty cute as well! By the way, I LOVE your dress in the photo! :)

  • lauren

    June 14, 2011 at 6:57 am

    Hmmm, between the blue and white striped and the gold, I think I could do more with the gold…

  • Mary H.

    June 14, 2011 at 7:07 am

    The navy & white of course!!

  • Jessica L.

    June 14, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Navy & White for summer sailor wear!

  • Carolyn V

    June 14, 2011 at 7:25 am

    I’m in desperate need of a new tote for the beach/ pool and I’m a fan of the navy stripes as well! Gotta rock the nautical look while you’re near the water.

  • Erin l

    June 14, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Silver! Love it!

  • lauren

    June 14, 2011 at 7:37 am

    The Stripes!

  • The Third Jessica

    June 14, 2011 at 7:39 am

    The stripey bag, of course! Thanks! 3J

  • Laura

    June 14, 2011 at 7:47 am

    What a great bag! I love the striped one!

  • Kelli

    June 14, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Big fan of the navy and white stripes! I too have a rediculous number of striped tops and dresses….

  • erin rae

    June 14, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Navy stripes all the way. I got a yellow and white striped bag from Lands End Canvas last year that served a similar summery purpose!

  • Adrienne

    June 14, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Hmm. Gold please!

  • birdie

    June 14, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Stripes!!!

  • stacy

    June 14, 2011 at 8:05 am

    SILVER!

  • Ashley H.

    June 14, 2011 at 8:07 am

    I love the gold one.

  • Lyndsay

    June 14, 2011 at 8:15 am

    I love, love the navy stripes!

  • Angela

    June 14, 2011 at 8:17 am

    The navy stripes are adorable!

  • Jen

    June 14, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I love the navy and white stripes!

  • Elyse

    June 14, 2011 at 8:20 am

    the stripes are awesome, but love the silver too!

  • Ashley K

    June 14, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I love the navy strips! And your hat is killer perfect!

  • alyson

    June 14, 2011 at 8:30 am

    You had me at Navy and White. Heres hoping for some birthday luck.

  • Kate

    June 14, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Stripes all the way!!

  • Kate

    June 14, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Love the navy stripes, I’m loving stripes this summer!

  • nikki

    June 14, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Dude, silver all the way!! Awesome bag.

  • Christen

    June 14, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Summer = stripes. So fun but still chic!

  • anne

    June 14, 2011 at 9:16 am

    100% love the stripey stripes!!

  • Lauren E. E.

    June 14, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Oh, it’s all about the stripes!

  • Allison

    June 14, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Ohhhhhhh navy stripes all the way please… :)

  • Michelle

    June 14, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Navy and white stripes are always so fresh & summery – and I am in desperate need of a bag!! Please!!

  • Melanie

    June 14, 2011 at 9:26 am

    stripes!

  • laziza

    June 14, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I don’t knooooo! I always default to silver, but the gold has definitely caught my eye.

  • Robin

    June 14, 2011 at 9:36 am

    The navy and white stripes are perfect!

  • PinkieBling

    June 14, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Ooh, I would LOVE the silver one. Also, when did WIto turn 12?!? He looks so grown up. And Wita’s eyes, my heavens! Beautiful family.

  • Chris

    June 14, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I totally LOVE the navy and white stripes!

  • Ang

    June 14, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I love the navy stripes too! Love the pictures!

  • Flora R.

    June 14, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Silver all the way!

  • Aimee Saari

    June 14, 2011 at 10:03 am

    LOVE the silver one!

  • Heather

    June 14, 2011 at 10:05 am

    I love the photos! I’d love the navy and white stripe or the silver! Wish me luck!! :)

  • Katrina

    June 14, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Love the white one!

  • Cupboard Love

    June 14, 2011 at 10:37 am

    The stripes – they make everything seem so perfect and summery!

  • Louise

    June 14, 2011 at 11:05 am

    What a great getaway..I love how some of your pics look like it could have been 30 years ago classics..beautiful family.
    Silver bag :)

  • kelly

    June 14, 2011 at 11:10 am

    silver bag!

  • Anonymous

    June 14, 2011 at 11:14 am

    I would LOVE that gold metallic tote! As an avid Palm Springs vacationer too and mommy to 2 boys with a 3rd on the way — that could fit all our pool gear!

    P.S. About PS — Would you be willing to share the link to the rental house you rent in PS (looks beautiful) or the hotel(s) you favor? I was in love with the Parker and the Viceroy for many years, but now with all the kiddos, I think we’ve graduated to something slightly more “family-friendly” (yet still stylish?). Any suggestions?

  • Andrea

    June 14, 2011 at 11:15 am

    The navy and white stripes, of course!

  • Anonymous

    June 14, 2011 at 11:18 am

    I would LOVE that gold metallic tote! As an avid Palm Springs vacationer too and mommy to 2 boys with a 3rd on the way — that could fit all our pool gear!

    P.S. about PS — Would you be willing to share the link to the rental house you rent in PS (if it is indeed an avail rental — looks beautiful) or the hotel(s) you favor? I was in love with the Parker and the Viceroy for many years, but now with all the kiddos, I think we’ve graduated to something slightly more “family-friendly” (yet still stylish?). Any suggestions?

  • Erin

    June 14, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Oh oh! That gold….I die!

  • Alyssa

    June 14, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Love the gold!

  • Amanda

    June 14, 2011 at 11:38 am

    I love the stripes! Like you, I’m a big fan :)

  • Leah

    June 14, 2011 at 11:40 am

    That silver is fantastic!

  • Shelley

    June 14, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Love the stripes!

  • Emily

    June 14, 2011 at 11:49 am

    My lands, how does one choose a favorite? I love them all, but I guess the silver wins me over in the end.

  • Kara

    June 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I too love stripes!

  • Emily

    June 14, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    as someone who shares your same obsession with navy and white stripes, that would be the one i’d choose! thanks for the awesome giveaway sarah!

  • janine

    June 14, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    although i do have a soft spot for stripes, i LIVE for gold in the summer time. nothing like a little gold lamé to make you feel like liza minelli at the beach!

  • Cara

    June 14, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Love the stripes!!

  • Heather

    June 14, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    oh the stripes…love them :)

  • Susan

    June 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    The stripes rock!!!

  • Sarah C.

    June 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Gold. Love the gold!

  • Lynne

    June 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    I love the navy & white stripes! I struggle each year with finding a beach bag big enough. I have soooo many bags at home that don’t quite cut it.

  • Nancy

    June 14, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    They are all awesome, but I gotta go with the navy stripes. So gorgeous!

  • grenda

    June 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    stripes please!!!

  • Merrick

    June 14, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Of course the Navy and White. I can’t help myself when it comes to stripes…

  • Shari

    June 14, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    The silver bag is AWESOME! Thanks for the chance!

  • Mary Kate

    June 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I love love love the gold. So pretty.

  • Sarah

    June 14, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Silver, please! Looks like a great weekend away.

  • Shanna ~ My Favorite Everything

    June 14, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    LOVE the instagram line up! I I love the bag! I could love either color. I’m normally a silver girl, little more quiet and neutral…but gold has been growing on me. But seriously, the stripe??? Yea, that’s pretty good too! Crossing fingers!

  • Lisa

    June 14, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Stripe, stripe, stripessssssss!

  • Bree

    June 14, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Navy and White . . . no . . . gold! . . . .no silver! Ummmmm . . . I cant decide. Too. Much. Pressure! I could totally rock any of them!

  • Amy beth

    June 14, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Oooooh silver please! And thank you!!

  • bouncy

    June 14, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Stripes for me please!

  • Betsey

    June 14, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Thanks for the fashion info– greatly appreciated! :)

  • Jessica

    June 14, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    I like the gold one. It feels wonderfully J.A.P.-y. Also, I love Wita’s blue dress with smocking. I put my daughter in dresses like that all the time.

  • Anna

    June 14, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Love the gold tote!!

  • Lori

    June 14, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Love the Stripes!!!

  • Chris

    June 14, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    definitely the stripes! super cute!

  • Carri Dillon

    June 14, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    The silver one for this hot mama!

  • Jody

    June 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Oh I love, love the stripes.

  • emily k.

    June 14, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    LOVE love LOVE the navy and white striped, of course!

  • Caroline

    June 14, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Love the gold!

  • Amy

    June 14, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Striiiiiiiiiipes! Love the bag. Love it! Your photos are gorgeous, thanks for sharing. And, thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway.

  • elz

    June 14, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Gorgeous bags; I love the navy & white and gold. I’d take either, any, or all!

  • MelanieL

    June 14, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I love the silver one!

  • Rebe g.

    June 14, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Ooh, the stripes, hands down!

  • Lindsay

    June 14, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I want the one you have!! blue and white striped!!

  • melanie

    June 14, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Stripes, of course – since I have a slight problem myself with the stripes and the having of many, many striped items. And I always want MORE because how many black and white striped shirts is enough? Exactly, there are not enough in the world!

  • rebecca

    June 14, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Navy and white! Wait, gold! I like the gold!!

  • Carrie

    June 14, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I love love love the navy & white stripes.

  • s.a.

    June 14, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    I love the blue and white stripes. Very nautical and chic.

  • Anna

    June 15, 2011 at 3:34 am

    without a doubt- navy and white!

  • BeRefinnej

    June 15, 2011 at 5:49 am

    How exciting! I love the stripe one and the gold one (surprising…Never been much of a gold fan) :p

  • Kritty

    June 15, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Ooooh I’m a stripe fiend too! Love the navy and white one!

  • Stacie

    June 15, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Well it looks like I’m in the minority here but I love both the metallics… If I had to pick one I guess I’d go silver! Gorgeous bags!

  • Stacey

    June 15, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Navy and white is my fave, perfect!

  • Kelly

    June 15, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Love the navy…

  • Dayany

    June 15, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Love the silver one!

  • Kasey

    June 15, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Hi renently purchased the Clava tote you have to use as my diaper bag and ABSOLUTELY love it!!!! It’s super functional and I love how fashionable I feel at the same time. Love your style and all things you suggest!

  • Claudia

    June 15, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Your photos are excellent. Looks like a photo shoot!

    Oh, silver, all the way.

    Thanks!

  • Helena

    June 15, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Silver please, because my bikini will be stripy! And the dress obv.

  • Janet

    June 15, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Oh my, I’d love the silver tote!

  • Rebecca

    June 15, 2011 at 10:56 am

    I love the gold one!!

  • methodpam

    June 15, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Love the stripes!

  • Katherine T.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    love the gold! everyone can use a little gold in their life ;)

  • Jill Browning

    June 15, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    The striped one, of course.

    You have a beautiful family!

  • Danielle

    June 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Love love LOVE the gold!!

  • Sarah

    June 15, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    I’d love the navy striped tote!

  • Sarah

    June 15, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A BAG LIKE THIS ALL WEEK TO TOTE ALL THE KIDS’ STUFF IN!

  • Katherine

    June 15, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Silver, please!

  • Michelle M

    June 15, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Silver, and your family is adorable :)

  • Shannon

    June 15, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Love, love, LOVE the stripes, but the gold would look pretty spectacular with anything summery…

  • Keri

    June 15, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    I like the stripes! And the silver is nice too!

  • Lindsay Smythe

    June 15, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    I LOVE the navy and white striped bag…the silver is a close second. Thanks for the fun giveaways!

  • KimD

    June 15, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Your pictures are great! i love the gold bag. Thanks!

  • Amy J

    June 16, 2011 at 4:48 am

    I love the navy stripe!

  • Rita

    June 16, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Ohhhhh. I’d have to pick the gold one. So pretty!

  • Allison

    June 16, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Love the stripes~

  • Janice

    June 16, 2011 at 7:47 am

    LOVE the navy and white!!

  • Zoe

    June 16, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Silver for sure!

  • Mary

    June 16, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I’d love the silver or navy and white striped one. Very pretty!!

  • Mary Sue

    June 16, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Navy and white bag is darling and my first choice! But, I like the gold too.

  • Heather

    June 16, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I’m all about the stripes! And might I add, you look super skinny in all the photos. Enjoy your summer!

  • Tracy

    June 16, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I love the navy and white stripe!

  • Kim Z

    June 16, 2011 at 10:38 am

    I am weak in the face of stripes. The navy and white is a clear winner, yes please!

  • Dari

    June 16, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I love the stripes!! So cute.

  • amy

    June 16, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    the stripes are fantastic!

  • Summer

    June 16, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    navy and white stripe!!

  • Gabi

    June 16, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Definitely the silver — perfect neutral, indeed!

  • Melody_NC

    June 16, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    It’s got to be the stripes!

  • Richard Peterson

    June 16, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Wow!

  • oh, jenny mae

    June 17, 2011 at 7:17 am

    while i love a stripe, that gold one is calling my name!

  • Monica

    June 17, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Love all the pics!

    I’d have to opt for the gold bag, it is beautiful!

  • Gianna Patton

    June 17, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Wonderful pics! =)

    The gold beach tote caught my eye ;)

    G_Patton@hotmail.com

  • Taryn

    June 17, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Likey the stripey!

  • kris

    June 17, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Striped

  • Cheri

    June 17, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Love the navy stripes!

  • Ashley

    June 17, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I’m also quite smitten with stripes so I would choose gold… so as not to clash with all my striped garments.

  • Leslie

    June 17, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Navy stripes for sure! My whole house is blue and white!

  • Katy

    June 17, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I love the silver one!

  • Lauren

    June 17, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    The striped one for sure, although the gold is almost equally as cute!!

  • Nancy R

    June 17, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Stripes!