More Classic Monogrammed Bags

Remember this post with a list of monogrammed handbags and totes?

Well, I’ve found a couple more that I wanted to share with you.

First up, the C Wonder Signature Tote which is monogrammed on the reverse side of their fabulous “C” logo.

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Everything in the store is 30% off right now; so these bags are really well-priced and would be $55 – $69 (without monogram)! Such a great deal. I’m trying to decide which one to order…I have a great, tan Michael Kors tote that I’ve been carrying for a couple of years. It’s the perfect neutral tan and goes with everything, so I’m leaning in the opposite direction, towards one of the fun C Wonder patterns.

And, here they are on several fashionable ladies.

C Wonder Signature Totes

Clockwise from upper left: Eleventh & Sixteenth / The Average Girl’s Guide

Melanie Knopke / The Southern Perfectionist

The other classic tote is from Madewell, their Transport Tote.



This humble picture does not do this classic tote justice. Check out the #totewell gallery on Instagram to see this gorgeous bag in action; that’s how I came across this classic bag.

PS – the Transport tote is not the only thing Madewell will monogram. See a full list of items here.


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National Bow Tie Day – My Favorite Bow Ties



Did you know today is National Bow Tie Day?

I love a Beau in a bow tie! Here are a few of my favorite bow tie brands.

Let’s start with a bow tie for the smallest beau. I’m so smitten with the sweet Bow Swaddles from The Beaufort Bonnet Company. In fact, I’ve already bought one to wrap around my newest baby, monogrammed, of course.


And, once they’ve outgrown the sweet bow swaddle, your beaux can wear the Baylor Bow Tie, also from The Beaufort Bonnet Company.


Next up are the rich plaids and paisley prints in the Fall collection from High Cotton Ties, in both Boys’ and Mens’ sizes.

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High Cotton has great options for Saturday game days too.

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Another favorite of mine is Mo’s Bows. More than anything, I love Mo’s story (he had me at Granny’s scrap fabric). I love his vintage suitcase. And, I love supporting a young entrepreneur.

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Mo Bridges via Memphis Parent

And, his bow ties are super stylish.




For a classic, All-American look, check out Collared Greens, also available in Boys’ and Mens’ sizes. (how could I not love a company named for my beloved collard greens?).


And finally, the stunning collection of feathered (yes, feathered!) bow ties from local Charlestonians, Brackish. I spotted these luxe bow ties in a window display on King Street, and they stopped me dead in my tracks.





PS: Not sure how to tie a bow tie? Here’s a Gentleman’s Guide:

How to Tie a Bow Tie

Classic: monogrammed handbags

There are few things I splurge on, especially when it comes to clothing and accessories, and especially now that I’m a stay-at-home mom of two. But, I think that a quality handbag is a worthy investment. I’ve been carrying my current bag, a Michael Kors tote, for a little more than a year now. It’s a great classic tan tote that is season-less. It’s also large enough to carry diapers, wipes, snacks, my planner, wallet, sunglasses, water bottle, lipgloss, sunblock, and all of my other daily mommy must-haves.

But…I’m starting to get the itch for something new, and I’m thinking a monogrammed bag may be just the thing to scratch that itch.


clare vivier via culture shock

clare vivier via culture shock

goyard via luella & june

goyard via luella & june

gigi new york via seersucker + saddles

gigi new york via seersucker + saddles

elisabetta via mark and graham

elisabetta via mark and graham



Bottega Veneta via Pinterest (couldn't find original source. anyone?)

Bottega Veneta via Pinterest (couldn’t find original source. anyone?)

Anyone else lusting after a monogrammed handbag? Any other bags I should consider?

Always classic: nautical stripes

I love nautical attire, and I especially love it on the little ones. Classic sailor stripes are perfect anytime, but particularly right now. They’re fresh, to help you get over the winter blahs, but they don’t scream spring either. And, they’re great to layer, which is also crucial this time of year. I’ve rounded up a few, in case you want to freshen up your little ones’ wardrobes.

nautical stripes at the maypop


pottery barn kids / petite bateau / baby gap

jcrew / kate spade (couldn’t leave mom out) / zara