Peek Inside my Tote Bag

Hi! Five months pregnant and looking the part!

Polka Dot Dress, Kate Spade Bag

dress: Old Navy (past season) • bracelet: kate spade new york (similar) • earrings: Small Sqare Studs, kate spade new york • glasses: Mallory, Warby Parker • bag: New York Francis Tote, c/o kate spade new york • shoes: Kate Spade Saturday (similar here and here)

I was sent a Francis Tote from kate spade new york and asked to share what I like to bring with me when I’m traveling. The bag is exclusive to their Hampton store, but it’s also carried online at Bloomingdales and Saks.

So, what’s in my bag when I’m on the go? I tend to pack light, mostly with what I have in my purse normally, plus a little extra something to read. Depending on where and with whom I’m going, I might have my laptop with me (in a cute laptop sleeve like this one), but I didn’t include it here. Let’s take a peek at what is inside…

Inside My Bag

Kate Spade New York - Holly Street Clear Francis Tote

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Make Waves in Rio

Now, as for where to go, how about Rio? Not for me, for you! Kate spade new york is offering up a trip for two to Rio, plus your own summery tote filled with goodies and $1000 to spend in their shop. You can find out more about the sweepstakes and enter here by June 1 for a chance to win. Good luck!

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  • Marcee ... ILLINOIS
    May 21, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Oh. My. You look adorable Nicole! For sure, I should get rid of my pony tail. Get a “bubble” hair do like you have. Just nice. How you feeling? Does bebe kick around a lot? Ouch. Well, all your books are a nice background to this photo! Carry all is marvelous. Huge. When I was in sales at Lord & Taylor & Limited, we had to use these types of bags. Color is amazingly perfect for summer! Case for sunglasses is too awesome. I’d like that for my birthday next month. Aww. Gotta keep & stick with promises …. no purchases. Anything. New or old. Boo. P.S. Totally enjoy when you entertain us!

  • Laura
    May 21, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Okay, this post contains two of my all-time favorites: Kate Spade and Polka Dots! I got my first KS purse a couple of years ago and it’s still going strong. And you look absolutely adorable in that dress.

    P.S. – Did you know that KS is having a surprise sale right now? It ends today (I think…). Up to 75% off. ;)

    • Making it Lovely
      May 22, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      Ack, those sales are always so tempting!

  • Joanna @ TheNestbook
    May 21, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Thanks for letting us take a peek, I love that iPhone case. Also, you look as adorable as can be!

  • stephanie
    May 21, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Love this! That is such a fun tote, but wow, I don’t think I could use it on a regular basis. My bags are always crusted with goldfish cracker crumbs inside… but I do love me some Kate Spade!! Being that I’m 6.5 months pregnant right now, I’m acutely aware of how hard it is to dress this ever-changing body and how few options there actually are… wouldn’t it be awesome if Kate Spade did a line of maternity clothes??? Are you listening Kate?? :):):)

    • Making it Lovely
      May 22, 2014 at 12:59 pm

      It would be so good. That black and white striped dress they always have, but as a maternity option? I want that in my closet!

  • thelady
    May 21, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    such a cute dress from Old Navy

    • Making it Lovely
      May 22, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      It’s a good one. I don’t think I’ll be able to get away with wearing it for much longer though — the belly is causing it to look pretty short!

  • Rachel
    May 21, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    You are so stylish, coordinating pink pen and all! I wish my bag was half as cute; it’s full of goldfish cracker crumbs, receipts/mail, a boring black wallet and an old metal measuring tape. It smells kinda funny too, LOL. Time to take some notes and make some upgrades!

  • Kathleen
    May 22, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Nicole! Your hair is lookin’ banging!

    • Making it Lovely
      May 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm

      Thanks! I feel like it’s in this weird limbo stage. Am I growing it out, or chopping it short again? And I’ve let it go dye-free, too, but as much as I love grey hair on other women, I don’t know if I’m all for it quite yet…

  • judy
    May 22, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Erma Gerd! Do you look just scrumptious and huggable or what…So many books, so little time-any hoo the pictures of you and Dear One are just too sweet and we are so happy for you both and the littles. Enjoy your second decade, we are on our sixth. Gawd- Can we really be this old! I’d go check in a mirror but it just ruins the rest of the day…………

  • Rebecca
    August 1, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    Do you still have the clear and red Kate Spade bag and if so, would you be willing to part with it if you no longer use it? My job just enforced a clear/transparent bag only rule and it’s been interesting trying to find one.