What’s in your bag • The Statement Tote

July 26, 2016
Red & Yellow Star Stella McCartney Tote

At OFS Smart Repair we LOVE a beautiful statement tote.

A Statement tote is not just a fantastic way to add a bit of brightness and sass to any outfit, but a tote is actually a very practical bag.

Whether you’re at the office or relaxing on the weekend, statement tote bags are perfect for just about any purpose. It’s big on personality AND it’s big enough to fit in all the bits and bobs you need for the everyday, Mommy run and even the office.

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Here’s a peek into #smartgirl Jeani’s Red & Yellow Star Statement Tote

Jeani: This is my absolute favourite bag. I bought this Stella McCartney statement tote on my very first trip to NYC and have been in love with it ever since. I love the strong bold colours and star detail, but it’s also very practical in the sense that everything fits into this bag. The space in a tote is endless which comes in very handy!

Red & Yellow star Stella McCartney ToteStella McCartney Red & Yellow Tote

Some staples you’ll find in my Statement Tote:
A Great book or magazine

I always have a fab book or mag in my statement tote – especially when I travel. Some of my favourite magazines are American Vogue, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone & Time magazine. I’m also a big fan of funny girl Amy Schumer – she is hilarious!

My Shades

I never leave the house without my shades. I love Aviators – the style is classic but also rock ‘n roll at the same time. These are from Bvlgari.

Vanity Fair & Bvlgari Aviator Shades

My Wallet

This wallet is very near and dear to my heart – it’s from Kate Spade and I love the chic black design with a fun bow detail.


These mints are pretty special, because they’re Not Just Mints😉 The Not Just Mints tin is the coolest way to keep your breath minty fresh while supporting the Cotton on Foundation empowering the youth.

Kate Spade Wallet
My Beauty bag

I always have a small beauty bag on hand with my favourite lipsticks, concealer and eyeliner. Lipsticks and concealer are from Bobbi Brown and the eyeliner is from Mac. The funky pineapple beauty bag is from Typo.

Pineapple beauty bag with Bobbi Brown cosmetics
Apple iPhone

I am lost without my iPhone! It’s my iPod, my camera, my calender, my mini laptop. Needless to say it’s my absolute favourite gadget.

Apple iPhone and Typo stationary

Cool stuff from Typo

Don’t you just LOVE Typo? They have the coolest gifts and stationery. I’m a big fan of their witty and sassy designs. In my bag is a What if notebook and Smooth Operator pen for scribbling down ideas & notes (both from Typo).

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So there you have it. Add a bold statement tote to your ensemble, fill the tote with funky staples and you’ll be ready to banish the winter blues in no time.

Photography: FJ Potgieter for Eye Poetry Photography

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