BookBags (7): Estelle Edition

Monthly feature where I pair books with bags or share what's in a bag (mine or otherwise!) est. 4/2013.

I decided to do something a little different for this month's BookBags and invite my dear friend Estelle (from Rather Be Reading) to guest post. It was so much fun to see someone else's take on my feature (we texted as she put it together!) and I love all the books + bags she decided to pair up. I'm pretty sure you will too!

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Rachel knows how to get me in trouble. Books and bags? My favorite ways to spend my money. I've always loved this feature of hers, and I'm here to tell you... it is officially difficult to match a book with a bag! But also. It's a whole lot of fun. So big thanks to Rachel for welcoming me to her corner of the web today!

  Bookbags Guest Post for Hello Chelly; pairing favorite books with cute bags/purses
1. How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford + Collect Calls Bag
I always feel like this title is so underrated. An unlikely friendship, great supporting characters all brought together by a late night radio show, and some super raw feelings. Definitely a different look at high school life. I don't think we can get a more perfect pairing for a book and a bag. Such a fun looking accessory!

2. Nowhere but Home by Liza Palmer + What Brings You Here Bag
Even these two names seem to fit together perfectly. This is one of my favorite big kid reads of the year. Queenie is forced to return home when her life in the big city doesn't work out. Gossip, football, old wounds, and old loves come into play in this super addicting novel that takes place in the South. As for the bag, I'm a huge fan of the crossbody and this one is too adorable for words. I'd love to use it on my next vacation. Or perhaps for a camera bag?

3. You Are Here by Jennifer E. Smith + Colorblock Suede Tote
 If you want a good road trip book with some beautiful writing and intriguing family dynamics, you have to pick up You Are Here. It's Jennifer E. Smith's second novel and just so lovely and so lyrical and I love the journey this main character takes. This bag may not be perfect color wise but it reminded me of the sunset and the gorgeous colors in the paperback edition. (How beautiful is this book? Ahh!) 

So what do you think? Are you more of a Book 1 kind of person or Book 2 + 3? Quirky style or convenience? Can't wait to hear what you think!

 Oh, and P.S. as a special bonus today, here's a pic of when Rachel and I first met in 2001: Rachel and Estelle at her HS Graduation 
 Weren't we cute? :)


  1. Oh my gosh, your picks are perfect Estelle! I would totally go for the second bag. I love cross body bags and that one matches my wardrobe quite well. I love what you picked for book one as well. I haven't read that one yet, but it sounds good. I'm going to have to check it out!

  2. YOU GUYS ARE SO ADORABLE IN THAT PHOTO! And E, great picks for the books + bags. I really like the first one, mostly because it's so quirky.

  3. I love all of your book/bag pairings, but my favorite is the Nowhere but Home one! Both because I loved that book AND because the bag is totally adorable :)


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