June 16, 2014

BookBags (15): Summer Reads (Take 2!)


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

Last year, I did a Summer Reads edition of BookBags and given that it's finally starting to feel like summer, I wanted to do it again. Especially since I've read a bunch of great summer books already this year. Here are some of my favorites so far! 


If there's one book I've spent a lot of time gushing about this year, it's Open Road Summer so obviously I had to include it. But even though it was the first book I thought of to include.. it was the hardest one to match! I wanted something colorful yet captured the hazy summer feel. Then I remembered these ombre candy satchels from Furla (which are unfortunately not available anymore) and it was exactly what I was looking for. It totally matches the background. 

It's basically impossible to read this book and not crave gelato. It also made me crave a trip to Italy but that goes without saying. It's such a fun, cute read filled with romance and adventure. For this one, I knew I wanted a mostly white bag with a pink (or purple/blue) accents and luckily Coach had it! 

So technically I'm somewhat cheating because the entire book doesn't take place during the summer. But a lot of it does so I'm saying it counts. Plus it's my latest 5-star book (seriously guys, read this!) and it just needed to be on this list. I always forget to check Gucci when I work on this feature -- probably because I'm afraid of the prices. But I checked this time and my eyes immediately zoned in on this bag. I love it and it matches! 

This book totally took me by surprise. I didn't think a retelling of The Great Gatsby would be something I'd enjoy considering I didn't like the original. But something told me to take a chance on it and I am so glad I did. It's so well-written and I loved the main character. For this one, I kept thinking I needed a green bag or a red one but this tote from Anthropologie just worked as soon as I saw it. 

Which bag + book pairing is your favorite?
And what are some of your favorite summer reads so far?

6 comments:

  1. I've been missing this feature, as you know I love and adore it so much. Hearts in my eyes!

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  2. I absolutely LOVE this feature...and I would like every single bag pictured here! Nicely done!

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  3. That satchel from Coach is so adorable! Plus, it matches the cover perfectly! Love all your picks here!

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  4. OH MY GOSH. I am absolutely in LOOOVE with the bag you paired with OPEN ROAD SUMMER! That ombre though! I love this feature so much, Rachel, thanks for sharing!

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  5. Oh my goodness... I'm going to have to slap my hand to keep from handbag shopping today! Those are all so cute. And BREATHE, ANNIE, BREATHE (the book and the bag) = NEED IT NOW. MK is one of my favorite authors, so I'm super excited that it was a 5-star read for you!

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  6. You already know that I love this feature SO MUCH! I love that you pick a bunch of books that I too enjoyed (or will enjoy, in the case of Breathe Annie Breathe) to feature for this summer reads edition. I can't decide which is my favorite between the bag you picked for Wish You Were Italian and the one for Breathe Annie Breathe. So pretty!

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