Straw Handbag: Five Bloggers, Five Ways

Sharing my first look from my trip to Chateau Elan. Which includes the sweetest straw handbag! See how I’m styling the trend + how four other bloggers put their own spin on it! 

Louella Reese Embroidered Shift Dress // 5 Ways to Wear A Straw Handbag

photos by jnelly photography // location: chateau élan winery & resort 

c/o dress {more sizes here} // handbag // c/o earrings // sandals // cuff // sunglasses 

I am so excited to be sharing my first look from my trip to Chateau Elan!! There are so many fun looks and gorgeous photos by jnelly photography coming your way! I’m also over the moon to kick off a new series with four fabulous blogger babes this month {more on that later in this post}.

This look featured in today’s post is what I wore for lunch, a winery tour, and wine tasting during our second day at Chateau Elan. This beautiful dress seemed like the perfect item to wear on vacation and to me, it fit the winery vibes. I mean can we talk about how pretty the embroidery is? Obsessed. The light weight of the dress was wonderful for the extremely hot temps the south was experiencing last week. Plus after our yummy lunch and lots of wine, I was happy to be wearing a loose shift dress! Tell me you haven’t been there before! 

Louella Reese Embroidered Shift Dress // 5 Ways to Wear A Straw Handbag

Louella Reese Embroidered Shift Dress // 5 Ways to Wear A Straw Handbag

The wine below was my favorite at Chateau Elan! For the tasting I choose their Southern Fox Wine Flight which included eight different wines. This Wine Flight was the sweeter of the three, which I’ve learned I’m a fan of the sweeter wines. There were a couple that were a little too sweet for me but overall, I was a huge fan of this Wine Flight. My top three picks in order: Duncan Creek Red, Dolce Rosso, and Summer Wine. 

Louella Reese Embroidered Shift Dress // 5 Ways to Wear A Straw Handbag

Louella Reese Embroidered Shift Dress // 5 Ways to Wear A Straw Handbag

Louella Reese Embroidered Shift Dress // 5 Ways to Wear A Straw Handbag

Louella Reese Embroidered Shift Dress // 5 Ways to Wear A Straw Handbag

Louella Reese Embroidered Shift Dress // 5 Ways to Wear A Straw Handbag

Louella Reese Embroidered Shift Dress // 5 Ways to Wear A Straw Handbag

Louella Reese Embroidered Shift Dress // 5 Ways to Wear A Straw Handbag

Louella Reese Embroidered Shift Dress // 5 Ways to Wear A Straw Handbag

Louella Reese Embroidered Shift Dress // 5 Ways to Wear A Straw Handbag

c/o sandals {more sizes here} // handbag // c/o earrings // sandals // cuff // sunglasses

Okay, onto this sweet little straw handbag and exciting new series! 

So first, the handbag. I’ve been on the search for a super simple straw tote. One that could easily be dressed up for date night {or wine tasting} or dressed down for a day at the beach. I honestly searched for two + months until I landed on this one. Super simple, neutral, and fun circular handles. The price point also sold me. So many straw bags are well over $150-200+ but his one is just over $100. Needless to say I snatched it up quick and immediately started wearing it upon arrival. Having it at Chateau Elan was great! I ended up wearing it with this look and two others. 

If you haven’t noticed, straw/wicker/rattan bags are HUGE this season! Almost every designer, brand, store is coming out with their own version. So to highlight the trend and how to wear it, I’ve teamed up with Alex, Morgan, Samantha, and Megan to show you how five bloggers style the trend. The best part is we all choose completely different bags/styles and are looks are all so different so you’re bound to find a look to match your style and inspire you! 

Each month this summer I’ll be partnering with four different bloggers to share five ways to style a particular trend or item. Stay tuned for next month’s on June 29th. 

Louella Reese Embroidered Shift Dress // 5 Ways to Wear A Straw Handbag

The Samantha Show // How 2 Wear It // The Fashionista Momma // Adored by Alex 

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Morgan

I love how you styled yours for a wine tasting!! I’m actually going on one next weekend and now thinking I need to bring my straw bag! Thanks for including me in this series 🙂

-Morgan
How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Laura Leigh | Louella Reese

    Thanks lady! Aw yay! That’s so exciting. You should definitely bring your straw bag with you. Of course, thank you for joining!

    xo Laura Leigh

Dana

Obsessed with the straw bag trend! I love how you ladies styled all different shapes and sizes!

Pink Champagne Problems

Kate

Gorgeous dress! And this bag is so perfect for summer!

Megan

I love your dress and this bag is perfect for a beach day! I might have to snag it for summer. 🙂 xo ~ Megan

Sarah Lindner

Really loving how you styled that bag! Def a great piece for the summer and to throw things in for the beach!

xoxo
Sarah Lindner
http://www.thehouseofsequins.com

Sami | The Classic Brunette

I am obsessed with straw bags this summer! So so cute and I love how you and the other ladies styled them! 🙂

xo
Sami
The Classic Brunette

Courtney

What a lovely handbag! I have been wanting one similar to that. So cute!
xx courtneylivin.com

Ashley DTKAustin

This is such a fun post!! I love seeing everyone’s different spin on their straw bags!

Nicole Green

This is adorable — loving your embroidered dress with the gingham slides. The wine flight sounds delicious!

Taylor

Love the embroidery on your dress the bright yellow pops so well, and I really love your shoes the pattern is adorable!

Taylor,
https://aquirkytwist.wordpress.com

Taylor - Lights Camera Catwalk

Oh my goodness, love this dress on you and LOVE this series!! You gals are going to kill it!

Xx Taylor
http://lightscameracatwalk.com/

Stephani

Such a cute outfit!! I love your sandals!

Xo, Steph | http://www.sassandsun.com

Alex

That dress is so adorable! Especially loving it with the bag, perfect for summer. Loved partnering on this. xx

Sarah K Tripp

Such a fun post! I’m living for all straw bags this summer!

Rachel Li

This is such a cute summery look! Love the bag and those slippers!

Molly

You look so cute! I loved watching your instastories during your trip!

Lauren

Nothing better than a great straw handbag! I’m dying for the Clare V. one but its still sold out! 🙁
xx
Lauren