What’s Inside My Pink Mini Bag + Summer Day Date

Styling the sweetest pink mini bag and sharing what I keep in my inside for summer day dates! 

Louella Reese Coordinating Stripes // Pink Mini Bag

photos by back seat photography // location: whitehead manor // hair: simply curled hair by Kaitlyn 

shirt {40% off, last seen here} // skirt {sold out, similar} // c/o handbag // loafers {50% off in black & metallic} // sunglasses // c/o earrings 

Happy Friday’s Eve! This week for some reason has been especially long! So I’m over the moon that we’re extremely close to Friday and the weekend! Anyone else feeling the same? 

To celebrate the good news being at the end of the week, I wanted to share an awesome sale going on right now here in the Charlotte area. As well as a fun look that’s totally weekend ready. Currently, Concord Mills is celebrating the item that ultimately makes your look with their month long Annual Bag Sale. From now {it started May 26th} until June 30th you can scoop up handbags at a serious discount. Retailers participating in the sale include H&M, Lucky Brand, Steve Madden, Vera Bradley and many more at Concord Mills. A couple of styles that are worth checking out for the new season include tote, satchel, cross body, and mini {my personal favorite}.  

Louella Reese Coordinating Stripes // Pink Mini Bag

Louella Reese Coordinating Stripes // Pink Mini Bag

Louella Reese Coordinating Stripes // Pink Mini Bag

Louella Reese Coordinating Stripes // Pink Mini Bag

Diving into the title of this post. Let’s talk about summer day dates. Then I’ll spill what I’m carrying in my bag for the perfect Sunday with my hubs!

Sundays are my absolute FAVORITE! Sleeping in almost always happens, lounging is required, and the day is guaranteed to be filled with lots of time with Joshua. A total win in my book! Sunday’s typically mean we’ll have a little day date. It might be as simple as running some fun errands together or getting dressed up and heading out to eat.

Some of my favorite summer day dates include
Brunch after church {with mimosas}
Running “fun errands” {T.J. Maxx/Home Goods for house stuff, Lowes for plants
Riding our bikes around surrounding neighborhoods looking at all the beautiful houses
Hitting up the local farmer’s market. Scooping up flowers and ingredients to make dinner together
Exploring neighboring areas

This past weekend we explored Lowe’s. The previous week I had picked up an adorable basket from Home Goods and was itching to fill it with a plant for our living room. Lucky for me, Joshua was on board. So Sunday after church, we made our way to Lowe’s with Reese Poppy in tow. I personally had a blast and LOVED picking out a new item for our home together. It was a great little summer day date in my opinion! 

Louella Reese Coordinating Stripes // Pink Mini Bag

Louella Reese Coordinating Stripes // Pink Mini Bag

Louella Reese Coordinating Stripes // Pink Mini Bag

Louella Reese Coordinating Stripes // Pink Mini Bag

shirt {40% off, last seen here} // skirt {sold out, similar} // c/o handbag // loafers {50% off in black & metallic} // sunglasses // c/o earrings

Now, let’s talk about what’s in my summer day date handbag. I typically go with a small bag for these days. I don’t need to carry a lot. After all, I have Joshua’s pockets {haha}. So this mini bag I picked up from the Concord Mills Annual Handbag Sale was perfect for our day date last Sunday. 

Inside you’ll find: 
IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush 4-In-1 Reviver Lipstick Stain – I love this light lip stain for more casual occasions. It gives you just the right amount of color. 
Dagne Dover Card Case – I use this little card case as my wallet when carrying little bags. Plus I always like to have business cards on hand. You never know who you’ll run into! 
Sunglasses – A must have come summer. Right now it’s all about this pair or this pair. Thinking of scooping these sunnies up for a little change. What do you think of them? 
Claw Clip – Typically I wear my hair down for dates {whether during the day or night} so just in case I decide I want to put it up. 
Clear Elastic Hair Ties – I love these little ties for braids. They’re the perfect size and being clear, you don’t really notice them. They’re also great to use for Reese Poppy’s little ponytail. 
Gum – I mean, who wants stinky breathe on a date? Not me! 
Ibuprofen – When the seasons change, headaches often follow. I definitely don’t want to shorten a day date due to a headache. Therefore, ibuprofen is always on hand.

Well, there you have it! A little peak inside my summer day date handbag. What do you keep in your bag at all times? 

Concord Mills Annual Handbag Sale

Thank you to Concord Mills for sponsoring this post. All views and opinions are of course my own! 


  1. Nataly
    June 8, 2017 / 8:42 am

    I love this mini bag and its pink! Adorable outfit too!

  2. Anna English
    June 8, 2017 / 8:42 am

    I’m such a sucker for a cute mini bag!

    • June 8, 2017 / 10:35 am

      Haha you’re the cutest! Thanks lady! You definitely need to get these shoes. They’d be awesome on ya!

      xo Laura Leigh

  3. June 8, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    Love how you tied the ends of your shirt it made the look super fun. Your bag is absolutely adorable makes me think about switching over from my favorite bag a crossbody!


    • June 9, 2017 / 8:26 am

      Aw thanks gal! I really wanted to wear this top with this skirt but there was not way I could tuck it all in. Yes, you should definitely give the mini bag trend a try.

      xo Laura Leigh

  4. June 8, 2017 / 6:21 pm

    Seriously love your outfit!! That skirt is so cute with the skirt! and that bag is too cute!

    Maggie @ Polished Closets

    • June 9, 2017 / 8:26 am

      Thanks so much Maggie! I’m truly hooked on the skirt and mini bag. I’ve worn them both a ton already.

      xo Laura Leigh

  5. June 8, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    Cute little bag! Love this outfit!

  6. Stephanie
    June 9, 2017 / 8:16 am

    1) Your outfit is darling. I love the mixed stripes and the maxi skirt on you! Also, your hair is super cute. 2) Your day date ideas are dynamite and I will definitely be putting them to use with my boyfriend soon. I need some new home pieces since I’m in the process of a renovation, so that sounds so fun! 3) I love your little bag and everything inside. I’ve seen these bags at H&M a couple times and really like them!

    • June 9, 2017 / 8:30 am

      You’re seriously the sweetest! I am so happy you like the day date ideas. Cannot wait for you to have a blast with your boyfriend doing a couple of them!!

      xo Laura Leigh

  7. June 13, 2017 / 12:31 am

    What a beautiful way to style two stripe pieces in one look! I love how you styled this gorgeous skirt! BTW your hair looks amazing!


    • June 13, 2017 / 8:35 am

      Aw thank you Katya! I really appreciate it. Simply Curled by Kaitlyn did my hair. She’s amazing!!

      xo Laura Leigh

  8. June 15, 2017 / 9:20 am

    This outfit is absolutely beautiful on you! LOVE the summer date *with mimosas* addition. Ummm..yes. My S.O. and I went to brunch last weekend and had mimosas and they were so refreshing on a hot summer day. Obsessed with this gorgeous little bag!

    • June 15, 2017 / 10:41 am

      Thank you gal! So glad you’re on board with the mimosas. They really are so refreshing!

      xo Laura Leigh

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