Southern Belles Girls Trip Monogrammed Tote Bag

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

A few months ago, my mom invited me and my little sister to a girls week in Sea Island, Georgia.

Naturally, I jumped at the chance.

Quality girl time in the most beautiful resort in the South?

Yes, please.

We decided to make it a Southern Belles road trip from North Carolina to Georgia, so naturally I needed to make a little gift for the adventure.

I found this adorable tote bag at Target, and I instantly knew what I was going to create: a Southern Belles Girls Trip Monogrammed Tote Bag.

Southern Belles Girls Trip Monogrammed Tote Bag

This bag was so easy to create, and seriously perfect for the trip.

I bought three of the tote bags from Target, all in the same style since it was the easiest to vinyl.

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

I then created three unique phrases for me, my mom, and my little sis:

Me: Salty but Sweet 

I thought this was adorable, not only because it gives a nod to the beach and the Great Salt Lake, but also because it is so. me. 

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Little Sis: Bummin’ Around

My maiden name was Bumgardner, so my little sis goes by “Bum” or “Bummy” a lot. Since we’re staying at a glitzy glam resort, I figured “bummin’ around” would be a cute tongue-in-cheek saying for her bag that she could carry over to D.C. when she went back.

Mom: Special Time

When we were younger, my mom would take us out one at a time for “special time.” Special time could include a movie, a day at the park, tea at the local tea room, or, in this case, a week at the most beautiful resort in the country. Either way, I thought it was an appropriate saying to remind my mom of the special times she’d given us growing up, and all the special times we were going to have together.

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

I just made the cut files and the monograms on heat transfer vinyl, used my Cricut machine to print them, and then I ironed them onto the bags. Monogram on the front, saying on the back. Easy peasy! I chose light light pink for mine, and metallic gold for the girls’.

 

We carried these bags everywhere. 

We started in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

We used them at South of the Border and Beaufort, South Carolina.

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

We brought them through Savannah, Georgia.

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

And we carried them at Sea Island.

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

We had them at the beach to carry our shoes.

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

We carried them to the spa to pack our suits.

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

We had them at the candy shop on the Savannah River Walk for our sweet treats.

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

We used them to hold our spoils when we shopped the SCAD store and stopped for tea afterwards at Gryphon Tea Room. (I got the Blackberry Pomegranate Lemonade Spritzer).

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

We used them on our bike rides for our camera gear.

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

And we used them to pack our fun little frillies from the Cloister before we headed out.

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

 

They are so practical, and they are so dang cute.

Seriously, if you ever take a road trip, these are a must. So easy and so adorable!

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

Do you have a go-to bag for road trips? Are you a monogram addict like I’ve recently become?

 

Southern Belles Monogrammed Tote Bag - Politics to PlayDoh

xoxo

Cara

 

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