My Purse-onality… Talking Handbags with Opry Mills

They had me at handbags… when I heard from my good friends at Opry Mills about their upcoming sale, I instantly said “when can I come?!” So fortunate they had me out for another fun shopping experience so I could tell you all about their handbag promotion going on now through June 30th.
First up, let’s talk trends… from totes to satchels to minis and crossbody styles, there is something for every one of us at Opry Mills [and if we’re being completely honest, more than one for that matter]. I’m here to share my favorite handbag trends with you so that you’ll be in the know and on top of your accessories game this season AND save big $$$ while you’re at it… let’s go:

The Mini
I’ve started seeing a TON of cute, colorful and miniature versions of popular handbags this season… for summer, it’s great for hitting up your favorite hotspots with your girlfriends, going out on a date night, and much easier to carry versus a clutch. This time, I stepped into Off Broadway and found this straw mini for a mere $16 [their seasonal straw bags are 30% off during the sale]! Is this not TOO cute?!?!? My fear is one of my little ladies might be thinking this is for her, but it is ALL mama. And this TOTALLY screams summer beach vacation… 

The Tote
Are you the kind of person that likes to throw everything [along with the kitchen sink] in your bag?!?! Well this is for you my dear… the tote that can handle your laptop, planner and notebooks, makeup, kids’ snacks, etc etc etc. I got tote savvy in Rebecca Minkoff at Saks Off Fifth and found this GORG camel colored bag… just $100!! What a major steal.

And of course I just might have found another fun, beachy slouch tote from the Lucky Brand store, too. Lightweight fabric with a fun little print, pom pom accents for color, and a casual silhouette perfect for everyday wear… sign me up! Even better, this happy little number was just $89 on sale. 

The Satchel 
Moving onto the third trend we’re discussing today, my girl Kate Spade knows what she is doing in the bag department and this colorful coral Carli Satchel proves my point perfectly… it’s structured enough for everyday, but you can totally dress this up for special events as well. It has tiny printed detail on the bottom that adds a bit of feminity, and the sale price right now on this pink pretty is just $115 during the bag event. 

The Crossbody

Finally, my go-to style… the one I can’t live without. Let’s face it, as a lady who is running from place to place most days, it’s nice to know I can throw my purse on and GO without having to worry about straps, size, etc. The crossbody has become a staple during the past few years and it’s dominating season after season and doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere! This time, I stopped into see my girls at the Michael Kors Outlet and instantly fell in love with the Greenwich Yellow Crossbody that is 50% off right now and comes in under $125 in a ton of colorful hues. Of course in celebration of my yellow loving birthday girl, I opted to test out the sunshine tone.

I SO hope you enjoyed this personal shopping experience, coming along with me to visit Opry Mills and learn more about the biggest and best handbag trends! I think it’s safe to say I am a lover of all things accessories and though I cannot choose just one favorite, ultimately the “Classic Glam” style of the Kate Spade Carli Satchel won me over and came home with me…
Looking for more info about the Handbag Event? Check out the full write-up of participating stores and offers here.

As always, thanks to Opry Mills for partnering with me on this collaboration. All photos, text, and opinions are my own and features like this make Hello Happiness possible… thanks for reading and your continued support!



  1. June 16, 2017 / 1:29 pm

    I need that coral satchel!!!! ?

  2. June 16, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    Ahh can I just have them all! I love that yellow one!

  3. June 16, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    OMG I can't get over how cute that straw mini is! Adorable!

  4. June 18, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    This is such a fun post! I also love the little straw bag on you!

  5. June 19, 2017 / 1:53 am

    SO many cute, fun bags and I must say your outfit is precious!!!

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  7. June 19, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    I love your dress!! Where's it from???

  8. June 20, 2017 / 1:05 am

    I was just saying I needed a new bag for summer! I love the mini straw bag!

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