Cross Body Bags to the Rescue for Moms

altFashion trends come and go, but a mom’s busy hands are always full, so the cross body bag is the perfect solution for going hands free.

There’s a long standing joke with my two daughters that I carry enough stuff in my purse to allow all of us to take an unplanned weekend trip at the drop of the hat. Okay, so I’ll admit, my purse is essentially my personal security blanket and I do have a tendency to overload it at times. And I’ll add to that confession, that I have no intention to shake this overloading addiction anytime soon either! 

The upside to my seemingly uncontrollable addiction, is that we never have to turn down any last minute offers to tag along with friends on a last minute weekend adventure. But the downside to my overloaded shoulder bag, is that 99.5% of the time when we’re not on holiday, I’m left carrying around an overloaded bag that ends up pulling on my back and body posture in a very unhealthy way.
 
So thank goodness, that the cross body bag has emerged back on the fashion scene and rescued us all from the crippling effects of carrying an overloaded shoulder bag. And in addition to alleviating debilitating back and posture issues, cross body bags also free up our hands, in addition to acting also as a theft deterrent, to make it a not-so-easy task to snatch a dangling purse off your shoulder and run with it.
 
So if I’ve persuaded you to consider adding a cross body bag to your wardrobe, take a look and consider updating your arsenal of purses by adding one of these cool cross body bags to your life.
 
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This oversized Messenger Bag by Clare Vivier is great for everyday used as a convertible piece to use on trips as a carryon travel piece. It’s approximately 12″ high and 18″ long, with 5 inch fixed drop handles in addition to a removable 20″ drop strap that can be used to carry it in a cross body style. And it’s bright red color makes it the perfect accent piece for almost any outfit.
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Image: piperlime.gap.com

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I was immediately drawn to the rich green color tone of this H&B Hobo Handbag and you won’t believe how well-priced it is either. And it’s roomy size will allow you to bring along all your essential must-haves or use it as a carry on travel piece for a weekend getaway.
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Image: amazon.com
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The compact size of this soft grey Mini M.A.C. bag is just big enough to stash all your must-haves, but it’s petite size will help curb your inclination to exceed maximum recommended weight limits for purses! It’s adjustable chain and studded leather strap can used either as a single strap, for cross body use, doubled up or removed, depending on how you want to carry your bag on any particular day. And it’s classic Rebecca Minkoff styling takes it easily from daytime into nighttime too.
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Image: rebeccaminkoff.com
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The stunningly gorgeous turquoise color and contrasting jewel accent tones of this cotton and leather constructed Paita Tote by Jasper & Jeera features an optional removable cross body strap that will make you want to carry it everywhere with you.
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