Three Reasons To Own A Large Handbag ft. Hazlmay

As much as chokers, jean patched shorts, and embroidered jackets make the list for this spring's current trends, we can't forget the one important accessory that will never go out of style - the classic ol' handbag. Today, I've partnered with Hazlmay to share with you guys the top three reasons why it's so important to own a spacious and large handbag not only during the spring, but all-year round.

 Photography by Sharon Litz (@sharonlitz).

Photography by Sharon Litz (@sharonlitz).

1. It's all about storing the essentials.
I don't know about you, but I'm the typa girl who needs to bring a LOT of things with her on a daily basis. After all, it's better to be more prepared for any type of situation than not, am I right? 

Below, I've listed a few things that I usually don't leave the house without:
- Lip Balm
- Lipstick or Lip Gloss
- Car Keys
- Wallet (includes credit cards, business cards, gift cards, cash, etc.)
- Cellphone
- Water Bottle
- External Charger and Cellphone Cord
- Canon G7X Mark ii vlogging camera

2.'s all about storing the unexpected "unessentials".
Whenever you find yourself at a social gathering, party, or event, it is most likely that you will end up carrying an item or bringing something home with you in the form of a party favor, flyer, gift, or food. If you're like me, you probably don't want to have your two hands carrying a clutter of items during any event because c'mon, that doesn't sound fun! Save yourself the trouble by investing in a roomy handbag that can carry everything you need in one "compartment".

As much as I love the convenience of bringing a small clutch or crossbody to these type of events, these tiny accessories just do not come in handy when it comes to carrying anything. As they always say - go big or go home!

3. A large handbag acts as a "statement" piece to spruce up any ordinary or glamorous look.
Let's be real here. If I were to wear my cute frilly blue dress solo without any statement pieces (a sleek jacket that offers a pop of contrast, an attention-grabbing handbag, etc.), it'd be a pretty plain outfit to showcase. Sure, the dress is cute on its own, but there is nothing making this entire outfit stand out in any way when you look at the bigger picture. By pairing this Large Bethany Taupe Satchel by Hazlmay with my casual dress and sandals, it adds both texture and a pop of color to this overall look.

If you're the type of woman who dresses more on the glamorous side on a daily basis, a textured and sophisticated purse like this large satchel would only further emphasize your classy look. However, if you dress more on the casual side at times (like me), bringing a textured tote with you will definitely turn heads as you walk down the street.

Lastly, I just wanted to share with you guys a little information about my handbag before I leave you to your spring and summer purse shopping! Personally, I love large totes that are more on the neutral side, which is why I selected this timeless taupe color. The added croc embossed faux leather makes this purse casual enough to bring with me on an everyday basis, but fancy enough to show off at a dressier event. Although it comes with an adjustable shoulder strap, I personally wouldn't use it for this particular purse since the bag's weight is a bit on the heavier side to be supported by just one shoulder. Instead, I carry my bag by the satchel's double top handles and love how the magnetic snap closure ensures that all of my essentials stay secured in my bag. If you're interested in browsing Hazlmay's website to do some purse shopping for yourself, your family member, or your friend, be sure to use my discount code MICHELLESUN to save 20% off your entire online purchase from May 3 - June 3!

With this blog post, I hope that these three reasons have potentially swayed you to invest in a large handbag for yourself! Share with me in the comments below what your current favorite spring handbag is - I'd love to check it out! :)

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Hazlmay. However, all opinions and thoughts shared in this post are my own.

[Outfit Details #1: Starbucks Outfit]
Sunglasses: AMI Clubwear
Necklace: Katie Dean Jewelry
Dress: Irene's Story
Purse: Hazlmay
*Use discount code MICHELLESUN for 20% off your entire Hazlmay online purchase from May 3 - June 3.
Sandals: Cambiami

[Outfit Details #2: Rooftop Outfit]
Dress: Irene's Story
Necklace: Katie Dean Jewelry
Purse: Hazlmay
*Use discount code MICHELLESUN for 20% off your entire Hazlmay online purchase from May 3 - June 3.
Shoes: Steve Madden

Much Love,