A J Crew Metallic Gold Bucket Bag Perfect for Strolling About Town

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They say shoes make the outfit, but I think the right bag is the perfect accessory to pull a look together. This gold metallic bucket bag from J Crew which I picked up on sale for $74.00 down from $115, is the perfect size for day spent strolling around. Big enough to fit a small wallet, a phone, sunnies, and a pack of gum or two— but not too big either. Being a New Yorker and a commuter I am all about the big bag, but on my days off when I want to relax and kick it with my girls the last thing I want to do is lug around a big heavy bag. Right? And doesn’t it look perfect with these breezy white J Crew gazebo pants? Of course I didn’t want to look too preppy, I mean I am a former goth, so I added this edgy pull over I picked up at Therapy Life N Style in Sayville. The jacket is from I love H81 and the sunnies are from Quay Australia. I spoke about these uber cool shades

Of course I didn’t want to look too preppy, I mean I am a former goth

in Monday’s post, super chic huh. The hat is from Gap, and the shoes are from COS , they were a bit more then I wanted to spend at $125 but they are super comfortable, great for walking around and they are well made. Last year I saw a pair of shoes I wanted in COS but I hesitated and when I returned to the store a week and a half later they were sold out. So I was not about to allow that to happen again. And sure enough these did sell out in the store though not online. Luckily, this bag is also not sold out, and it comes in multiple colors. So if you are looking for an in-between bag that you can throw on and not have think about but still want to add a bit of wow factor to your look head on over to J Crew  …pssst I think it is cheaper online.

Photos by Andrea of PrettyProperQuaint and retouching and image manipulation by moi and be sure to head on over to Andreas’s site to see my pix of her.



  • Rachelle
    June 22, 2016

    You look fabulous lady and that cute bag had such a great pop to your outfit.


  • Jackie Harrison
    June 22, 2016

    You look very chic strolling the street of New York City.

  • ellesees.net
    June 22, 2016

    I never liked bucket bags back in the 90s (whenever it was) but THIS, this one I like. Something about that metallic amps it up and makes outfits pop, like yours.

  • Edita
    June 22, 2016

    Woah – totally slaying this look, Ali!

  • Shybiker
    June 22, 2016

    You’re right — the stylish bag definitely completes this outfit. Smart choice.

    A “former goth”?! There’s so much I don’t know about you. And wish I did!

    June 22, 2016

    Wow love this chic laid back NY look!!!

    Come check out how I welcomed Summer with a boho-inspired look at the blog – Happy Wednesday!!!


  • Louann Kristy
    June 22, 2016

    …. and I love your hat !! 🙂

  • Rowena
    June 22, 2016

    I agree with you that sometimes a great bag will pull a look together even more than shoes. That bag is a fantastic find! The color, shape and size are so perfect for a day out. I try to carry smaller bags so I don’t end up hauling a ton of stuff that I don’t need around with me on most weekends. Will have to drop by J. Crew and see what colors are available!

  • Marie
    June 22, 2016

    You look fantastic! You have such great style. Love that bag, it’s prefect for strolling around town.

  • Shireen L. Platt
    June 22, 2016

    I seriously love your pictures in this post, Ali, the photography and editing is amazing! It looks like a fashion editorial!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • elle the Elle Diaries
    June 22, 2016

    your style ( not preppy or goth), is very chic and upscale downtown, if that makes any sense. Super chic. I love seeing you in your outfit posts.
    Love the metallic bag, and I agree it adds a lot to this outfit,
    ad I admire your pictures…
    xx, Elle

    June 23, 2016

    Fab outfit! x


  • Akaleistar
    June 23, 2016

    Such a cool look! Love the jacket and bag 🙂

  • Ashley
    June 23, 2016

    That bag is beyond killer- and I love the washed-out denim jacket!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Denise
    June 23, 2016

    Yes, normally people say that shoes make an outfit, but this bag is so sweet, I likeit! Metallics are so beautiful! I also loved the hat and the shoes and the top is really, really great! Hope you have a very nice weekend!

  • Uzo
    June 24, 2016

    I love the bag , it’s quite similar to the Zara bucket bag i styled recently on my blog. You look amazing . Have great weekend.


  • Cielo
    June 24, 2016

    I love your tank top! The design is so cute! Goes so well with your bag =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • Blue Adriatic
    June 24, 2016

    Dear Alicia, at first your name remind me on “Good wife”. Your outfit is really cute but I would specially mention bag, T-shirt and hat .
    Kiss, Silvy

  • Beauty Follower
    June 26, 2016

    Cool outfit, dear!


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