NapaStyle | Mille Fiore Bucket
Bucket bags: they're like the handbag version of a bad-habit enabler for all those on-the-go gals who just haphazardly throw items into their bottomless pit purses on their way out. They're like the anti-messenger bag. They're certainly not good for organizing, but they're low-maintenance, roomy, and just so darn cute! Whether a tiny and compact pouchette, or a big leather version to fit all your tossed-in-at-the-last-minute loot, don't let the simple shape fool you! Today's trendiest bucket bags are tricked out with lots of studs, cinched by drawstring tassels, or brightened up with bold colors to make sure they're anything but blah. Take a look at the slideshow for a selection of 8 of my favorite bucket bags!
Sometimes you've just got too much stuff. Or, perhaps, sometimes it just feels like it. As a girl with a problem with misplacing things (my friends like to apply the term "loser"), there's no system I haven't tried when it comes to organizing all of my loose ends. Fittingly, I get excited when I see things that can contain my things. Especially if they're cute things that I can put those things in. When your recycled shoe box just isn't doing it for you and your home, there's a basket, box, bucket, cup, or tray out there to bring your room (and your pile of things) together. Now, it may not help you find where your things are -- for me, there's really no hope there -- but at least it'll help you express and articulate what impeccably good taste in decorating you have!