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Monday Mingle: Chic Bags for Working Moms

This week I’m showing a glimpse of how and where I work. The “how” is creatively and passionately. The “where” is well, anywhere. I am always on the go covering trends and heading to events. That means I carry my little 13″ macbook air everywhere. Usually, I bring along a trusty tote since traditional laptop bags can hardly be considered cute.

But lately, I’ve been sporting the Havana bag from Knomo. I can stuff my “office” –that would be a phone and laptop–into my bag and hit the road. The blend of linen and leather is perfect for summer. Fortunately for me, I can wear shorts and a tank to work. I put together the rest of the outfit from LOFT. I’m also wearing a nifty pair of shorts from LOFT and a metallic tank (also LOFT). It’s been hot as Hades this summer, so I’ve been dressing minimally. The bag works for my casual style.

I’m also loving the fact that my hair is long enough to put into this sassy side braid. I can’t stand it on my neck on really hot days. And I won’t lie, I’m mostly in flip flops these days. The Prada gold sandals only came out for a meeting and this shoot.

With my on-the-go life, this tote is perfect. It’s loaded with pockets and compartments, plus offers EVA foam protection. Find more of these smart bags at

Win It! This week we’ve got a fun trio of Avon Bracelets to give away to one lucky fashionista. To be eligible, just link up a post. One winner will be selected at random.

Each week the Monday Mingle ladies gather to bring you style inspiration. We rotate hosting the linky between Jill at and Kristin at we hope you’ll stop by and join the fun.

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About Nicole Feliciano

Nicole Feliciano is the Founder & Editor of Momtrends. Prior to launching Momtrends, she was a fashion executive at Ralph Lauren. Now her mission is bringing style to fashion-starved moms everywhere. Nicole is a lifestyle expert, spokesperson and lover of all things social media. Follow her on twitter @momtrends
  • April @ The 21st Century Housewife

    I love your bag – it’s so wonderful when functional is beautiful and fashionable too. I have to confess I am coveting your shoes! Thank you for hosting Monday Mingle.

    • Nicole

      Oh those were scooped up 2 yrs ago at the annual 75% off Bergorf sale.

  • Andrea Howe

    Looking great as always. And love that bag!

    • Nicole

      Thanks Andrea.

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  • tami

    That bag is cute and what I need in my life as a busy mom on the go!

    • Nicole

      We need all the organizational help we can get!

  • Tunde

    That is a cute bag! I recently got a Vera Bradley laptop bag that I love and it’s so much better than those plain black ones! Love the shorts too!

    • Nicole

      Vera has some sweet prints.

  • sheree@itsnotthatdeep

    you are adorable and I am loving those shorts!
    well wishes from NY

    • Nicole

      Thanks Sheree!

  • alyson

    Cute look, and that bag looks so functional! Wish I could be more casual at the office but jean friday is about as casual as my work days get. :)

    • Nicole

      Clearly you need to leave to start your own biz with your own dress code!

  • Jyoti (Style-Delights)

    OMG! This is such a chic bag! I want one:-)

    • Nicole

      Thanks Jyoti and it was fun meeting you!

  • Jen @ Librarian for Life Style

    Love that bag! Classic style but oh, so pretty! :)

    • Nicole

      Nothing wrong with classic!

      • Jen @ Librarian for Life Style

        Whoops, meant classic AND so pretty! :)

  • Tia

    What a great bag and I LOVE your braid!!!

    • Nicole

      I was on the QVC set a few weeks ago and the stylist had her hair in this braid style. Totally inspired me.

  • April

    That bag is really cute! Love those fun shorts, too!

    • Nicole

      The shorts are a nifty patter. Ikat is trendy right now.

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  • jenn~the stylish housewife

    i LOVE that bag! and your shorts are too cute!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

    • Nicole

      Thanks Jenn. Hope you have a great week.

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  • Christine

    This is such a nice structured yet summery bag, love it! I love those too, they look great on you.

  • Christine

    The Shorts:)

  • Alex Elizabeth

    How do you like your 13″ Air? Any performance issues?I have the 11″ and have been considering the 13– I think the 11″ screen is just too small for me.

    • Nicole

      I love it, but I don’t do a lot of graphics work–that would be tough on 13″

  • Bonnie

    I firmly believe in the power of a chic laptop bag. It’s a must.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  • Baby Shopaholic

    You look super cute! I need this bag for Blogher!!!

  • Kimberly Gioioso

    Love your look and the bag!! Have a great week!

  • Oksana

    you look perfect in this summery outfit! I love the bag too! It goes great with the outfit.

    • Nicole

      Thank you!

  • Alicia @MommyDelicious

    You are working that side braid — love it! Your “office” is so trendy!

    • Nicole Feliciano

      You know how it is…always on the go!

  • Carrie

    I love that bag, especially with the green accents. I always try to get a new bag for work each year because I have to bring so much home with me. I like a bag for work to be beautiful and functional.


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  • The Chic SAHM

    I LOVE those shorts. Perfect for a Saturday out and about.

    • Nicole

      I am very sad for anyone that has to wear a suit on days like today.

  • Alicia Gibbs

    Such a cute bag! I love the color combo. You outfit is lovely as well!

  • Alison Ray (@SassyMomChicago)

    Love the bag too! Somehow green makes everything better. Nice job rockin the side braid!

    • Nicole

      Thanks Alison, I’m always up for experimentation.

  • Cary

    Love your outfit – it’s so cute and summer-y!

  • Jeanine @ Seasonal Color Analysis

    Beautiful bags!! That would be a really cool to way to have a briefcase that didn’t look so “briefcasey!” :)

  • Katie

    Loving the bag on you!

    • Nicole Feliciano

      Thanks Katie, always love when you stop by.

  • megan, the frugalista diaries

    love that bag!

    Xo Megan

    • Nicole Feliciano

      Thanks for stopping by.

  • Andrea (Lil-Kid-Things)

    Oh I really love that bag! I keep wanting to buy a laptop bag, but I fear for my marriage if I bring another bag into this house ;-)

    • Nicole

      Maybe you can sell another one to make space?

  • Stacey

    What a great bag! It looks like it could hold everything you ever need :)

    • Nicole

      It does hold a ton.

  • bravoerunway

    What a great outfit and bag! I love the ivory and the olive green trim :)

  • Maria @verybusymama

    Very cute bag! I just got a new mac and I need a new bag to go with it. I’m in Chile until the end of the month and because its winter I am sadly missing out on sweet summer looks but dodging the terrible heat. Cute shorts – I have the same ones!


    • Nicole

      That’s because you have great taste. How do you wear the shorts?

  • CC

    Great bags! Love the silver tank! ;)

  • Jeannie@gracefully50

    Wow! How cute are you? You look like a college student!

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  • Fashion-isha

    Nicole you always look amazing!

  • Tiffany

    That bag is simply gorgeous! And how cute are you in those bright shorts! I love the whole look!

  • Kristin

    Fabulous bags and I’m diggin’ those shorts!

  • Kristin

    SUPE-uh cute shorts girl! You’re lookin’ all cute and cool in this summer heat :-) Thanks for hosting this week!

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  • Clare @ Trabasack

    Beautiful bag. Very chic!