Monday, 3 December 2018

30 Ways To Wear: Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Tote Bag In Plum Purple #30wears

I couldn't resist snapping up this little purple mini MAB tote bag in a Shopbop sale 3 years ago. It's been a great addition to my wardrobe over the years, and today I'm celebrating it by making it the star of this month's 30 ways to wear post. Each month I take something from my wardrobe I've worn 30 times or more and make a roundup post showing the different ways you can wear it.


30 Ways To Wear: Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Tote Bag In Plum


30 Ways To Wear The Rebecca Minkoff MIni MAB Tote Bag in Plum Purple: Styling Ideas | awayfromblue


Cost Per Wear

This bag was on sale for $146.25, although I don't recall if it was AUD or USD and the receipt doesn't tell me. Given that it's been worn over 50 times since then, it's getting good cost per wear! $2.71 per wear so far, and that will go down the longer I use the bag. It still looks new! It has a lot more wears to go to get the magic '$1 per wear' people aim for, but I know I will hit that with it eventually. I'm pleased with the cost per wear so far.




30 Ways To Wear A Mini MAB Tote: Video Style







Purple Bag As A Pop Of Colour


how to wear a purple bag with a neutral outfit as a pop of colour | awayfromblue


The easiest way to wear a purple bag - or any colourful bag! - is to keep your outfit neutral and let the bag be the pop of colour. This plum purple mini MAB tote works so well with black and grey outfits. You can continue on the colourful theme with a necklace like I have in the first outfit, or just keep things simple and let the bag be the only bit of colour like I have in the other outfits.


Purple Bag To Accessorise A Pink Outfit


pink outfit ideas with a purple mini mab tote bag | away from blue

Pink and purple is a colour combination I love to wear together! You'll see it pop up in the other categories too. This purple bag works so nicely when wearing something pink in your outfit. From head to toe pink in a maxi dress, berry pink tops, or a subtle pink printed cami, this purple bag is a wonderful accessory.


Blue Clothes and Purple Bag


ways to wear a purple mini mab tote bag with a blue outfit | awayfromblue


Blue and purple is another go-to colour combination for me, especially as I wear so much blue! Just like with the pink outfits above, this purple bag matches with head-to-toe blue in a maxi dress, or more subtle blues like a navy tee or a chambray maxi skirt.


Matching A Purple Bag to Purple Pieces In Your Outfit


matchy matchy purple outfits with plum rebecca minkoff mini mab tote bag | awayfromtheblue


I will always love a big of matchy-matchy! Even if the shades are slightly different, I think this purple bag looks great worn with other purple pieces in an outfit to tie it all together. You could have a little touch of purple through a tee or tank, or a bolder mix with purple jeans or a purple cardigan - and matching purple accessories! If you love a colour it makes sense to wear a lot of it in one outfit!


Plain Purple Mini MAB Tote Bag With Prints


purple mini mab tote bag with printed outfits | away from the blue


This cute little boxy tote is so simple to pair with a printed outfit. The plain, block colour means you don't have to worry about patterns clashing. You can do a bit of print mixing like I have in the first outfit, or you can keep things simple and stick to one pattern piece.


Purple Mini MAB Tote Bag In Winter


rebecca minkoff purple mini mab tote bag and winter layers | away from the blue


If you are trying to make the most of your wardrobe year round like I am, you'll find that bags can be worn in any season! This plum purple bag was purchased in the Australian spring of 2015, which means it was an American autumn / winter bag. I've found the colour so easy to wear year round! From simple summer shorts outfits to these layered winter ones, it really works in any season! One thing to note though is that the bag doesn't completely seal up,  o maybe not a good idea on a snowy or wet day!


Purple Mini MAB Tote Bag In Pregnancy


4 pregnancy outfit ideas with Rebecca Minkoff purple mini MAB tote bag | awayfromblue


I do love closing out these 30 ways to wear posts with pregnancy photos, it's so nice looking back on the baby bump! And it proves a very important point I bring up when buying bags - they are always going to fit and look good no matter what! This cute little purple MAB tote is the perfect example - it's holding its structured shape well and it's seen me through 3 years of wear with many more wears left in it!



What's In My Bag: Rebecca MInkoff Mini MAB Tote Bag:




Where To Buy The Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Tote Bag:





More Posts in The #30 Wears Handbag Series:

If you're looking for more outfit inspiration with this bag, you can see all 70+ ways I've worn it in my blog archives. I've included some links to other handbag related 30 wears posts below too. You can find the full post series by clicking here.


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74 comments:

  1. Such a cute bag!

    Federica
    www.federicadinardo.com

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  2. Rebecca Minkoff always has the cutest bags and this purple mini MAB is no exception. I invest the most in handbags and it is worth it. You can't go wrong with a bag, purple or not, to wear any season or occasion. Love all the outfit combinations and I may like the purple on purple way too much! I hope you ha a great weekend and happy Monday!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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    1. I will always agree that handbags are a great investment, and luckily these go on sale often so aren't too big of a splurge, haha!

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  3. What a gorgeous bag, Mica! I just love the colour! It really does go well with every clothing combination you've worn! I especially love pink and purple and purple and purple! ;) You know I love matchy-matchy too! Hope you had a lovely weekend and that your week is off to a great start! :) XXX

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    1. Thanks Sasha! It does go with so much! :)

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  4. A pop of color is my favourite way for adding color to a monochromatic outfit. I love all black looks with colored accessories. Love all your looks Mica!! Happy Monday xxx

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. I love bright bags worn as a pop of colour like that! :) This purple one does it so well!

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  5. You nailed how to style this chic bag! Every look is lovely.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  6. It really still looksbrand new, I am impressed. Not even the color seems to have faded. Do you take measures to protect it, the color I mean?

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. I use a water/stain proofing spray on all my bags (Aussie brand) and it is supposed to help with colour - but I make sure that when I'm not using my bags they are stored out of the sun too.

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  7. I hadn't heard of the $1 per wear measurement but that's an interesting one! Not a bad idea for truly getting your money's worth out of something. I have a RM bag in a similar color and I love it! I usually use mine as my "pop of color" but I really like it with blue! I guess I better try that next!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. It is a good figure to have in mind, although I haven't reached it with most of my splurge worthy bags yet haha! Glad I could give you some ideas for how to wear your bag! :)

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  8. I think it's super cool how you do the cost-per-wear of your items, Mica! Even though you have some expensive stuff, over the years of wearing them, they really do end up being a bargain! Such an inspiration:)

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    1. Thanks Emmy! I justify the splurges by saying they are worth it over the years so it's good to look back on things I buy and see if they are actually worth it, haha!

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  9. Such a lovely color!
    You're always so stylish!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  10. Such a great post and the cutest handbag!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  11. You just wouldn't think that a purpleish bag would go with so much, but you've shown how incredibly versatile it's been, Mica.
    It's one of those colors that works so well for every season!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. It really is such a versatile colour for my wardrobe! :)

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  12. I love the color;it does with everything.
    www.comfycozyup.com

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  13. I absolutely love the plum color and the mini mab has always been one of my favorite styles! I even ordered one once, but sent it back as I felt it was too small for me :(
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. It is definitely a bare-essentials only bag definitely!

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  14. It's such a great color bag! You'll definitely get it down to $1 per wear!
    https://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  15. That is such a cute bag. I love the size of it. For some reason, I especially like it with your jean jacket, very hip and cool (my daughter says I shouldn't say "hip"). Have a great week.
    x, Julie | thismainlinelife.com

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  16. I love how you showcase all the different ways you have worn your purse. I hope you have a great week. This is my second week back to work.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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    1. Hope your return to work is continuing to go well! :)

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  17. Gorgeous bag and so versatile.

    http://www.henatayeb.blogspot.com

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  18. Love adding a pop of color! Love your looks!
    xx- Nina

    http://www.stylingwithnina.com/2018/12/neutrals-for-days.html

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  19. I love post like this that shows that if you really love a product that you should invest in it if you know you are going to get a lot of use from at. I also like how you broke down the cost per wear which is so important in determining if an item is worth it or not.
    LaToya
    www.toyastales.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes it's helpful to see how much value I'm getting from things! :) Thanks :)

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  20. That bag was a great find to be sure and you always amaze me how many looks you can get out of one bag. And I like how you color coordinated the looks in this post. Good job!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. I definitely thing colourful bags are just as versatile as neutrals :)

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  21. That purple Rebecca Minkoff bag has to be one of my top 3 favorites of yours. I love the structure of it, the color, the material.. And you always styled it perfectly! I particularly like the combination with blue outfits and prints <3
    Have a fantastic day, dear!
    xx

    www.stylebydeb.com

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  22. Oh wow! It such a versatile bag <3

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

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  23. I love seeing all the outfits at once - it really is fun. You seem to really favour blues, pinks and purples with this (all of which are great!), but have you tried this purple with greens or yellows? I see you branching out into contrasting colours as your next evolution, Mica.

    thanks for the flashbacks! So fun. :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the ideas Sheila! Other than wearing with a few printed pieces with those colours minorly in it, I've never tried it with more blocks of those colours. I should!

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  24. You really rock that purple! I don't actually own anything purple?!? I think that I should though. You really make it so versatile with all your looks!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. I own a few purple pieces, I think because it goes so well with blue, haha!

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  25. There is so many ways you can wear this bag and I love how you styled your outfits x

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com/

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  26. I love these types of posts. It's great that you were able to get such good wear out of your bag and that it's still in great condition.

    I love all the looks you paired it with, but my favorites have to be the ones with pink. I just love the two colors together.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  27. It's a great bag and looks nice with all the outfits.

    Have a great day!

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  28. I always love this boxy Rebecca Minkoff bag because of its shape and hot colour. I can see it is pretty versatile to suit every outfit. May you have a great midweek.

    www.busyandfab.com

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  29. That is such a pretty bag! I didn't realize what a versatile color purple is! All of these looks are really cute!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  30. That bag goes with everything- I'm in looooove!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  31. How lovely to see all these great outfits with that beautiful bag!

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  32. That bag is really beautiful, love the color of it!
    I like all of these outfits, you styled it perfectly!

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  33. One small bag but SO many ways to wear it!!! You'll be to that $1 (or less) in no time:) Hope your week has been great!

    Laura
    Black Coffee Beautiful

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    1. Yes I'm sure to get a lot more wear from it! :)

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  34. Very beautiful bag and so great inspirations. Have a nice day!
    https://chicchedimamma.com/

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  35. I have wanted to get myself a rebecca minkoff bag for years, I think you've finally motivated me to take the plunge. x

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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    1. Definitely keep an eye out on the sales! I love my Rebecca Minkoff bags!

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  36. I just love that striped cardi you wore with it and the pom pom accessory! :) I need to look and see how much these bags run.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. I included a few pieces and prices in the post for you :)

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  37. I adore this bag and the color! You styled it so pretty! specially the pregnancy pictures! gorgeous! I am about to buy my 5th RM bag :)

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    1. They are so addictive to buy aren't they? haha!

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  38. Amazing post as always. Stopped by to say hi. :)

    amakamedia.com

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  39. OMG! Such an interesting video, loved all the options there! ♥

    www.heresometimes.com

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  40. What a beautiful shade of purple! It is a gorgeous bag indeed and it's great to see how you styled it in so many ways. I think I like it the most with outfits that also have purple in them. Getting the most wears out of an item is always something we should strive for... fantastic outfits, you always look lovely and fresh.

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    1. Yes this 30 wears challenge has been good for making me look at different ways to wear things in my wardrobe!

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  41. That is one of my favorite bags of yours Mica! The color is just so fun. I love all the ways you've styled it, but I think my favorite way is with pink--it just makes such a pretty color combo!

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    1. Pink and purple do look great together! :)

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  42. I think my first colorful bag was a purple bag. I find that they just go with more than than other bold colored bags. You have definitely proven that!

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    1. This one definitely does go with a lot! :)

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  43. I couldn't even pick a favourite here! I think you wore it perfectly with every look, Mica! I didn't think I would like it with cobalt blue either, but I do!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  44. I'm surprised at how much wear you got out of that purple bag, but I love all the outfits! That shade of purple is really pretty and it does go with a lot of different colors and patterns. You're inspiring me to see how much cost per wear I get on the items in my wardrobe.

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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    1. So glad I could inspire you to look at your wardrobe too Kara! The 30 wears challenge is an interesting one to do!

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  45. It's such a chic and versatile bag. Love how you style it with the neutrals dear, really makes the color pop even more!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  46. We're heading to New Zealand and Australia is just ten days so I'm paying even more to your posts Mica! Maxi skirts are a great option, I've not yet graduated from midi-skirts which I have just started wearing so hopefully I can find some maxi skirts that drown me as I'm only 5ft1!

    Musings & More

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    1. Oh so exciting - hope you enjoy your trip! It's definitely warm here at the moment!

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  47. Thanks all for your lovely comments :)

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