This Season’s It Bag Is Under $15

Bag: Amazon; Dress: Zara (similar here, here and here); Shoes: Aldo (similar here and here); Hat: H&M (similar here and here)

No, I wasn’t drunk or otherwise inebriated when I wrote this title.

Once you see something, it’s impossible to un-see it. Which is what can be said about this net bag. I initially saw it on some random artsy account, thought, ‘hey that’s kinda cool’, and proceeded to order it. In the span of 2 short months I began to notice it on the shoulder of every it-girl. You know, those girls who are either born with effortless French girl cool, or have mastered the art of feigning it.

While so much of French fashion may be unattainable, some of it isn’t. What I am referring to in particular is the net bag I bought from Amazon for a whopping $12.99. I think there’s something about the simplicity of the bag that makes it cool. It practically screams I-don’t-give-a-fuck, and I couldn’t be more into it. And I am not alone in my love for this net bag. This, this, and this is evidence of its stamp of approval from some fashion’s coolest chicks.

Now to address the elephant in the room: walking down the street with nothing but a bag of lemons may lead to people posing questions like ‘where is her wallet?’, and more pressingly ‘wtf is she doing with all those lemons?’ To be clear, this bag can be used to carry your wallet, sunglasses, etc. And to answer any lemon-related questions you may have, I consume them at an alarmingly high rate thanks to my obsession with salad bowls. So yes, I really did eat that.

Bet you didn’t think you could get an it-bag for this cheap.

Photography by Erin Leydon






  1. Amy
    July 19, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    Love this dress on you. I haven’t seen this styling before, but I admit the bag is pretty cool.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  2. July 19, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    I love this whole outfit, especially that bag! So perfect for summer!

  3. July 19, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    Oh I have seen this bag pop up so much lately too.. it really is the coolest ‘it’ bag! Although my mum has had one for years as her shopping bag.. looks like I will be borrowing it! haha

    x Emily

  4. July 19, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    I wish I could adopt French-girl style!

    The little net grocery bag…I think it looks cuter with lemons in it rather than a wallet. And I doubt anyone will care about the lemons – these bags are the original reusable grocery bags (a little 80’s kid fact)

  5. July 19, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    I think is bad is super cute but probably not the best for carrying around lipsticks or anything… (obviously). I love these photos though and your outfit is flawless!!

    🍍 Pia

  6. July 19, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    Used to hate this bag so much, but after seeing it a lot on Instagram and Pinterest, I might consider getting one for my trip to Tuscany. Can’t believe I’m joining the bandwagon, haha. Your photos also made me want one of them. And btw you look so cute in these photos, adore that dress from Zara. Wishing you a great day. xx


  7. July 19, 2017 / 10:57 pm

    Love this dress on you and those booties too! I’ve been seeing these net bags lately on Instagram and I just love them. I think they’re so fun for summer too! Oh and I go thru about a bag of lemons weekly… i may or may not be addicted to lemons. lol

    xo, Jackie

  8. July 20, 2017 / 4:05 am

    I am absolutely OBSESSED with this outfit Siff, and this bag is so cool in its own right I can’t wait to see you rock it more! Also – BARGAIN! I’m now on the hunt for one of my own, haha. Nothing better than finding your own piece that you can rock without it being run of the mill!

    Ashleigh x

  9. July 20, 2017 / 4:33 am

    I love everything about your outfit. Head to toe gorgeous!
    Xx, Raysa

  10. July 20, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    I love the things that you could find on Amazon! You’re rocking that bag


  11. July 20, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Ahhh, mystery solved, thanks so much Siff! I must admit I have loved this bag since I first laid eyes on it although I did question its usefulness other than grocery shopping at the market square 🙂 Love this whole look and how effortlessly cool you are in this white boho dress!

    Happy day, gal!

    Saida | She talks Glam

  12. July 20, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    I love the ‘I wasn’t drunk’ disclaimer at the top! Lol
    Super cute how you styled this with the lemons. Also, that hat is such a goodie. From H&M? GREAT find!!

  13. July 20, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    There are so many different It bags this season. I’m glad you really ate those lemons.

  14. July 20, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    Looking at the shhot the only thing that came in my mind : When life gives you Lemons, Make Lemonade 😀
    You look beautiful gal.

  15. July 21, 2017 / 1:22 am

    Wow this takes the idea of a basket bag to a whole new level! I love your outfit and your boots, though!

    Jessica |

  16. July 21, 2017 / 4:11 am

    I’ve also been seeing those bags everywhere and have been loving it on every girl that looks so effortlessly chic with it. Drizzled lemon is just a must on a salad.


  17. Tamara
    July 21, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    I absolutely love the effortlessly chic vibes of this dress!


    Tamara –

  18. July 22, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    This is just too cute! I haven’t yet seen it around, but there not doubt in my mind that right after I finish typing this, I will come across it everywhere because that’s how it always is, lol! I think I’d use it more for when going to the farmer’s market or beach! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have the best weekend ahead, beauty!



  19. July 22, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    Haha, I’m always so behind the times. I had no idea that net bags are the in thing. It’s pretty unique and I like how you put lemons in it for this post, very colourful. Beautiful dress too Siffat. xx
    Coco Bella Blog

  20. July 22, 2017 / 11:52 pm

    Omg I am heading to Amazon ASAP, lol. I’ve seen this type of bag a couple of days ago on IG and wasn’t sure if I liked the concept. But I just love how you styled here; it matches the outfit perfectly and adds such a cool detail to it, especially with lemons inside! Thanks so much for sharing and have a great Sunday, beautiful!