The Vibrant Travel Purse I’m Rocking This Summer + MyWalit Review

DowntownDemure.com x MyWalit Rio Bag Review

DowntownDemure.com x MyWalit Rio Bag Review (2)

DowntownDemure.com x MyWalit Rio Bag Review

(This Post was sponsored by Single Edition Media on behalf of Mywalit, but the opinions are 100% real)

Bag: MyWalit // Dress: Nordstrom Rack (similar HERE) // Heels: DailyLook ($20)

Jewelry: Rocksbox (Try these pieces + others for free using code elizabethbff441)

Ah, summer. In two short months, summer will be a reality, and I’m already dreaming of the travels in store. First stop: Chicago. Second stop: Cuba (if you’ve been to Cuba before, pleaseee let me know! I have a million questions for you!).

You know what I desperately need for those trips? A practical purse that I can easily tote around during my explorations! Having worked at Coach for a few years, I have a healthy collection of black bags. Unfortunately, none of those bags are suitable for travel and I didn’t have the foresight to get multicolored bags…or bags of any color beyond teal and blue.

Thankfully the good folks at mywalit came to my rescue and offered me an opportunity to review a bag from their vibrant new Rio collection. Read on for my honest thoughts on the Rio Flapover.

DowntownDemure.com x MyWalit Rio Bag Review (4)

About the Company

Mywalit is a multicolor leather goods brand founded in Lucca, Italy in 2005. If my bag is any indication, this brand specializes in creative, colorful purses, handbags, briefcases and accessories made of premium leather.

What I love

The leather – My favorite feature of this bag is the leather. It’s buttery smooth all over. According to mywalit’s description, this bag is made of “exclusive Bol leather.” I’m not sure what that is, but it sounds fancy.

The details – I’m a sucker for bags with simple designs and intricate details. From the purple cross-body strap to the teal knot details on the front flap, there are several fun surprises in the construction of this bag. Oh, there’s a small pocket on the inside for small valuables. So thoughtful!

Usage – Aside from the color (more on that below), this is an ideal bag for trips to places with warm climates (like…Rio). You obviously can’t transport all of your belongings in this one bag, but it’s perfect for toting around while you’re exploring your new surroundings. It also transforms into a clutch if you stuff the crossbody strap inside (like I did in the second pic).

What I Like

The price – At $149 a pop, I was prepared to declare this bag too expensive. But the price is very fair given the quality and size (you can fit a small iPad in the main compartment).

Easy to clean – I’ll admit I’m. The site claims, but I will have to test this claim with my Coach cleaner and then update this review later.

What I don’t love

At first, I didn’t love the color. I gravitate towards neutral and black accessories that can be worn with most of the items in my closet (like this clutch and the black sandals I’ve worn here). But this Copacabana-colored beauty grew one me – mostly because of how soft it is. It’s not as easy to style as, say, a blue or black purse, but it’s a refreshing burst of color in my neutral wardrobe.

Is this Bag for you?

This purse is ideal for you if you: a) love color and find ways to rock it in your everyday wardrobe, b) have travel plans to a warm climate this summer and are looking for a fun bag to take along, and c) you are my mom. Seriously, she took this purse from me as soon as I wrapped up this shoot.

If you do get a Rio bag, here’s here I recommend wearing this

1) With a colorful floral outfit (like the one I wore above).

2) With a plan white or cream-colored outfit – this bag will bring a welcomed pop of color for neutral outfits.

To learn more about mywalit, you can check them out on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Or you can check out some of the other lovely bags from their new collections for more spring/summer outfit inspiration:

lemon purseMywalit Walletpineapple backpackmywalit logo

Tell me friends: Where you area you headed this summer? And what do you think of mywalit’s colorful bags?

Share Your Thoughts

The Comments

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    Tara
    04/21

    Gorgeous print, and I love the color of your bag!

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    Taylor Jones
    04/21

    Super Cute!

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    Jodie filogomo
    04/21

    Ooooh….that’s exactly what I love about the purse is it’s color! It’s such a bright piece to give the outfit a punch!!
    I’m amazed an e-pad will fit in it—it seems smaller than that!
    Great dress too!! jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Jodie filogomo
      04/22

      The color has definitely grown on me. The only other colored bags I own are teal and dark purple, and I hardly use them. So the orange was quite a shock, but now I’m loving it. It’s so fun!

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    Alecz
    04/21

    Ok, I’m in LOVE with this bag. As you know, I’m obsessed with bright colours. This bag rocks!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Alecz
      04/22

      I consider you an expert on color, so I feel legit now that I’ve got your word of approval! Hahah You would totally rock this bag. 😉

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    Gabrielle Crystal RoseBonniee ~
    04/22

    Wonderful dress! LOve your style u are so beautiful! ♥ Lovely photos! ♡

    Love from Slovakia ~
    ♡ Spring wishlist ♡

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Gabrielle Crystal RoseBonniee ~
      04/24

      Thank you, dear!

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    Leslie
    04/22

    Chicago! You will definitely have to keep me posted when you come here. I’m guessing your days are full and planned already, but would be a treat to see you in person. 🙂

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Leslie
      04/24

      Oh, that would be a treat! I’m going for a friend’s wedding, and I’ll only be there 5/27-5/30. I might be able to work something out that Sunday. I’ll keep you posted!

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    chel
    04/23

    first of all love chi-town…have fun dear and hope you have a wonderful time an cuba(pics please) second Iove your outfit and the handbag…orange handbags are my fave so thank you for the review and blog xx

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > chel
      04/24

      Thanks, Chel! I totally get the love for orange handbags now. Are you on Snapchat at all? If so, add me @downtowndemure or share your username with me. I’ll share all my travel pics there!

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    Robin
    04/24

    I stumbled on your blog through Tumblr. I searched Chloe and Isabel and I saw your beautiful hot pink dress post! Just started my C+I business. Thanks for your sweet testimony and for sharing your awesome style!

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Robin
      04/25

      Hi Robin! Thanks for stopping by and showing a lot of love! C+I is an awesome brand, so I’m sure your business will be a hit. Let me know how I can help you grow it!

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    Ashley
    04/25

    SO pretty!! I love that bag. I used to have a bright orange hobo bag that was my go-to summer bag. I wore it out but it was absolutely the best.

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Ashley
      04/27

      Thanks, dear! I totally get the obsession now. I’m officially a member of the orange-handbag-fan club!

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    Christen
    04/25

    That’s a very cute outfit. I love orange. I have very light skin and most shades of orange look pretty good on me except “neon.” The orange also looks great with your skin tone, so I think orange is probably great for everybody!

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Christen
      04/27

      That’s an excellent point, Christen! I never considered orange to be a universally flattering color, but you may be onto something…

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    Kelsey&Kenecha
    04/25

    Beautiful photos! The dress is gorgeous and looks quite lovely on you!

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    jewel
    04/26

    Hey pretty girl! This is such a pretty dress! Yay for summer travels, Chicago, and Cuba?! Yes! I’m excited for a little travel myself this Summer. I’ve been to Chicago multiple times, but Cuba never. Hopefully you’ll share more about your trips. Hope they’re a great times as well! xoxoxo
    xo,
    Jewel
    http://www.styleoptimist.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > jewel
      04/27

      Thank you, gorgeous! If I can get a few good photos in from my trips, I will definitely share more about them here and/or on Instagram and Snapchat. 🙂

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    Kathryn
    04/30

    Love this look! And although the bag is a little pricey, I always think about cost per wear when buying an item. Yes, it’s $149, but will you wear it that many times or at least half of that? Then I think it’s worth it! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

    – Kathryn

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Kathryn
      05/02

      I’ve never heard of that CPW perspective, but it’s genius! I may have to mentally bookmark that tip for future use. Thanks, Kathryn!

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    Amber
    05/02

    This clutch is just darling – I love the bright color and how it pops against your dress! I am so glad you visited my blog because it gave me the opportunity to find and follow you. Your outfits are just lovely and I’m looking forward to seeing more. =)

    http://www.avecamber.com
    http://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Amber
      05/03

      The admiration is absolutely mutual, Amber! You have classic style (and you slightly resemble Amanda Seyfried). Looking forward to more of your posts as well!

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    Christina
    11/08

    Creative and colorful briefcases, and the other options, sound like a wonderful way to resolve the office dilemma. Looking at the quality and size when evaluating the cost of the purse is a smart way to go about evaluating the price.