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Friday, November 13, 2015

Life is too Short for Boring Lunch Boxes

Since I've been doing my Senior Practicum, I've been obviously eating while I'm at the schools.
Even in elementary and high school I steered away from eating the blah cafeteria food & opted to bring my own (usually with a note from my mom written on my napkin)

Even my senior year when I had to bring my lunch, I was still rocking the Disney princess lunch box...but now that I'm sitting at the teacher table, I was looking for something a little more grown-up but still fun and cute.

I've rounded up some of my favorite lunch boxes on the 'net for you, especially if you're a teacher or teacher-to-be!

Chevron Lunch Break Thermal by Thirty One

This super cute tote comes in 7 patterns and it even has a pocket!
I love Thirty One products (and no, I'm not a consultant!) because of their durability.

Bunch Bag by Vera Bradley

I've always been a fan of Vera's bright, beautiful patterns and this one is no different.
This bag comes in 8 patterns and has over 200 reviews giving it 5 stars.
It also has a pocket & a place for an ID card, which I think would be great in case you accidentally lose it somewhere!

Lunch Box by LL Bean in Brilliant Blue

I love LL Bean products; they're know for their high quality. This lunch bag comes in 7 colors and the fabric is easy to clean (which is a huge plus!) There is also a mesh pocket in the bag to hold a warm or cold pack (not included in your purchase).
There are lots of reviews under this product saying that it is too small.
So if you're looking for this to hold a big meal, it's probably not the right one for you, but for snacks or a sandwich it would be a great option!

Wildkin Dinomite Lunch Box by Target

Normally I would see cutesy little lunch boxes like this and chalk them up to being for kindergarten boys. However, there is a science teacher at my school who carries a lunch box just like this and I think it's too cute (I mean, dinosaurs-science...get it?)

Monogrammed Lilly Pulitzer inspired Lunch Tote by Sassy Southern Gals on Easy

If Lilly Pulitzer carried lunch boxes, y'all know I would have one!
But since she doesn't, I looked up some dupes on Etsy and found some really cute neoprene, monogrammed ones.
This tote is completely customizable with 9 prints, several different monogram options/frame options for around your monogram, color options, etc.
It's neoprene (wet suit material) so it's durable.
It's got a zipper and it can be washed in the washing machine!
This is definitely going on my wish list :)

Igloo Mini Lunch Tote by Target

This is the lunch tote I just recently picked up at Target for myself and I wanted to give you guys a little review.
I love the plaid, it's very chic but still a little playful.
The inside is made of thick thermal material so it keeps things cool or hot.
But, the problem is I carried it for three days and the strap broke.
I wasn't even carrying anything heavy in it or slinging it around a lot.
My mom was so sweet and sewed it back on for me, so we'll see how it holds up now.

Bonus, it's only $8, but I guess you get what you pay for.

I hope y'all found this interesting & enjoyable!

Do you carry your lunch? Which bag was your favorite?

Until next time. . .



  1. I love Vera Bradley's lunchboxes. They are the cutest!

    1. I've always loved her prints-I think they're so fun!

      xoxo, SS

  2. These are adorable. I have a Vera Bradley lunchbox from high school but definitely need to update it soon!

  3. I love Vera Bradley lunch kits - definitely not boring with those bright colorful patterns!

  4. I carry a lunchbox every day also.. I LOVE that floral one! I have had good luck at Harris Teeter before... I never would have thought there but I stumbled across an adorable one a while back! My current was gifted from Belk and then monogrammed.

  5. cute lunch bags! I just bring my lunch in a lululemon bag but I may need to get something more substantial. love the monogrammed one.
    xo, lauren

  6. Love these lunchboxes! I still bring a lunchbox to work!

  7. I don't carry big lunches, so the LL bean one looks like it would work well for me! I kind of just stuff my tupperware in my purse, rather than carrying a lunch bag.

    Alessandra |

  8. These are so adorable! I normally just toss items in whatever bag is at hand.

  9. I have a Lilly Pulitzer one from a few years ago that I still use...unfortunately they don't make them anymore!
    with southern grace,

  10. In K-8, I packed lunch every day! I definitely had the matching LL Bean backpack and lunchbox thing going on :) In high school, it was this beautiful Vera Bradley pink and green bag! Now I use a simple Thirty-One bag. (I also used to use it in college to take beers to the fraternity house because it was insulated... Crafty or what?!)

    I'm loving the monogrammed bag you listed!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  11. YES! I so agree with this! I have a great lunchbox because I can't stand having a boring day at work!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  12. As a teacher, I feel like it's a requirement to have a cute lunchbox each day! I usually grab up one from Buckhead Betty but I'm loving some of these options!

  13. I have a VB lunch bag for work since I bring my lunch Monday through Thursday.
    It definitely comes in handy for depicting my lunch over everyone else's in the company fridge.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  14. I got a Thirty One bag for hot and cold items plus you can control what goes in it whether its healthy or foodie!!


  15. I still carry my Vera lunch bag that I got my senior year in highschool! ((note - that was 8 years ago!)) It was such a great purchase!

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  16. I have a Vera Bradley lunchbox and it cheers me up whenever I use it. Boring lunch boxes are such a no! (:

  17. I've literally been wanting an adult lunchbox for so long! I love all of these. The paisley is my fave!

  18. The Vera Bradley lunchbox has been a staple of mine for years now! It is so reliable.

    Cat //

  19. Give me all the cute lunch boxes! I need one now since I started my job!

  20. I've been wanting a lunch box! Lately I've just been using one of my reusable bags, but it would be nice to actually keep things cold for once!

    xx. Brittany | Southern Soul


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