Jo Totes Review and $100 Giveaway

This bag has been ahhhhh-mazing! I get stopped every single time I am out. Ladies compliment the color and constantly say “I love your bag”. When I tell them it’s a camera bag, they flip.  I have been asked, by total strangers, if they could look inside. If course I show them! I love my Jo Totes bag, and I know they will freak when they see the protective foam compartments inside.  Each compartment can be moved around until you get the configuration that suits you best.
When I took this baby to the blogger meet up in April we actually took everything out of my bag at one point so we could take a closer look. They LOOK like the world’s cutest bags, but in reality, a Jo Totes bag is so much more functional than just a cute purse!
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When Jo Totes told me I could pick a purse, it was an easy choice for me. I love the Missy because the exterior pockets are perfect to hold my keys and phone separately. It’s so easy to grab what I need.
In addition to my camera, I carry my iPad. The Missy keeps my iPad in it’s own separate padded pocket. You can also carry a smaller laptop too!!!! I almost picked the Rose shown below.  I am as sucker for flowers of any kind. And polka dots are my favorite!
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But I chose the Missy and I LOVE it. My iPad, camera, and everything I need is with me at all times! This is great because you never know when you are going to end up in the ER.
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This bag was perfect, even in the ER. I was able to toss in everything I thought we might need and fly out the door with my little guy who was vomiting and could not breathe very well! Thank goodness we had the iPad because let me tell you, we were in the ER for an EteRnity.114-001
I have taken this bag everywhere since it arrived in March! It was the perfect bag at the SCKC conference. My camera was at the ready the whole time,  but was always protected.  It rained like crazy that weekend and I was able to carry my camera, and wet umbrella in the same bag. The divided interior means that you can keep your camera safe even if you are carrying a baby bottle or umbrella.  Of course use common sense and keep things with their lids tightly secured and keep the bag upright.
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It has an adjustable shoulder strap that makes it easy to throw over your stroller handles and head out into the world with baby. My little guy is beyond the stroller, but still needs me to carry a little jacket, drink, and snacks when we go to Disneyland.
This is the perfect date night bag.  My Mr. has commented more than a few time how “great that bag is”. I could not agree more!
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If you like to use your DSLR camera, but worry about carrying it around with you, this is THE bag for you. I mean there are other bags on the market, but they are UGLY.  I don’t want to look like a professional photographer headed out on a shoot in the African Safari.
I want to look chic.  The huge, black, photographer’s bag from the 80’s just won’t due at the Beachcomber!
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I don’t really think it matters how you look at the dentist or puppy kindergarten. But it does matter the kind of photos you are able to take because you have your NICE camera with you.
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I want to be spending time with the girls or my family and whip out my big camera to catch the moment in a way that my iPhone just cant!
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When you are headed to the members only Club 33 at Disneyland, you want a camera that does the exclusive experience justice.  But when going through this door, your bag needs to be chic. Jo Totes fit right in.
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I love going in this door.
From the balcony above Rivers of America.
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Always order 2 desserts!
Are you wanting Jo Totes bag too!?! My good friends at Jo Totes knew you would, so they are going to allow me to give away a $100 gift certificate to their site! You can win your own bag right here!
So are you ready? Ladies you will be so happy with this bag or any Jo Totes bag. Tell your husbands that you want one for Mother’s Day. Your man WANTS to get you a good gift, but they lost their ability to read our minds after the first date. Help your mister make you a happy gal, or just treat yourself to the camera bag of your dreams! a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Oh, my goodness! What a wonderful giveaway!!! The moment you walked into our blogger meet-up, I noticed your bag!!! Sooooo adorable! Your bag (Missy) and the Betsy bag are both so cute! I guess I'm totally drawn to the turquoise! Oh, and I never realized this was a camera bag! Looks just like an adorable, but fashionable purse!

    Cute! Cute! Cute!
    Beth :)
    A Kindergarten Life For Me

  2. I have been wanting to get this bag forever! If I don't win, then I am off to shop :) Mahalo for the chance :)

  3. My fingers and toes are crossed! Awesome giveaway!!!!

  4. I would love to win!! My kids are so busy now that this would be perfect for making me look good while capturing those special moments:)

  5. Fingers crossed! With our first due in July, I know I'm going to want the camera at my finger tips at all times! :)

    Flying High in First Grade

  6. This bag would be great for all the things I carry to work everyday!

  7. Thanks for introducing many of us to these bags! They not only are so functional but they look terriffic!

  8. jo totes bags are gorgeous! desperately wish the uk was up to speed with making some stylish camera bags but we're just not up to it! such a fantastic giveaway :) xo

  9. Such a fun giveaway! (Was so excited to see that they ship to Australia!)

    Miss Galvin Learns

  10. Oh boy! It would be so awesome to win this! Having a bit of a hard time at the moment and it would bring some much needed cheer to have a beautiful bag like that!

  11. I love the color of your Missy bag! And I'm amazed at how much you can all of the compartments. Crossing my fingers. Thanks so much for doing this giveaway!

    A Teaspoon of Teaching

  12. Hi,
    I have the rose jo totes bag in black that I love for my photo sessions but I'm looking for a second bag to act as my purse and retire my diaper bag to consolidate and get down to just one bag. I really like the short handles on the missy. I was wondering how heavy the bag gets and if the handles seem really sturdy and stiff? My rose handles don't feel very sturdy, they are kinda stretchy, so I just use my long strap cross body for photo sessions. Thanks for your response.


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