Coffee FIRST – Then I Do The Things!

Customizable Apolis Market bag on Sophisticated and Styled

So much love for this blog post! Two reasons, the first, being the obvious, this is the first time my daughter has made an appearance on Sophisticated & Styled 🙂 It’s so fun now that she actually wants to take a picture with mommy rather than me having to bribe her in exchange for hatchimals. LOL.  Second, this amazing and darling customizable tote from Apolis.

This collaboration was one made in heaven. I already knew I wanted to work with them and then one day I get a collaboration email. I am going to be transparent here and say that I did receive this bag for free. But I will also say that I was ready to buy it on my own if they didn’t want to collaborate because I loved it that much.

I live in a city with a plastic bag ban – Austin Texas, so totes like this are so handy! This one LITERALLY fits my daughter in it. It’s strong and sturdy, made exceptionally well and most importantly has an amazing mission behind the name.


Customizable Apolis Market bag on Sophisticated and Styled

The coolest part about this bag is that it can be customized to say anything you want – as long as it fits. I headed straight to Pinterest, of course, for some inspiration and then came up with … Coffee First – Then I do the things! If you know me, this fits me so well and so true. If you’re looking for some more ideas you can always add…

  • The name of your favorite city
  • Favorite sayings or quotes
  • Words that inspire you
  • Birthday’s of your favorite people
  • Childrens names
  • What are you using your bag for? Will you be using it to shop your local Farmers market? What about EAT LOCAL FOOD!

Find your favorite city here:


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Customizable Apolis Market bag on Sophisticated and Styled

Apolis, a word that means “global citizen” was founded in 2004 with the guiding principle of creating social change and empowering communities locally and around the world.  Each piece is produced in collaboration with Saidpur Enterprises, an artisanal co-op that provides fair-wage jobs for Bangladeshi women while contributing to social and educational projects in the community.

Bangladesh’s clothing and textile manufacturing business is notorious for their oppressive working conditions in their garment factories. Saidpur Enterprises decided to do things differently by choosing to empower their workers, providing them opportunity rather than oppression. By purchasing one of their bags, you become part of the Apolis Bangladesh Project, helping support fair wages to female artisans.

This is definitely something to smile about! 🙂

Customizable Apolis Market bag on Sophisticated and Styled

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Customizable Apolis Market bag on Sophisticated and Styled

Need a gift idea, this tote would be perfect!!


Customizable Apolis Market bag on Sophisticated and Styled

Customizable Apolis Market bag on Sophisticated and Styled

Thanks so much for stopping by and a HUGE thank you to Apolis for sending me this adorable bag!



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  1. August 22, 2018 / 6:55 pm

    Great post, love the bag so cute and it can be used for many things. Also love your outfit .

    • Stacie LaMothe
      August 24, 2018 / 10:56 am

      Thanks so much!!!

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