backpacking

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Just came back from a family vacation in Arizona where we visited Sedona, Scottsdale and the Grand Canyon (breathtaking!). Knowing we’d be doing a bit of hiking, I was hard-pressed to find a backpack before we left. Not being a backpack owner since high school, I scoured online looking for something compact and picked out the Herschel Supply Co. Survey Backpack. With magnetic snaps, it’s just the right size to fit all your essentials (including a DSLR). Though I went with this army color for versatility, it’s offered in a slew of other colors. Retails for $55.

 xx becs

 

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winter backpack

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penelope chilvers rucksack

If I had the luxury to drop $500 on a backpack, you bet I’d spend it on this one! Haven’t used a backpack since my junior high school days, when choosing THE perfect JanSport backpack became my biggest dilemma. I’d take this with me anywhere from weekend flea markets to lazy Sundays at the park. And how good is the combo of gray flannel and brown leather? If you do have the luxury to drop the dough, pick up the Penelope Chilvers rucksack online.

xx

a slice of new york

graceship new york bag, style stalker snakeskin pants

graceship new york bag, style stalker pants

graceship new york bag, pierre hardy metallic leather high top sneakers

graceship new york bag

graceship new york bag

graceship new york bag, pierre hardy metallic leather high-top sneakers

graceship new york bag

graceship new york bag

graceship new york bag, zara snakeskin pants

graceship new york bag

gifted GRACESHIP New York bag

THANKS to GRACESHIP, my life has been made 100 x  easier with this amazing carry-all bag! Born and raised close to NYC, I’m glad to have a little slice of New York with me (LITERALLY because that’s the name of this bag) wherever I am in Los Angeles. I’ve been taking my new sidekick EVERYWHERE lately — from the office to weekend excursions.

 

What I just might love more than the classic exterior style — with the perfect amount of gold hardware — is the super soft suede-like interior with multiple pockets AND a cushioned compartment for my laptop (INTERIOR PHOTO). Usually end up carrying a ton of crap stuff with me wherever I go which is why I appreciate the smart design of this bag. PLUS, the compartments and pockets help keep all my crap stuff really organized so I can actually find my keys without digging for them. I’m all about the small daily victories!

 

outfit 1:  Mango t-shirt, Stylestalker snakeskin pants, Pixie Market flats, New Era cap

outfit 2:  Zara blazer, American Apparel t-shirt, Pierre Hardy metallic high-top sneakers

outfit 3:  H&M shirt dress, Anne Klein leopard shoes

outfit 4:  Zara shirt, pants and shoes

 

xx, becs