Travel more..that was our new years resolution, and we are sticking to it! With some big plans on the horizon we have been on the hunt for a new carry on bag. Our budget keeps changing because we will save up money for a carry on, but then a new pair of boots catches our eye, or there is a sale at Bloomingdales! So through our epic search we narrowed it down to 5 bags that we think any fashionista would love no matter what your cash situation may be.
1. Reversible Vegan Leather Tote
We found this style at Nordstroms and Urban Outfitters and at only $48.00 it is a steal. It comes in a wide variety of colors like black, blush, plum, brown, grey, etc. The best part is that the inside and outside are different colors and it is reversible, so essentially you get 2 looks in one! We love the soft leather and the magnet closure. It makes for the ideal carry on because you can get in and out of it with ease. There is a bonus bag inside to store your passport and phone!
2. Printed Backpack
So essentially any backpack would be an ideal carry on bag, but we just fell in love with this printed bag from Free People. We are obsessed with the leather and textile mix along with the endless amounts of pockets and closures. It would definitely fit our magazines, camera, extra pair of shoes, snacks, and all of our other travel essentials. At $198 it is an investment, but you can't put a price on handmade and leather!
3. Leather Satchel
Madewell does it again with the Glasgow Satchel. It is the perfect weekender that can fit all of the things you can't leave home without. It comes in 4 colors and has a shoulder strap as well as sturdy handles. It can double as a purse which we love. At $198 it was at the top end of our budget, but it is worth every penny. You will definitely have this bag for a very long time, because it is made to last.
4. Catalina Canvas Bag
We found this canvas bag at Lo & Sons and fell in love. The extra compartment at the bottom is awesome, and we have already started to think of things to put in there like our shoes, hair dryer, or hat. The size is just right, and the canvas material makes it durable and sturdy. At $120 it is such a steal. It is machine washable and can easily store when you are not using it.
5. Printed Convertible Weekender
Okay so before we blow your mind take a look at the gorgeous pattern on this bag. We found this weekender at Kohls for a serious bargain price of $34.99. The floral pattern is so on point and comes in a light pink or baby blue. The straps are a blend of faux leather and canvas, and they are adjustable making the bag versatile and perfect for long trips. We want this bag in both colors because at $34.99 you can not go wrong.
There you have it, our picks for the best carry on bags no matter what your budget is. We love all of these and would buy them all if we didn't just blow our savings on 3 new Janessa Leone fedoras. If you aren't quite sure what to pack in one of these beauties check out our picks for the top 5 items you must have in your suitcase.
You heard right, boater hats are so in! Mark our words summer 2015 will be all about boaters. With all of the snow in NY we are dying for those long days on the beach scorching our skin under the hot sun. To get us just a little bit closer to our favorite season we added our first selection of boater hats on the site.
These hats are perfect for any head shape and hair length. It's just enough to shade the sun, but let's be honest we wear it for the fashion. Our newest brand 66TheLabel is from Australia and they know beach babe fashion. The best part about these boaters are that they are made from a soft straw so they can go easily go in and out of your beach bag without wrinkling or losing shape. They are also the perfect travel hat .
If you want to look super cute on the beach, at the racetrack, out at sea, or really anywhere then add a boater to your wardrobe. We dare you!
So you are off to Europe for a week or 2 and you just can't seem to figure out what to pack. We always think it is best to plan out your outfits before you go, and try and bring versatile pieces that can cross over from one day or event to the next.
There are obviously many factors that contribute to deciding what to pack like weather, destination, season, time frame, etc, therefore we decided to be as generic as possible and highlight some of the items we never travel without no matter where or when we are going.Converse are amazing and so versatile. You can pair them with dresses, skirts, jeans, and shorts. We love the high and low top Chuck Taylors, and because they are so different we make sure to have room in our suitcase for both. One of our favorite bloggers Sincerely Jules rocks these shoes on the regular.
You must pack a LBD that can go from day to night. Zara, Aritzia, and TopShop are our go to stores to find that perfect little black dress. We like to stick with breathable easy to wear fabrics like cotton or modal that can transition us from sight seeing to an alfresco dinner. Let's be honest this also takes up minimal space in our suitcase which means extra room to bring something new back! Listen closely if you do not own a jean jacket then you must invest in one now! We chose to go with a medium wash because we felt it could be considered dressier than a light wash, and it also hides dirt and grime easier. Let's face it we are not doing much laundry while jet setting. Nordstrom is a great place for a jean jacket as they have a wide variety of styles and price points.
A statement necklace is our pick for the #5 must have item in your suitcase. This will spice up that LBD and add a special touch to your look. We are obsessed with child of wild necklaces, and will not travel anywhere without one. These necklaces scream bohemian, and you are sure to get compliments in any language!