In the Bag

April 1, 2015 by Ariana | 0 Comments

I’ve been searching for the perfect bag to take on warm-weather trips.  Here is my criteria:

Hands-free.  It must be cross body.  It would also be ideal to have a shoulder strap in case I want to switch things up.

Secure.  It must zip up or otherwise be able to securely close.  I will often carry an open-tote or cinched bucket bag, but when I’m out of town and especially if I’m out of the country, I feel better knowing my wallet and passport won’t accidentally slip out (or worse).

Roomy.  It needs to be able to fit a camera (yes, not just the one on my phone), water bottle, notepad and pen, etc.  Depending on the weather, I also like to be able to throw in a lightweight scarf or cardigan in case I’ll be out all day.

Lightweight.  I don’t want a bag that weighs 5 pounds before I put anything in it.  Since I will be carrying more than my usual, a lighter bag is key.

Versatile.  When packing for vacation, I don’t want to bring more than one bag (okay, maybe a small clutch that can fit in the bag).  A bag that can go from day to night without screaming tourist (i.e., no backpack) is key.  Plus, I want to save room in case I find another bag to bring home.

I recently rediscovered Polyvore and it made shopping for a bag a cinch.  The only “dilemma” is choosing just one. Check out the candidates I narrowed down on my Polyvore set.  Which is your favorite?

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