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The One Bag I Can’t Live Without

June 12, 2017

backpack purse, casual summer outfit, alicia fashionista, curvy summer style, canadian fashion bloggerA few years ago, after many RMT/physio/chiro appointments, I realized that carrying around giant tote bags with half of my belongings wasn’t doing my back any favours.  My neck and right shoulder was chronically sore.  My entire alignment was leaning a bit to the side, which was throwing everything off.  Looking for extreme change, I kind of stopped carrying a purse.  I retired all bags and would just stuff my wallet, phone, and keys into my pockets.  Not the most flattering, but my ailments absolutely improved and it was freeing to not have so much clutter on me at all times.

This, of course, isn’t a great long term solution, as there are plenty of outings that require more than just 3 items on hand.  The answer finally came to me in the form of a backpack.  And I’m telling you, ever since the backpack purse came into my life, I am a changed woman.  Houses a reasonable amount of things (even my DSLR camera when needed) and wearing one kind of makes me feel like a kid again, which I don’t totally hate.  I can’t stop wearing it!

If you’re into this one, I got it in an adorable media kit from Garnier (thanks, guys).  It’s from Call It Spring and is currently on sale for $24!  Can’t go wrong, I’m telling ya!

SHOP THE LOOK:

backpack purse, casual summer outfit, alicia fashionista, curvy summer style, canadian fashion blogger

I definitely just ordered a millennial pink backpack from Zara as well, which Adam told me was too much like this white one and that I should return it.  But, we all know he is wrong!  Two backpack purses isn’t such a bad thing.  Now, I’m just trying to decide which one is best to take to Chicago this weekend.  Did I mention that we’re going?  His youngest brother lives in Chicago and we’re visiting for the first time.  So, if you have any recommendations, would LOVE to hear them in the comments below!

backpack purse, casual summer outfit, alicia fashionista, curvy summer style, canadian fashion blogger

backpack purse, casual summer outfit, alicia fashionista, curvy summer style, canadian fashion blogger

Backpack Purse from Call It Spring
Denim Jacket c/o Joe Fresh
White Runners from Vans
Similar Striped Tank Dress here

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  • Lisa Wong June 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    I’ve been loving the backpack trend too; most days my work bag is an all-black Fjallraven.