I'd be lying if I said I didn't like to dress up. And not necessarily the conventional, all the bells and whistles kind of dress up. I'm talking about the outfit you put together when you're going to brunch with the girls, or the accessories you pair with that new bag you just got. I absolutely love fashion! All my friends know it too, and they sometimes refer to my expertise for the latest in the trends.
Just recently I decided I wanted a mini backpack. I've been seeing them around lately in media and my roommate had also mentioned that they are back in. So I combed the usual favorite stores trying to find one for my Nor Cal wine tasting trip. I'm admittedly a Bendel girl, but for this particular occasion I wanted something that wouldn't deplete too much money from my wine fund.
I went to various boutiques in Vegas only to find that the synthetic materials just looked cheap. Almost giving up, I met my roommate one day at a store by our place. Who would have thought... on sale none the less... I would find this:
The cutest neutral colored mini backpack from Violet Ray! Great for use with fall colors, I paired it with some ripped jeans and some lace up bordeaux flats. If this trend is still going strong Summer '17 I can use it still with brighter hues also. I'm obsessed. It was extremely convenient for my vineyard maps, mobile chargers, and snacks to get me through all those tastings.
What makes me even happier is that Violet Ray happens to be a brand based out of my native NYC. I love supporting smaller brands and getting unique things that not everyone may have yet.
What are some of your go-to brands/trends/style secrets?