I brought along just a few of my favorite accessories. Three bags, a couple of hats, a pair of sunglasses. I’ve used them over and over again these past three weeks. Well, except the sun hat. That one hasn’t been needed quite yet, but I’m sure I’ll get to it soon.
THE SLING BACKPACK
This little bag has been the best purchase I’ve made in a while.
You may remember I was thinking about getting a fanny pack (this darling leather one). Then a reader-friend suggested a Kavu bag and after a little bit of research, I decided it would be a good choice for our trip.
What I wanted was a place to keep my good camera, a few snacks, chapstick and my phone. This bag fits all of this, is super comfortable and not too bulky.
The bag comes in a handful of colors and patterns. I was thinking about going with plain black, but then decided to go with this polka dot version because I liked the green trim so much. It is canvas and will get dirty, but the fabric is very thick and durable and should come clean with a damp cloth.
Here it is from the front:
THE LEATHER TOTE
This big, soft caramel leather tote is the perfect catchall bag. It can hold a ton, but I usually just pop in my wallet, phone, lipgloss and a journal/notebook.
On the day we were in L.A., the weather was weird and so I threw a soft cardigan in the bag to bring along. It was nice to have a bag big enough to bring along a few extras. The bag is from Love 41 and I received it as a gift when I did the Mother’s Day special with Jamie Ivey on her Happy Hour Podcast (#84).
THE TRUCKER HAT
I can’t stop wearing this hat. Lindsey posted about it last year (?) and I went out and found one for myself right away. It’s from the Old Navy boys section, was about $7 and fits my small head perfectly.
THE BEACH BAG
I bought my big canvas bag when we went to Maui a few years ago. It’s been my go-to beach bag ever since. There is sad permanently stuck to the bottom and it’s always filled with some strange assortment of goggles, sunscreen, dive toys and a stray hairband.
THE SUN HAT
The sun hat in the photo above (the cute blue and white geometric) is from Target in the dollar section. It is not well made, but it sure is cute!
I also brought along this crushable white ribbon large brim hat. It’s my old standby.
I’m on the hunt for a new pair of sunglasses – aviators that don’t cost a million dollars and fit my small face. Any suggestions?
What are your current go-to accessories?