WIW - thanks to Sterling

There's a bit of a story here. I mentioned earlier this summer that I needed a casual bag, one that was lightweight and easy to toss on, and I considered a bunch of backpacks. 

Sterling recommended that I simply go with a nylon version of the Rebecca Minkoff Julian (which I have in leather and love but which is a bit heavy for my treks around the trails.) 

I ordered one on sale and it took almost 2 months to arrive! Delivery snafu. Eventually, I got it, though, and it was an excellent choice -- thank you, Sterling! 

The pluses -- seemingly infinitely expandable but looks ok when not too full also. Side pockets and small back pocket. Lightweight. Colour makes me smile and goes with my stuff. 

The minuses -- it's not as well organized/ compartmentalized/ structured as i might wish. I long for a key holder, for a few more separate pockets inside. 

You can't see it really all that well in these pics but they give you a sense of what situations I'm wearing it in. 

Thank you, Sterling! 

I'm with my husband's grandson in the last two. They came for a visit and it was so lovely to see family. We can travel between provinces here (in most cases) without self-isolation (assuming no illness, obviously) and so they did that and stayed with us for a couple of weeks. Step-daughter-in-law in background of first pic. 

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  • Style Fan replied 3 weeks ago

    Fabulous bag and the perfect colour for you!  We are lucky to be able to travel between provinces.  Victoria is so pretty.  Recommendations from other fabbers are the best.

  • suntiger replied 3 weeks ago

    Pretty bag and beautiful place!

  • Angie replied 3 weeks ago

    OH! How lovely, and cute! And what a great bag suggestion too. Fab to have quality time with family :)

  • Sterling replied 3 weeks ago

    Suz -- You always warm my heart.  

  • torontogirl replied 3 weeks ago

    Suz, you look great - it's amazing how that little touch of bright blue on the back straps makes your eyes pop!

    DH's grandson is so cute! :)

  • Phoebe replied 3 weeks ago

    Lovely subject matter all but the first photo is absolutely beautiful in composition as well. 

    Bag looks great in every way

  • delurked replied 3 weeks ago

    I love this for you. And in my favorite color too! Remember when you encouraged this for me? Great pics.

  • Laurie replied 3 weeks ago

    Really delightful to see you with that adorable little guy, wearing red and cobalt so beautifully. Enjoy your freedom and health in well-behaved Canada!

  • UmmLila replied 3 weeks ago

    Lovely photos, and a great bag, to be sure.

  • Suz replied 3 weeks ago

    Thanks, all. Cobalt for the win! Still love that jacket, Delurked.

  • Christina F. replied 3 weeks ago

    Yup, I love the nylon Julian, for me and for you. I have two.

    I also have a cobalt RM backpack... in leather. Ha!

    I love how you have paired it with the strong red. Glad you were able to see family - such a luxury! 

  • Windchime replied 3 weeks ago

    Great bag, and you look as beautiful as ever!  Adorable pics of you and your husband’s grandson.  He looks like he’s enjoying his time with you.  

  • shevia replied 3 weeks ago

    Bag and you are fabulous! Your hair looks great too. So nice you can see family, sigh :) .

  • slim cat replied 3 weeks ago

    Beautiful pictures! You look happy and relaxed ( and in a cute outfit )!

  • Joy replied 3 weeks ago

    What fun. This
    This post made me smile. You look fabulous. What a beautiful place.

  • Suz replied 3 weeks ago

    Thanks, all. I took my step-daughter-in-law to Butchart Gardens because she is a florist by training. She loved it. Anatol loved the ice cream. :) 

    This is also by way of being a tube skirt outfit, which I forgot to mention. It was a chilly morning that warmed to a hot afternoon. A tube skirt, sleeveless silk top, sweater and scarf that I could shove in my bag were the perfect items to wear! 

  • JAileen replied 3 weeks ago

    Really nice!  The colors are so pretty together.  I love a piece that can hold a sweater or light jacket.  We were in Santa Fe, though, and I had a little knapsack that I was using as my bag, and the Georgia O’Keefe museum said I had to wear it on one shoulder only.  

  • Firecracker replied 3 weeks ago

    What a treat--photos of Suz style in the wild!! You look so, so fabulous. You look so happy and relaxed, and beautiful!

  • nemosmom replied 3 weeks ago

    Wow, what a GORGEOUS color for you!  Great to see you again! (And how cute is DH's grandson?!?!? OMG *melts*)

  • Jessikams replied 3 weeks ago

    Beautiful photo of you in that meadow!

  • FashIntern replied 3 weeks ago

    Beautiful. Love that color, and it is fantastic on you, especially with your hair. The family pix make me want to me a grandma too <3

  • Cee replied 3 weeks ago

    D'awww !!

  • unfrumped replied 3 weeks ago

    Hooray for being with family!
    The blue bag is great for your palette and lifestyle. More kudos to Sterling.

  • AJ replied 3 weeks ago

    Nice bag in a fun color!  Would a purse organizer work inside?

  • Jenni NZ replied 3 weeks ago

    You look great Suz. I particularly like your hair ATM.
    Lovely mix of colours ( cobalt and red FTW!) and how nice to see the family.

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