vive les petits sacs!
Small bags it is. After pondering upon the big vs small (bag-wise), the small bag reigned supreme. I like the way I feel when I carry a small bag. I'm a girl (woman? I wasn't sure what to say here. Preferred 'girl' in the end... who am I?) who makes use of every space she's got. I don't let any space go to waste. You'll find some space, when I'm out and have taken my Notebook along with me... then you'll find a rectangle-shaped area of space on my white desk. So, naturally, you'll find a positive relationship between the amount of space and the amount of clutter I have around. The more space, the more clutter. If you had to apply the said rule to bags, you'll find the bigger the bag I have, the more clutter I carry around. By the end of the day I start looking, weirdly as if I'm trying to listen to voices in the ground, looking lopsided and all. Not a good look, my friends. (Disclaimer: I am in no way implying that hearing voices in the ground is, at all, weird.)
Then I tested smaller bags. I began to carry less things around, and if they are of the cross-body variety, the weight is distributed evenly on my back and shoulders, and I feel free as a bird. Walking gayly, hopping about from shop to shop, without a care in the world. That's the dream. I feel more in control; my bag not determining the angle by which I walk and the duration of my stay. I feel empowered. The small bag is the bag for the empowered woman.
And if you really must carry more stuff around, you can always pull a Miroslava, and carry two bags (small ones) at once.
Totes chic, this woman.
The instagram at the top features my very own ZARA leather cross-body bag. I can't get enough of it.
And the following are the bags I'm lusting after.
Left to Right:
Proenza Schouler, Valentino, Gucci, Burberry Prorsum, Proenza Schouler, Charlotte Olympia, ASOS, ASOS
Then again, I can always turn to backpacks, or bum bags. I'm really digging bum bags. But let's stick to the topic for now.