|top: forever 21, similar / boyfriend jeans: old navy, old / sandals: eurosoft / rucksack: rosetti, thrifted, similar|
Funny thing is, I didn't actually end up taking it: I had been advised by wiser, smarter people that a backpack wasn't safe in D.C. where, like most cities, there are pickpockets - heck, even I knew as I picked up that leather backpack that it wasn't incredibly practical and that at the end of the day I probably wouldn't bring it with me, but there's something in the idea of a little leather satchel that just makes you want to tuck in your most precious belongings and start out to somewhere amazing.
And even if I didn't take it to D.C., I've used it countless times since: whether to work in the morning, filled with a book, a banana and my R2D2 change purse (there's a story behind that too, if you're interested...) or around town on errands or going shopping.
Fun fact: the straps can zipper together to be worn over one shoulder only. How fun is that?
Am I the only one who loves the whimsical, adventurous feeling of slinging on a knapsack (and am I crazy for feeling so?)? Do you also want to go wandering through cobblestone streets when you wear a small satchel?