On Carryalls, or Another Note About My Vacation

If you’re a lady, you know the value of a good purse.  If you’re a traveler, you know the value of a great travel bag.


Up until my trip to Pittsburgh, I did not really have a good traveling bag.  I had kind of a beater messenger bag, which you can see in all it’s “meh” glory here:


It was fine, I guess, but a little dumpy, didn’t have a lot of structure, and like just about every other accessory I own, black. I’d really lusted for a bag that I could wear crossover style, had some structure, looked fashionable, and above all, had color!

I think this bag really fit the bill. It’s the Alex Organizer by Relic. I got mine at Kohl’s for a lot less than the retail price. Please, don’t pay retail for this bag. In fact, try not to pay retail for a lot of things…just saying.
Relic Alex Organizer Cross-Body Handbag

This bag was awesome to carry.  The front sections held all of my “purse” items: wallet, lipstick, cell phone, change purse, car keys, etc. The inside was where I kept my camera, snacks, and bags from gift shops as we were touring. The great thing about this bag is transitioned really well from the casual atmosphere of the Duquesne incline to the more upscale atmosphere of Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob.

All in all, I’m very pleased with my purchase, and this bag is going to go with me on all of my future vacation adventures.

2 thoughts on “On Carryalls, or Another Note About My Vacation

  1. Cuuuuute! love the color!
    Most of my accessories are black too. Been looking for something mustard for Fall but I really don’t need it so… we’ll see how that goes on the spending front.

    1. I did a major, MAJOR purge of any/all closets that I had stuff in this weekend, so I was able to give away a lot of gently used unwanteds and duplicates. The meh bag went out with it, so I feel that in the end, my Relic bag was a nice, semi-necessary replacement.

      I sat down with all of the accounts, the money, the budget, and I’m doing a way better job of cutting my purchases. I also did the math and found out that because I was such a saver through the year, I most likely will not have to dip too much into savings for this semester’s tuition.

      I feel like I’m on a good path.

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