Posted on April 13, 2012 by Lexi10 COMMENTS
Next Sunday, the hubby and I will board a plane for Israel (SO excited.) For weeks now (months even) I’ve carefully planned what I would bring, what I would need, the outfits I’d wear, and so on. Trouble is, I haven’t actually organized the things to bring, shopped for the items I want, laid out the picture-perfect outfits; instead, we’re a little over a week away from our 10-day jaunt and I have nada.
Perhaps most importantly, I’m nervous about the right-sized carryall. I always bring a carry-on that tight-rope-walks the line of being “too big for the overhead compartment” and I usually have to make sad eyes at the flight attendants to allow me to “carry on” my body bag. But I can’t stand a small carry-on. Truth be told, I don’t even carry all that much on, it’s all of the shopping and bringing-back that requires the extra baggage room. #necessary
I’ve been in love with the Kate Spade Westward Runaway Duffle* for months now, but it is woefully out of my price range and sold out. I spotted the Deux Lux sequin-dipped duffel a few months back as well, and I’m admittedly pretty smitten!
1. Kate Spade Westward Runaway Duffle; marked down from $1,295 to $647
3. Deux Lux Ipanema Canvas Large Sequin Duffle; $78 (Ipanema tote here)
I actually have this crazy idea that I could DIY a sparkly duffle with a bit of painter’s tape, lots of glue, a paint brush, and a whole lot of glitter. Too risky?
Second Image here
*The word “duffle” is driving me crazy … is it “duffle” or “duffel”? I googled and got both! Even the brands seem to be having a spelling identity crisis. Deux Lux on varying websites is sometimes “duffel” and sometimes “duffle.” #EnglishMajorProblems