I know I don’t stop badgering on about it, but if you weren’t already aware – I went to New York City for my 21st birthday!! I had an absolutely amazing time, and if you haven’t already read my post all about what I got up to, I’d recommend you have a read of that first! LYDC were kind enough to send me some of the pieces from their travel collection for my trip – I received the pouch* and tote*. I loved them so much that I just had to dedicate a whole post to them!
First of all – how beautiful are they?! I absolutely LOVE the print, especially for a travel collection. It’s colourful, funky and fun and definitely reminds me of summer. The good thing about it too is that because it has multiple colours, it’s easy to match an outfit with – my favourite way to wear the tote is to wear it with an all black outfit, so the bag really stands out and the colours pop!
Let’s talk about my favourite item: the tote. This tote is totes (I’m hilarious) love heart emoji eyes. Like, seriously. It is HUGE which makes it perfect for travelling – it’s the biggest bag I own. This made it great for hand luggage on the plane – I could fit all my essentials in with absolutely no problem (books, magazines, a cuddly teddy bear, a spare pair of shoes…). It even has a few pockets and a zip pouch for extra storage.
I was also super impressed with the quality of the bag – for only £38.00 it is much tougher, thicker and stronger than I expected. The straps are really durable, meaning they won’t lose their shape or start to fray and break if you’ve loaded it up with heavy belongings. The bag itself is strong too – it didn’t get misshaped being shoved in the overhead storage lockers at all.
The pouch was a great size and strength, too – and even had compartments inside like the bag did! A perfect pouch for travel essentials, makeup or even to use as a clutch on a night out! It fits nicely into the tote, too, if you wanted to use them together.
The Traveler collection also comes in a rucksack or purse, meaning you can literally have a whole matching set of accessories for your travels. Perfect!
All bags from LYDC come well packaged and even come with their own little dust protector bag, meaning you can store the bags away safely when they’re not in use – perfect for if you’re a bit of a bag hoarder.
Now we’ve been through the ‘must-have’ collection, I think it’s about time for the lust-have: Vivienne Westwood. How amazing are these Vivienne Westwood Bags?! The perfect Summer 16 fashion accessory for work, play AND travel!
What is your favourite bag to take on holiday? Let me know in the comments below!
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