“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.“
— Ashley Smith
Photos courtesy of Anna of Noir Friday
Well, it rained all weekend.
Tremendous thunder and lighting. Sheets and sheets of rain.
It was my kind of weekend — I love a good storm. And any reason to pull out a cute umbrella.
But the unexpected time indoors was exactly what the doctor ordered — I’ve been needing some R&R for weeks now.
Behind the scenes here I’ve been working around the clock on a few projects, both for the blog and for my photography portfolio. And while I’m ridiculously excited about them, I’ve also been completely wiped, going nonstop for day at a time.
It’s been a whirlwind.
And this Dagne Dover tote has been my secret savior these last few weeks.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen this bag in the background of many of my stories. It’s the bag I’ve been carrying EVERYWHERE.
Last summer I met with and fell in love with the team behind Dagne Dover. Not only are they committed to crafting high-quality bags at a reasonable price point — they also spend a lot of time making their bags as practical as they are chic.
This tote is a perfect example.
Amenities like you’ve never seen in a bag before!
There’s a full-size laptop sleeve, an insulated water bottle holder, a key strap, and DOZENS of pockets and lipstick holders along the sides. It’s exactly what I suspect a millennial Mary Poppins would carry.
But my absolute favorite part? My camera and TWO lens can fit inside comfortably and safely. I’ve inadvertently turned this tote into one of the loveliest camera bags I’ve ever seen.