I'm all about versatility when it comes to fashion. I love pieces that can serve multiple purposes in my wardrobe. My, ohana, I mean clothes have to work for their spot in my closet!! LOL! I love dresses that can be dressed up or down and bags that can be as well. This Harvey's Park Hopper Lilo and Stitch bag is perfect for just that-- hopping around various parks and resorts! I took this bag for a spin around Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and Magic Kingdom and was able to wear it TWO different ways. This bag can be worn as a backpack by looping the strap through a center loop on the back OR can be taken out of the loop and worn as a cross body. Having a bag that can do both is AMAZING and so useful! I was able to be hands free in the parks to eat all the Dole Whips I wanted or then was able to wear it for closer reaching while exploring and relaxing at the Poly. It was so nice to basically have 2 bags in one!
The durability of a bag is also something that is very important to me. I don't like being worried about a bag getting scuffed up in the parks, so having a bag like this one is perfect. If you read my part 1 OOTD of my Lilo inspired outfit, then you may remember that these bags are made out of seat belts! I think that is such a cool medium to create something with. It just shows that we can use everyday things in so many ways! This bag didn't get a single scuff or scratch!
I would highly recommend a Park Hopper bag from Shop Harvey's! They are a a good size that fits all the essentials and even an outfit change or 2! (tried and tested by yours truly! ;))
I look forward to taking this bag to beach to catch some choice waves, to the parks, and for just everyday!
Unfortunately this particular print is sold out on Harvey's BUT they have some extremely cute ones in the same style that I have linked here, here, and here! Those are just my 3 favorites so feel free to browse their website for the others they have in this style!
Dress: from Dechoes in Orlando
Bracelets: Alex and Ani and Lillian & Co ( use can use code SBM10 for 10% off your order!)
Shoes: Francesca's // similar here.
Before I sign off, I wanted to just think out loud for a bit...
I feel like I am at a time in my life where I am changing. I think we all go through these metamorphosis's. (Shout out to the Hilary Duff album of the same name!) Our live experiences shape and mold us constantly. With just making a big move and continually finding out who I am as a person, I use my clothing as a way to express those changes. I've been struggling with my identity in style. What IS my style?? That's a question I kept asking myself until I realized my style is just my emotions at the time. I wear what I feel on the inside-- which thankfully is mostly happy ( with a side of anxiety HA!), BUT what I'm getting at is that I don't have to always dress a certain way so long as I feel happy and good in what I'm wearing. I love wearing anything and everything! I'm like a chameleon. Constantly changing my look. Of course I still gravitate towards certain colors and styles, but I think it's important to remember the true beauty of fashion-- it's always changing...just like us.
Wear what you love! That's the best advice I can give you, my ohana.