Backpacks no longer just remind me of my kid and teenage years. I recently got one just for travel and have not stopped using it. Let me tell you something: Backpacks are life dude. Backpacks. Are. Life.

Okay, that was dramatic. But Cyn and I really have been on that backpack train like no other these past few months. Only difference is… she’s been professionally photographing hers more when she wears it LOL. And also… hers is much more cute than mine. Aka time for me to get another!

Photography by: Brandon || Dopensteez

We don’t just advocate backpacks for travel
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Or for running around doing work stuff…


(like shooting content.)

…We sincerely love our backpacks on ANY ole’ day. With pretty much any outfit. (we’ve learned they can seriously look cute.)

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Here’s why #BackPackLife rocks:
1. Distributes weight more evenly. A heavy ass purse can cause some serious kinks! Plus we tend to favor one side… would rather skip the Chiropractor thank youuuuu.
2. Speaking of spine health– backpacks make you stand up a little more straight. At least for us. And Cyn and I both really need to be working on our posture because we are hunched over on our computers ALL the time. Maybe you can relate?
3. It’s sooo much more convenient. You can fit way more stuff in it. Laptop, important papers…
4. The mobility! Ahhhh the mobility is the best part! You can move about so much more freely. It’s so nice feeling even more hands free and like less is in your way.

So that being said… Cyn got her backpack at Target for only $30 (SO CUTE) and she said there were a lot of other fun ones there to pick from. We love affordable… and since I am in the market for a new backpack I thought it’d be fitting for this post to show you the ones I found online! Guess which one I ended up getting?! (PS– Can Target PLEASE sponsor us? LOL we mention them all the time!! Come on Target, throw the dog a bone! 😉 😛 )

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Cyn’s backpack. Plain black and soft faux leather. Can only fit a SMALL laptop (11 inches or smaller.)  [[$30]]

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Cute ass canvas red with brown leather strap– in brown too! Can fit a regular laptop. [[On sale- $37]]
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Faux leather draw string with minimal hardware. Also in light tan (but that one looks cheap.) Fits a normal laptop. [[$28]]
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Soft faux leather backpack with bronze/gold hardware. Could fit a SMALL laptop. [[$35]]


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Ivory fringe flap backpack. Faux leather. Only available in store. Fits normal sized laptop. [[$30]]

Backpacks 2016. Photography by: Brandon || Dopensteez

Violet Fog
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4 Responses

    • Violet Fog
      Violet Fog

      We literally went EVERYWHERE! Good thing I made a last stop at Target! haha

  1. Mel

    I use a 100% recycled canvas backpack from Baggu. They have really beautiful colors and prints and aren’t too pricey.


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