Working in the San Francisco tech scene for over 7 years, I’ve seen my fair share of male colleagues carrying their custom-colored Timbuk2 messenger bags and backpacks. It’s clear why they love them: not only are the bags masculine and good-looking, but they are completely functional for a city dweller and commuter’s lifestyle.
Meanwhile, all my female colleagues and I are either carrying a giant, floppy tote bag with zero laptop protection or a combination of a handbag paired with a boring, ill-fitting backpack with too thick of straps. (In case you were wondering, I was part of the latter half.) Neither of these options are ideal, obviously, which begged the question: where can a girl go to get a stylish and practical commuter bag??
Enter in the new FEMME by Timbuk2 collection! When I first saw the complete line — which includes fanny packs (who knew fanny packs could actually be stylish?), messenger bags, backpacks and tote bags — I knew I had to have one immediately. And as an added bonus: Any of them would be perfect for a day at Disneyland! :D
Not only does FEMME collection look beautiful, but they are made of durable, high-quality materials that will last. The attention to detail is also clearly evident… pockets are everywhere! My favorite part of all the bags: they each have a fur-lined pocket on the outside that will either fit your phone or a pair of sunglasses. (I am not ashamed to say that I love sticking my hand inside said pocket just because it is that soft — LOL.)
I’ve been wanting to try boyfriend jeans for a while, but it took some experimenting to figure out how it could work on my petite frame. Because of the relaxed fit of the jeans, I opted for wearing a tailored white poplin shirt and nude pumps to finish the look. If I’m being honest, I wasn’t in love with this denim trend on me and will continue stick to my trusty skinny or flared jeans, but I’m still glad I tried it!
A quick note about this shirt: It’s super well made, but I had to get it altered to fit me correctly, even though I got an XS. I took in about an inch on both sides, so if you are about my size (32A and about 100 lbs) you will probably have to get it altered, as well.
BIG NEWS! Stacey, Melissa and I are teaming up with Timbuk2 to host the San Francisco launch party of the FEMME by Timbuk2 collection! I hope you will join us at their Hayes Valley store location to see the beautiful bags in person, partake in delicious sushi and sake, and enjoy special friends/family pricing (that night only!) — holiday shopping, anyone?
There will also be a photo booth, so get your silly faces on and get ready for a fun evening!
What: SF Launch Party for the FEMME by Timbuk2 collection
When: November 12, 6-8pm
Where: 506 Hayes St. / San Francisco
Why: Sushi, sake, photo booth fun, special discounts… and hanging out with us, of course!
Space is limited, so RSVP today. :)
Shirt: c/o State of G
Jeans: c/o J Brand (old, similar here)
Backpack: c/o Timbuk2
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (old, similar here)
Bracelets: Stella & Dot 1 and 2, Jawbone UP2 activity tracker
Rings: Chanel, Melinda Maria (old), Svelte Metals
Photographer: Luis Omar of MELSANV