Off Duty | Backpack Chic

Returning to work on Mondays can really put a strain on one's back and style (hello work laptop). However there is a way around it my friends.

My way around it is with this Sprayground backpack.

I've been on the hunt for the perfect backpack for a while now - nothing too bulky or pricey but with a touch of downtown appeal. This backpack has exactly what I wanted. It's been on my person Mondays through Fridays and takes gives my shoulder (rightie over here) a much needed break. 

I added this fun tassel from Shana Luther Handbags for easy access into the smaller pocket.

Another thing that has been on my person is this Out of Africa Shea Body Oil. Winters in the NE are brutally dry and to keep my skin soft and supple, especially my hands, I've been reaching for this again and again. The ingredients are 100% natural and loaded with antioxidants. If there's any scars or stretch marks you'd like to see gone, I'd recommend using this to reduce their appearance. 

If this piques your interest, keep in mind that twenty-five cents from every purchase will go towards the Benin Education Fund (#winwin). 

Jacket: Y-3 (similar style)  Shirt: J. Crew  Jeans: Levi's (similar style)  NecklaceDesignz by Dez  Shoes: Shoes Like Pottery  Backpack: c/o Sprayground  Lipstick: Audrey via NARS  Body Oil: c/o Out of Africa

Overall, my off-duty Monday style consists of the classic cool pieces: boyfriend jeans, a striped top, and chic backpack. AND lots of coffee (not shown here). Make sure the pieces are well fitted and you're good to go. 

If you want a bit of pizazz, throw on a statement necklace. I reached for this piece from Designz by Dez.

Now excuse me, my coffee is calling!

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.

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