My fashionistas, I often hear that women pack more than they need when they go on holiday. The average woman only wears a third of what they pack in their holiday suitcase, a survey report says so. The average female needs around 57 items in her suitcase for a two-week holiday, yet many women pack nearer to 150 items, ranging from skirts, tops and underwear to swimwear, high heels and pyjamas. Yet they leave nearly two thirds of the contents of their case unworn. Nearly a third of women surveyed said they had been caught out by excess baggage charges before, due to their overenthusiastic packing. That is why I prefer to plan well in advance and pack accordingly. This saves my time, helps me to avoid shelling out hundred of pounds on extra baggage allowance or frantically repack at check-in. While packing for holiday, I even make a list of things to pack and write down what to wear on which day including the accessory. Sounds unrealistic? I prefer to be organized so that I don’t waste time thinking what to wear every morning before going out when on holiday. Writing down the accessories to pair with a particular outfit will ensure that you don’t end up moaning… ‘’oh sh** I wanted to wear my silver necklace with this Top but I forgot to pack it or I wish I could bring my red stilettos which could be paired with my LBD.’’

Merino look duffle backpack with drawstring closure and gold hardware.

This Orange Duffle Bag Gives You New ArmsThis Orange Duffle Bag Gives You New Arms

Being organized is good but don’t make it look like you made an effort. The way you dress up is your own style. No one can take that away no matter how hard they try to imitate and follow every freaking trend that comes and goes in every season.

Sitting on the frontyard of this bungalow I stayed in on Southern Hill area overlooking the entire city of San Francisco down the hill Lombard loving! Lombard Street in San Francisco is one of America's crookedest streets. The steep, hilly street was created with sharp curves to switchback down the one-way hill past beautiful Victorian mansions. If not for the byzantine curves, easing out this treacherous slope, people could be killed rolling down. Lombard is even steeper.

This Orange Duffle Bag Gives You New ArmsThis Orange Duffle Bag Gives You New Arms

Most of us plan for our holiday wardrobe months in advance, with new dresses, shoes, swimwear and accessories purchased, some prefer to shop when on holiday and wear them as holiday outfit. What I prefer to do is to create a look mixing the new buy and some items from my existing closet. The recent vacation was no exception. One of my last minute run kind of a thing was this outfit. The only thing new in this look is the Orange Duffle Bag. I have created this look keeping the bag in mind not the other way round. The choice of wearing a long black skirt is to keep the attention on the bag. What better way to perk up a vintage silk halter neck top than pairing it with Topshop’s Merino look Duffle backpack with drawstring closure and gold hardware. As soon as I saw it in Topshop, I knew this will give me new arms! It ticks all the boxes of new season handbags style rules- chic new shape and vibrant color. The designer boutiques receive strong competition from the high-street giants like Zara, Accessorize, Topshop while they mimic the SS14 shapes and color palette at more attainable price points. This chic shopper Duffle bag is not only armed with a bold color but also this makes you say, ‘’ Yes, it is my go-to bag.’’ And why only restricting it to holiday wear, if you are one of those power-dresser at work who only wear black, give it a boost by carrying this Orange Duffle bag.

This Orange Duffle Bag Gives You New Arms

This Orange Duffle Bag Gives You New ArmsThis Orange Duffle Bag Gives You New Arms

A friend just complimented me saying, ‘‘I like the attitude there’’ as soon as she saw these photos. I would replace attitude with confidence. Confidence is everything. Walk in like you own the place and you’ll usually carry every outfit right!

What Was I Wearing?

Topshop Orange Duffle Bag

Vintage Top From a Boutique in Cotswolds

Bizarre Black Skirt

Urban Outfitters Sunglasses

Barratts Ankle Hold Shoes

Stretchable metallic bracelets from Spitafields Market, London

Vintage Ring From New York City Garage Sale


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I am in love with this look..and love the duffle bag!



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