Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bringing Back the Pack!


If you read the title of this post thinking I was going to talk about backpacks, you would be wrong. What is so great about backpacks? They're hard to access and prone to being pick-pocketed. I'm actually referring to the classic waist pack, or fanny pack, one of the most liberating (and certainly underrated) inventions in fashion! Yes, before you stop reading and/or unfollow me, give me a chance to explain (and I have 2 announcements at the end)!

My family and I put on a parking lot sale last weekend to get rid of a lot of extra junk we had lying around the house from electronics to stuffed animals to shoes to jewelry to clothes. It was a hit! I made over $200 in sales AND I got a tan. Talk about a 2fer, right? Anyway, if any of you have ever sold at a yard sale, you know how important it is to wear a fanny pack.

TOP REASONS WHY FANNY PACKS RULE:

1. Easy access to cash/change to purchase or sell items
2. Allows both of your hands (& shoulders) to be free to do whatever they want
3. Harder to steal than a crossbody or shoulder purse since it's secured around your waist
4. Comfortable to wear for many consecutive hours
5. STYLE. Yes, I said it, fanny packs can be fun accessorizers too if you give them a chance!

Not convinced? Well, keep an open mind and take a look at my outfit as a vendor at my sale last weekend before you write off waist packs for good! 

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Just wanted to let you know that I'M IN LOVE WITH THESE MODERN WEDGES!
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Clothing: Hi Low dress- Nordstrom Rack, $22, Crochet vest- ? but I have seen similar styles at Ross for $10
Accessories: Aviators- Michael Kors, Monogram necklace- more affordable version here, or original here, Gold bracelet watch- Charming Charlie's, Assorted bracelets- Target, Charlotte Russe, Cotton On, Quilted fanny pack- flea market in France (? brand)
Shoes: Beige cutout wedge- Matiko Paris (on sale here)
Below are photos of the actual outfit I wore at the sale:
Spot the differences. *Hint: there are 2

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Accessories: Bow sunglasses- local boutique
Shoes: Peeptoe Wedges- TOMS shoes (discontinued in this color, but similar here)
 ANNOUNCEMENTS: Giveaway + Going Away 

As I mentioned in my last post, I wanted to do my 1st giveaway soon, but unfortunately it looks like I will have to postpone it until August. I didn't realize it was already getting so late in July, and since I'm traveling to Hong Kong next week (surprise!), I think it best if I do the giveaway when I get back, especially since I'm not sure if I'll even have internet access while I'm there (scary thought...). But don't be disappointed, I might just add to the giveaway goodies during my trip! I apologize for this, but I think it's for the best. I will still be outfit + food blogging while I'm there but most likely those posts will be delayed. More details on my upcoming travels in my next post. 

Don't forget to check out my Instagram (@theShopaholic247) to keep updated :)

So what are your thoughts on fanny packs? Love 'em? Hate 'em? I want to know!

25 notes:

Always Maylee said...

I don't think I can pull off the fanny pack look... but you do it so well. You look so pretty in that dress!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Clara Turbay said...

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Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

I'm such a huge fan of fanny packs becuase of how easy & comfortable it is to carry as opposed to a handbag/clutch. I love yours, its very cute & chic and you pull it off beautifully with your outfit..

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Diana Marks said...

This look is very chic. I love the purse!

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FASHION ICE said...

love it! its super cute! great outfit as well xx

SittingPretty said...

Fabulous style and I am loving the fanny pack! Those wedges are gorgeous, Love it!

XO Kelley
http://www.keepsittingpretty.blogspot.com

Squared said...

I am loving your bag and this outfit is so pretty! Come by soon again ;)!

Aleksandra said...

No way! You look cute with the pack...but me? I'm already sporting my own personal pack, it's flesh tone and not cute..no more bulk in that area for me! ;)

Well... said...

Ahaha, I love fanny packs! I remember those from when I was a kid - that was all I used :)
Love your stylish take on it, you definitely made it more fabulous than I ever did. Your crochet vest is perfect too, its exactly what I'm searching for.
Amazing shoes!

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The Pink Flamingo said...

I love your bag very much! if you want, we can follow each other! :))

Anthea Lau said...

Omg the dress! The shoes! this is simply perfect and you really make me wanna get out into the sun, NOW.
would you like to follow each other?
A
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Femke. said...

cute look,
really love the shoes and bag!

xofemke.
www.myfashion-expression.blogspot.com

Daisy Chan Dwars said...

Nice dress! xo

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Allie said...

Great look...you're adorable!

xoxo,

Allie

www.sparklesandstilettos.blogspot.com

Aria said...

I definitely see the value in a fanny pack now. The ones I've seen are usually canvas and being carried by tourists at Disneyland but yours is really adorable. I might have to reassess my opinion on fanny packs now!

Aria
Deliver Me Diamonds

Rebecca said...

Love your edgy but adorable look!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Analisa said...

This is so cute! You pull off the fanny pack so well! :)

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Joy said...

That is one stylish fanny pack. Even though I have never been drawn to one before, this is definitely one of the best looking ones I have ever seen.

Thank you so much for checking out my food blog! You always leave such nice comments.
Yeah I just recently started it, because I realized I take a lot of pictures of food, but I don't know what to do with them, so I wanted to showcase them somewhere, even if I don't get any traffic on that page, it makes me happy to see my photos on display, lol.

Hope you get to go to Paris next year. Even though I want to visit different places and not waste too much money going to the same places, I know I definitely want to re-visit Paris again!

Have a great weekend and talk to you soon!

blackberryfashion said...

You look adorable :) Amazing dress. I'm following you now :)

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devorelebeaumonstre. said...

nice!


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silhouette said...

sooo cute bag!!and outfit is beautiful!!

hautepinkpretty said...

I love fanny packs!! Perfect to free up your hands for shopping ;) they're my go-to for thrifting, and going to amusement parks! Xox <3 hautepinkpretty.com

Karola said...

Love your fanny pack!!! Too cute!
Gotta get myself one!
Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. I appreciate it a lot.

xoxo
Karola
www.karolasway.blogspot.com

Sophie said...

Beautiful outfit...I used to have Scotty dog, just like the one on your bag, so cute! The wedges are lovely and I especially like the colour of your nail varnish! Can I ask what make and shade it is? Thank you. Sophie xxx

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P.K.M said...

Your outfit is adorable! You definitely can rock the fanny pack. x

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