I have far too many leather handbags, so it seems unreasonable to purchase another carryall, but I couldn’t resist adding this beauty to my collection! I’ve been wanting to purchase a chic and timeless everyday backpack (that’s not Dakine or Billabong) for years, so I took the leap when I saw Kate Spade’s quick sale online. Backpacks are ideal for both my lifestyle and the numerous heavy pieces I carry everyday, so why not buy a structured yet girly rucksack that truly encompasses my personality? I could only wish it was covered in glitter as well. A girl can dream. I purchased the Kate Spade Sylvia Medium Backpack last week as soon as I locked my eyes on the bag’s outrageously gorgeous color and style. All of the pink bags in my collection are of a pale variety, so I loved the understated brightness of the Sylvia backpack. The bag is measures in at 11″h x 10″w x 4″d, which is the perfect size for all of my absolute essentials (with a bit of room to spare). I attached my favorite mini hand sanitizer to the charm ring on the outside of the bag, which emphasizes the sweetness of its design. There’s a large slip pocket on the backside, one inside, and a zipper pocket on the front inner side of the Sylvia, which makes organizing my belongings a breeze. I tucked the letters I received from my pen pal Lacino (more about him and his case coming soon!!) in the inner slip pocket and my headphones and charging cord inside of the zipped pocket. I try to keep a book with me wherever I go, whether it’s a nonfiction criminal justice piece or a poetry chapbook, so today’s pick is Wade in the Water by my beloved Tracy K. Smith + a pencil for annotating! Sylvia is the most ideal size for my treasured leather journal (my most prized possession), which I either carry or hold with me no matter where I go. My journal is thick as hell, so I’m ecstatic that it fits easily into the Sylvia without any poking or bending at the sides. I obviously need money and cards when I leave the house, so my sparkly Kate Spade zip around wallet from Megan a few years ago is a lovely pairing with the pink on my bag. I toss my external phone charger and mini makeup bag (inside I keep my NARS Soft Matte Concealer, NARS Creamy Concealer, Pixi Eyebrow Duo, L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara, Real Techniques Bronzer Brush, Burberry Oxblood Lip Mist, and NARS Dolce Vita Lipstick) in the bottom of the Sylvia and I’m ready to leave! Just kidding, trying to fit all of the chocolate inside for daily snacking. Now let’s go!