One full week of Fall has come and gone… before you know it it’s going to be winter! (squeal. I love the cold.) Lucky for me when I was in Germany it was very cold so I was able to enjoy some chilly air while it was still Summer. (Something this Florida girl is definitely NOT used to.) While I was there I would often spend the afternoon going to explore and find new places I haven’t seen before.
Now one thing for me that is VERY important is the security of my belongings and protecting them from the unpredictable weather. I mean let’s be honest, how annoying is it when you are carrying your once-a-year splurged on leather purse and it starts raining. UGH. (Time to run for shelter and hide that baby like it’s gold!)
Thankfully, I have stumbled across an amazing brand of bags called Beside-U. Not only are their bags sustainable, adorable, and light as air – but they are also a business founded on charity! They have a section on their website where each bag purchased there allows them to donate one to Dress for Success. The mission if DFS is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
How cool is that?? If there is one thing I love it is supporting companies supporting women!
Beside-U was kind enough to send me my very own day bag to try out and share with you all and I must say I’m in LOVE! (This bag is the “Bellamy Two Ways Handbag”.) I reached out to Beside-U myself after I fell in love with their bags and business moto – all opinions shared are 100% my own and I only share products I truly believe in. Having the trust of my followers is very important to me and that’s why I always promise to only share things I truly love.
So I must say, when receiving this bag I was a bit nervous. It sounded to good too be true – a day bag that protects my belongings AND looks cute?! How. But after receiving my bag and carrying it around with me for a few days I realized this is the real deal. Additionally, as I travel often, this day bag is perfect for packing in your suitcase because it’s SO LIGHT. I’m not kidding it feels like air and because of the material and soft bottom you can even roll it up or fold it in half if you need too! (Talk about a space saver)
On the inside it’s full of space and fit EVERYTHING I needed. Camera, keys, wallet, sweater, shoes, etc. (Yes, I actually fit an extra pair of shoes in there.) And because it’s so light you only have to lug around the weight of the items in your bag. It’s made for travel so keeping all that in mind they even went the extra step and added an RFID protected zipper pocket on the inside of the purse and a whistle key-chain! (You never know when you might need that to get peoples attention for help when traveling – what a great idea!)
Check out Beside-U for a durable, lightweight, perfect for travel day bag or backpack and please let me know if you love it as much as I do!
Beside-U was kind enough to give me a coupon code to share with my followers. Use code “HAILEY25” for 25% off your purchase!
For my fellow wander lusters – check out my tips on packing your international carry on!