My New Travel Buddy

January 21, 2015 by LAUREN16 COMMENTS

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This year I’m committed to a lot of new things – or amping up some areas that really shined in 2013 (whoa throwback!) One of those things includes getting a few more stamps on the passport and as you all know I’m starting off the year with a trip to Tulum. Ole!


But first confession, I am a horrendous packer. Congrats to the betches who have this on lock down. Newsflash – we all have our flaws. Among mine – packing. However, someone once said, “Packing takes as much time as you leave for it.” Well clearly I leave too much since my bag is ALWAYS busting.

Real story: PR girls are supposed to be some of the most organized chicklettes on the planet. Our signature is lipstick stained coffee cups not busting from the seems baggage. So on a recent trip to Chicago (one night mind you) my indecisiveness landed me with a toddler size checked back instead of the classy black roller. Shame face. Yes, I did, I checked a bag for one night.


With all that aside – my resolutions and plane plights ladder back to one thing – packing efficiently. So when Meg and Victoria asked loyal B Bar readers to identify one item that in the past year became invaluable to you can imagine I chose an item dedicated to my packing reformation.

When I first saw this Lo & Sons bag about 6 months ago it struck a cord the “I want to pack like that” cord. The girl that has the perfect packed carry-on, and doesn’t sacrifice space for nothin’ kind-o-girl.


Among other things, like utilizing Hitha’s killer packing list, receiving this bag was the highlight of my jetsetter makeover. Not only is the bag perfectly crafted – but it also represents my commitment to my “trav-olutions” in 2015. (Also an area I’m committed to writing more about – and documenting.)

So I guess you could say “I’m off” in more ways than one this year. What’s one thing that you added to your home or closet that defined your hopes for 2015?


**ya I killed that packing job!


A few of my friends also decided to share their best purchases of 2014 – Click around to see who else decided to join the link party:

Girl in Betsey / Glitter & Bow / Pretty Much / White Cabana / Healthfully Ever After / Boulevard House / Always Craving / Southern Charm & Prints / Perfect Enough For Us / Modish & Main / Alessandra Marie / Jenn Inspired / Luv in the Bubble / A Little Leopard / All the Pretty Stars / York Avenue / Alyssa J. Freitas / A Loyal Love / The College Prepster / Burlap & Lace / Brunch on Chestnut / Average Girl’s Guide / The Yuppie Files / Cassandra Monroe / Always Anita / PR Girl Diaries / Life Modifier / Business Betties / Cake & Lilies / Little Wild Heart / The Not Quite Adult / Annie Reeves / Rossetto / Lemon Stripes / Meg Biram / Victoria McGinley / The B Bar


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Jess Zimlich says

January 21, 2015 at 10:08 AM

This bag is on my list of wants…and needs! Last time I visited to Chicago, I carried on for a long weekend and it brought me far more joy than I care to admit 😉

Elana says

January 21, 2015 at 10:15 AM

Have a great trip!

alyson says

January 21, 2015 at 11:01 AM

Love this, and that bag is totally on my most coveted list. I’m also that girl who checks her bag for an overnight. {they’re heavy!}. 🙂

Great to link up with you! xx


Anita says

January 21, 2015 at 12:20 PM

So funny — my Lo & Sons bag just came in the mail! We’re going to Chicago next week (from LA, where we live) and I’m weirdly excited to use it! Haha. I love that they seem to have thought of something for every inch, but it looks so chic!

Always, Anita

whitney says

January 21, 2015 at 2:28 PM

good for you for planning to travel more, and for learning how to pack. it’s definitely a tough skill to master!

Erica says

January 21, 2015 at 3:47 PM

Once you start carrying on, you’ll never go back to checking a bag! It’s harder when you’re going to cold climates as you have more layers and things are bulkier, but it can be done. I have the Lo & Sons Catalina, which is great for a weekend getaway. It packs so much!

Victoria McGinley says

January 21, 2015 at 5:10 PM

YES YES YES. Aren’t L&S products life changing…and life affirming? I got lots of my girlfriends’ hooked on the OG/OMG, and I also have to sing the praises of the Catalina. It’s our beach bag, picnic bag, weekender bag…amazing.

Allison says

January 21, 2015 at 8:42 PM

I was completely mesmerized by the video on their site showing how much you could fit into one of their laptop cases. In my mind, it doesn’t get much better than having well packed luggage!

Cassandra Monroe | a lifestyle blog says

January 21, 2015 at 9:13 PM

Girl, you’re a packing pro! And have a great trip to Tulum!!! Sounds like such a good time. It was great linking up with you!

Renay Howey says

January 21, 2015 at 10:02 PM

That bag is soooo delightful. It looks so sophisticated! I love it. I don’t think it’s possible to have enough great bags. I think I need this one!

Caitlin says

January 21, 2015 at 10:19 PM

such a good answer and love the honesty! you’re off to a good start this year and i’m kind of jealous.

Ellie says

January 22, 2015 at 9:13 AM

What would we do without Lo&Sons? So glad we agree! Love this linkup!

Jenn says

January 22, 2015 at 11:06 AM

I’ve heard nothing but great things about their bags! I always over pack my carry on and end up having stuff spilling out all over the place. I love that this bag actually has to close so no losing anything in the x-ray line! Have a great time on your trip! Man, a beach vaca sounds so amazing right now.

Amy says

January 22, 2015 at 4:14 PM

I *need* that bag. Have a wonderful trip!

Jordana @WhiteCabana says

January 23, 2015 at 8:11 AM

Ha ha – you checked a bag for an overnight? Laughing with you here…
Hey – a girl has to do what a girl has to do! Your new Lo & Sons looks great and so very useful! Happy travels…

Jen says

January 27, 2015 at 8:54 PM

I’ve been eyeing that bag for what feels like a year now. So glad that you like it! I think you finally convinced me to take the plunge!

xo, Jen