Carry Ons + Crossbody Bags


We just returned home, late last night.  This morning, I’m thinking two things; mountains and travel.  Missing the mountains, madly, already.  And, phew, roundtrip with rowdies –  we made it.  Travel is multi-layered for me.  I love planning and prepping for it, and I love it when I get there.  The actual traveling from here to there, a to b, is not my favorite.

For this trip I loved taking along my new Susan Ziptop Crossbody from fashionABLE.  I’ve been searching for a black crossbody for awhile now, and when I found out my fave fashionABLE had designed two new crossbody styles I knew that would be the one for me.

This bag was perfect for the actual traveling and the trip.  I never like to carry a regular sized purse when I travel (I always pack it).  I’ve found the best thing to carry on is a big bag (this is a fave) and smaller bag along with it (either a wristlet type pouch or a crossbody like this).  The Susan Ziptop Crossbody was perfect to sling across my shoulders and it easily tucked into my bigger travel bag, when needed.  I keep my electronics, books, travel scraf/blanket, and so on in my bigger bag.  And, in my smaller bag, anything I need to have accesss to quickly.

Click through to see what I keep in my crossbody :



I make the most of my space, keeping the essentials like my liscense, phone, breath mints, earbuds, stress away oil, lip gloss, and a little cash in my crossbody.  Ready for the reach, in an instant.  And, I let my bigger bag carry everything else.

The crossbody also worked out perfect during our trip.  Who wants to carry around a giant bag on the go, and while carrying around toddlers in your arms?

What about you? Do you have a system for what you carry on and carry along when you travel?  I’d love to know.

PS- fashionABLE is my fave because each product is handmade by women in Africa, creating sustainable business.  Through your purchase you are ABLE to provide opportunity, and a woman is ABLE to have a new choice.

You can shop all of their beautiful leather items here.

And, other items, I’m wearing below:




  • Sarah
    Commented on March 18th, 2015 at 7:27pm

    I usually carry a backpack purse and bring clutches for things I need a dressier bag.

    Love your crossbody!
    Flip Flops and Furs

  • Trina
    Commented on March 19th, 2015 at 9:20am

    thank you! love backpack purses! xo . t

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