buckle up.

i remember i wanted this seat belt backpack badly.
i thought it was the coolest backpack a
college student could carry around.
but it wasn't exactly in a college student's budget.
my sister surprised me and bought it for my birthday.
now i'll use it for work if i have to make day trips to the neighbor islands. i can shove everything i need in there and still have two hands free. poor bag has taken a beating, but
many years later and it still looks brand new.
totally durable.

also wanted to take a minute to say how appreciative i am of the friendships i've made with you all. from those who have been here since the beginning to new-found friends,
i'm amazed by the support fellow bloggers extend,
unconditionally, to total strangers.
a huge shout out to my friend, juanita, for sending the
sweetest card when i lost my dog a couple weeks ago.

from south africa to hawaii...
(backpack, harveys (similar))


  1. I love seat belts as fashion! I had one that was a belt (complete with the old metal clasp and everything) when I was in college.

  2. ive never heard of those before but now that i see it, its so cute :)

    my Paisley Clothing giveaway is ending soon! WIN a giant shopper, shoes and chocolates!!!


  3. I love that backpack! I've never seen one before! &That's what a blog is for! Not only to have a place to write whatever you want, but I think it's a place to meet new people&make amazing friendships! :D

  4. Becks, you're awesome and we love you! =) The thing I love about blogging the most is the friendships I've formed with girls I've never even met! It's fun, isn't it??

    I love those yellow shorts!

  5. We love your blog and we love blogging. The friendships we've made with other bloggers has been a cool thing. We found out it's such a supportive community.

    The bag is so cool. What a great gift. It looks great with your yellow shorts! Heather & Kayla

  6. I'll confess, I really don't like seatbelt refashions... they look too much like seatbelts, but this one looks pretty OK, maybe because it's red!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

  7. I like your back pack, it is super interesting :) And your necklace is really pretty!

  8. That is so sweet of her. I hope you are feeling better.

    I am so jealous of those shorts! And wishing I could be wearing shorts, haha.
    You look fabulous as always!
    <3 Kastles

  9. cute outfit and i already miss wearing shorts =( too cold in Toronto! And love your red bag!

    Thank you so much for your comments and don't forget to enter my two giveaways!

  10. That is the coolest bag!! I love it, and the bright red colour is so fabulous. Love those yellow shorts and your amazing pointed bracelets. I have your postcard on my board that is above my computer so I always see it :)

  11. You are the sweetest! I think that the friendships and bond in blogging is the absolute best perk in the biz. However, getting to see cute yellow shorts being sported whilest I look out my window at a foot of snow ain't bad either! And the bag is super fab. I love that it's red too, so unique!

  12. totally gorgeous as always! i love the wooden shoes and the texture of that bag!



  13. Love love the outfit so much and the SHOES..fab! Thanks too Becks for being there from almost the beginning of my blog. thank you for always dropping by and leave your sweet comment. I can't able to thank you enough.

    Lastly thanks for being an inspiration to fashion world.God bless!:)

  14. whoa i've never seen that seatbelt backpack before. the concept is so cool, and love that it's red to make the outfit pop!

  15. I love the bag! so fun and a great colour :) so sorry to hear about your dog :( It is amazing how great the blogging community is, I feel very privileged to be a part of it :)

    Love, Vanilla

  16. I remember wanting a seatbelt bag in high school but it was too pricey so I had to settle for a regular old jansport >_<

  17. Love this, and your jewelry is ah-mazing!
    xoxo, Kaari

  18. your hair is so long right now.. BEAUTIFUL! you got the YSL ring<3 i'm craving one!!!!! cute bag!


  19. Your backpack is wonderful ! Love your style and your hair is so gorgeous :) kisses


  20. This is beautiful. :)

    I know what you mean, everyone is so supportive & I love meeting new & chatting to old friends in the blogging world. :) xx

  21. so simple yet so amazing! Love the color comber here!! You look FAB (as usual!!!)


  22. The thing is, I don't consider my favourite bloggers to be strangers anymore! You get to know their past times, tastes, things about their family, little things that friends share. I might actually know more about some of my blog-friends than I do folks I know in real life just because we share so much through our blogs, which is a rarity in our busy society these days.

    That backpack is really cool, I can see why you wanted it so badly.

  23. oh this mustard shorts are so hot dear!! and the backpack is really stylish too, can´t believe you have it for years!
    love and kiss,mary

  24. how sweet of your sister to get this purse for you! i love the color and the fact that it's made out of seatbelts is so cool!

    and your hair looks especially gorgeous today!

    cute & little

  25. That bag is gorgeous! Bloggy friends are awesome :) x

  26. It's so humbling to see how each and everyone of us is so open and supportive in the blogging world. It's enough to get us out of bed everyday and get dressed to do what we do.
    The support, love, and surprise gifs from sisters are a whole other book:-)

  27. The color of the bag is spectacular in itself, then add the details, I love it! Looking great! And yup, I've made some really cool friends in blogging! So sweet of her to send you a card!


  28. HELLO GORGEOUS OUTFIT! Love that bag! xx

  29. this backpack is probably the coolest! I wish I had something like that

    Inside and Outside Blog

    P.S. I fell in love with your blog. follwing.

  30. okay that is seriously such an awesome bag!!!!!!!!!!!! :D


  31. I ALWAYS love your pictures... and that bag is to die for... thanks for sharing

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  33. LOVE EVERYTHING FROM THE BAG TO THE SHORTS!!!! thanks for commenting on my blog...much love
    Chari T (deep fried stilettos)

  34. I LOVE this outfit - the bag is perfect with it! And hugs to you too, you are not only one of the most stylish bloggers out there but also one of the kindest!!! xoxo

  35. I had a seatbelt belt (it seems like) forever ago. I wish I had kept it!! :) I like the color combo in your outfit - those shoes are AMAZING.


  36. Love your clogs babe! Seriously the most sumptuous cognac color to add to my expanding brown kicks! Great find!

    Thank you for visiting my blog, hope to see you back sometime!

    Peace. Love. LOL!


  37. Awww, that bag is awesome girl! I see why you wanted it. Your sister is sweet! LOVE those yellow shorts! :D

  38. I know this post is about a super awesome backpack--but I have to tell you: you always have the most rockin' shoes! Is it weird that shoes are the first thing I notice? Great backpack by the way--I have a brown seatbelt purse :) I only use it every once in a great while though--it's so dang heavy. Plus I like cross body bags because they don't fall off my shoulder ♥

  39. Your sister rocks, ow nice of her to get it for you. I really like it, it's really unique. Love the outfit too, it reminds me of a summers day. Right now it's grey and cold in the UK, lol XOXO

  40. I always loved those bags...but I never got around to picking one up for myself. I love the red,though...and it really does look brand new in all of the pictures. Obviously, I should have invested in one, years ago :)

  41. loving the yellow shorts and it looks great with the red bag!


  42. love the mix of colours!! love this backpack : original and very nice!

  43. I'm loving the mustard n cherry (is that cherry red?) combination. Adding white is just brilliant to tone down everything without too-tone down.

    LeeAnne, Style N Season


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