For someone who is normally completely satisfied with using two purses over the course of the year, I sure have found myself branching out quite a bit recently. I think it might have something to do with the fact that I think my beloved “only two purses I’ll ever need” have been causing me to develop some legit back problems. It’s either them or the desk job. Realistically it is probably both.






Anyways, my newest adventure in expanding my purse horizons is backpacks. Normally, I reserve using backpacks for festivals, hiking, and bike rides. Hiking is kind of excluded though, because I have a pretty sweet hiking backpack, and I would never hear the end of it if I were to bring a “purse backpack” on a hike. I actually also have a go to music festival backpack that has served me well over the last few years too, but it is brown leather and doesn’t cut it when I need something to match darker outfits (life is so hard, right?).







Enter this little black canvas backpack from Ms. Little’s Bags! I have been using this backpack for the last couple months, and it has hit all the marks for me (bonus points, its convertible)! It fits everything I need, including extra room to stuff a coat, which is a must for festivals and traveling. I love that the style of it is incredibly minimalist on the outside, but on the inside it’s got all kinds of organizing compartments. Minimal is great, but I have got no time to be fishing, around looking for my chapstick for ten minutes. Another nice thing about this backpack, is the fact that its pretty easy to keep clean. So far, I have brought it to Paris, on two different road-trips, and have done my fair share of tossing it around in dusty places and it still looks as good as the day I got it! This isn’t to say that it hasn’t gotten a little dirty, it was covered in white dust before I went out to shoot this look. I’m just saying that a little warm water and a cloth have kept it looking great, despite all the adventures its been on.







I was all excited to pair this backpack with something cute and spring inspired, but of course Seattle spring decided that we can have sun, or warm weather, not both at the same time. So I ended up wearing this backpack with my pumkpin colored sweater, my go to spring coat, and my newly DIY distressed jeans (I just learned how to make cute holes in jeans!). It made for a super comfortable outfit to walk around town, make duck friends, and run errands in before heading to Monday night trivia!






I get the feeling that this backpack will accompany me on plenty of adventures this spring/summer, and I can’t wait to take it along!

Also, I’m just going to leave this here. Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.

In this look: My backpack is Black Canvas Backpack from Ms. Little’s Bags. My sweater is the Tella Raglan Top (look at that, I’m on the website, wow!) from Moorea Seal. Shoes are from DSW. Pants are the Gap, holes DIYed by me. My coat is from Forever 21 and sold out, but here are some similar options; one, two, three. My necklace is from the incredibly talented B. Moon Designs who you can also find here.
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Photo credit goes to my sister, Kiersten.

7 thoughts on “Little Black Backpack”

    1. Thank you! This backpack is so simple, and it makes easy to style! I am loving how convenient it is too. I love my two purses that I always use, but this has been saving my back!

  1. Love that bag! I love backpacks for the last few years I think maybe from living in the city. Ilove ow they have evolved stylewise

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