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Welcome to The Ruby Element. [style] + [beauty] + [travel] + everything in between. I hope you enjoy your stay! x

[Oatmeal + Lattes]

[Oatmeal + Lattes]

2 weekends ago, I had the pleasure of attending Kipling's #KiplingHoliday event at The Grove. Location-wise? On point. There was no doubt that Christmas was in the air with all the lights and decorations The Grove prepares every year. They included a super cute photobooth (of course) that took 6 photos at once, giving you a .gif effect when your images are uploaded. They had a booth where you can receive monogrammed makeup bags. Unfortunately, I had a dinner to attend shortly after the event so I couldn't wait in the line but at least I was still able to receive my Audra baby backpack in the mail as seen in Kipling's Holiday Catalog here.  

What I love most about this bag is the dual functionality of the tote-like handles at the top of the bag as well as the backpack straps in the back. This backpack is meant for carrying things for when you have a baby, but knowing how much stuff I lug around all time, I knew this would be the ideal bag to travel with. It has 4 different compartments. Two large compartments where I put my laptop, charger, camera, change of clothes, makeup, and possibly some shoes if I'm planning on going to an event or shoot later that day. One small horizontal zipper compartment to stuff things you might want to separate from your normal lot of cell phone, wallet, and keys. I like to put things I like to keep clean in that compartment so it doesn't get contaminated by all the dirt and grime from the things you normally leave on restaurant tables or bathroom sinks, etc. The front compartment is your standard organized purse-like pocket where you can slip your lipstick and mascara and other nick nacs you want to easily access when you're on-the-go.

This backpack also has compartments, most likely to store your baby bottles but I like to stow away my water bottle or latte if I have a few things in my hands. Simply put, this bag will handle all your carrying needs. I'm obsessed with it. Not only is it functional, but I love the square design of it with the trade-mark gorilla hanging from the zipper. I also love that I was able to monogram it. Personalized things are simply the best.

So, I'd definitely take a peek at the rest of the holiday catalog here to see other options you can indulge in yourself or for your friend or family member. You cannot go wrong with something like this because I guarantee they will find use for a multi-functional bag. I'm all about comfort and function when it comes to style and if it comes in an adorable package with a gorilla key chain, I'm game too. ;) Enjoy 30% off with Kipling's exclusive offer to my readers by using discount code: HOLIDAYS30. 'Tis the season!



What I'm Wearing:

[Ray Ban Sunglasses]

[Madewell Oatmeal Sweater (sold out, similar here and here)]

[c/o Kipling Audra Baby Backpack from Kipling Holiday Catalog]

[Free People Vegan Leather Shorts (old, similar here and here)]

[Nordstrom Fishnet Stockings

[Stylenanda Platform Heels (old, similar here and here)]

Thanks to Kipling for sponsoring this post!

[You In Those Little High Waisted Shorts]

[You In Those Little High Waisted Shorts]

[Petit Sesame]

[Petit Sesame]