Florida Gets Me Excited for Resortwear

We just arrived in Florida and all I want to do is throw on my suit, a cover up and sit in the sun.  The weather is gorgeous and I am going to sink my teeth into several of these books on my Kindle.  I am bummed because I forgot my rash guard and its probably time to get a new one, so I am looking at this one, this full suit style (I am not sure I can pull of the backside), and this all white quarter zip. While I am shopping, I wouldn’t mind a new full piece and I  like this striped one, this classic white, this high neck black, and this slimming bandeau.  And to top it all off, I am interested in so many cover ups…this low back dress, this mutli-color one, this pair of white beach pants, this voile dress and this strapless mini dress.  As usual, I will have to narrow it down because there is no way I can have them all…

Ridgely Bride finds everything she needs for her trip to Florida on her blog Ridgely's Radar

to buy: 1. Eugenia Kim Pompom Straw Hat  /  2. Solid and Striped Anne-Marie Suit  /  3. Figue Caftan  /  4. Fresh Sugar Sport SPF 30  /  5. Kindle Paperwhite  /  6. Kayu Pineapple Straw Clutch  /  7. Olympus Mirrorless Digital Camera  /  8. Ancient Greek Sandals  /  9. Giuseppe Zanotti Sandal  /  10. Kayu Pompom Staw Tote

Five Camera Bags

I have started to tote my camera around more and more and since I am currently using a shoe bag to protect the body and lenses, I thought I better look for a better option. I have just ordered the Timbuk2 Camera Insert, which I plan on using inside one of my tote bags, but I would really like a lightweight, padded, more secure bag that does not look like a camera bag.  It is a pretty tall order and after much searching, I have discovered that there are several companies that cater to the gal who wants a camera bag that has both function and style.  They all come in a range of colors, with removable dividers and strap lengths. The sizes range depending on how many lenses and accessories you want to carry, plus several have room for an iPad and/or Laptop.  The hard part is narrowing down the bag and color.

1. Jo Totes – Betsy Teal: It includes a shoulder strap and cross body length strap. It is big enough to include a Mac Book Pro and comes in four colors.
Jo Totes Betsy Teal
2. Ona Bags – The Chelsea: The most classic bag of the bunch, the Chelsea can hold up to three lenses in addition to your camera body and there is room for an iPad.  It comes in black or brown and includes a detachable cross body strap.

Ona Bags The Chelsea
3. Epiphanie Bags – Mustard Lola: Fun and funky this shoulder bag can hold your camera with lens attached,  up to two lenses, battery pack and much more. It comes in five colors, with two outside pockets, a detachable cross body strap and the adorable camera fob.

Epiphanie Bags Mustard Lola
4. Kelly Moore Bag – B-Hobo Lavender : This bag comes in eight colors (!) with two straps so that it can be worn over the shoulder or as a cross body.  There is a great video below that shows you how to wear and use it while shooting.

Kelly Moore Bag B-Hobo


B-Hobo Bag from Kelly Moore Clark on Vimeo.

5. The Epiphanie Bags – Teal Clover is the largest tote here with space for your camera plus attached lens, 2-3 lenses, battery pack, 15″ laptop, and more.. It would be a great traveling bag as it can fit under the airplane seat and I do love that camera fob that is on all the Epiphanie bags!
Epiphanie Bags Teal Clover
Do you own any of these brands or have another bag you love for carrying your camera, etc. ?  I am interested to get some first hand scoop before I take the plunge and buy one.  Thank you!
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