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    Fashion Style

    The backpack is back

    19th May 2019

    I would never forget how much I loved my backpack when I was a teenager – and beyond, I’ve always used it to go to uni. I had a very much sought-after (at the time) Jansport (the alternative was Eastpack) in a dark navy (one of the very few times I ever had something blue in my life, I have to admit!) with a leather bottom and a cute rounded shape at the top. You wouldn’t fit too much in it, but it was cool to not bring all books to school those days (we had so many, we shared some with our closest classmate). My mother insisted I shouldn’t sport the backpack on a single shoulder because I’d become hunchbacked – yeah, drama queen mom for the win – but nobody would wear it on both so whatevs. Plus, the last year of high school I was driving so I would not even carry it for that long.

    Flash forward to 2019: not sure what happened there but hey, I am slowly becoming my mother (well, maybe not that extremely, but still). And while the backpack trend is all the rage, I can’t bring myself to give into this style. For me backpacks are bulky, too casual and if you have narrow shoulders like I do, their straps keep annoyingly sliding off. OK, the sleek Louis Vuitton, the canvas Chanel and the leather Gucci versions are cute – I can’t deny it but I won’t be falling for them anytime soon. Modern (adult) backpack lovers everywhere tell me they love the practical nostalgia they evoke and the handy way to wear it (with the possibility to carry many things well balanced on both your shoulders).

    But my point is: if I need more things, I use a suitcase 🙂 Jokes aside: I don’t think I’ll adopt this trend after all.

    And you? What do you think?

    Are you a backpack extremist or a hand bag aficionado?

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    #HowToSpendItwithTSF – no. 1

    I’ve had you wait too long – I know. And it’s already mid-January! So without further ado… I’ll go straight to the point. My first #HowToSpendItWithTSF is all about a present that really has…

    15th January 2018
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    My 20 beauty favourites of now

    I have to admit my passion for skincare and makeup (foundation and powders especially) dates back to my 25th birthday. I always sort of liked it but my first official grown-up cream was from –…

    29th September 2017
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    Val of Arabia: my trip to Dubai

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    2nd July 2017
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    February and March round up: about time!

    Yeah, a Feb + Mar round-up is long due so… it’s here! February and March have marked an important turning point: I’ve turned 35, got many super amazing presents and incredible friends who showed me their unconditional love, I…

    23rd April 2017
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    ¡Que viva México! A diary.

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    13th January 2017
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    A year in review: goodbye, 2015

    It’s that time of the year again. Just as for 2014, I have resolutions to face from last December and new ones I want to set for myself. Let’s see how I did this…

    31st December 2015