bringing back the backpack

Chicabooti cardigan / Hollister shirt / ASOS skirt / Valleygirl belt / Zara flats / Baggu bag

I was in the sixth grade the last time I owned a backpack. It was bright purple...with wheels! You can imagine how giddy I was when I spotted it at Wal-Mart, trying desperately to convince my parents that I needed, nay, deserved, a backpack with wheels. They don't give in very often, but when they do, it's only once in a blue moon, and that makes it all the more special. But the special feeling went away once I'd owned it awhile, as I'd realized something that I could never get out of my head: how presumptuous do I look, wheeling around a backpack like it was a suitcase?! It was also awkwardly big for my tiny 4'9" frame (urgh, and ten years later, I'm still only 5" taller, haha) -- I felt like I was trying to lug a house. Ever since then, I've hate backpacks.

But hey, guess what? I'm newly in love again! All it took was a decade and Annie from Community proving that you can look cute with a backpack on.