PARK DAYS

OUTFIT DETAILS:

ME: STRIPED TOP  | |  JEANS  | |  LILY JADE BAG, c/o  | |  SIMILAR ANKLE BOOTS  | | SUNGLASSES

B: SHORTS  | |  “FIVE” TEE c/o THE COUNTDOWN SHOP  | |  SNEAKERS c/o RACK ROOM SHOES

FOS: DENIM c/o DL1961  | |  SIMILAR TEE  | |  OLD NAVY SANDALS

The boys just started school yesterday, so over the last few weeks we’ve been fitting in a few last days of summer fun. Although the beach is typically our go-to, since it’s so close, the boys always love days at the park. And when the weather isn’t sweltering (like it has been the last few weeks), I don’t mind it so much either.

But whenever we go to the park, or really anywhere, my boys instantly become little camels and snack monsters, so having a bag that I can carry my wallet, phone, a few little snacks or our sack lunch, a giant water bottle, and anything else we need (like a few little crusts of bread for the ducks) is a must. Lily Jade has been my go-to for amazing large handbags for a few years, and they just launched a new line of bags.

I’ve owned their Madeline bag for a couple of years and I’m completely in love with it — it’s made of gorgeous leather that has become so soft and supple after all of my use, and the pocket situation is out of this world. The Shaylee bag, the one I’m wearing here, is from their new collection and although it has a similar shape to the Madeline, and also becomes a backpack, it has a few upgrades that I’m super excited about. One is the gold hardware, which makes it modern and sophisticated. A lot of gold hardware I’ve seen looks cheap and plastic-y, but this hardware is beautiful and gives the bag an updated look. It also has two pockets on the front, rather than three, and both of them are zippered, which is amazing for holding my phone and not having to worry about it slipping out. And three, it doesn’t have the top flap over the zipper, which I never particular disliked, but I did find it got in the way every once in a while.

Check out all of their gorgeous new bags right here!

created in partnership with lily jade || photos by rad and happy