Chevron sweater / Faux leather backpack from Target / Beige skirt from TJ Maxx / Red beanie from Charlotte Russe
I've had the same standard black Jansport backpack since Gr.10. Yeah, you know the one. It got me through high school, university, and college. That's 8 years of schooling with the same backpack. I remember once in university, I ran into a friend on campus at the library. He looked at my backpack and said, "Huh. I didn't think you were a backpack kind of a person. I thought you use like, a big purse to hold stuff." I kind of took offense to that. Sure, I might be a fashion person, but I value my education and posture more than I value an oversized tote. I would know because I tried the whole oversized tote bag thing, but it was no where near as functional as a backpack.
It's a bit ironic that within the first few months of officially being done with school, I got a new backpack. It definitely doesn't hold as much as my good ol' trusty one, but it does hurt my shoulders less than a tote. Is an adult backpack an oxymoron? Because I'm liking this fashion and function thing.