Now You See Me, Now You Don’t


{Wearing: Skirt: Blush. Booties: Valentino. Smiley Deco Small Camouflage Bag: c/o V73. Photographed by me.}

I don’t know when it happened, but it did. I somehow transitioned into a camo wear-er. It all started with a knit hat I got back home, in the Panhandle—the birthplace of camouflage. I bought it at a flea market. It was a novelty purchase. Then, a baseball cap happened. Next, a tank top. Jeans, shirts—there was more to follow. And now I am the owner of a camo bag. It shocks even me. I always thought I was too girly for such things. That, and I’ve never been one to go incognito. But then Valentino took the print and transitioned it from gun-toter gear to, dare I say it, fashionable. And suddenly, camo happened. I know that was a while ago. And I know I’m like 1,000 years late to this party, but when you grow up in the Panhandle, which is very much a four-wheel drive, gun-rack haven, camo means you hunt. I don’t, so I always stayed away from it. But when I finally converted to camo, I took the plunge deep. I ran toward this V73 bag. It’s made of quilted canvas, so it’s super light, which is always a plus when you’re shopping for a bag. And the rate at which I can weigh one down, starting light is a must. I first met the brand when I visited Massimo Bonini’s Showroom during Swim Week. If you aren’t a fan of this military print, there are a ton of other prints, shapes and colors. As for me, I’m sticking with my hunting print, though the only hunting I’ll be doing is for my next shoe binge.