When my fiancé and I first started dating, I would lug a massive suitcase around on every, single, trip - literally. Even when it was just a weekend getaway. Now, after years of dating - 5 to be exact - I have become a lot more low-key. I now only need a carry-on and a tote, *but*, it needs to be a functional, and roomy one at that, because lets be real, this girl still shoves a ton of sh*t in her bag - necessary or not.
When it comes to Ricardo, I find that their suitcases are both well made and stylish. To boot, they are competitively priced. Similar models from other brands will cost you a lot more. So you can imagine my excitement when Ricardo said that they wanted to send me a bag of my choosing to try out. I had already owned a bag from Ricardo - I have been a fan for many years - my current bag is a hard case, so I opted for a hybrid bag with both hard and soft surfaces.
Continue reading below to see which bag I chose, how I styled it and my highlights! x
'We are a travel lifestyle company on a mission to inspire people to explore the world. Every day and in every way, we work hard to ensure we bring joy to the traveling experience. Our company name - Ricardo Beverly Hills - is forever linked to the West Coast lifestyle— a state of mind for travel and exploration. We’re motivated by creativity, captivated by the spirit of the West Coast, and obsessed with quality.'
PRODUCTS GIFTED TO ME, BELOW.
CUPERTINO CARRY-ON - SALE $340 to $169.99
From the color to the functionality, this suitcase truly is a win-win. It's a hybrid between a hard and soft case, allowing it to be versatile, yet durable. I loved the external zip compartments, for easy access to essentials, while traveling. My personal favorite has to be the USB charging capability. As a blogger, and a Creative Director, I am always on my phone. Being able to have a full charge - at all times - is a must. So thank you Ricardo for creating this gem of a bag! Fan for life. x
STEPHANIE JOHNSON MEDIUM ZIP COSMETIC CASE - $30
They also sent me this Stephanie Johnson TSA approved clear cosmetic case. It's chic composition, iridescent glimmer and gold hardware, make it a staple in my book. I was able to pack all of my toiletries - a.k.a. liquids - perfectly. This case fits more than you would think!
SHOP OUTFIT DETAILS, BELOW.
SHOP THE LOOK
*DISCLAIMER* This is sponsored content, however, my feelings, recommendations and styles are all my own.