Love letter to Brooklyn

It was love at first sight. Way back when I first started looking for a suitable camera bag that could combine function and style, ONA's Brooklyn Satchel was my top choice.

However I was feeling limited by my budget and decided to buy ONA's bag insert instead. It allowed me to use any bag that was large enough as a camera bag and that worked out quite well... until I got the most wonderful email from Liz at Young Adventuress telling me I had won her giveaway for the Brooklyn!

I must say, she is a beautiful bag. It is very sturdy and well made. The leather looks and feels wonderful, and ONA states that it is made from full-grain leather, which is the highest quality leather there is. On a separate sartorial search, I was looking for the perfect brown leather satchel and I came across Saddleback bags, where I learned all about how leather is made and how full-grain compares to all other types of leather. The bottom line is that it should last forever.

Brooklyn is both the perfect satchel, and the perfect camera bag. I look forward to using and traveling with her to many exciting places for years and years... probably for the rest of my life.

Thank you Liz, and thank you ONA!

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The Rundown
Plaid Button Down J.Crew Factory similar
Navy Blazer Gap similar
Jeans "Lola" Lucky Brand
Brown Booties Crown Vintage via DSW
Brooklyn Camera Bag ONA via Young Adventuress Giveaway
Gold Circle Bracelet St. Thomas c/o TJMaxx similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry


  1. That button down from J. Crew is sold out online and in all of the stores in Kansas and Missouri. I am so upset that I didn't get it. Every time I see you in it I just fall more and more in love with it.

  2. I love the satchel style of that bag and it goes perfectly with this preppy look!

    The Tiny Heart

  3. Wow. What a GORGEOUS bag! I love how you styled it with some preppy plaid!

  4. What a great camera bag. I wouldn't have known it if you didn't mention. Love the color too. Great classic preppy look!

  5. Hooray!!! I seriously had a dream that my husband got me a mint colored perfect new camera bag for Christmas (the only thing on my list btw). I was so stoked! Your new bag is so perfect--professional and chic!

  6. Does not look like a camera bag, it looks very fashionable and you are a lucky girl to have such style!
    Happy Holidays. . .

  7. Sometimes, when you're meant to have a piece in your life but it's out of your budget, all of the stars just magically align to get it you. And I'm so glad that happened in this case because this satchel looks like it was made for you, and you look so happy carrying it.

    On another note, can we talk {again} about how perfect your plaid shirt is? Seriously. I really need to order one for myself!

  8. Lucky you! That bag is fantastic, the color is so elegant and can be super versatile! Adore the look is so preppy chic!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  9. This has to be my new favorite outfit from you! I absolutely LOVE this look and I adore your blazer most of all :) So chic! You're also one incredibly lucky lady for winning such an awesome giveaway. A stylish camera bag has been high on my wishlist for a while, but I keep postponing buying one because of their often high prices :) xo

  10. I can totally feel the love and excitement in winning that fab bag... I have a feeling you sleep hugging it :)

  11. what a great bag, stylish and useful! i love it!

  12. That is a beautiful bag. Congrats.

  13. You look beautiful. I love your plaid shirt. And that camera bag is amazing. I desperately need a camera bag and now that I have seen this one it looks like it will be going on my wish list.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  14. Awesome! I have always loved that bag! This outfit is totally perfect for a classic satchel, too.

    It's probably bad that I don't bother with a camera bag or insert, isn't it? I just plop mine into whatever I'm carrying for the day.

  15. Beautiful bag!!! it goes well with the outfit :)

  16. That satchel is so classy and versatile. Love it!

    Annette | Lady of Style

  17. Wow, what an amazing giveaway to win! That bag is absolutely gorgeous and matches perfectly with this classic look. You must be so excited! :)

  18. That bag is a show stopper I love love love it.


  19. Perfect!!!Love how you mixed the plaid with the blazer and the rest!!!And that bag is gorgeous!!!

  20. Love it!! You would never guess it's a camera bag. So glad you finally got one

  21. Congrats! It looks like that bag was made for you!

  22. That is one heck of a nice camera bag
    I know you were totally excited you won
    Love the plaid shirt you have on today

  23. What a beautiful and classic bag! And I love how you paired it with an equally classic ensemble. Very chic!

  24. this bag is absolutely beautiful! i love the fact that it doesn't look like a camera bag!

    cute & little

  25. Very nice look.
    Thanks for your comment.

    Very soon.

  26. totally loving the bag, the color is amazing!

  27. Normally camera bags can be pretty darn ugly and pretty darn obvious that they are camera bags, but whoa, not this one! It's so sleek and oxford-y! I really dig it!

    And I love even more that you dressed it up with a blazer and a plaid shirt. This outfit is really perfect, Lyddie!


  28. WOW, that is one stunning camera bag, indeed:) Love it. Happy weekend, darling.

  29. This is such a beautiful outfit , I love it!!!! So chic!

  30. What a gorgeous bag! It doesn't even look like a camera bag! And I love the last photo - you look so happy! :-)
    Jeans and a Teacup