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December 6, 2015

Happy December! It feels like two weeks ago, I was just saying that I couldn’t believe that it was almost Thanksgiving and then bam, December hits us like a ton of bricks. As fast as it came, December has got to be one of my favorite months, hands down. Firstly, my birthday is right around the corner (let the countdown begin!!) and secondly, I can never get enough of the holiday eggnog, food, and music.

Now is the essential time for travel, whether you’re headed home for the holidays or jetting out of the city for a warmer getaway. Either way, SWISSGEAR has me covered for my next destination. With my holiday travels back home to Raleigh, NC delayed until late December, exploring a new neighborhood sounded like the perfect new destination to me!

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Photos by: Jessie Cheng 

| Members only jacket, Joe Fresh poncho, Quinn pants, Dr. Marten boots, Swissgear backpack |

Today the new destination was DUMBO (which stands for Down Under The Manhattan Bridge Overpass). It was my first time in Dumbo, Brooklyn, but certainly not my last. It’s such a cute neighborhood near the East river thats filled with little restaurants, cute shops, and parks. For a second, I thought I fled out of New York City and ended up in some small town.

Although I live in Brooklyn, for those of you who currently or have ever lived in a big city, you must know that the commute from one neighborhood to the next is never easy. Especially if you’re somewhat of a stage 5 clinger when it comes to letting go of what you need and do not need to carry in your bag. Luckily for me and my indecisiveness, my new SWISSGEAR backpack delivers the quality and versatility I need to make it through the day with everything I need to tow.

Commuting around the city, I tend to bring my laptop and tablet with me pretty much everywhere. But lets face it, not every bag/backpack is laptop friendly…until now!

I love the separate laptop and tablet sleeves SWISSGEAR provides in their backpacks because it makes packing that much easier! No more worries if my device is getting smushed from whatever I thew in my bag when there’s a dedicated space for them. Not only is there more than enough space in my SWISSGEAR backpack, but most importantly, they come in super stylish colors. I picked out black for something that would be great for everyday use, but stay tuned to my Instagram for more SWISSGEAR products!

If you’re leaving town for the holidays, be sure to use the hashtag #SWISSGEAR on Instagram to share your travels!

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  • Reply Tashpantz December 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    great shots and great outfit xx

    • Reply Joel December 10, 2015 at 3:29 am

      Thank you! Be sure to share your holiday travels with the hash tag #swissgear

  • Reply Nancy December 6, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Love this shots and your backpack!!

    • Reply Joel December 10, 2015 at 3:30 am

      Thanks Nancy!
      Be sure to share you holiday travels with the hashtag #swissgear


  • Reply Viviene Kok December 7, 2015 at 5:22 am

    Not gonna lie. December is my favourite month too. Birthday and the festive season makes December a special and cosy one 🙂

    Real Life Nerd //

    • Reply Joel December 10, 2015 at 3:31 am

      Yay! December babies! If you’re traveling be sure to share your travels with the hashtag #Swissgear

  • Reply rae December 7, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    interesting bag! 🙂

    xoxo, rae

    • Reply Joel December 10, 2015 at 3:32 am

      Thank you Rae!

      Share your holiday travels with the hashtag #Swissgear

  • Reply Kathryn Nicolaus December 7, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Great look! Loveeee the jacket.

    • Reply Joel December 10, 2015 at 3:33 am

      Thank you Kathryn! Kind of obsessed with it lately..

      If you’re traveling this holiday season, be sure to share your travels with the hashtag #Swissgear

  • Reply Sybil December 8, 2015 at 3:57 am

    loving this functional and fashionable jacket! 😀

    Have a great week!
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    • Reply Joel December 10, 2015 at 3:36 am

      Thanks Sybil! Be sure to share your holiday travels with the hashtag #Swissgear

  • Reply Kylen December 9, 2015 at 4:14 am

    Love your style! Love your photos under the Manhattan Bridge.
    Kylen xoxo | Kylen Every Wear

    • Reply Joel December 10, 2015 at 3:36 am

      Thanks Kylen! It’s one of my new favorite neighborhoods!

      Be sure to share your holiday travels with the hashtag #Swissgear

  • Reply Aurora December 18, 2015 at 6:07 am

    Such a classic and cool look! As always, totally inspiring!

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