What’s in a moonbag?

Moonbags are everywhere at the moment its around every hip in different shapes, forms, colours and textiles and I’m here for it!

At first I was a bit hesitant about getting one for myself because for very long it was only tourists and old people that was wearing them and they were still known as fanny packs. The first ones I saw still looked like the fanny packs from back in the day and I was thinking, nah this ain’t it. But as the trend grew I started seeing how it evolved and became more modern and it was actually a really stylish but also functional accessory.

I started carrying what I refer to as my man purse a few years ago because when I saw it I fell in love with it and secondly I hate the bulges that a wallet or a phone makes in the front of your pants, when they’re in your pockets and I like wearing my pants a tight as possible. So I carried my wallet and it was also very stylish and functional. It was compact but also big enough to carry my cards, phone, lip balm and even my power bank. The problem with it was that I always had something in my hand. It was a little inhibiting. I could never just get up and go. There was a few times I forgot it on the church bench or at a friend’s house. On two occasions I had to come all the way from Paarl back to Athlone to fetch my wallet. The moonbag is a great solution for my problem. Its attached to my body so I can’t leave it somewhere and both of my hands are free.

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3 months ago, I was scrolling through Superbalist as I usually do when I’m bored and I saw this one. It was perfect it suited my style like it was made for me. It was plain black leather with the zips, simple, just the way I like it. I immediately took a screenshot and sent it to my friend and told her how much I love it. Whenever I see clothing I like it’s an occasion that I must share with someone. I can’t just keep it to myself. I clicked add to cart and left it there for a week or so before I eventually checked it out. I bought it and I took it with me when I went on holiday. While I was on holiday I took pictures and posted them on my social media and one guy told me he likes my moonbag and asked me what exactly I carry in it.

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Wearing my stylish new moonbag on the Cliff Path in Hermanus.

So, let’s take a look inside my moonbag.

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Clockwise I have sunglasses which is just a must in my opinion. I have a pen in there. Its just a teacher habit. You always need a black pen for something when you’re a teacher. Waterless hand sanitier has become a necessity with recent water restrictions. Lip balm is essential! Guys please its 2018 we cannot be walking around with chapped lips. Lip balm goes with me everywhere I go. I have hand cream in there for the same reason as the lip balm. Hand sanitiser can be harsh on your skin and make your hands looking ashy. My power bank is very important you never know when you might need it. Then of course my phone, that doesn’t need any explanation. Bubble gum to keep my breath fresh and last but most importantly my wallet for obvious reasons. I also put some other stuff in there like headache tablets and sinus meds in spring.

After telling him all this  he said that its basically an emergency kit and I said YES! You need to be prepared for anything at all times. I don’t know how guys have survived walking around with just a phone and a wallet all these years. Now you see everybody wearing a moonbag and I wonder what some of these tough guys carry in theirs.

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Spring jumped out.

Its September and to many of us that means SPRING!!! Although its not officially Spring until the 23rd of September. With the change in the season comes a change in weather and with that our habits change. For the last couple of months we’ve stayed indoors and when we’re forced to leave the house we do so hurriedly because we want to get out of the cold and rain. We do our best to protect ourselves from the elements so we pile on the layers. With Spring on its way we can finally peel back a few of those layers and emerge from the cosy cocoons we’ve been wrapped up in. Temperatures are not that high so we cannot pull out the shorts just yet. With Cape Town’s weather you cant even really pack away your rain jackets yet and this Winter seems to be a stubborn one. But we can start dressing a little lighter. Now when it comes to spring we think bright colours and floral prints because we just got out of the gloomy winter. Im not someone that goes for bright colours usually but im not shy to wear a floral print.

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I’m not even shy to read myself

This is what Ill be wearing this Spring…

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It may be a bit warmer in Spring but we all know it can still get quite cold and the weather can change at anytime during the day, so I believe in carrying a jacket or a jersey with me whenever I leave the house. Its also not warm enough for shorts or flip flops and a plain white T just says Spring is here!

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Night time is always a bit cooler than the day time so if I’m going out at night Id swop out the cardigan for a bomber jacket (told you I’m not shy). I’ve also packed away the boots and pulled out a pair of comfortable sneakers to complement the look.

Springs is on its way so let go of all the Winter stress. Lets dress to impress!

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I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!!!

Everyone that knows me, knows that I love fashion. Not so much fashion but clothes. I like to look good and receive compliments. Is that bad? For me getting dressed is quite the chore because everything down to the socks needs to be just right for me to be happy. I am my own worst critic.

I said I love looking good and to me that starts with a concept that I have in my head focused on either a specific colour, accessory or item of clothing that inspires me for that day. This might sound easy but it’s really not because there is a lot to take into consideration like what is the setting, dress code or the weather where I’m going. As a teacher I had to consider what I would be doing in class the next day. When I say “I have nothing to wear” I don’t mean I don’t have clothes it simply means that I cannot decide what to wear for that day or occasion. I’m sure we’ve all been there at some point.

I’m standing in front of my closet and I have picked out a specific shirt I want to wear, I just need to decide on pants and shoes. Sounds simple right? So now I’m looking for the right pair of pants and I cannot seem to find the pants that I want to wear that would make this look a winner. Now I hate every pair of pants that I own because I have to settle for mediocrity and I have to compromise on the perfect wash or fit of the jeans that would have made this look a standout. After going back and forth and having a mini breakdown over pants, I have finally picked a pair that will do. Then I need to decide which shoes I want to wear. I cannot wear the shoes I wanted to wear originally because they don’t go well with the pants I just chose. After settling on a pair of shoes my whole outfit has changed I now need to pick socks. I can only find the one sock of the pair I want to wear and I’m searching and searching and there’s socks everywhere. Eventually after turning my whole room into a ball of socks, with great relief I find the other sock but now I can’t seem to find the sock I had before I started searching. Then I give up and decide to wear another shirt and the process starts all over again. I envy those guys that can just throw on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt and be out the door without giving it much thought.

There’s just something about clothing that can change your whole mood. It gives you extra confidence and every time someone smiles at you or gives you that second look and checks you out from head to toe it just makes you feel great no matter how your day is going. When I say I have nothing to wear, I really mean that there’s nothing in my wardrobe that will make me feel good or confident on that day. As the old saying goes, when you look good you feel good.

Keep the good vibes going!