So I’m at a crossroads and I need to make a big decision.
When I turned 19, my dad bought me a fantastic gift. Bright pink Ralph Lauren luggage. A lot of it. And I’ve loved the heck out of that luggage. But I’m not 19 anymore (damnit) and I travel a fair amount for work, and I have no acceptable business luggage. This hasn’t really bothered me to date, but every time I have to leave in the middle of the day and therefore bring my bags into my office, someone inevitably comments on it. Usually it’s in an endearing, you’re so cute and you don’t know what the hell it means to be professional kind of way, which I’m starting to get sick of. I’m trying really hard to not feel like a “little kid sitting at the big kids table” (more on this in an upcoming post) at work, and I think my pink luggage may be holding me back.
SO – now I need new luggage. I want to start with a new carry-on rolling suitcase. I don’t want anything else, because if I check a bag, I’m fine using my pink bags. They are pretty much DESTROYED in terms of looking nice, although they still function, so I might as well wear those bad boys out. Plus, there isn’t much easier to spot on a baggage carousel than a hot pink and green suitcase, regardless of how embarrassed my travel companions are. In Iceland, ET refused to help me with my pink bags due to embarrassment. This isn’t the first time a male friend has refused to help, so I guess I’ll have to either carry them myself or buy a black bag.
BLACK BAG IT IS.
Requirements for my new carry on suitcase:
- 4 wheels
- Outside pockets
- Less than $200 – that actually seems too high but I have done zero research so who knows