Trend Report: The Belt Bag
YES — the fanny pack is BACK. Note: belt bag = glorified fanny pack, so for I'll just called it what it is and stick with the OG naming convention. The fanny pack renaissance can be credited to designers embracing the silhouette (note the appearance on the runways of Gucci, Balenciaga and Alexander Wang) and fashion darlings like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid repping the fanny pack IRL.
I realize some people feel strongly that the fanny pack should be left in the 90's, along with ugly dad sneakers (more on that here), but this is a style I'm actually HAPPY to see come back around. I actually never stopped wearing fanny packs. I've always kept one in my closet for traveling purposes. because its USEFUL— the fanny pack is the definition of utilitarian and its honestly the safest way for me to carry around valuables when I'm running around the world. Call me a tourist, because I AM A TOURIST.
This is me in 2015 in Italy... with my old school fanny pack...
Travel Tip: Wear your fanny pack across your check under a jacket for added security ;)
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Any business location needs some level of security. We sourced our 8-camera LaView Video Surveillance System from Overstock after we moved in. It was kind of an after-thought— it wasn't until we were moved in and had all of our equipment installed that I started to feel uncomfortable leaving at night. Not unsafe, but just felt a little vulnerable leaving all of our business items unmonitored. Being able to pull up the LaView app on my phone and see the space when I'm not there is nothing short of amazing. I can't tell you the peace of mind it brings, knowing that we have video recordings of all happenings around our headquarters.
We installed our video surveillance system ourselves! I had asked our contractor for an estimate to install the system, and they came back with an outrageous quote. SO I ditched that idea and recruited my husband, Thomas, and his friend to spend a Saturday doing this. The directions were easy to follow and the set-up was much easier than we anticipated!
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