Kånken' Around

Meet my new Fjällräven Kånken! If I seem over-enthusiastic about a backpack, let me assure you that I most wholeheartedly am. I've been swooning over Pinterest boards and Insta posts featuring these rainbow colored Fjällräven Kånkens. They're the pinnacle of chic Scandinavian utilitarian style. They have a pretty nifty back story, too. (For the record, I believe it's pronounced "fyall-rahv-en con-ken")

Fast forward my Fjällräven Kånken obsession to yesterday, when one of my nearest and dearest bunny friends gifted me one for my birthday! And what's more, she filled it with Lush products! Hey Kristina, thanks gurrrrl!

Speaking of birthdays, I had a lovely and most delightful one this year. As I get older, I understand that birthdays are only as important as you want them to be. I've learned to put less pressure on living up to some imaginary standard of celebrations, and just spend time with my friends and loved ones. This year, my girlfrandz and I swilled rosé and ate cheese & charcuterie, followed by cocktails, followed by being at home by midnight catching up on GoT. The next day, husband-man borrowed the keys to the family beach condo, where we sunbathed and floated in the ocean to our heart's content.

Outfit details: ASOS ripped jeans / Dolce Vita mules (similar) / Céline Anna sunglasses / thrifted top / Fjällräven Kånken backpack, also here.