Take a Tour of My Tumi

The Bag: the Luanda Flight Bag

P1010165Who it’s made for: someone on the go who doesn’t want to be inconvenienced by a top-handle bag but still refuses to compromise on packing space

How much is it: this little cutie cross-body retails for $195

Like all Tumi bags, this style has superb functionality, allowing me to keep all my necessities on me at all times. It’s made out of nylon which makes it light-weight and durable. I tend to gravitate more to cross-body styles because I love being hands-free. I do way too much moving around and touching to have my hands preoccupied with a clutch. So I save my clutches for evening wear attire where they tend to spend more time on white linen tables than in my hands.


I like to keep the bulk of my stuff in this center compartment like my wallet or card case, cell phone(s), backup iPhone battery charger and hand lotion. Since I have two cellphones (one for work & one for personal use) the larger main compartment has plenty of room for when I need access to both, along with a few other things. This compartment may fit a lot, but it never looks over packed, which is a really nice feature for when I wear it to a bar or party. I hate bags that are obtrusive and inconvenient. The only bags I would agree to latch on to all night long are out of my price range and I would probably be preoccupied with the notion of not ruining them instead of enjoying myself. Nylon is super low maintenance and wears unbelievably well, encouraging this style to be worry-free and travel friendly. The perfect everyday bag for my lifestyle.

What’s in the main compartment: P1010171

  • iPhone 5
  • Le Labo Santal 33 hand & body lotion
  • iHome Portable Gadget Charger
  • Keys to my 2014 Ford Escape with my gym tag attached
  • Tumi Double Billfold RFID Wallet in Camouflage

What’s in the zipper pocket inside the main compartment:

  • Business Cards
  • Hair Ties
  • A Peppermint Candy

This bag has a really cute & compact shape with a supportive structure so it never looks slouchy (a rare feature when it comes to nylon). It also has a great adjustable/removable strap so it can also function as a packing case for a larger tote or overnight bag. Who doesn’t love versatility?!

The front U-Shape pocket with a kissing zipper is both easy to access and adds cute detailing with the leather ribbon zipper pulls. I like to keep my travel-sized makeup in this pocket for any mid-day touch ups. The interior lining is beautiful beige that really compliments the black and gold detailing and also helps prevent my stuff from getting lost in a sea of darkness.


What’s in the front U-Shaped Pocket:

  • Mac Pressed Blot Powder in Dark
  • Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Plum
  • Mac Amplified Lipstick in Dark Side
  • Benefit Brow Shaping Kit in Light

There is also an easy to access back pocket that I like to slip my cell phone in when I am expecting a call or my Metro Card when I’m hopping around the metro. Being zipper free, it serves as a home for the things I need quick & immediate access to, which is constantly changing depending if I’m wearing it for work or leisure.

Pictured below, I have a Wet Ones To-Go Antibacterial Hand Wipe and gum in my easy-to-access back pocket because I was on the go for work in the city today and well, I like to practice good hygiene.


You can tell a lot about a girl by what she carries in her bag.