Around the Pacific Northwest, there is no shortage of adventures to be had. All you really have to do is have the courage to look for them. I've been seeking out adventure all summer long in the most unexpected of places. Whether it was strolling through the coastal city of Port Townsend or blazing through the ghost town of Franklin, every new adventure has only satisfied my wanderlust for mere moments. Two of my favorite expeditions I've embarked on this summer were to Sequim for the annual Lavender Festival and to Shelton to cross Vance Creek Bridge. It was on these trips that I could only find one accessory to be as useful as it was aesthetically inspiring, a tote from Will Leather Goods.
The Lavender Festival has always been a summer tradition in my family. Year after year we would travel north to Sequim where the lavender grew rampant, covering the dry hills in shades of periwinkle, violet and purple. We hadn’t gone in years, but my sister decided this would be the year we would make our return to the event. This time around I brought something new though—my Will Leather Goods daytripper. This canvas tote with genuine leather accents was the perfect size for holding the lavender we picked as well as some of the handmade goods we purchased from the street fair. I paired this bag with gray chinos and a pale pink button-down shirt for an ensemble that gave a nod to the festival’s floral fanaticism.
Crossing Vance Creek Bridge is an adventure not for the faint of heart as the bridge soars hundreds of feet above the forest floor. My friends and I had visited the structure years ago when it was easier to access. Nowadays it’s even more precarious to climb to, but where there’s a will, there’s a way. The steep concrete drop-off separating Karina and I from the beginning of the bridge itself and the ground was no match for us. We hoisted ourselves up and were rewarded with stunning views of the evergreens blanketing Shelton. My Will Leather Goods small carryall came in handy, keeping my camera and hiking essentials safe as I carefully walked across the bridges old wooden planks. With the bag serving as the focal point, I accented this look with a wide-brimmed hat and a colorful bandana.
I love how these two outfits convey a sense of adventure that wouldn’t have been possible without my Will Leather Goods bags. I can't wait to take these pieces on future journeys of discovery, curiosity and connection.