Holiday Packing with Lo & Sons + a Giveaway!

Holiday packing list: cream blouse | blue denim | red heels | plaid scarf | black turtleneck | gold pencil skirt | jeweled bracelet | striped sweater | tan booties | black coated pant | cream cable-knit sweater | black booties | jeweled earrings 

Hard to believe, but the start of holiday season is just a few short weeks away. This year we’ll be traveling to see our families and friends in Texas and Missouri, and I can’t wait for quality time together and celebrating over feasts of delicious homemade food! Come November 27, we’ll be braving the airport like everyone else, and I’ve already been thinking about how I can make our holiday travels as smooth as possible.

So I was excited when one of my favorite brands, Lo & Sons, sent me their Catalina bag for my travels. I’ve raved about their O.M.G tote before—a perfectly stylish, versatile tote for work that I use for carrying essentials and my laptop. The Catalina is a canvas weekender and surprisingly large. Compared to most duffle-style bags, this one is deep—meaning you can stack layers upon layers inside. I’d say it has just as much room, if not seemingly more, than a standard carryon suitcase. It also has a great compartment along the bottom for shoes.

Instead of waiting until the very last minute to pack for holiday trips, I got ahead of the game and planned all of my holiday outfits—for casual family lunches, festive parties, shopping outings, and cozying up by the fire. And guess what? They all fit in the Catalina! The key to holiday packing is about choosing versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched a number of ways for different looks. Scroll through the images for 7 holiday outfit ideas you can easily recreate (links also above).

So now the fun part: Lo & Sons is offering one lucky Perpetually Chic reader the bag of your choice! Any style, any color—it’s up to you! Entering is super easy. Just follow the steps in the widget below (refresh if you don’t see it below)—one simple click and you’re entered, then you can opt to submit additional entries. The giveaway will close next Wednesday, November 20, and I’ll announce the winner on this post shortly after.

And a bonus for all readers: Get 25% off with the code PERPETUALLYCHIC through the end of November!

**This giveaway has closed. Congratulations to Molly for winning a Lo & Sons bag!  Winner was randomly selected using  Thank you ALL for entering!**

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  • Heather

    I like the O.M.G. in Army Green. Beautiful bags!

  • I love the Brookline, but the Catalina is beautiful as well!

  • trish

    I love the OMG in black

  • Catrina

    Love the OMG bag in Navy

  • Ashley

    I love the T.T. in Black

  • Justine

    I’m still trying to decide between the OG and OMG. I’d get it in black with gold hardware.

  • Erin Rothney

    The O.M.G and Weekender are both beautiful!

  • Heather Garrett

    the og!

  • diane@inmyownstyle

    I love to be organized and look put together when traveling. This bag looks perfect for that.

  • Becca

    I love the OMG!

  • I love the Catalina and the O.M.G.

  • Kim

    The OMG would be perfect!

  • Olivia Tant

    those red shoes are so cute!

  • Julianne Lawrence

    Love the OMG in Navy!

  • Sarah Elizabeth Robinson

    I love the O.G and the Brookline! Both would suit my super busy student lifestyle perfectly!

  • Anna

    I love the O.G. and the Catalina in Dove Gray!!

  • Keta

    The OMG in Navy looks perfect for my law school life!

  • I love the O.G. Been craving one for a long time!

  • Kate

    Catalina in grey!

  • Allie

    I love so many of these bags – they seem perfect for traveling, work, and the gym! Would love the Catalina in grey for weekend trips 🙂

  • cgalloway2

    My favorite is the Catalina in grey!

  • Alex M

    I LOVE Lo & Sons bags…this one is so chic!

  • I love the Catalina! Perfect for a weekend getaway!

  • Jo Anna

    I love the new navy color! The grey Catalina is awesome too!

  • Stefanie S.

    LOVE the OMG bag – it’s my go-to bag for travel! Would love to try the Catalina for my vacation this year!

  • Lesley Boudreaux

    I love them all, but my fav is the Catalina in Dove Grey of course!!

  • Brooke Eledge

    I’ve had my eye on the grey Catalina for a while now!

  • lovely giveaway! my favorite is the Catalina bag! xoxo jillian

  • Caitlin

    Love the OMG and the Catalina! Great giveaway!

  • Angee Robertson

    Dove grey!

  • Barbara Jane Vaccaro

    I use my OMG bag every day… it is pretty much bottomless. i’d love to see how much i could pack into the catalina!

  • Vanessa Torres

    Love and need the bag!!! The perfect treat for a getaway !! 😉

  • Katie

    I LOVE the Catalina bag and would love it as a weekend bag!

  • Claudette O.

    I love my O.G., but i want a Catalina. Perfect for summer getaways and days at the beach. Also perfect for upcoming holiday train travel visiting friends & family.

  • Anna Lo

    I have been in love with the OG for ages now!! I swear I’ve entered in at least 20 giveaways with no avail D: Please pick me!

  • Ashley Lauretta

    I have been eyeing the Catalina – love it!

  • ChristineO

    I love the OMG bag!!!

  • Whitney .

    I love the Catalina in dove grey or the O.G. in navy!

  • Amanda

    The omg!

  • Christina Pham


  • Kay

    I love the OMG bag in navy!

  • Love the Catalina!!

  • Sherri Haber

    Love the OG bag in plum!

  • Melisa

    I LOVE the OG bag – but also lusting for the Catalina!

  • Anna

    I adore the OG bag in espresso but now I’m coveting it in navy. Thinking about planning a trip just so I can take it with me!

  • Kaitlin

    The Catalina!

  • Alison

    I love the OMG bag

  • Kelly Salemi

    I bought my sis the OMG for a diaper/travel bag…and I’ve been wanting one ever since.

  • April C.

    I like the O.M.G. in Navy!

  • Betsy

    I think I’d like the OG – I don’t know, which one would be good for a diaper bag?

  • Emily

    I love love love the OMG bag! Catalina is amazing too!

  • Lauren B

    Catalina in gray as you have above is by FAR my favorite – so easy and chic!

  • Erika W.

    I love the Catalina in dove gray!

  • JodiBrown13

    I love the OG bag in navy! So chic!


  • Margaret

    Love love love the OMG in Navy!!!

  • Natasha

    Love the Claremont!

  • Lauren A

    The OG bag is my favorite!

  • Maureen M

    Obsessed with the Black OG bag!! So amazing and perfect for my consultant weekly travel!

  • Kelley

    I don’t own one yet, but I’d love the OMG in navy!

  • Dana

    I love the OG in Navy!

  • leah buckman

    I just ordered the OMG bag after reading a review on another blog. I cannot wait to get it, and have a feeling it will be my favorite bag for a long time. 🙂

  • Nancy

    I love that Catalina!

  • Am up

    Love this post and the Catalina!

  • Love the OG.

  • Catherine

    The Catalina

  • Kellye Hallmark

    I’ve always wanted the OMG bag but I love the Catalina for the shoe compartment. Thanks!

  • DeeBy

    The OG! I have wanted one F-O-R-E-V-E-R (spoken as it sounds in “The Sandlot”).

  • Alexis E.

    I’m torn between the black with gold hardware OG and OMG!

  • Pia Capra

    Omgsh I love this bag!! It’s perfect for travel during the holiday!

  • Kara

    I have the OMG and I Love it!

  • Ij

    The OG in Army green is a classic with a twist. So sophisticated without being plain like black and I get comments all the time.

  • Mia Cakebread

    Love the OMG!

  • Melanie Fee

    This girl is crazy for OG in classic black but LOVE the new navy!!

  • Kelsey Shade


  • MP

    Love Lo & Sons bags 🙂

  • Amanda D

    I would love a Lo & Sons Bag – Just in time for Christmas!!

  • Leslie W.

    The O. G. bag is one of the most well inspired designs I have ever seen for a travel tote. The espresso really rocks color wise, but really, they’re all good!

  • The OG in classic black!

  • Tiffany Elam

    Navy OG!


  • Andria

    OG in Navy is OOC.

  • Jenn J.

    Love the Lo & Sons brand… they make such wonderful products!

  • Maria

    Been thinking about the Catalina…just couldn’t decide on a color.

  • I am new to your blog and love the layout/design. Oh, and a lo & sons giveaway, I am a happy girl!

  • Belgin

    Love the blog! I’m so psyched Lo & Sons made the Catalina! 🙂

  • I am so obsessed with Lo & Sons. What I wouldn’t do for the Claremont, or OMG bag– i want to haul my laptop and dslr around in style! Love this brand <3

  • I love the OG in the new navy but the Catalina is also perfect for travel!

  • Nora

    I have the O.M.G. and find it to be the BEST bag as a carry-on, but completely need the Catalina for overnight trips! However, a stylish Claremont? Complete necessity for my overseas travel!

  • Grace B.

    The Black/Gold OG is so perfect, and the lavender lining is the cherry on top! But really, you can’t go wrong with any of their bags 🙂

  • Caterina

    I love the Lo & Sons OMG in Black or Navy, but the Catalina definitely for packing quick trips. All their bags are amazing!

  • winnie

    I have been lusting over the OMG and the Brookline for over a year now. Still haven’t pulled the trigger yet. Just gotta see one in person first before I make such a big purchase.

  • Lisa E.

    I love the OG in black w/ gold, although the new navy is catching my eye! Can’t get enough of all the organization these bags offer!

  • lindsey dia

    OMG in any of the jewel tone shades is on my wishlist.

  • Mayra Brooks

    I have been saving my pennies for the day I can purchase the Catalina bag. My fave in pale pine color!

  • Catie

    I love the OG bag in Army Green!

  • Hayley

    the catalina in gray!!

  • Hayley C.

    The OG in black!!

  • Sarah Ann

    I love the Catina in the dove grey color!

  • Ingrid C

    I would also love the OMG in navy or black.

  • Erika

    I love the OMG in the new Navy color.

  • Jessica Curzon-Roza

    Catalina in taupe!!!

  • Jinnifer Roach

    love the OG in sky blue!!

  • Katherine

    The Black/Gold OMG is adorable!! I travel a lot and would love a Lo & Sons bag to take on the place. It would just be perfect!

  • Kimberly

    I’m in love with the Black/Gold OG bag…plan on purchasing one for Christmas!

  • Megan

    I love the OG in espresso.

  • stephanieann

    I love the omg bag in espresso or camel

  • Lauren

    I would love a lo & sons bag 🙂

  • Madison

    I love the OMG bag in army green! It would be perfect to carry on my upcoming holiday getaway.

  • Jana


  • LCloves

    What brand are the pictured booties? I am OBSESSED with them!!

  • Christine

    Catalina Bag in grey

  • The OMG!! I die over it!

  • Caroline

    The OMG in red is my daily joy

  • Love the OMG!

  • MyBagHabit

    The OMG is my fave!

  • I love this bag! Never seen it before but the colors and everything are gorgeous. I’ve still been dying for an OMG though 🙂

  • chymerikaen

    I’m a big O.M.G. fan- love the plum!

  • cara

    loving your new site, lauren!! also loving this weekender, and i’m in dire need of a new one!

  • ashleywurz

    I have the OMG in green and I got at least 10 compliments on it the first day I used it. Now with 5+ flights booked over the next couple months, I could definitely use a handy Catalina bag! Packing light but well is a rewarding skill.

  • Julia R.

    I really like this bag actually. But my sister has the OMG and it is amazing too.

  • Charlene D.

    I love the OG in navy!

  • judith

    This bag on this pic is so gorgeous & would definitely wear it everyday.

  • Chris

    I love the new Navy OMG!~

  • Melissa

    I adore the new Navy O.M.G.! The color is stunning.

  • Anu Reddy

    I LOVE the Navy O.M.G.! The color is amazing and the size is perfect for weekend trips or every day outings 🙂

  • Kristi

    I love the O.M.G.! I’ve been eyeing it for ages!

  • Kelly

    The OG and the OMG are both wonderful!

  • Emily Fette

    I love all the bags and would love the OMG bag.

  • rebeccaorr

    The OMG in black with light gold hardware and lavender interior is my fave! Perfect for weekend getaways. Thanks!

  • Jeannette Balleza Collins

    I love the new navy OG!

  • Love this bag so much!

  • mita

    I would love to get a TT or OMG for my xmas present!

  • Amira

    I LOVE. All their bags! I really want to omg though!

  • Naomi

    My favorite Lo & Sons bag is the O.M.G. in Navy or black <3. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  • Melanie Zoeller

    I love the OG in navy!

  • Lisa

    The Navy color is amazing. I think the OMG is better for me than the OG, but all of them are great

  • Jill D

    I LOVE the OG, but the TT also looks so great, if I win one, then I can buy one 🙂 These bags seem to solve so many issues I have when traveling for my job at National Geographic

  • Molly Maser

    Love the OG bag, navy is a classic. I also LOVE your plaid scarf!

  • Shari

    I love the OG in Grape

  • Lauren Guenter

    I have the OG and absolutely love it! I have been wanting the travel tote for a while though!

  • Amelia

    I love the Catalina in the lovely dove gray color–it’s just the perfect bag. I am totally eyeing the OMG though. Decisions, decisions.

  • Rachael

    Love the OG! That new navy one is great!

  • PerpetuallyChic

    Thanks, Cara!!

  • PerpetuallyChic

    The tan ones are Joie’s “Gypsy” bootie from last year. Sadly no longer available!

  • Jessica Walker

    i LOVE the OG in navy. It’s my absolute favorite!

  • HarlemLoveBirds

    the OG in black with silver hardware is perfection!

  • Jean

    Love the OG in the new Navy!

  • PerpetuallyChic

    So happy to hear that feedback, Jaime! I JUST launched the new design this week!

  • Jeanne

    Been needing a perfect weekender!

  • PerpetuallyChic

    I think either the O.G. or O.M.G would work great as a diaper bag. Depends on how much you like to carry–O.G. is a little bigger.

  • tlexx

    I LOVE the OMG – would love to purchase it if I wasn’t on such a tight budget right now.

  • Jill

    Love the catalina!

  • Tina Martinez

    LOVE the OG in plum!

  • Diane

    My favorite bag is the catalina!!

  • Maren

    I love the claremont camera bag, but the catalina is so great as well!

  • Aditi

    I love the OG bag!

  • Anne Woelke

    I love the OG bag.

  • Elyse G.

    LOVE the OG bag. *fingers crossed*

  • Amanda C.

    My fav is the OG.

  • Leslie

    I’d love a new travel bag AND your red heels!

  • Kelsey

    The OG bag in navy would be the perfect weekender!

  • I love the Catalina bag!

  • Ateka

    Love the OG bag in navy.

  • Lisa Caldwell

    Love the OG bag! it’s my favorite

  • ac

    love lo & sons, and that catalina bag looks fantastic.

  • Jennifer A

    Love the OG in Navy! Lo & Sons look so beautiful & functional. 🙂

  • Lisa P.

    The OMG in black is my favorite!

  • Brianne

    I love love love this bag and all of the outfits you put together. Serious holiday inspiration 🙂

  • Brianne

    PS. My fave bag is the black 🙂

  • Pebble

    I own the OMG in black and I’ve travelled everywhere with it since I got it. Best carry on/overnight bag ever. It fits so much.

  • esme

    cute bags! love the OMG.

  • LCloves

    Loving the Catalina!

  • PerpetuallyChic

    So glad to hear, thanks Brianne!

  • Tai D.

    Would love to have the OG!

  • Zirla Downer

    I would love the omg

  • Emily S.

    I would love to have the TT or Brookline.

  • Kim C.

    My favorite Lo & Sons bag is the O.M.G in plum and I love that it has gold hardware!

  • Julia_Costa

    Ah! It’s a toss up between the Catalina and the O.G. I can’t decide!

  • Heather M.

    I’m torn between the catalina (I love those light neutrals and it would be perfect for my upcoming overnight holiday trips home!) and the classic OG in the fun new navy color!

  • saphiresandiamonds

    I really like the O.G. & the TT it was hard to choose just one though.

  • cnuland

    My favorite is the O.G. in navy

  • Grace

    I have been dying for the O.G. in Navy!

  • Sarah

    I LOVE the OG in Army Green!

  • Katherine O’Keefe

    I love the OG bag in Black!!

  • Mackenzie

    I love the OG bag in the new navy option!

  • Brittany Roske

    I absolutely adore the OG bag in Black!

  • Elena Vo

    The OMG in Army Green is my favorite. It would work so well with my lifestyle. I teach middle school and constantly carry tons of materials to and from class. Also, I like to travel to keep myself sane and this bag would be just the right size for a weekend trip!

  • Susan

    All are pretty terrific but the Catalina bag really is fabulous!

  • Rosanna

    I hope I win!

  • Maddie Buis

    love the Catalina bag!! Perfect for holiday travel.

  • Lauren

    The OMG in Navy is my pick!

  • Danielle

    I love the dove grey!

  • tweetyscute

    I love the
    THE O.G.

  • Carly Mae

    love the Catalina bag in Dove Grey! perfect for weekend travels and holiday trips!

  • Nicole

    I own the Brookline bag and it is by far my favorite work bag!

  • Dani

    The OMG Bag! I love it!

  • Danielle

    I’d love the O.M.G. in Army Green or the Catalina in Dove Gray

  • Kelsey

    It’s a total toss up between the OG Navy, the OG Army Green and the Catalina Dove Grey. They’re all amazing!

  • Ashley Gutierrez

    I love the OMG bag! It’s so chic and effortless