Style Story: Pixie Mood with @justmejanel_
Janel Bortoluzzi (@justmejanel_) on Instagram
Winnipeg-based blogger and Speech-Language Pathologist, Janel Bortoluzzi (or @justmejanel_ on Instagram), has been rocking Pixie Mood with pride for years. We recently connected with her to see what her go-to piece this season is, as well as her favourite way to style our FW21 collection.
What stands out to you about Pixie Mood?
JB: I have been a huge fan of Pixie Mood for years, and I admire everything their brand stands for. From their eco-friendly packaging and their beautiful vegan leather bags, I always feel proud to be sporting Pixie Mood wherever I go. They offer a wide variety of diverse styles, so I never have a problem finding a style of bag that I like. If anything, I find it more difficult to decide just on ONE style because all of their bags are so cute (plus my indecisiveness doesn’t help, haha).
What is your favourite style from the FW21 collection?
JB: My Pixie Mood Nyla Backpack Large. It's perfect for everyday use and is my go-to bag for work! Functionality is a must when it comes to work bags, and this Nyla Backpack is able to fit all of my essentials (including my laptop, wallet, cosmetics, etc.) PLUS it has a super chic look.
The interior and exterior pockets allow for ease of access and organization, so I can store all of my necessities in a way that makes it easier to locate them. I also love the finishing gold touches for an added look of simplicity and chicness. I am constantly receiving compliments and questions about my bag and I can definitely see why!
You've used our bags for years, how have you found the quality?
Even after using my bag every day, it is still in amazing condition with no sign of wear and tear. I never like to compromise quality when it comes to clothing and accessories, and I know that with Pixie Mood I never have to. Their products are extremely high quality, yet also affordable. I don’t think anyone wants to break the bank when purchasing vegan leather bags, which is why I cannot recommend Pixie Mood enough.
Additionally, their customer service is superb and I appreciate how Pixie Mood continuously give back to the community through various initiatives. This includes offering Instagram giveaways for healthcare workers and SO much more!
What are your favourite features of the Nyla?
JB: My favourite product features are the padded laptop slip pocket and the overall classic look of the backpack—especially the top flap with turnlock closure. The backpack features a top zipper and a flap over top, so I always have peace of mind knowing that my items are nice and secure inside my backpack. I also appreciate the sustainable packaging that Pixie Mood offers. All of their packaging is biodegradable, offering a sustainable alternative to plastic packaging.
How do you style your Pixie Mood?
JB: I love styling the backpack with a blazer and jeans for a sophisticated yet casual look. The Nyla Backpack can be worn with so many different things, so I sometimes like to dress it up as well by adding a skirt and some heeled booties to my OOTD. I am a huge fan of neutrals, so I love pairing the backpack with a nice beige or brown coat to complete my fall-winter look. With the bag’s versatility, it’s perfect from transitioning from a work outfit to a night-out look.