Review: JuneHouse Backpack

You ever feel like Instagram giveaways are just fake and meant to promote an account? Like, you’re 98% sure that they never choose a real winner, just a dummy account? Well, you good sir or madam, are wrong. They actually are authentic giveaways and real people win! I know because I won two giveaways within two weeks, and I am pretty sure I am a real person…!

The first Instagram giveaway I won was this beautiful fashion backpack by JuneHouse. Shoutout to my man Hunter Vought for choosing me! (The second one was a phenomenal three-piece safari-inspired collection by Marcel Floruss, but that is for another blog. Shoutout to Marcel, as well!)

I remember exactly where I was when I received the Instagram “winner” notification for the former giveaway. I was in a Clarke Student Association (CSA) Executive Board retreat. And, during the middle of reviewing the constitution, I got the notification. Let me tell you, I was hyped/pumped/ecstatic. I never won a giveaway before, let alone for something of this magnitude.

In General: This fashion backpack literally screams “Kyle Majerus.” It is rose red with light brown leather straps and a white JuneHouse logo that just pop, very high-quality, and minimal in design but with a rediculous amount of storage space and compartments… I mean, there is so much room I fit three days of clothes and necessities inside with room to spare. What is more, the backpack compliments my style perfectly. I can pair this backpack with literally everything I wear — from blue chinos with a mustard sweater and white sneakers (example below) to gray chinos with a black sweater (or white long-sleeve and blue jacket) and dark brown boots. No matter what outfit I am rocking, this backpack only adds to it.

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Exterior: Just admire the rose red color and the light brown straps. They pair so well together and compliment one another. In addition, the white JuneHouse logo on the front compartment gives this backpack that three-color vibe that y’all know I love to do every single day.

Next, notice the pull-over folds on both the large and small compartments; this is a great fashion niche that not many backpacks can pull off. On the other hand, both side compartments have zippers, which gives the exterior a little diversity.

Finally, the back of this backpack. Oh, my L*rd. I cannot convey how freaking comfortable this backpack is because of the thick pads located on the back and straps. When I visited Chicago last weekend, I walked for hours around Downtown and Lincoln Park with this backpack on, and I did not experience discomfort once. On the contrary, I welcomed the padded feeling on my back and shoulders, it was rather pleasant.

 

 

Interior: I. am. in. love. with. this. interior. The number one thing I absolutely adore about this interior is the black, padded, and fleece-lined laptop sleeve. Not only does it comfortably hold my MacBook Pro, but it is also entertaining to stuff your hands down to feel the fleece.

The second detail I love about the interior is the red and black stripes that run along the whole inside. It is such a unique addition to the bag that I have been obsessing over since day one. I think it makes this bag stand out even more because not many backpacks do a design on the inside. I can really only think of Herschel right now…

Next, I like that there are two hidden compartments along both sides of the backpack. They are just perfect for me to store my Warby Parker eyeglasses inside. Further, I can stuff my iPhone in the right one and pull headphones through an opening designed for just that! Not having to hold my iPhone and get to listen to music? Winner, winner, chicken dinner. And, finally, the front compartment has a rose red hook to put my keys on so I don’t lose them. I mean, come on, this backpack has everything.

Overall: I cannot be more content and happy with this backpack. Sure, I did win this backpack, but for roughly $70 on Amazon, I would purchase it in a heartbeat because you really can’t get a better deal; it is high-quality at a low price. My JuneHouse backpack is everything I have ever wanted, and I cannot see myself using a different backpack for a long time. When you see me, look for the rose red color, because it will be with me every step of the way on my life’s journey.

– Kyle Majerus

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Warby Parker: Stockton “Tyler Oakley” Eyeglasses

Just like the rest of my family, I fell victim to poor eyesight. However, I refused to wear eyeglasses for months because I absolutely hated the thought of wearing them every day, but I finally had to suck it up and get my prescription eyeglasses because I could not read anything off in the distance (which is an issue when I am driving!).

So, I went with the free frames that you are allowed to choose from at the local eye clinic, but they did not fit on my face, were uncomfortable, and were pretty hideous. After two years with these miserable eyeglasses, long after I accepted that I would have to suffer wearing them forever because I could not afford the remarkably nice $150-$200 frames, I found Warby Parker.

Warby Parker sells designer eyeglasses and sunglasses for as cheap as $95 flat (there are no taxes OR shipping fees!). Yep, you read that right, designer eyewear for an extremely reasonable price. What is more, they will ship you five home try-on frames of your choice that you may wear for a week and then send back. This way, you can find the pair that fits you perfectly before making your purchase. Oh, did I mention they will do that for free? It is a win-win; you get to find your ideal pair of eyeglasses without paying a cent.

Once I heard about all the great things Warby Parker has to offer, I just knew I had to give them a shot. I started browsing their phenomenal eyeglasses selection and came across the StocktonTyler Oakley” Limited Edition Eyeglasses. They have circular lenses, a curved top bar, a “keyhole with a discreet divot” bridge, and are pure black. The purchase also came with a hard-shelled case, a gray box, and a limited edition gray protector sleeve. I would like to note that these specific eyeglasses are no longer available for purchase because, well, they were limited edition. Do not be disheartened, though! They have many spectacular options to choose from! Just click here to see for yourself.

 

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These eyeglasses are beautiful. They sit perfectly on my face, compliment my facial features, make me look like Harry Potter (according to every single friend of mine…), and go perfectly with my style. I have received countless compliments on these eyeglasses because they are very high-quality and suit me well. I am absolutely satisfied with my purchase, and I actually enjoy putting on a pair of eyeglasses every morning. I will wholeheartedly say this purchase was well worth the $95 I paid.

 

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It truly is incredible how an outstanding designer pair of eyeglasses can be this affordable. Warby Parker really has outdone themselves by offering such great products, and I encourage all of you to check them out when looking at getting new eyeglasses. You will not be disappointed. I know I wasn’t.

-Kyle Majerus