I have purchased and returned two backpacks so far. Both of them fail mainly on this point: they are way too big on my petite frame. They look so different on the models! I guess I need to start re-imagining bags on my short self the same way I re-imagine tops, coats etc.
Pictures 1 and 2 -- Rebecca Minkoff Logan backpack (now sold out) on just barely 5'4" me and the 5'11" model.
Pictures 3 and 4 -- Same comparison with the Rachel Zoe Montana backpack.
Picture 5 -- The backpack that I now have on order is the B Brian Atwood Juliette backpack. It looks dinky on the model so it might just work on me! I also like that it is more structured.
Pictures 6 - 8 -- Freebird Esquina booties. I haven't been able to wear these yet because summer lingers on, I'm still in sandals or work clogs. I jumped on these in early August before the fire (breaking one of my rules not to buy fall merchandise until October-November) because I was afraid they would sell out. I see they are in stock again. They are comfortable and something in between a Western boot/pointy toe bootie/oxford. Note how they work with a cropped pant!