A Bag’s Life

Off to Work yellow stud bucket handbag

ASOS and company magazines and bright yellow stud bucket bag

Orla Kiely leather purse and Marc Jacobs silver pass holder with business cards and flowers

Ipod, chewing gum, magazines, lipbalm, asos pass - whats in my handbag contents

 In my day bag // ASOS and Company magazines, iPod mini, a soft natural lipbalm, Orla Kiely purse, Marc Jacobs pass holder, business cards.

Make me a Bag Lady

It’s summer at last – hooray! What fun it is to spend a weekend outdoors taking photos and then being able to edit them whist sat on a bench in your garden with a G&T! I thought it would never come but at least SouthEast England is seeing the benefits of the big ball in the sky.


Recently I’ve been keeping a bit of an eye out for a potential new bag purchase. It’s all very well collecting lots of lovely clothes but if you don’t have the correct colour and style of bag to go with it then, well, you may as well just not leave your house really. tut tut. Rather than always think about the next money spending opportunity, I thought I’d show you my favourite bags that I actually currently use.

I find myself owning bags for use in three scenarios, the most common being for work each day – at the moment I’m colour-popping with this yellow bucket style by Anna Smith. If I’m feeling fancy I’ll don a clutch for going out – my New Look mint one goes with everything, and if I’m going away or festivaling, well it’s got to be a colourful ASOS rucksack!

Going out clutch and HTC one phone in the flowers

beauty products - Penhaligons atomiser with jelly pong pong mascara and topshop lipstick

New Look mint clutch bag with pink HTC One and watermelon purse

Birchbox cute mirror and topshop pink lipstick

mirror reflection on lipstick and flowers

In my going out bag // Slim purse, HTC One phone (godsend), Birchbox mirror, Topshop pink lipstick, Jelly pong pong mascara, Penhaligon’s atomiser

ASOS tie dye festival rucksack with silver glitter cap in the sunshine

tie dye festival rucksack backpack asos

lazy oaf necklace, OMG sunglasses chain festival survival kit

topshop sequin crop top with festival socks and floral sunglasses

festival survival beauty kit batiste dry shampoo, REN body wash and simple face wash

In my party bag // Topshop sequin crop top, Catherine Tough socks, New Look sunnies with ASOS chain, Lazy Oaf necklace, Glitter cap from Barcelona, Batiste dry shampoo, REN shower gel, Simple face wash. (plus toilet roll, of course!)

How about this adorable retro bag by Lulu Guiness as my next purchase? Thank you for inspiring me in this post idea!


  • Mani July 14, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    I absolutely love these pictures! That bucket bag is especially gorgeous, I love the colour.

  • Kate July 11, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    I love the going out one! Super cute.

  • Saily Patre July 11, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Just one word for the Festival Bag- Amazing!!!! 🙂

    The Style Cocktail

  • Sami July 10, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Such a stunning post 😀

  • Katie July 10, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    I’m really intrigued by Fairy Lash <3 Is it any good?

  • Miss Ecl July 10, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    SO COOL post!! 😀 Love it <3 And it is very helpful 🙂

  • Ruxandra July 10, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    I love the colour of your clutch 🙂 And that retro bag seems like a great thing to buy in my opinion.