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16 July 2015

Weekly Wants | Make-Up Bags




You know you have problems when you unearth a Mulberry pouch (much to your delight of course) then you start to a) wonder whether you have been struck by temporary memory loss b) congratulate yourself on how ballsy you were to blow your student loan on such frivolous purchases or c) admit you have quite the problem with acquiring pretty make-up bags - despite the fact you never use them. Check mate, I'm ticking all of the above. Glad we can gloss over the details. Let's take a peek at my most-wanted styles...

1. Colour Block Purse - Marks & Spencers

Not one to resist the pastel perfection of a minty hue, this make-up bag is from none other than M&S. Available with a co-ordinating coloured coral wash bag, they make quite the perfect duo for neatly transporting all your beauty essentials. 

2. Hearts Make-up Bag - Alphabet Bags


Forever harbouring a soft spot for Alphabet Bags, not only do they fulfil my love for all things initial based - the company itself is run by the seriously cool married couple Hayley and Lucas. 


Strictly for your birthday list, it may be quite the indulgent gift - but for a woman who designed a collection on the ethos that 'a place for everything and everything in it's place' - is a lady after my own heart. With a neat little compartment for brushes on the reverse, it's ideal for traveling in style.


Make like a supermodel and house all your beauty must-haves in Charlotte's iconic make-up bag. Complete with kisses from of all the leading ladies in her life, make sure to take note of the empowering quote on the reverse!



Did you know a flock of flamingos is known as a flamboyance? Like birds of a feather, lend a playful quirk to your collection and be sure to flock to this perfectly pretty addition. 


I'll take them all please.. let's just ignore the Anya Hindmarsh one I uncovered in my stash. Shh. 






12 July 2015

Sunday Style | Get In Line





Cream Striped Dress - Warehouse   Sunglasses - Ray Bans  Heels - River Island 


With a summer of exciting dates in the diary, dressing for the occasion had never been so suitably stylish until I came across this lined shift dress from Warehouse. Complete with the timeless tailored cut, I simply couldn't resist the candy coloured grey stripes and figure flattering a-line skirt. Paired with a recent wardrobe addition (a congratulations - you got the job! present to myself - from myself), were the darling nude pink leather block heels from River Island. Serving up a relatively low heel, they offer both comfort and style for those of us who haven't quite mastered the art of walking in high heels.






Now's all that's left to do is find a lipstick to match the coral stripe! Any recommendations much appreciated.

9 July 2015

Weekly Wants | Radley



As a self-confessed lover of handbags, it may come as quite a shock that I can count my collection on one hand alone. Yes really. A firm believer in quality over quantity, it certainly pays to invest - whether it be a timeless leather tote or simply a versatile knit. With this in mind, and the fact that I have convinced myself that I most definitely need a little cross body bag for my city break come later in the year, I decided to have a peruse a brand I had recently spotted on a handful of blogger pals. Radley.





Overwhelmed by their plethora of contemporary and chic offerings for summer, I found myself harbouring a long wish-list of coveting pieces. From their sleek Clerkenwell collection to the satchel inspired Grosvenor, each range echoes their rich British heritage and design. With premium leathers and all priced well below the £250 mark - it's really rather tempting...


In the mean time, I'll have to do some serious girl math to see whether I can invest in the blush pink Threadneedle Bag (which may I point out - is in the sale at £69!).
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