It's Thursday, we're one day away from the weekend and I think that might call for a little peek into my weekend bag. Even though it's kind of a quintessential blog post at this stage, I've never really done a proper What's In My Bag before - mostly because mine is usually messy and full to the brim!
I've gotten neatly around the messy bag issue by opting to show you my weekend bag. I got this for a steal on The Outnet in November and have been wearing it most weekends and nights out since. I can't say I love all Michael Kors items (the phrase 'basic bitch' comes to mind - so help me if I am one!) but I really do love this. I'm a sucker for blues and the pure turquoise shade is what really drew me to this bag. The mini sized Selma is a really handy little shape - and not so small that nothing fits. I've never enjoyed tiny bags or clutches but this size works well for me - I can fit my purse, some makeup basics and keys with plenty of room to spare. It zips up in a really secure fashion and can be worn cross-body or slung onto one shoulder.
A quick run-down of what's in here... let's start with the make-up.
At the moment I've my current powder compact of choice, Estée Lauder Double Wear. I bought this in a pinch when I wasn't near a MAC, but I really love this. The compact's a bit chunky but it's pretty and has a good mirror, and the powder is great quality. It gives good coverage, similar to MAC's Studio Fix powder. For a brush I'm using a handy retractable Ecotools kabuki*, it's lovely and soft - just as good as Real Techniques, if you ask me. I'm all about bold lipstick on the weekends, so MAC Ruby Woo was what I was rocking on this particular day - you can't go far wrong with a classic.
Other bits and bobs; headphones (I'm not fussy, though I'd like a good pair for work), and keys. Mine look a bit dilapidated - that's a little rubber West Coast Cooler USB (charming), and I think I've always had a miniature Eiffel Tower on my keys since I was about fifteen - Paris is my favourite place in the world.
On to my purse. This is a little Sophie Hulme mini wallet that I snapped up in the Liberty sale online after Christmas (and by after Christmas, I mean shopping from the couch on the 25th). I don't think that all of her bags are worth the money, but I am obsessed with Sophie Hulme's designs. I also have her big zip-top bowling bag - another sale find. I love the heavy gold hardware, the thick leather and the non-ostentatious branding. Everything of hers wears really well and is worth investing in if you can find it for a fair price.
Because I am an ordinary human with some degree of common sense, I would pretty much never advise paying full price for any designer leather goods. Keep an eye on The Outnet, Net-a-Porter and all other department stores for seasonal sales - the feeling of satisfaction when you snag something that has been heavily discounted is extremely satisfying.