February 05, 2015

What's In My (Weekend) Bag

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.


  1. Love that little purse. I'm currently purse less so it resonates!

  2. Love the colour of the bag. Little wallet is super cute Siobhan xx

  3. I need that lipstick!

  4. is excellent for a designer bargain too, my Marc Jacobs flats were half price! Love that Sophie Hulme wallet, very pretty x

  5. Serrrious bag envy, Dee! It is stunning. I would love to do a what's in my bag, only I'd be worried people might judge me for the unnecessary amount of lip products I keep in it at any given time haha x

  6. It's the colour that got me :)

  7. I LOVE your flats Sharon. Such a good buy. X

  8. Ha! I'd be in no position to... x


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