I got this bag a little over a week ago whilst browsing through a charity shop. I was a little sceptical at first as it seemed too good to be true especially as it was only £3.95.
Whilst typing this I am currently watching Tuesdays episode of Home and Away where Casey dies and it is so sad.
Anyway it’s quite a small bag but it’s perfect for the essentials. Lately I have really been into smaller sized bags. When I was at college I carried around a big handbag as I had so much stuff to carry around-pens, notebooks, books, folders, fabric, food- but it’s so nice to carry a bag that isn’t weighing me down.
I wore this outfit at the weekend when I spent the afternoon on my local high street shopping. When I started getting ready the sun was out and it looked like it was going to be a beautiful day.
My outfit started off with these jeans, which you have probably seen a few times before, from Dorothy Perkins. I paired it with a baggy grey sweater that I tucked in because I love tucking things in.
I then added a piece of jewellery around my wrist from usc, I got it a while back and I just think its such a pretty piece. I chose to wear my little red bag because it added a nice pop of colour.
Unfortunately, as I was getting ready to leave I noticed that the weather had taken a turn for the worse. It had now become rather chilly, the grey clouds that had gathered meant rain was on its way.
So I ended up putting on my much loved blue toggled coat!
First up the little red bag. I got it on sale half price, £3.50 from Peacocks. I got it for 2 reasons: it was cheap and it looked interesting. I can imagine it as a designer bag made from a red textured leather with the Fox head in real gold- that would be so beautiful.
Next, the baggy bat-winged cardigan from TKmaxx for £16.99. I’ve been looking for a long baggy cardigan for a while and when I saw this one my first thought was ‘I gotta get it’ and I did! I tried it with a belt around my waist as that’s like ‘my thing’ and I thought it looked pretty good. I look forward to wearing it in future outfit posts and showing you how I style it.
Lastly, the over-sized top/mini dress. I got this top from h&m for £9.99 in a Large. I’m not a large in h&m clothes, I’m a small but I decided to get this top 2 sizes bigger so it fits a little baggier but also so I can wear it as a dress. It is still pretty short though so I’ll probably wear it with leggings. I’ve just realised I’m wearing the small in the picture above (oops!), the Large is a few inches longer and is passable as a mini dress- I promise!
A leather journal
I’ve kept a proper journal since I was about 10 years old. In the next couple of weeks I’ll probably finish the one I have. I usually just use a standard notebook but for some reason now I just really want a leather one.
I have a small amount of earrings,I’m quite picky when I choose them. I feel like tear drop earrings often look quite sophisticated. I can just imagine wearing them with like, a magnificent ball gown or something.
A small side bag
The one below is Saint Laurent, I just used it as an example. When it comes to bags I don’t buy them that often but I would like to think that I need a side bag. I’d want one for casual and one for when I get dressed up (not very often).
Fashion related books
So my college library has some amazing books but I would love to have some of my own. I would want one on Chanel, Dior and YSL. Also a few other general fashion ones.
A vegetarian cookbook
So firstly, no I am not vegetarian if that’s what you were thinking. this year over the summer I had this urge to go vegetarian but it didn’t happen. Now I’m thinking of trying it out for the whole of January so a cookbook would come in handy for me.
A singer sewing machine
Their are 2 sewing machines in my house one of which is a wind-up, the other one is pretty old as well. I love sewing and I would want a new machine but their pretty expensive. If I do end up getting one that will be my big (and probs only) present.
If you have a Christmas wishlist, I’d love to see it so be sure to leave a link in the comments!
Until next time…