Showing posts with label Handbag. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Handbag. Show all posts

What's In My New Steve Madden Bowling Bag?

Monday, 13 May 2013

On a recent trip into TKMaxx, I purchased this cute cream bowling bag by Steve Madden for about £30. I wanted a medium sized bag that I could use for work. I commute to and from work on the train, it's about an hour each way so I needed a bag big enough to carry some supplies - but not soo big that I would take my kitchen sink to work everyday. I'm one of those bag people that will always fill their bag to bursting.

I really liked this bag for a couple of reason. The first, It's a great in-between size. It's big enough to put a book or bottle of water in - even a small pair of ballerinas - but it's not big enough to put an entire outfit, a 3 course meal and a hair dryer.. not that I would ordinarily try and put these things in my bag. It's also got a zip compartment for personals or valuables and two pockets on the opposite side - perfect for keeping my train pass in. 

The secondly reason is I loved the off-cream colour. It's a soft patent and isn't too stiff or ridged. It has a lovely blue and cream lining which I also love. This will work wonderfully with cute tea dresses and other spring clothing delights.

The final thing that drew me to part with my money was the handles. It has both a detectable shoulder strap and carry handles. This comes in very handy when one is running to catch a train- in a rather un-lady-like fashion.. 

I thought I would also give you a little insight to the content of my new bag. These are the essentials of what I take with me - I wonder how long it will stay this organised...   

What's in my bag 
  1. Metallic Pouch (H&M) - I use this to keep my headphones, charger cables and my portable wifi 'thing'organised.
  2. Carex Hand Anti-Bac Hand Gel 
  3. Beau Jardin Rose and Geranium hand cream  (Heathcote and Ivory) This smells divine and is a fab product.  
  4. My Makeup Bag - The bag is just a cheap one from from Primark - I just loved the design.
  5. Chanel Reading/Driving glasses - so I can see!
  6. Galaxy Tab 2 7inch - I use this tablet for internet browsing and watching TV shows or movies whilst on the train. It isn't 3G so I have to use my Three Wifi 'thing' to connect on the go.
  7. PEPPERSMITH Mints (Sainsbury's)- so I'm always minty fresh! 
  8. Pocket Tissues - I'm not sure where these were from - they were a gift from a friend.
  9. Nail File - You'd be surprised how many times people ask to borrow this.
  10. Pink Accessorize Purse - I've had this for years, it was a present from my boyfriend.
I'd love to know what you keep in your bags?


Happy 2013

Thursday, 17 January 2013

A belated Happy 2013 to everyone! 

I have been hunting for the perfect diary. I wanted one that had enough room to write appointments and meetings in with out compromising my humongous handwriting.

  I happened upon this rather fancy A5 diary, by Paperblanks, in Waterstones for about £11.
 I think it's probably the poshest diary I've ever owned.

The paper quality is amazing. It's a week per double page view and has appointment times running down it's length. There is a birthday section and a conversion section - you have no idea how useful a conversion section is when you're baking or buying clothes abroad.

There is also a handy address book that slips in a back pocket and a good sized notes section.

Here's hoping for an organised 2013..