Bag lady

I have started to collect Kelly bags or as my mum calls them "Queens bags" on my travels around charity shops and boot sales. They are the first thing that I look out for, cameo jewellery comes a close second. I just love the fact that they are so lady like as well as being quite roomy. Perfect for carrying my junk around! I have no idea if any of them are actually "vintage" so if anyone has some infomation about the time period they are from I would be very grateful! I thought I would give you a little peak at my growing collection!I brought this one at a boot sale for £2.99 off a stall that was full of old-lady things. I wish I had hunted further but it has started to rain and I was shooed away by the mother. It is in the worse condition out of my collection but it is black which is its trump card. I like to tie a vintage scarf around the handle to jazz it up. To be honest I think the fact it is a little battered adds to it's charm. I like things with history.

For some reason it looks so much more battered in the photo than it actually is in real life! This was my first Kelly Bag brought from a charity shop. I think it was about £4. It is slightly out of shape but again I think it adds to it's charm. I am going to wear this to my graduation in October.
Another purchase from a charity shop. This one came with a matching suede purse. I don't actually think it has ever been used, it is in near perfect condition. A bargain at £6. I love the rectangle clutch knob as it is a little different from the round knobs. Take your minds out of the gutter ;)

Finally I brought this during my trip to Brighton from Snoopers Paradise in May. As a rule I don't like to spend more than £10 on a vintage bag so I splashed out when I paid £12 for this! I think it was well worth it though as it is a beauty! I am not sure if it's actually vintage as the label says Cavela. I think maybe it is a modern bag with a vintage twist.

Do you have a favourite style of bag that you just can't seem to stop buying?


Scarlett Woman

Black vest top: Primark
Black 3/4 length sleeved cardigan: Primark
Red paper bag waist maxi skirt: Primark
Faux black snakeskin tassel clutch bag: Next
Black faux suede wedges: New Look
Selection of wooden and straw bangles: Stolen from mum
Pearl cameo statement ring: Primark
Red plastic watch: Toywatch
Orange nail varnish: Nails Inc for InStyle
Red lipstick: Rimmel 080 Screamer

I originally brought this skirt especially for my holiday but had to take the labels off due to Mother Nature forgetting it was August. Thunderstorms, seriously? I didn't want to wear tights as it is still August and I could not go bare legs as I have had a serious issue with orange legs. My fake tan did not apply well and it is taking ages to scrub off. I love the paper bag waist on this skirt and although it looks orange it is actually more of a vibrant red I think. It i such a statement skirt and I think it works really well being toned down with black. I think I have a love affair with maxi skirts, they really suit every occasion. I love how they can dressed up or down and are perfect for work as they can look smart.

I went out for an Indian for my friends birthday last night and had a gorgeous chicken rogan josh thanks to Sarah's advice. I am trying to eat healthily as my holiday is only 2 weeks away but I really didn't feel like I missed out by having an healthy option. I felt so stuffed so it proved that I don't really need to order nann bread, sag aloo and onion bhajis as well as a curry. I am just being greedy! It was a fairly quiet evening as the boys had gone out the night before and didn't get home till 4am! On a Thursday! They were all feeling a bit delicate so we just finished off the night with a few drinks down the pub.

I am off out to a house party tonight as a few of my friends are off travelling on the 1st and one of their mum's is throwing them a going away party. One of them, my boyfriend's best friend, I have known since I was 16 so it will be very strange going on a night out and him not being there. I would never admit this to him but I think I will quite miss him. He is always constantly there whenever I go out. I know my boyfriend will be pining for him haha! It should be a really good get together tonight and I have got my bottles of cider ready!

I was very lucky to win Jennie's giveaway. I won some gorgeous Sawyer and Scout bracelets. I wore them down the pub on Thursday to show them off :) Thank you so much, I love them! The owl bracelet has to be my favourite.


Yuki A/W Press Event

I was lucky enough to be invited along to Yuki's press event (my first one as a blogger and not a journalist!!) where they showcased their A/W collection. I have to admit I have never brought anything from Yuki but I have seen the label numerous times in the flagship Topshop and admired from afar. They really have some beautiful things coming out, I especially adore the sheer shirts. Autumn features my favourite colour palette and Yuki didn't disappoint. Their clothing was a mixture of rust, olive, navy and cream.I love these three blouses. They would go perfectly with a pair of skinny jeans and skyscraper heels. I don't think I could ever tire of pussy bows.We all know I am a dress girl. They hide an multitude of sins, perfect for bottom heavy ladies like myself! The second dress is my favourite. As soon as I spotted it it just screamed Ascot to me. It will look perfect with nude heels and a matching nude clutch bag. My butterfly fascinator will help to finish it off.

Just look at all these gorgeous clothes!
We were treated very well as you can see! I can safely say that the cupcakes were delish. Thank you ever so much for inviting me Yuki, I had a lovely time nosing about and loved my goodie bag. It came with a free dress, I felt very spoilt!


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