I have always been a bag addict. For some women it’s all about the shoes, for others, it’s jewellery, but for me, my accessory of choice has always been the bag. And top of my wishlist for a while now has been a book clutch. So when StreetHub offered to send me one by Disaster Designs, I was pretty chuffed.
StreetHub is a website that gathers together local designers, making it easy to shop small online as well as discover independent sellers. Currently, they are based in London and Brighton but have plans to extend into more cities.
On to the bag. I love the vintage style of book that’s been chosen. The antique gold with the filigree and floral lilac design printed on the red leather-look PVC are a perfect complement to the “Lost in the Apothecary” title. It can be worn in three ways – as a clutch, using the wrist strap or using the shoulder strap provided. I like the flexibility that this provides and as the straps are both thin, you can take them with you in case you want to switch it up.
This one is a good size with the large compartment separated into two by a zippered pouch. The book theme continues inside with the lining patterned with book pages and a book plate logo.
I’d wear it wristlet style with a plain black dress (Primark), my Duo Preston boots*, a studded belt (Missguided) and a skull print fur lined shawl (River Island). Perfect for a late night event at the museum or casual drinks with the ladies.
The Lost in the Apothecary Book Club Clutch* is available here for £37.50. StreetHub also have a pretty fab Pinterest page (where I’m submitting an image from this post to enter a competition) so check it out here for inspiration of all kinds, from personal style to interiors.
As today’s Blog Every Day in May post is about doing something out of your comfort zone, I thought I’d attempt an outfit of the day. I don’t really do these, mostly because I have no style, but also because I don’t have a tripod. So aerial view of clothes!
I am beyond in love with this Ramones tee from Primark (£8). Mint is my favourite colour at the moment and I genuinely love the Ramones so I had to have this. I also like that the sleeves nearly cover my upper arms and that the v-neck is not too deep. Rock ‘n’ Roll Granny!
I teamed this with dark grey skinny jeans from New Look, mint Converse and minimal make up.
Heading out a threw on a grey H&M blazer to break up all the mint and grabbed my Leather Satchel Co. bag.
It’s so glorious! I actually got this bag for half price through Itison so I am over the moon with it. The pretty pastel-ness is making my neon nail polish look cray. It is Model’s Own ‘Pink Punch’ by the way. Rings are from River Island and Forever 21.
Hope you liked this post. I will get better at taking and posing for outfit photos (maybe).
Posted in Home, Wear
Tagged BEDM, Blog Every Day in May, Challenge, Fashion, May, OOTD, Outfit, Shopping, Wear, Wearing
Tiger Vest: H&M
Teal Skinny Jeans: New Look
Cat Ears Watch: ASOS
Thorn Vintage Brass Chevron Ring: Eclectic Eccentricity
I was super excited for the first ever Edinburgh Zoo Nights, an after hours adults only event. Felt like a trip to the zoo required a comfy outfit but with a special manicure, so did a five animal print mix. The green jeans really set off the tiger’s beautiful eyes. I’m obsessed with tiger print tees, I have at least 4 and this one is my current favourite. The Sumatran tiger at the zoo seemed to approve.
I’ll do a post on the nails on Monday and a run down of the event on Tuesday.
Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night