Sweet Violet

02 October 2011

Firstly, how on earth is it October already? Secondly, what crazy, beautiful weather we're having at the moment! Every Summer we talk about having an Indian Summer but it never happens, so I'm welcoming this heatwave with open arms. When it's this warm, I stick with simple outfits so this t-shirt and skirt combo is literally just something I've thrown on. I rarely do back to back outfit posts but the previous post was of my sister so that doesn't count right? (Props to those who didn't skim over the text and assume it was me!) Anyway, I'm not gonna lie, this post is less about my outfit but all about the new addition to my bag collection.
summer day outfit 2
summer day outfit
violet satchel
Tee (UO) Skirt (DIY/Thrifted) Belt (Topshop) Shoes (Nine West) Bag (Motel)
I love a good satchel and there are so many lovely ones out there to choose from. I've not come across a decent in-between size yet so when Motel (thank you Selina!) sent me the Violet Mia Satchel, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it wasn't too big or too small. I also love the rucksack version which Carrie sports in one of her recent posts from her holiday in Portugal.

So what better opportunity to do a 'What's in my bag' post which I've been meaning to do for a while. I kind of love these posts and they always satisfy the curiosity in me when I see other bloggers post these.
inside my bag
Valentino purse, Hello Kitty Fuji Instax, Paperchase Pass holder, Audio Chi Headphones, Ray Ban shades (c/o) Mister Spex), Moleskine and Muji pen, Keys with Totoro Keychain, Rilakkuma iPhone, W♥C Make Up bag.
The little make up bag is from popular Japanese brand, W♥C (a freebie from Japanese Nylon) and is ridiculously empty. Inside is my Majolica Morjorca pressed pore compact, Hello Kitty x MAC lipstick in Big Bow and a sample of Burberry's Body. I am LOVING this fragrance! The marketing tactic of placing a sample in my shopping bag has annoyingly worked on me. So very tempted.
make up
satchel and bear
My favourite thing about the bag is the Violet colour which contrasts so well against the orange leather piping, it also has a lovely bright yellow lining inside. Since it's made out of Canvas rather than leather, it's less versatile on rainier days and I do dread getting it dirty. However it does mean that I'll take it out as often as I can before the rain decides to visit!

As a little extra bonus, Motel are celebrating student month (oh how I miss the student life!) and there is 20% off all your purchases until the 16th October with the the code "STUDENT20". Hmmm...there is a playsuit with my name on it waiting for me...literally!

65 comments:

  1. Haha these people who don't even take a minute do notice who is in the pictures, what! I love your outfit, and that satchel is so awesome! Purple and orange is such a great colour combo. Did you see the moleskine x the little prince "collection"? it's so cute!

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  2. I love love love that bag! Such a nice colour!

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  3. The colour of that bag is amazing!

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  4. Hi Winnie, looving this violet satchel,I amost wish I had smelly vision right now as i'M prety sure that satchel would smell of purple gum grape my favourite, well thats what I like to think anyway!Thanks for bravely sharing the contents of your bag which are so fun! Sharon xx

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  5. That is such a nice bag! I love the colour, and having a good nose through what you've got in it is always fun!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Oh my, that bag is very pretty and looks fab with your skirt !

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  7. OMG I love that satchel, I have such a soft spot for them especially those of the purple variety ;) xoxo

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  8. That bag is to die for !!!!! I love the colour and how cute is your iPhone case I need one !
    Aww love these photos hunni and that skirt is really cute, hope your well xxx

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  9. You have so many adorable things! Cool purple bag!

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  10. Love the colors you go with. Sweet little things too.

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  11. Incredibly fun! Love your style.

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  12. I love that bag, the colour is lovely! I don't usually like purple, but with that orange it looks great. Ha it's so funny when people don't read the text of your blogs properly! (I still need to get myself one of those iphone covers, I want the white one!)

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  13. The colours of the satchel are fab - I have a contrasting read and brown one from Primark but its pleather - yours looks much more natural - very pretty : )

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  14. Love the bag, it has a great color

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  15. You look adorable! I love the bright pink in the shirt, and your hair is fabulous! :D

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

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  16. I heard it so warm over there right now!! You look you're ready for summer :P it's a cute outfit - brightens any autumn day!! Your satchel is really cute. Love the colour!

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  17. Lovely skirt and bag!

    GTBB,
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  18. Your a girl after my own heart - i love satchels and of course i adore hello kitty and rilakkuma :)

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  19. Cute skirt! I love your hair! =)

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  20. You have such cute things in your satchel! I love the colour of it, such a bright bold colour. And lovely skirt too, I prefer to play it simple when I'm sweating away too :p xx

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  21. I love the yellow accents. I wear a lot of black, and don't have anything yellow as it. The outfit you are wearing is fabulous and looks so put together.

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  22. love that bag and the beautiful skirt :D

    xx

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  23. This bag is BEAUTIFUL, totally swooning right now!

    Maria xxx

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  24. I love the "what's in my bag"-posts too. Your iPhone-cover is really cute!

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  25. I always love reading your product descriptions! Your satchel looks very handy. Have a lovely Monday!

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  26. You look gorgeous Winnie! I really like that floral print, and ofc your new bag is a stunner - love the contrast in colours :) x

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  27. Love that bag!

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  28. What a pretty bag! That colour is gorgeous! I love having a snoop in other people's bags too! Hehe! x

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  29. looove that shade of purple:D

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  30. love ur skirt and the bag is superbbbbb cool :)

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  31. Stunning bag!!! Wow its perfect I so want it! Love your skirt too and your use of colour is always inspirational and flawless.

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  32. Nice bag!

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  33. i loooove all of your stuffs esp your cute bag & skirt ;)

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  34. oh Winnie,

    you always wear the most sweet looks....
    all my love for you and I wait for your trip to Japan too... I'm so sure you are going there before than me... so I wait for your posts and tips when you get there!

    kisses my sweet friend

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  35. ooh! u have such cute stuff!!!

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  36. i love the combo of pink and purple. it is crazy how time just slips through our fingers like that.

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  37. i want your hello kkitty lipstick AND YOUR BAG!

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  38. When did it become October??? This is crazy! The weather is great, though. I'm loving it.
    Your skirt is just gorgeous. I am glad that you kept the top simple so more attention is drawn to it.

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  39. Great outfit!! Also I love your iPhone cover, so cute. Your illustrations are amazing too xx

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  40. This heatwave really has taken me by surprise. It doesn't feel like October at all, I feel like I'm on holiday...

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  41. Your satchel is gorgeous! What a stunning, stand out colour.

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  42. This is such a cute outfit and I LOVE that bag! Your Rilakkuma iphone case is so kawaii, quite tempted to get one for myself although I already cute-ify my ipod touch with a hello kitty case xx

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  43. The color of that bag is so perfect.

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  44. Wow, I love that electric shade of purple.

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  45. shop with us :) check our shop to get our latest colorful items, happy shopping :)

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  46. thanx for comment:)lovely skirt and sweet bag:)kisses

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  47. what a great coloured bag. So perfect for adding some colour in the autumn. I love satchels, remind me of being at school.

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  48. That skirt is like a more awesome version of an old man's hawaiin print button up... haha, well-styled!

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  49. I love this bag--an amazing color, so cute with the skirt =)

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  50. Judging by your (gorgeous) outfit, the weather of there seems so perfect! It's already chilly here so we can't wear shirts anymore D:

    I always love the colors in your photos. they totally match your personality

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  51. lovely purse! thanks for letting us into your bag, i ove all the little animals you have in your purse =) cutest phone cover ever!

    x

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  52. What a cute bag and yes, i lovee that violet purplish color:) I love the whats in my bags post too! I did one last year and it was fun!

    Interesting stuff in your bag btw. The Hello Kitty lip stick looks soo cute:) U use Majolica Morjorca as well? I bought their mascara before, the one with a wand instead of a comb? It's super good!!! I also got one from Canmake lately and it's even better and cheaper (HK$62 or 82 think)!hahaha

    I've not noticed Rilakkuma before until my friend got me a self growing plant placed in a Rilakkuma teddy bear pot last month for my bday gift LoL..i was like what is this and she went on explaining the character. But the teddy does look adorable:) You can see the teddy in my birthday post previously if you haven't already:)

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  53. Winnie I'm jelous!! How many beautiful things do you have in your bag?? :-D And, what's more, I loved the purple bag too!! :-)
    Thanks for all your comment, love reading them :-)

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  54. you look so cute! you really rock the skirt and we lovee that purple back!!

    <3

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  55. Love the new bag, and love the color of it!

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  56. This is such an adorable bag, everything about this look is so cute! xx

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  57. I'm a big fan of your blog and just love what you're doing. Great!

    XO,
    Lucija
    WLL

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  58. Hey Babe,

    How have you been recently?

    I love those San-X IPhone cases, can't wait to buy Rilakkuma and Nyanko ones when I buy the IPhone 4S. :)

    Hope things are well with you!


    xoxo,
    Addie
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  59. you look so cute!!
    i adore your bag the color is beautiful ♥

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  60. You look so pretty in these photos! I like your style!
    Take a look at my blog, and if you like it, follow me, I'll be waiting for you!

    Cosa mi metto???

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  61. i love your rilakuma iphone case ! and the purple bag is gorgeous too !


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  62. Super diary! I actually enjoy how it is easygoing on my eyes and also the information are good scripted. I am questioning how I might be notified whenever a newborn post has been successful. I have signed to your rss feed which must make the trick! ". I bought some of these at PIJ! So cute! I’m going to buy more. I think there is still other merchandise. I have a great product here.
    Can wait to have this!! http://bit.ly/rilakkumastrawberry

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