Sweet Violet

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!