As soon as summer in Melbourne is officially over, the days of 30+ degrees decided to breeze along to create an unusually warm start to March, particularly over the long weekend. I spent a night at the beach to enjoy the heat and hazy sunset, which was far better than spending the night in a hot house that lacked ice-cream.
For my outfit, I used a polka-dot scarf as a belt simply because I couldn’t find my white belt, and it actually produced a nice effect. The main component of my outfit is actually the bag-which is (ahem) new- and my entire ensemble was formed around the bag. Why did I leap at this bag as soon as I saw it? Well ladies and gents, if you haven’t received the memo, monochrome is one of this season’s major trends. Yes that’s right, wearing straight out black and white is enough to be considered seriously chic at the moment. So naturally I decided that I had to get me some form of this basic colour combination, and I did not need to look any further than this bag, which was actually very reasonably priced.
Bag: Marikai Top: Bardot
Skirt: ? Scarf: Vintage
I am such a fan of small bags. They’re compact and cute and I own dozens of them. Unfortunately they’re too small, which can be irritating when I can fit no more than my phone, some lip balm and if I’m lucky, a stingy wallet. I embarked on a quest to find a bag which would be able to comfortably fit ALL of the necessities (half of my bedside table) and wouldn’t be too bulky or overwhelming.
I noticed that towards the end of last year in Europe that satchel bags, most notably neon satchel bags, were building up a large following. I’m not a go-getter for neon, but I was impressed with the satchel style. They are practical and look great, and even come in varying sizes and varying colours. How cool is that? Catch is that if you’re wanting the 100% leather bags, they come with a 100% expensive price tag. However, I was determined to get one. The most notable brands which offer them (Cambridge satchel co., Leather satchel co.,) are international, and my favourite website featured both of them. So I waited until ASOS had a sale and leapt at the opportunity.
NOTE: Sales make your purchase instantly better.
Now here I am with my satchel that can fit not only half of my bedside table but maybe even a few of my small bags.
Blazer: ? Shorts: Lumiere Shoes: Windsor Smith Shirt: Sussan Bag: The Leather Satchel Co. Necklace: Sportsgirl