MESSYLA FEATURES KATE CLUTCH! July 07 2014
WHAT'S IN MY BAG
"What's in my bag" posts are some of my favourites to read from bloggers. It might be a little nosey, but I love it. I like seeing what they would carry around in real life: what lipstick they use, what purse they have or whether they carry around a sweet treat like I do.
I'm such a believer in shopping small, local and independent. I love British made beauties and of course, Scottish designers. Catherine Aitken is a wonderful Edinburgh designer whose designs I have fallen head over heels with. She uses Harris Tweed fabric in such a subtle, divine way that I find so simple and appealing! Sometimes tartan or tweed pieces seem a little cliché for me, but Catherine's eye for design and flawless craftmanship is beautiful and so unique.
My bag is the Kate Clutch in a beautiful olive green/mustardy colour. I was always looking for a clutch bag that wasn't too fancy - I tend to use my camera bag satchel everyday, so I'm not one for uber fancy bags - and one that was big enough to hold all my necessities!
What's In My Bag:
A little bar of chocolate. I pretty much always want a bit of dark chocolate after every meal or coffee.. so bringing my own stash is so helpful!
A notebook and pen. When inspiration strikes, you always need a notebook.
Business cards. For impromtu networking.
Purse. My mum and dad got me this 'Long Live Vintage' beauty from Ireland a few years ago.
Keys. Of course.
Lipstick and Balm. I love red and pink lipstick, I think it jazzes up every outfit and gives my face some colour. (I'm very pale!). I like to use lip balm first as a base too.