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"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. 

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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. 

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