I can never leave the house without taking everything but the kitchen sink-with or without my blogger ‘hat’ on. There’s my laptop and camera, spare chargers, makeup, tissues and wet wipes, an assortment of toot from sweets to pens to perfume bottles and this being Great Britain- never without my umbrella. My usual go to handbags were no longer big enough and my backpack, normally set aside for my travels, became my everyday bag. Practical, yes. Cute, not so much.
But then, De Beauvoir darling.
Not just a cool Islington neighbourhood, but a rather pretty handbag by British label, Radley.
Yellow is my favourite colour so when my bag arrived, I immediately wanted to pair it with my yellow Vans and my much loved (but least practical!) coral coat
(I got it years ago from the sales section in Anthropologie but if you search for Lauren Moffat on eBay, there’s usually one or two being listed)
The short sleeves mean I can only ever wear it in Spring or early Autumn, but I love the colour too much to ever part with it. Pairing it with yellow is my colour match made in heaven.
Radley’s current collection of bags are fun and colourful, but in keeping with it’s classic styles and shapes. They’ve had a modern revamp recently with Erin O’Connor and Vogue’s Laura Bailey as past Brand Ambassadors for Radley.
(Also, Laura Bailey’s article on the Sunbury Antiques Market was a major tip off for our interior design hunt here!)
The leather on the bag is buttery soft; I think for me, for someone who prefers bags to shoes, that is always the greatest allure. You can’t beat the smell and feel of a new bag, fresh out of it’s dust bag!