Since the end of June, I have been living in New York and even though it has been an apparently cooler summer here than usual, for me, coming from the UK it has been HOT! I therefore have swapped up my usual Mulberry Bayswater for something lighter and easier to carry for when I go into the city.
I bought this Kate Spade Ginnie Bag in the sale shortly after I arrived here, and it has been such a great purchase, I use it loads and absolutely love it. It has a beautiful quilted design similar (but a lot more affordable!) to a Chanel bag, so together with its gold hardware, manages to look effortlessly chic and goes with pretty much any outfit! For a small bag, it is pretty spacious too and easily fits in all my essentials for drinks in NYC!
Aside from the must have keys and iPhone 5s (which I apparently forgot to photograph!), I also have my favourite Tom Ford Linda Sunglasses which have been a permanant accessory this summer, you can see them in action on my Instagram. I have downsized my huge wallet for this small Mulberry orange pouch that my sister brought me back from Vietnam! Ok, it’s not the real deal, but has been extremely useful for my cash, tickets and cards. It actually is the perfect size to house my iphone too, so also great on its own if I am just nipping out!
Beauty wise, I always make sure I have my Mac Studio Fix Powder, which is just the best for touch-ups and featured in a recent post here. I also carry my go-to lip combo of the moment which is the Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk Lip Cheat and Penelope Pink Lipstick (you can read my review of these here), followed by a slick of NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brûlée which is fast becoming my favourite drugstore lipgloss ever! Apart from that, I make sure I always carry my Denman Dress-Out Brush which is perfect for sprucing up the hair and giving it a bit of oomph, it is also very slim so fits in my bag easily!
This bag is actually on sale again now from the Kate Spade website, so snap it up while you can!
Come and join me!