Bag Lust

So it’s not that I’ve tired entirely of my beautiful Tocco Toscano work bag, but I’ve been thinking that whilst I really, really love it – it’s the perfect black work bag, somedays, I really feel like having a pop of colour. Especially on days where it turns out my work outfit is just plain black. or dark blue. or grey. or white. or white and black. haha, you get the idea.

That said, it’s not easy to find a bag that suits my needs. I’ve pretty much settled into the work routine now, so the same goes for the stuff in my bag (which is good, because my criteria for the bag remains constant, but this also eliminates quite a huge number of bags out there. *sobs*). So what are my bag essentials? take a look!

What’s in my bag:

  • file with work stuff
  • umbrella
  • security pass
  • Aldo wallet – I LOVE it. I can carry tissues & blotters inside! soo worth the SGD $15 :D
  • Ipod Touch (I wish I had an Iphone. *sigh)
  • Kate Spade 2011 scheduler
  • little bag of essentials (as featured here)
  • handphone
  • camera
  • 4gb thumbdrive (a lifesaver)
  • chicken card holder

Plus, my lunchbox, which isn’t pictured here – mostly because I change the shape of my lunchbox with whatever is served for breakfast. So as you can see, it’s quite a large amount of things, so I can’t do with any teeny tiny bag, though some of my colleagues would beg to differ, heh.

for details of featured items, click here

& this season, colour is being embraced all over again by designers of various brands. My favourite has to be the orange Victoria Beckham one – though the purple Mulberry comes in a close second. I’m totally digging how structured these bags look. Personally, I feel that structured bags look so much better because no matter what oddly shaped things you stuff inside, the bag still looks good, no matter what.

Of course, since I’ve only just started work this year, it’s pretty unthinkable for me to splurge a month’s paycheck (or more!!) on arm candy. so cue in the cheaper alternatives. Not as lust-worthy, not as unique/exclusive, but they won’t break my heart

to see details of featured items, click here

My favourite of this bunch? The Dooney & Burke bag in firebrick red. A pity the brand doesn’t seem to be available here locally, but I might spot it when I traipse around Hong Kong this coming September! (they have a boutique in Macau!) I simply can’t wait :D

What’s your take on bright arm candy?

About ruth

whimsical, nutella-obsessed, shopaholic, bookworm. A huge fan of fantasy novels, she sees the magic in everything :) Life is too short to waste time feeling miserable. Serendipity!

Posted on August 22, 2011, in 2011, Accessories and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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