Friday, 12 November 2010

What's in my bag?

I am such a bag girl. And a shoe girl really. But I do have more handbags than is really healthy for someone to have and sometimes I just can't resist them. One of my favourite handbag shops is Ollie & Nic, who I have blogged about before when I found one of their bags in TK Maxx for the bargainous price of £30. I love it so much, my boss actually has the same one but in blue and was very jealous of my bargain hunting skills as she had paid full price for it.

I had been eyeing up their Hove satchels since I saw them on the website, but after seeing them in real life I thought they were a bit too small for the price (£90!). Then to my delight they got put in the sale! First they were £50 but I held out and then managed to get one for £40! I love it. It is very small though and I am usually a big bag girl, but it fits my essentials in and now that I have my Sony Reader, I don't have the book issue either as that takes up hardly any space. I love it and it's perfect for work because it fits in my locker nicely.

Ollie & Nic satchel

Isn't the satchel lovely? It is leather and oh so soft. It's a real classic as well and I can see myself still using it in 10 years time so for £40 I am very pleased with it.

What's in my bag?

The size hasn't been too big of an issue, I've just learnt not to clutter my bag. Here is what I usually have in it everyday: my phone, brolly, Sony Reader (I am in love with it!), some make up bits and bobs and my purse.

There are so many gorgeous things on the Ollie & Nic website, how lush is this laptop bag? Definitely one of the nicest laptop bags I've ever seen.
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Now if only I had £150 spare...

44 comments:

  1. I love these type of posts.
    wooww my bag is so cluttered compared to yours. and everything even matches!
    That satchel bag is amazing & good job on the price! haha.

    Kyrie x

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  2. That bag is gorgeous! And £40 is such a bargain. I picked up a bag in Miss Selfridge today that was more expensive and half as nice! x

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  3. That is certainly a beautiful and bargainous bag! I don't like to clutter my bags either (: That is certainly a beautiful laptop bag!

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  4. Oh gosh, sad I missed that sale! What a bargain :) Better than the £80 Topshop ones! x

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  5. I love your bag Helen, I am looking for the perfect leather satchel, though I am more into tan right now. But 40£ is amazing for a staple and timeless bag like that.

    x

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  6. Gorgeous bag! I love good quality handbags that last forever.

    X

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  7. My camera case is the same pattern as your brolly. True fact.

    I do have a little bit of Ollie & Nic bargain-fu, I bought a friend a washbag a makeup case set from TK Maxx on the cheap. I'm weirdly drawn to their shearling tote bag, it's the kind of thing I would normally hate but for some reason theirs is just so right.

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  8. Your bag is an absolute classic, I love it!

    I have a very similar Sony Reader, the same color but and older model I guess. It's amazing!

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  9. Oh what a gorgeous bag. You did well to hang on for the extra reduction - I'm awful at waiting for stuff in sales!

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  10. Very nice, and I'm a bit of a bag fiend too! There's an amazing shop in Manchester that specialises in hand crafted bags called A Few Fine Things. I always pause to press my nose against the window when I'm passing, but they're not really in my price range at the moment!

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  11. i love "what's in my bag" posts!
    You bag is so lovely too!
    And, yes, that is the most amazing computer bag I have ever seen!

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  12. I love Ollie and Nic. They have one in aberdeen. I bought the most amazing satchely type bag in the sale for £40 (Original price £110)

    http://teacupsandbuttondrops.blogspot.com

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  13. That bag really is a classic! £40 isn't too bad if you think about how much use you'll get out of it.

    I adoooore that laptop bag but ouch at the price! It's also really similar to my everyday bag and I have an issue with matching bags, ahaha.

    I like the looks of your umbrella, too!

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  14. Oh your bag is so organised! Heh I am always cleaning out mine!

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  15. That is such a gorgeous bag, I have a weak spot for satchels.

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  16. I love seeing what people keep in their bags. it gives you such a nice peek into someone's life. I really love your new bag. Good find!
    Also, never have I seen such a beautiful lap top bag :)

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  17. Your black bag is gorgeous. And I agree.. that red one is such a dream! (but 150 pounds seems quite a lot, I bet you can find something similar and very nice in a second hand shop)

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  18. That's such a beautiful bag! And the laptop one from their website is gorgeous too, and I do need one of those... argh so tempting!

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  19. Such a gorgeous satchel - it looks much nicer than the high street alternatives, which are often £50+!

    I'm holding out for an Alexa but in the meantime, I have my eye on a Cath Kidston satchel. Hurry up Christmas! x

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  20. Enjoying your page.......just debating on whether a Muberry Bag or Mulberry Chesterfield......love the Alfie jumper from NW3......

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  21. aah i love these kinds of posts :p something about people's bag's contents that makes it so interesting and individual!

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  22. I love "what's in my bag" posts, i should do one again.
    This bag is really beautiful!

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  23. the bag is really nice!!!! I like it!! but I have promiss myself not buy more clothes till Christmas :D maybe them.....

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  24. Gorgeous bag! I'm a big fan of TK Maxx discount bags too ;)

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  25. i never tire of these posts - i must be so nosy. lovely bag, such a good buy.

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  26. That's such a pretty bag, you made a great choice! And my bag is so much more cluttered than yours, haha! You're so organized.

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  27. Oh what a lovely bag, and I can't believe it was £40. I have never had a proper designer handbag as I always thought they were much too dear, but £40 seems OK for a once in a while splurge!

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  28. Ohh could you please do a review of your sony e-reader please?!

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  29. this is stunning, love it <3

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  30. That bag is gorrrgeous! I could never do a post on what's in my bag because there's so much paper and loads of chewing gum wrappers floating aound in there - for a usually tidy person I have a very littered handbag. Perhaps its time I go and clear it out!

    Loving you and your blog as always!

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  31. I love your bag and it´s good to know what do you bring with you, it tells a lot about personality :D
    xoxo from Hannie

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  32. ooohh we at the office love Ollie & Nic too ...

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  33. Hi Helen. I'm a little curious about your education. You see, I would love to become a librarian and so far I've studied Spanish and drama in the uni. For how long did you study and what courses? thanks!

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  34. Love that bag. So smart and classic.

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  35. Absolute bargain. I'm in need of a satchel at the moment too... but for some reason I want a bright red or yellow one!
    x

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  36. My bag is Ollie and Nic too! Also from TK Maxx! Its a light colour though so its gotten a bit grubby but the lining always makes me smile when I open it x

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  37. I love Clinique lipstick, and a Ollie & Nic has just opened near me - I must check it out! x

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  38. love that last pic of the bag, looks gorgeous. I got a great laptop bag from IKEA actually, well my mum spotted it and bought it me and I couldn't guess that it was IKEA! It looked soooo designer!!
    Rianna xxxx

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