Time for a slightly different type of post.
I recently became aware of an amazing blogger competition that StreetHub are currently hosting.
If you haven't heard of StreetHub before here is little recap from their website:
StreetHub enables you to browse and shop the best home and fashion boutiques both on your desktop and mobile. Wherever you are in London, StreetHub will help you discover things you love, near you. Everything you see is in-stock and available to click and collect or for same day delivery.
I think it's a really great idea to help promote local independent designers and boutiques. I hope to see them branch out to Edinburgh and Glasgow!
So onto the competition!
StreetHub and Caliber got together to set up this blogger based challenge. Everyone taking part was sent an item from the StreetHub website and had to write up a post showing how they used it. Simple and as fun as that.
I was very excited to receive the ridiculously gorgeous Disaster Designs - All Things Beautiful Bag. I have been lusting after this style of bag for a while so I was so happy when it arrived.
I'm someone who just loves a good old book. I love the feel of the paper, the smell of the pages and just generally that vintage look they have.
So to have a bag that resembles that is just wonderful to me. The day I received this was actually just before my Birthday, which was perfect timing. I knew it had to take part in my outfit. Infact it ended up getting involved in three outfits over that weekend. So I thought I would share with you my three different ways of rocking this bag!
Coat: River Island
Trainers: New Look
My first look was a very causal one. I was actually on my way to find an outfit for the nighttime. I just love leaving things to last minute of course...
I'm normally someone who carries a very big handbag, which is really good for keeping lots of stuff in but sometimes, especially when going shopping, you don't want to have to drag a heavy bag around. So my new one was perfect. Big enough to keep my phone, purse etc in but without making me feel like my arm is about to fall off.
I kept the rest of the look fairly simple. As you can see it's really all about the bag and the coat for this outfit!
Necklace: New Look
Jumpsuit: New Look
Belt: From a random dress...
Bangles: A mixture of ones from all over the place..
Duster Coat: Primark
So after two days searching and several melt downs, I finally found an outfit for my birthday night out. I never in a million years thought I would go for a jumpsuit. As I have mentioned before I'm not mega confident with my figure. I've only recently tried to experiment with wearing jeans and trousers more. I just fell in love with this jumpsuit, it actually fit me and was so comfy!
Now as you probably have noticed, I'm not a massive fan of wearing too many colours. My heart belongs to monochrome but I do like to do something different with my accessories. This bag was such perfect for this simple outfit. Against all the black, it just popped!
One of the best things about this bag is you can use it as a clutch or pop on the strap. Personally I love a clutch but find myself paranoid I will lose it. So the strap was the safer option for me.
Duster Coat: Primark
Jumper: Primark (again)
Trousers: New Look
Boots: New Look
Now first things first... this was the day after my night out. Hence the slight rough looking face on me. When I purchased my jumpsuit, I also fell in love with these gorgeous trousers from New Look. Pairing them with simple polo neck and this fabulous duster coat (can you believe it's from Primark?!) just gives it all a very chic look. Good for when you are feeling the very opposite of chic..
Like before, I love how the bag works with very simple colours. I feel it just adds a little twist to it all. Plus I was loving how the green went with my hair colour. Who says green and orange do work together!?
So there you have it. One Bag, Three Outfits!
Including the gorgeous bag that I have featured in this post. Which you can check out here: Disaster Designs - All Things Beautiful Book Bag
It comes in four different style and is only £37.50. It's from Source which is a really cool London based boutique. Next time I am down there I will have to check them out.
Massive thank you to StreetHub and Caliber for hosting this amazing competition and for the stunning bag. I can wait to see all the other posts for this featured on the Pinterest page.
How would you style up this bag?
Till the next time!