We’re off to visit some friends in the Lakes soon. We’re only going for a weekend, but we’re really looking forward to revisiting one of our favourite places… and favourite friends!
We have a massive duffel bag on wheels that holds about a 2 weeks’ holiday worth of clothes, shoes and toiletries. However, we could really do with something smaller like a couple of overnight bags. Something that doesn’t encroach upon the dog’s domain in the back of our estate car. He travels heavier than we do – he has his bed, blanket, 2 food bowls, travel-size bag of food, towel, raincoat, lead and – unfortunately in his old age – prescription medicines. He needs so much paraphernalia, it’s like having a toddler!
- UU Family travel tote: from $45.66 USD, AliExpress
- Hand-crafted yellow overnight bag by Freeload Leather Accessories: £255, Notonthehighstreet
- ASPINAL OF LONDON Harrison leather overnight business bag: £695, Selfridges
Maybe because it’s my birthday in less than a fortnight, but recently I’m finding my head being turned by cute clutch bags 😉
Yes, I’ve already got lots of bags – but I could always find a little space for one of these. The most expensive example is 100 times more expensive than the cheapest, can you guess which is which? No peeking at the answers!
- Oversize vegan leather envelope clutch – rose pink – £6.44 Etsy
- Day to evening leather clutch by E&S Elves & Shoemakers – £125, Notonthehighstreet
- Metallic clutch – £25, River Island
- Sarah oversized envelope clutch bag , yellow – £39, John Lewis
- Mulberry Clemmie glossy goat leather clutch – £695, Selfridges
I’ve loved Gudrun Sjödén‘s fashion for over a decade – it really my style. This pair of catalogues popped through in the post this week ad I can hold off buying no longer.
Striped, spotted & solid microfibre tights, from £13 per pair – Gudrun Sjödén
I am going to treat myself to a few pairs of the wonderfully colourful tights. It’s spring at the moment, but it’s still chilly enough to wear them!
We bought this pile of fabulous vintage French lifestyle magazines this week.
L’Echo de là Mode or ‘Echoes of Fashion’.
They all date from the mid 1950s.
Sometimes magazines from this date have very enticing covers, but can be a little drab inside… not these!
They’re full of wonderful colour illustrations featuring lots of ‘New Look‘ fashion articles.
They really conjure up images of a spring weekend in Paris or sunny holiday on the Cote d’Azur… very ironic as we bought them on a cold, wet Thursday morning in Todmorden!
Also, there are lots of cookery articles and interior features…
…and not forgetting all the advertisements which are often stunning in magazines from this period.