The brand that revitalised vintage floral homeware and apparel has just launched a new collection of tote bags in a range of cute, typical Cath Kidston prints. You have to decide whether you’re a big or small tote girl, as the bags come in two sizes, #totesbig and #totessmall. Being a person who likes to carry around the kitchen sink, I went for the larger size and decided on the autumn bloom print, with the signs of an early autumn just around the corner. It is a fantastic size, whether you want to use it as your every day handbag, as a holiday beach bag or as your grocery shopping bag, and the print and shape just makes me feel so dainty and feminine. Im guessing these are going to be on a lot of wishlists in the next few months.
So what do I keep inside?! Well, the boring things, an umbrella because lets face it, I live in Manchester, and my keys. I have my Mulberry Polly Pushlock purse that my thoughtful bf bought me a few years ago and I still adore, as it just fits everything so neatly. Then I have some cosmetic bits, which I actually keep inside another smaller bag from Cath Kidston, so they are all kept organised together. So theres a hand gel, a tiny pen, the Illamasaqua lip pencil in fantasy and Illamasqua lipsticks in bare and fable, depending on whether I’m after a nude or a pink lip. Then I keep the Clarins lip perfector in rose in there, for those little touch-ups of lip colour as well as the Eyeko eyeliner and Benefit Theyre Real Liner, for eyeliner dramas on the go. A tiny Estee Lauder compact is in there for any greasy moments and a Bobbi Brown Concealer kit for a stressful day. Of course the YSL Rouge Volupte in #1 is in there, because that lipstick never leaves my side now. And finally, a tangle teezer, because I dont use any other brush. The two final items are my iPhone and my iPad mini, wrapped tightly inside the Michael Kors sleeve. Overall, a bit of a ton weight, but at least I have everything by my side, and looking pretty swish at the same time.
Are you a #totesbig kind of gal?
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Thank you to Cath Kidston for working with me on this feature