#BLOGGED Full of Eastern promise, let the clocks spring forwards.
A celebration of spring/summer ‘13 featuring some of my favourite Young British Designers. I’m a big fan of a maxi dress and when that maxi dress is covered in some of Charlotte Taylor’s magnificently colourful prints, I want to wear it even more. All hail the mighty cow print! It doesn’t take itself too seriously, which I love. Shouldn’t life be more like a Charlotte Taylor dress?
We all love something sexy hanging off our arm… I’m not being silly and talking about boysssss… or girlsssss. I’m a handbag worshipper. I have a range of bags, both vintage and new (don’t we all?) from the likes of Highstreet stores Topshop, NewLook, Urban Outfitters, and, in my line of blogging work, have dabbled (very enjoyably might I add) with upcoming Young British Designers like Sophie Hulme, and M. Hulot and I can now proudly add Meli Melo to that collection.
The Thela Bag by Meli Melo, in buttery soft navy leather, is going to be a strong contender for a space on my arm this year. It has been ergonomically designed to hang off your arm in that way that ‘ladies who shop’ like to do. Effortless chic.
What I loved most about it were all of the little compartments inside and the multitude of ways there are to wear it. Prepare yourselves to be amazed. This bag is roooooomy.
The great little inner-pockets carefully file away your belongings - in my case: iPhone 5, lipstick, lipgloss, Louise Gray cream blush compact and eyeliner stick - the essentials.
It also comes with a small matching navy blue leather clutch bag which you can put your purse, keys and other precious bits in that you need to find quickly. The clutch can be attached/detached to/from the inside of the bag using a clip feature. It’s basically two bags for the price of one (see photo). If you ever needed justification (which you won’t - not if you’ve worked hard enough) to get one of these, then surely 2-4-1 is going to sway you?
And like all good things, the leather will only get better with age.
What I’m wearing:
- Cow Print Jersey Maxi Dress by Charlotte Taylor
- Block heel zigzag tan suede sandals by Atalanta Weller
- Thela Bag in soft navy leather by Meli Melo C/O Young British Designers
- Apricot suede jacket by H&M (a favourite from a few seasons ago)
- Wooden beaded necklace, a charity shop find
Photography © jmgcreative + Styled/Edited by Lucie Kerley