Celine Mini Luggage in Navy Blue

I didn't get any Christmas presents. Well technically I do have some but the parcel from my family is currently lost in transit and is making us all very nervous.

However, I did have one present that I kept aside for Christmas Day but it's more of a "To me, love me" kind of thing. How desperately sad.

Anyway, meet my new handbag and isn't she grown up?

I wanted a structured bag for work - something that would hold my laptop, charger, wallet, mobile phones, notepads, lipsticks and sunglasses case, yet still leave room for more. Because God knows, I love to cram the crap into a handbag.

The criteria was therefore:

1) Structure - strong, classic shape with very little slouch.
2) Size - proportionate to my size and big enough to accommodate everything.
3) Classic colour - a shade that would work with the majority of my wardrobe.

It all sounds very considered doesn't it?

In truth I immediately thought of the Mini Luggage by Celine. I love the history of the brand, it's recent invigoration and the fact that its not as obvious as some.

And yes, I also like the fact that from the front it looks like a sad robot.

It's classic with a slight twist. And it fits the bill exactly.

The leather is gorgeous. Whilst I am petrified of it getting scratched it feels sturdy and strong. The dark navy is perfect, wavering between black and the darkest navy shade. For work, and for smarter days out this is going to be my closest companion. It does make me feel like a big girl :) 

It's first official outing came on Christmas Day. And it was an exciting time...


I just feels so classic and....right.

Of course, such a classic and sensible purchase shall mean that in 2012 there will be a ridiculous bag splurge...I am thinking of white or cream quilting ;) 

Jeans: H&M
Shirt: H&M
Blazer: River Island
Bag: Celine
Sunglasses: Rayban
Watch: Rolex
Shoes: Steve Madden - Stokker

Before I go....the shoes!

These are amazing! I have had these since the summer and have only just started wearing them out and about. The height makes me about 5ft 11 BUT they are actually comfortable! Okay they did require some wearing around the flat to break them in first (apologies to the people that live beneath me and probably wondered about the elephant walking above them) but nevertheless, they make me want to run to Steve Madden and get more platform pumps. :)


 Hope you are all well and if you braved the Boxing Day sales, I commend you! :)

99 comments:

  1. okay love love this bag! i recently became obsessed with the celine luggage tote too:) as per my post. just narrowing in on a colour:) you look great:)

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  2. The Celine is beautiful! What a fabulous stylish investment :) adore the navy shade to xxx

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  3. Such a lovely bag Laura! I'm eyeing up a Mulberry bag, perhaps the Bayswater. Will take forever to save for it though haha! xx

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  4. OH MY GOD so beautiful! I was going to sate my hunger for this bag by buying an inspired version off ebay but I don't think that'll be enough now!

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  5. A sad robot! Ahaha that's excellent! The bag is beautiful, very classic indeed. :)

    x

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  6. Love the bag. I was just lusting after a Celine bag today and here you have it. Very jel x

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  7. I knew it from the tweet sneak preview! Gorgeous congrats! Just wondering if you bought it from the UAE or online/abroad. The store in Bahrain is way overpriced I've heard. X

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  8. The perfect Celine bag! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Laura! xx

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  9. haha I always get myself a christmas present! this year I splurged on the naked2 palette :D whoops!

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  10. Now all I see is a Sad Robot when I look at that bag! Also, one day I hope to be brave enough to wear white pants in public - I think years of reading Seventeen/Cosmo embarassing stories columns about white pants has me living in fear of them :)

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  11. @Mehreen - just saw your post after you tweeted it :) LOVE the orange. The colours are quite hard to find i think which is a pain....

    @City Girls Fashion Box - fingers crossed! I hear good things about it's longevity and quality so really hoping it takes all the crap that i will put in it :)

    @SparkesandLipgloss - the Bayswater is a beautiful classic bag. will be well worth the saving!

    @Shabna - i have seen those: they look good!

    @Sarah - that's immediately what i think when i look at it and it makes me love it more :)

    @Henessy - :) great minds! :)

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  12. There really is nothing better than a well made bag, and your Celine is no exception - gorgeous! I am currently saving up for my second Chanel bag, so i'm feeling that will be my 'to me, love me' present for Christmas 2012 gift ;)

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    Kate x

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  13. I wanted this bag but I heard its very heavy so I was concidering the micro size, btween this and the nano. Is it really that heavy? Love the overall look btw

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  14. Gorgeous bag - very grown up indeed! I have the Steve Madden shoes in black but I'm still too scared to walk in them outside!

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  15. @bahrainbeauty - got it in MoE. I think price wise it's pretty much similar to London...maybe about £70 more or something. I still haven't fully got to grips with the exchange rate so i am living in denial :) haha

    @Michelle - thank you so much! hope you did too!

    @Kelly - ah what do you think of it!!? Enjoy!

    @AmyRoto - do it! well, do it in summer. I feel a bit odd with white jeans and I admit, I like to cover my bum...(maybe I read similar articles) but once that's covered I feel good!

    @Kate - i definitely want a Chanel next year but i want it in a metallic or light colour. and because of this purchase it won't be soon :) haha

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  16. @Shamma - compared to the Balenciaga I have...not at all. Obviously when its got stuff in it it will be heavy but if you are used to something with some serious hardware then this is nothing.

    @Lydia - they seem scary. i wore mine in for about 4 months before i conquered my fear :)

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  17. Nice bag. I have been looking to downsize mine because I carry a elephants in mine. (That is what people say whne they pick it up for me). It's a gorgeous holds-the-world bag but is falling apart a little. (What's in my bag video is on my site) I have been looking for a new bag, but nothing is taking my fancy right now.

    Also as the writer of a tall girl's blog, I have to say Stand Tall :) Those shoes would make me will into 6foot! :D Hope your parcel turns up. xx

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  18. The boxing day sales were the worst shopping experience of my life - EVER. I went for one thing and returned home 5 hours later, without it or anything else; in one hell of a grump!!
    Merry Christmas Laura, shame your pressies from the famo didn't arrive - did the boyf get you anything nice though?? x

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  19. Ah! I received a lovely navy bag for Christmas and have been contemplating whether it would look ok with a black-based ensemble. Most of my outerwear is black, you see.

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  20. Congrats! That's a great buy! I love mine and now I'm lustig over a black one!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

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  21. that bag is so beautiful and I'd never noticed the sad robot bit haha but it's true!
    and those shoes are pretty amazing I've been looking for a comfortable pair like that so I shall be checking those out!
    xx

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  22. this bag is gorgeous! if i ever get the chance to buy a designer bag, this may be the one for me! loving the shoes as well laura! hope you had a lovely christmas :) X

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  23. They are both beauties! My Christmas socks and gift cards pale in comparison. =T I plan to venture out to outlets some time this week but I fear I will lose my sanity... Happy holidays!

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  24. Great gift to yourself! My gift to myself was the YSL Palais open-toe pumps. I couldn't resist!!

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  25. lovely bag! i've been wanting a givenchy and a celine bag for the longest time! but must wait since i just got the balenciaga pom pom unfortunately! :'(

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  26. Thats a gorgeous bag. Awesome present to yourself. I'm currently debating a special present to myself too. I just don't know if I can bring myself to part with all the cash.

    The heels are lovely too, everyone needs a good pair of nude heels.

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING x

    I WAS AN UGLY DUCKLING BLOG!

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  27. Just love the bag and the shoes! Both gorgeous!

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  28. I need a bag like that in my life! It's so gorgeous :)

    Frances x
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  29. Absolutely GORGEOUS! So glad you decided to purchase it, she is a beauty! I think I need one of these in my collection ;) hope your parcel arrives soon and you had a happy holiday!

    Alyson
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  30. that is one gorgeous bag and a pair of gorgeous shoes! X

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  31. The shuzzzzzzz! I kept staring at your shoes and im running to steve madden tomorrow first thing in the morning! Laura ur blog keeps me happy in the darkest weather! Luv luv the bag!

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  32. Amazingly gorgeous bag - it reminds me of the Birkin in structure, but it is more practical for work. The color you chose and the tan one are my two faves.

    LOL @ the Robot face!

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  33. Bag envy! It's gorgeous!! Congratulations! :)
    Love the shoes too!

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  34. Oh Laura, this is just beautiful. I bought myself a mahooosive leather bag today in the House of Fraser sale - black leather biba. love a big bag - all the more room to fill! ;)

    a x

    Girl in the City Glasgow

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  35. love your new bag! it`s next on my list =D. i think EVERYONE deserves a to me love me gift!

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  36. what a fantastic present to yourself! i love the bag, i didnt even notice the "sad robot face" until you mentioned it! too funny haha. i love how you went with the dark navy.

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  37. one day, one day i will buy this bag! I hope it is as lovely as it looks!

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  38. Such a gorgeous bag Laura. One has to treat one's self every now and then! All the best for 2012!

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  39. Love the bag. It does look like a sad robot - what a funny observation :)

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  40. It does look like a sad robot! Actually, less sad, more...unimpressed! But beautiful all the same. Hope you had a lovely Christmas despite the lack of presents, and hope that parcel gets to you soon. :-) xx

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  41. beautiful bag. there is no more to say.

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  42. What a nice Christmas present! It doesn't really matter who is it from when it is that gorgeous. ; )

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  43. Such a beautiful bag, you are one lucky girl!
    Carissa xx http://vanillacrush1.blogspot.com/

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  44. This bag made me sigh in front of my computer screen. It's just perfect in so many ways.

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  45. Such a gorgeous bag! The best kind of gift to oneself. ;)

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  46. Oooooh beautiful bag! Very sophisticated!

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  47. Gorgeous bag!! And those shoes...love them!

    xoxo
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  48. Wow, what a beautiful bag! What a lovely gift to yourself :) Hope you had a nice Christmas and that your presents from your family get to you soon xx

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  49. Okay. You must share with me how you walk in those heels. I would just fall over.

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  50. gorgeous bag! i never considered Celine bags till this post

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  51. a beautiful bag indeed! i did do some boxing day shopping only a little bit! was too crowded and was busy that day too! hope you had a lovely holiday!

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  52. that bag= classic!


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  53. I happen to see this at the department store today, it is so beautiful. At the end of the day, I settled for a Balenciaga;)

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  54. The bag is gorgeous Laura :) I'm surprised it is that big actually, I thought it were smaller

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  55. @Rola - great choice. I toyed with one of the resort collection balenciaga's as the colours are BEAUTIFUL. What one did you get? :)

    @Katherine - i know: me too! the word mini is very deceptive! :)

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  56. Laura your posts make me Oh So Happy!! Love your enthusiasm and =O i LOOOOVE the bag AND the shoes! Can't wait to start earning so I can blow it all off on pretty things (sad, i know *sigh*)

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  57. It makes me happy to see that your taste in bags is exactly the same to mine.. Tho you actually have the money to buy them :D
    I'm still saving up and doubting about which bag shall be my first designer one!

    Apparently this Céline bag is quite hard to get in Europe, so that makes it even harder for me!

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  58. Beautiful bag!!
    BTW, I miss your videos on youtube so much.. Hoping you could get back there someday..

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  59. I love the bag! Couldn't help but laugh a bit when I read the sad robot part and realised it does look like that.

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  60. LAURA!!! That bag is still on my wishlist!! Lucky you! It's beautiful and as you said, a real, lasting classic xx P.S-Love the shoes too!

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  61. Wow! Love love love! But now of course I'm sad because it doesn't seem possible to purchase this bag over the internet? It seems like its only available in America if you are in New York City. Where did you find yours?

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  62. Amazing bag, I know what you mean about Celine being less obvious. So classic.

    Sad robot? Pahaha!

    Ekaete xx

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  63. Obsessed with this bag! <3

    xoxo,

    Bonnie

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  64. Hello !
    I love your bag !!!
    And may I ask a question? Is your ray ban the arista medium ?
    Thank you !!!

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  65. Love that bag.. where can it be purchased in the UK?

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  66. LOVE your bag!!!!!!! GORGEOUS!!!! if you are thinking of the same quilting that i am thinking of..then, i have been placed on purse ban by my hubby after the purchase of that quilted piece. but i will get my grubby little hands on that celine after the ban is over (which will probably be ETERNITY!!)

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  67. I'm really really in love with this bag!!!
    Such a good giiiifttt! :)

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  68. I think it looks more like a sad Kool Aid man.

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  69. aw, it's so pretty! I love it and am feeling green with envy ;)

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  70. Celine - fab choice! My Mum has just spotted your bag over my shoulder and enquired further! LOL

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  71. A new bag requires a "What's in my bag" post.
    Don't you think ;)

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  72. Hello! I just found your blog and I think it's AMAZING! The pics are great and I can see that You really like what you do here! I love people with great ideas, like you!
    Your blog is inspiring! I will follow you!
    xoxo

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  73. I LOVE your shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!! so pretty~

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  74. Wow that bag is absolutely gorgeous! Hope you have a happy new year!

    xx Veronica

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  75. I know im supposed to be looking at the bag but oh god those heels are so sexy!!!!! The bag is lovely.. very classic and I think it will come in handy on work trips. It looks very professional!!

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  76. Very grown up and functional, it also looks very rich!

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  77. I guess somebody famous else has her eyes on the same price :)))

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  78. what a beauty, im super jealous :D

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  79. That. Bag. Is. Beautiful.

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  80. I want your bag soooo bad!! lol Where did you get it from?

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  81. The Céline Mini Luggage is so beautiful, and it looks so good on you! Hehe, yes I can totally see the sad robot face you are talking about! :)

    May I know your height so that I can estimate how big the bag is. Thanks in advance!

    Cheers,
    Jess

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