Q: What's inside the Celine shopping bag?
A: A Phantom style bag in a ridiculously bright yellow colour that confronted me in the Ngee Ann City branch of Celine, rising like excalibur on a raised column and demanding attention.
I have been craving a yellow back for about a year. I saw a girl at an event with a yellow Mini Luggage and thought it was so beautiful. Bright Celine's are however incredibly hard to come by - in Dubai any luggage or phantom bag has an 8 month waiting list - so when I saw this I acted fast. Or rather the other half did as this was a beautiful gift :)
It's not a shade for everyone and not for everyday. That yellow shade (aptly called Sun) needs to be offset by white/blue/green clothes and is likely to clash in a bad way with anything else. The Phantom shape is full of drama with it's floppy sides that extend out - and I always wear them out - so when coupled with the bright colour it's a slightly attention seeking bag. But I am looking forward to wearing it this summer....I am thinking white dresses, white pencil skirts, white jeans....basically I am thinking a lot of white clothes and a bright, bright bag! :)
Here's an outfit of the day for you featuring said bag. Ideally the black blazer would have been either:
a) Not worn (and it wasn't all day but was when I started out for the day from the hotel); and
b) If worn, in navy and not black.
Blame my last minute packing.... :)
The skirt, by the way, is new. It's from Topshop and a really pretty green toned jacquard print that also comes lined for added comfort. It's a bit too short and flared (my skater style dress comment from the other day rings in my ears here!) but it was so humid that I didn't really care. Ideally I would have loved to wear this with, boots, tights, a sheer shirt and long black jacket....but I didn't so here we are :)
Skirt: Topshop - Link!
Sunglasses: House of Harlow
This was obviously my main souvenir but I did hit Sephora (once) and Watsons (many times) to get a few bits and pieces. These are pictured below and the stars of the show are definitely the lashes (LOVE) and the SK-II Essence which promises the earth at a high price. According to the sales assistant it "gets rid of spots, evens skin tone, moisturises, everything...". Ok... I am very happy to test it out and see if it does "everything"!
My favourite purchases however are some tacky animal "lamps" to add to my lighting table. £2 a pop.
Seriously, I love these :)
Hope you have had a great week and see you all soon!