Holiday haul!



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 :)



Blazer: Topshop
Shirt: Zara
Skirt: Topshop - Link!
Sunglasses: House of Harlow
Bag: Celine

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!

xx

102 comments:

  1. There is nothing in this post that didn't make me die a little inside with envy. Gorgeous bag, great beauty products, and that dinosaur lamp... oh my. x

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    1. :) And it changes colour....best buy ever! :) I should probably stop with the novelty lamps but not sure I can :)

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  2. I love the animal lamps! And the Céline of course :)

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    1. Thanks Honey - the lamps are the best :)

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  3. Oh my gosh! Those lamps are adorable!! The bag is amazing too :)

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    1. I am glad everyone likes the lamps too :) I squealed internally when I saw them - had to be done! :)

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  4. Loving your skirt! Not too short at all :)

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    1. :) I felt a bit self-conscious but I was on holiday so tried not to care :)

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  5. Even though I haven't been to Singapore in a while, Watsons is my favorite place to shop!

    Am really curious as to how the SKII works out for you - have been curious about it because Cate Blanchett loves it and her skin is luminous - but the online reviews have always been mixed.

    Love the yellow bag - the perfect gift. All this talk about white pairings has me looking forward to the summer!

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    1. Watsons was amazing. I didn't buy that much in there but just loved going to look....all that Japanese makeup.....it was like Boots, but much much much more interesting :)

      Can't wait to transition to wearing white and this bag :) Bring on summer!

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  6. swoon swoon SWOON!! that bag is beautiful Laura xx

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  7. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh <3!!!

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  8. WOW, Amazing handbag. It will look fab paired with all your white outfits in the summer!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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    1. Thanks Leanne! It was a "moment" when I got it :)

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  10. Absolutely LOVE your bag! It's such a cheerful colour and completely different from your average black or brown handbag. You are very lucky! The skirt is really pretty too :)

    Louisa's Notebook

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    1. Thanks so much Louisa. Yellow is probably my favourite colour - it's a happy shade so now I can wear it :) haha

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  11. I adore Singapore - this post has made me want to RUN back there! :) Gorgeous bag, beautiful lady and fab post xx

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    1. it was amazing! Not a very relaxing holiday as it was constant go go go but I did and saw so much. An incredible place!

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  12. you look wonderful with this bag! love at first sight:)

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    1. Ah thank you so much Evie! I really love the colour :)

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  13. Eep, that colour is such a stand out! Also, I am obsessed with Watsons... so wish we had one here.

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. It is - it's a BRIGHT bag :) Watsons is amazing...I went in there about 3 times to just "look"....sounds weird but I love seeing all those different brands!

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  14. Ahhh.... You can never go wrong with celine!!!!;)

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    1. This is what I think...mind you I like a lot of other handbag designers too...my motto would be "you can never go wrong with a bag" :) haha

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  15. Oh my gosh that bag is just beautiful! So jealous!

    Samya - Samya Says..

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    1. Thanks Samya :) It was love at first sight :) haha

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  16. Ah! I would kill for that bag! and the dinosaur light is just so adorable. x

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  17. I usually tend to stay away from brightly colored bags but something about that color is making me want to add one to my collection. We'll see! :)

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    1. There are tons of yellow bags about - I have been stalking Cambridge Satchel for a while as I know they have done a pastel yellow shade...now that would be a beauty!

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  18. I love those animal lamps! They're so cute :) xx

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    1. Thanks Amie :) It had to be done!

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  19. Where were those lamps from? So cute!!!

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  20. Love the bag! Would be interested to hear if the SK-II is indeed life or skin changing :)

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  21. Those animal lamps are so cute!

    Monica
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  22. The bag is........gorgeouuuuuuuuuus! Never really thought of having a yellow bag because I'm so used to having natural coloured bags but this may has definitely inspired me - lovely colour! x

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  23. Very jealous! Beautiful beautiful beautiful bag! Very S/S colour.. I have one yellow canvas bag from Mango and in British weather I never feel inspired to use it.. :(
    And a lovely outfit at that too.. Love the Topshop skirt. :)
    Caroline.x

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  24. The bag is so gorgeous ! The color is so bold but u are totally rocking it :)

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  25. beautiful bag, laura! I bought a yellow bag last summer. You're right, not everyday/outfit bag but yellow is my fav color!

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  26. Oh I love that bag! Lucky you! The lamps are cute too! Hope Roger doesnt get scared of them! xx

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  27. Wow! That bag is amazing! xxx
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  28. Lovely bag, gorgeous! x

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  29. i absolutely love this bag!
    its amazing and i adore the colour!


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  30. I've seen so many Celine bags hovering around the blogosphere and it's so refreshing to see it in an unusual colour! So bright and perfect for summer, I'm jealous!

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  31. I want a dinosaur lamp!! haha x

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  32. Gorgeous bag, gorgeous colour! I think it's so unique in this colour. And how cute are those lamps?! :)

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  33. LOVEE the bag! Such a nice colour!

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  34. OMG the bag!!! Never thought I'd fall in love with a neon yellow handbag! And truth be told...I have never found myself attracted to Celine bags but in that colour...bingo! It's a beautiful gift for sure. Love your other goodies also.

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  35. Amazing bag. Adds a pop of colour to any outfit and will be beautiful in Spring and Summer. You've definitely confirmed my thoughts on whether I am going to get one of the Phantom bags!

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  36. love the bag. I've been looking for it for ages. How much was it (if you don't mind answering), I'm really curious. And the lamps are just too cute :)

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  37. What a bag, I love it and it really suits you :)

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  38. The bag is really gorgeous and you look stunning as always!

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  39. Looooove the bag, i'm on the hunt for one myself... trying to find one is proving a tad difficult, until then, i'm gonna' swoon over yours!
    The skirt... i want to wear one, yet not sure I could... then i saw yours, i'm sold! Thanks.

    I've just started blogging and you got a mention (you were the first blogger i ever "followed") in my post "Style Stalking" ...(don't call the police)..If you have a sec, would love to hear your thoughts on my blog http://missionstyleuk.blogspot.co.uk.

    Karen x

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  40. Oh. Em. Gee. Is that a triceratops?!?!?!?! ADORBZ!!! Im totally recalling The Land Before Time here!!! :) Ive been pondering a bunny lamp and now I see that I must also have an owl...

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  41. So jealous of that bag, it's utter perfection! Normally I'm not a huge fan of bright yellow, but this is making me lust for something of that shade. Love the little lamps too :)

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  42. ahhhh, IN LOVE WITH CELINE!!!!!!!! amazing color for this summer

    kisses

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  43. The colour of that bag is gorgeous!! x

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  44. I've become obsessed with all things yellow lately and was leaning towards some jeans but I think your bag has just dropkicked that idea to the curb... Maybe I'll have more luck convincing my partner that I need one than I did persuading him that my feet were made for silver pistol boots x Becky

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  45. I seriously want to purchase those animal lamp, so cute and cosy! And that bag...wow! :-)

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  46. The colour of that bag is amazing!
    I rarely see bright coloured bag anywhere so I definitely makes a statement!
    Your animal lamps are also amazing! So so cute :)

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  47. Amazing! Adore the color. The perfect bag for Spring and Summer and beyond! Simply gorgeous.
    I'[ve been going crazy posting about Spring, over the winter.

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  48. Beautiful bag, Laura! That's one hell of a souvenir :) you must share your thoughts on the Rachel K... Lisalisad1 sucks me in every time she mentions it! If you also sing it's praises... It's something I will definitely need to check out. Thanks, Laura!

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  49. those lamps are simply adorable!!

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  50. That. Bag. GORGEOUS. So happy you were able to get it (and also so jealous, ha!). And those lamps are adorable!

    Keep calm and carry lipstick.

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  51. Lucky girl! What a beautiful bag! The outfit suits it perfectly. Enjoy taking the sun with you everywhere :)

    Ally x

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  52. Litterally swooning over your bag Laura!
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
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  53. I love the Celine bag, it's a great colour you've picked out. I really love those bags but I'm trying to forget about them because it's something that I'm not able to afford as a student haha. Love this post though and the pictures are so beautiful!

    Great post! :)

    XO
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  54. I have yellow bag that after black and white outfit and white top I don't know what else I pair it with. thanks for some clue :-)

    nataya,
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  55. Lovely haul :) Im loving the yellow bag and OMG I just spotted on Rachel K CC Cream <3 And Im so in love with my Rachel K CC Creams , they are just amazing <3 <3

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  56. I think I need those lamps! What shop did you get them from? Glad you enjoyed Singapore :)

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  57. The bag is amazing!!!! I so need it in my life, but it would never happen. :) The lamps are very cute. :)

    Lou
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  58. I love your blog damn much! Wanna follow each other via GFC? Tell me know ;)

    Btw, join my GIVEAWAY for winning jewelry from efoxcity.com! Link : http://sausanhanifah.blogspot.com/2013/01/efoxcity-giveaway-international-giveaway.html

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  59. Wow that bag is cool!
    I just started my own blog http://beautyandacookbook.blogspot.co.uk/
    I've been eating my latest recipe all afternoon, time for a workout I think! xxxx

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  60. Amazingggg bag! Those animal lamps are so cute! They look like glow in the dark toys.

    Also, I'm hosting my first giveaway if you're interested in joining!
    dreamdustx

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  61. One word "beautiful" bag!
    J
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  62. aww...that Triceratops is the cutest!

    Jamie
    greyskysaturday.wordpress.com

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  63. love this bag! Colour is beautiful! Xx
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  64. That color of a handbag is GORGEOUS!! Yellow is one of my favorite colors. I'm so jealous!

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  65. The bag is amazing and great for summmer!
    X

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  66. I absolutely LOVE that bag...gorgeous x

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  67. i think walking around gloomy london with a yellow bag with def draw attention, but living in dubai where the sun is always out a yellow bag will look great.. i absolutely luv it

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  68. Oh my god I LOVE those House of Harlow sunglasses! I've been searching for a cat-eye style pair a la Kourtney Kardashian from KKTM! The mini lights are super cute too xx

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  69. Such a gorgeous bag - perfect colour too. x

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  70. The bag is just lovely! And I'm so happy to see a blogger try DHC skincare products! It has been my favorite line for years :)

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  71. What a delicious coloured bag!!!

    Jo x amomentwithjo

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  72. those lamps are amazing! and the bag - so gorgeous! http://www.iamcollecting.blogspot.co.uk

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  73. The Celine bag is ah-mazing! Your summer will be so much brighter than most of ours!!

    I passed a bright orange mini luggage for a neutral tri-color one last year. Although I love the tri-color very much, I still have dreams about that bright orange one from time to time...

    Now I want a yellow!

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  74. So amazing, your a very lucky girl. You have lots of gorgeous handbags.
    xx

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  75. Great post! Your bag is gorgeous and those lights are so cute! New follower and loving your blog XD xx

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  76. Oh that looks great, really jealous of your bag collection. Have to say you paired it really smart, love love love! x

    Raves 'nd Ramblings

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  77. cute bag! what size is that phantom bag?

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  78. cute bag! what size is that phantom bag?

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  79. I like this celine bag,buy in celine-bags.co.uk

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  80. I finally found your blog! The other day, I was looking through my sub box on youtube and noticed you were nowhere to be found (as far as uploads go)... then I came across your blog! Love it!

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  81. we saw the Classic Box in woodgrain for Celine’s Fall 2013 line. I myself love the mirrored gold finish on Miley’s Classic Box Bag, but I’m a sucker for anything gilded, metallic, or holographic. Do you think this boxy bag deserves more love, or is it miles behind Luggage Totes and Trios? All at Celineukstore.co.uk

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