Introducing The Perfect Spring Work Bag

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this blog post is in collaboration with Aspinal of London

If you’ve been reading my blog or following me on Instagram for any length of time, you’ll know just how much I love Aspinal of London. I first discovered them when I worked as an Underwriter in London, and have proudly built up a little collection of bags and accessories over the years!  

The reason why I was drawn to Aspinal of London in the first place was the quality of their products and the incredible craftsmanship that is so evident when you hold an Aspinal bag on your arm. I’ve always felt as though they know their audience too, and understand exactly what business women are searching for. 

For these reasons and many more, I’m always excited to see what’s new with each collection. This Spring/Summer 19 brings new designs that not only look stunning and professional but make life that little bit easier for women at work! 

Let me introduce you to the Madison Tote, designed for working women who want to stay organised during the 9-5, and after work too. For women like me, who feel like Mary Poppins every morning cramming the world into my bag regardless of whether or not I need it! It’s always best to be safe than sorry, right?! We’ve all been there, rummaging around for something at the very bottom of your bag, ending up on the floor tipping all the contents out onto the floor in the search of that one train pass or bank card. It’s crazy just how much little instances like that can affect the rest of your day. 

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9-5

One thing I’ve realised this year more than ever is that if I’m organised at the start of my day, everything else tends to run smoothly. This has a lot to do with mindset as well because if you feel organised and like you have everything in place, you feel positive, and this will continue throughout the day despite any hiccups or set backs. 

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Afterwork

It’s often hard to plan for a day, because you never know what unexpected plans or work commitments are going to crop up as the day progresses. In my insurance days, it was really common for last minute client entertainment to jump in the diary, meaning I would be heading out straight after work. This is why I always made sure I was ready for wherever the day would take me.

As well as afterwork, the Madison would make a great airport bag too. It can hold a laptop (it holds my Macbook Pro nice and snug), make up, travel documents and other essentials! Don’t you love how I just put make up down as an essential, and didn’t even mention the passport?!

It also comes with a clip on long handle (check it out in the video below), for times when you prefer to be handsfree. Knowing everything is organised and where you know it is can definitely make travelling that little bit less stressful. 

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Weekend

After a busy week at work, there is nothing better than the feeling of 5pm on a Friday knowing you have the weekend ahead. Whatever your plans are this Spring/Summer, you can bring your Madison along with you.

I take my make up bag with me absolutely everywhere, including my moisturiser, hand cream and even an SPF mist. This means I have a million things in my bag during the day, which as I mentioned earlier becomes a complete nightmare when I actually want to find something quickly!! This is one of the reasons why I love the Madison tote, because I can pop my make up bag and all my bits and bobs in one of the two large, spacious compartments and I always know where it is.

As you can see, I’ve also tied a gorgeous silk scarf around the handle to transform it into an entirely new bag for the weekend!

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The Madison comes in 6 different shades which range from a classic black that you cannot go wrong with, to the beautiful Peony pink that’s hard to resist when the weather is beautiful! There are also two different options when it comes to the size too. I’m wearing the classic tote in this post, but it also comes in a smaller midi version. Click here to view them all. 

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