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I didn’t need another mini bag. Ha! Let’s be honest here. There’s no such thing as too many bags. So when I saw what a friend had done with a bag from Primark and a strap from Accessorize, I had to give it a go. With the original strap the bag wasn’t really making a statement but cut it off and replace with something a bit funkier and it’s a whole different bag game. The strap I bought is no longer available but I’m loving this from Accessorize and these from Next too.

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Mini bags are a trend that’s still going strong but what do you do when you’ve got loads of stuff to cart around?  Why, invest in a giant tote bag of course.  Oversized bags are everywhere but these exclusive leather trimmed camouflage beauties are designed by North London’s Emily Newson. They’re just one string to her very talented bow – check out her instagram @emnews72 and prepare to be wowed.

The bags come in different shapes and sizes with a choice of trim. After much deliberation I went for the biggest and chose the pink metallic trim (pink is going to be huge, trust me).  I also customised my bag with some iron on patches by Jennie Maizels

You can usually find a selection of Emily’s bags at Margot in Crouch End and while you’re there book a treatment or invest in some Mish London pyjamas. It’s January. It’s cold. There’s no Picpoul until February. Now is the time for some pampering!

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When I saw O Bag had some limited edition bags recently I had to add one to my collection. This O Bag Classic in silver on white  is just gorgeous and I added handles, inner bag and fur trim from my ever growing collection of O Bag accessories. The fun thing about O Bag is trying out different combinations to customise the bags and make them unique to you.  I’m already planning to remove the fur and add white patent handles for a cool summer look.

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What better than a trip to Barbados to showcase the versatility of my new O bag? The magenta pink was stunning in the Caribbean sunshine and I loved matching the handles to my outfit every day. My first stop when i get back to London?? Obviously the O Bag Factory store in Crouch End to see what’s new and to start planning my autumn O bag looks.

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I probably wear more black than any other colour but with these flashes of white this is a perfect outfit for brightening up yet another dull summer day. It’s also a good excuse to reinvent my trusty O bag with a new floral trim and white patent handles.

What I’m wearing: Top: New Look | Culottes: Next | Trainers: Adidas | Sunglasses: Vintage | Necklace: Accessorize | Bag: O Bag | Bag charm: Julie La Fee

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It might be raining in London today but this is my new favourite outfit when the sun’s out. I found the ASOS top while I was browsing LIKEtoKNOW on Instagram. Once you’ve signed up you get sent an email with the details of every outfit you’ve liked on the LIKEtoKNOW Instagram feed. Genius. The beautiful embroidered basket is from Comptoir Libanais. Each restaurant has an amazing display of baskets in different styles and colours, and the food’s pretty special too.

What I’m wearing: Shorts: River Island | Top: Asos | Sandals: Birkenstock | Basket: Comptoir Libanais

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When I saw that a new accessories shop was opening just down the road I was obviously interested –  a girl can’t have enough bags, right? And O Bag Factory is bag heaven.  Its unique concept means that you can customise not only bags but watches and sunglasses too. I bought a standard O Bag in rock and added the Murmasky faux fur trim in natural. I couldn’t decide between the faux leather handles in gold or silver so I bought them both and change them according to my outfit. I’ll be going back to customise my bag for spring/summer and will probably have to pick up some shades too…

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What I’m wearing: T shirt: A Postcard From Brighton from @cultclothingN8 | Leggings: H&M | Trainers: Adidas | Necklace: Pilgrim | Sunglasses: BHV Paris | Bag: O Bag | Mini Bag: Next

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I love this boxy bag from & Other Stories. So perfect for keeping my phone close (and avoiding that where’s my phone?!? anxiety) on non-jeans days when I don’t have a handy pocket.

What I’m wearing: Coat: Marks and Spencer | Sweater: Zara | Leggings: H&M | Boots: Clarks | Bag: & Other Stories | Sunglasses: Le Specs | Ring: Monica Vinader