I’ve been on the quest for the perfect weekend bag since Christmas, after my old black patchwork bag began falling apart at the seams (literally). Like Goldilocks, I was rather picky about finding a replacement, keen to get one that would be just right. As someone who relies on public transport or my own two feet, one of my top priorities is a bag with a shoulder strap and/or strong handles, as I always find these seams are the first part of a bag to deteriorate.
While I was in London last week, I had some time to kill before the Christopher Kane sample sale (more on that at a later date) and I soon found myself in the Covent Garden branch of vintage chain, Rokit. Any shop where the clothes are coordinated by style AND colour is enough to excite me, so it wasn’t long before I was thumbing through the playsuits and summer dresses, before I spotted a bag at the back of the shop.
The colour of a malt chocolate milkshake and neither too big, nor too small, I knew this bag was the one for me. It was a bargain at £20, so I decided to treat myself to this summer dress, too.
The faded pastel pattern and lightweight cotton makes for an ideal holiday dress, perfect for exploring the local villages and eating baked camembert (surely the only thing that’s unsuitable for eating baked camembert in is a bodycon dress, non?) So here I am, wearing the Rokit dress in a field near our French farmhouse. I’ve spent the week experimenting with the pistachio coloured Diana+ Dreamer camera that Mr Ship-Shape bought for my birthday – I cant wait to get the photos developed once we get back from our holiday.