So on Monday I was so excited to be invited to two (yes, two! I know, living the blogger life, right!? ;) ) events in Manchester, and it's safe to say that work dragged. Five o' clock took it's time to turn up but when it did, I dropped everything and ran (obvs not literally) to Manchester to meet Emma for some pizza, prosecco, and previews of the Autumn Winter collection from My Bag Online at Artisan.
Firstly, I just want to point out how cool and chic and quirky this venue is. It's amazing, and fitted the event perfectly, and well, for me, was a bloggers dream to photograph. ...and would definitely make for a pretty awesome background for some outfit photos!
However, I digress. After arriving just a little bit late (whoops, too much pizza!), we were greeted by lots of handbags, the lovely girls from mybag.com and some drinks and canapés, what more could you want!
My Bag is an online website which stocks a load of different designer handbags and accessories, such as Karl Lagerfield, Lauren Ralph Lauren, and Cambridge Satchel Company.
Mybag.com was launched in 2010, and over the last few years has 'established itself as a specialist fashion retailer for handbags and accessories dedicated to sourcing top brands and on-trend styles'. I think it's safe to say from what we saw on Monday, they're doing this very well!
I've always been a lover of handbags, and a firm believer that a girl can never have too many. However, I've never owned anything designer, and I'm not going to lie, I'm now dying to buy one. I think I fell in love with most of the bags that were out during the evening and the the one thing that stood out for me between the bags I'm used to, and these, was the quality. Oh my goodness, you can definitely tell which is which.
(And this bit here is just the bathroom. Told you it was cool!)
We were able to have a good old nosey at everything that was out, and after lusting after most of them, trying on Ray-Bans and a rather quirky pom-pom baseball cap (that is definitely NOT what it's called and it's a lot cooler than it sounds. Well, not on me, but on the other girls it was!) that we've been told is going to be all around by Autumn, we were able to just chat and network with some of the other bloggers that were there.
I think this is what I love most about these kind of events, being able to meet and get talking to other bloggers that you might otherwise not have ever had the chance to meet in person.
There was also an amazing goody bag to finish the evening, which was even flipping personalised, like how sweet was that!
This gorgeous personalised keyring from The Cambridge Satchel Company was such a lovely touch.
There was only plenty of beauty products to go with it in the form of this after sun oil, an amazing Look Fantastic box, and this lovely ring from Maria Francesca Pepe.
I had such a lovely time at this event, and would like to say a massive thank you to Clare for letting me pop along and for inviting me, I loved it!