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FLORAL STREET

15/02/2016
There are so many things that I consider when thinking of working with a brand, however the main one will always be “Do I actually love the brand?” But sometimes, just sometimes, the stars align – LOL, let’s all take a moment to internally call me a knob tit for using that phrase – and many reasons combine into one making for the perfect collaboration.
Today’s post was going to be all about my new Radley Floral street bag – which is pretty blimmin epic in itself – and then myself and four other gorgeous blogger babes (another vom -inducing phrase, I’m on form today guys) were invited on a day out to the National Portrait Gallery for the 100 years of Vogue exhibition, followed by the most divine lunch at the Ivy Market and grill in Covent Garden, and I couldn’t help but take a few snaps along the way and include them in this post. Because as much as I think the bag is as babe’in as babe’in can get. I also had the loveliest day with these ladies and felt the need to bore you all to death about it.
Sound like the best plan you’ve ever heard of? Oh you love being bored to death you say? Well that’s fab, let’s get started…
Radley floral street
Radley floral street
Radley floral street
So the bag in question today is the Radley Floral street bag. A stunning, ridiculously versatile choice as it can be used as a crossbody, clutch and bumbag (yes you read that right, a bumbag, how bloody brilliant and 90’s is that?).
I actually went for the navy option – as so awkwardly modelled by myself above, because no matter how many years I’ve blogged for I am still an awkward turtle in front of a camera – which I adore. I am having the biggest moment with navy at the moment and just think that it looks so chic, classic, simple and sophisticated, without being the standard black. It’s also the perfect “going out out” bag as it fits your iphone, cards and a lippy – i.e the absolute essentials in life bar a family size bar of chocolate – as well as just being great for on the go days. An absolute fave of mine right now!
The Floral street comes in a number of colours, but brand new in March – I’m pretty sure it’s March but will correct myself if I’m wrong – see’s the introduction of the most gorgeous summer colours, Turquoise, Mustard and Coral (I mean, I’ve most likely got the colour names wrong but you can see for yourself further down.) Either way, this gorgeous bright blue/green shade is officially on my Spring wishlist and it hurt a lot to hand it back over at the end of our preview!
Radley floral street
Radley floral street
Prior to Prosecco guzzling and handbag fangirling we were lucky enough to visit the NCP for Vogue’s 100 years old exhibition and as keen fashion bloggers I think it’s safe to say that we all loved it. From perving on getting so much inspo from Kate Moss, to seeing the very first issue of Vogue, it was such a fab experience and one that I am so happy I got to see.
Once I’d done being a cultured human being, we headed down to The Ivy Market Grill which is Oh em gee stunning and spent far too long discussing the menu and all possible options.
What I absolutely loved about the Ivy Market on a personal level was that it had so many gluten free options and they really went out of their way to make dishes gluten free with simple switches. In the end I went for the Lamb shoulder (oh Helloooooo [insert hands up/heart eye’d emoji’s here] and parmesan polenta, with chips featuring heavily as my side of choice – followed by the flourless chocolate cake which was incredible! All of this, plus a side order of shepherd’s pie, fish cake and chocolate bomb perving, girly gossips, handbag chats and general amazing girl time with my blogger pals and the amazing Radley PR’s meant that it was just a little bit more special than the standard Wednesday in the office (i.e in my bed or at a random coffee shop with my laptop).
P.S let’s take a moment to appreciate how incredible the chocolate bomb looks? #DessertGoals
And that brings me to the end of this post. As always, a huge thanks to Radley for being mega babes in general but mainly for bringing the Floral Street bag into my life. I seriously cannot stop wearing it – mainly as a crossbody but imagine how perfect it is as a bumbag at festivals? – and can’t see that changing any time soon.
I would love to know your thoughts on the Floral Street? What are your thoughts on the bumbag revival? I’d love to hear your thoughts 🙂
As always, thanks so much for reading!
xx

65 responses to “FLORAL STREET”

  1. Jodie V says:

    It really does sound like you had a lovely day and your bag is just gorgeous, and it wasn't boring to death. In fact quite the opposite! x

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

  2. Neeny says:

    Loved reading this post, and it seems like you had a fun day!
    I love that bag in the navy shade, I'm really into navy at the moment 🙂
    But omg, those colourful ones look just as good and I want one! haha

    Neeny | Spoon Full Of Yum

  3. Oh you are just such a splendid human being, you really are. Looking beautiful as per usual. And I have never thought to buy anything from Radley…I think I've been blinded by Michael Kors for the last few years! Gonna have a swoop around their website today!

    xx lacoconoire.com

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  5. Angie Silver says:

    I love the food at The Ivy, so delicious!

  6. These bags are adorable! I'm loving the colour selection! Cheeky question – are these the trainers, which gave you the blisters lol? You look great regardless!

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  7. So many beautiful photos, I could look at them for hours, especially the food pics haha. I love your outfit and those bags are so pretty. I'm a huge fan of small bags. Lovely post 🙂

    Valentina from FASHION with VALENTINA.

  8. Alina Bostan says:

    Bradley really do have the prettiest style of bags and this new release is super cute, not to mention perfect for spring. Love your outfit here, such a great way of mixing up different textures/styles. You look amazing as always x

    Beauty with charm

  9. Uzo O says:

    These bags are cute and very pretty . I like the Turquoise one because i think it suits your outfit more. Seems you guys had a some dishes served up at the event. Great post,and happy Monday!

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  10. This bag is so so cute! And your photos & outfit look incredible!! I am all about 90's revival so bum bags get a YES from me! Also can I just say how amazing your new blog design is btw! I took some time away from the blogging world for a while, so I haven't really been keeping up with your posts and videos lovely, but it looks like you're doing so well, keep it up girl! I also have just relaunched my new blog design today, which is no where near as good as yours, but I would love some feedback and thoughts on it! 🙂

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  11. Majean G says:

    The bag is so lovely and I agree navy is a fabulous colour that is so underrated!
    You look like you had a beautiful, yummy day 🙂

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  12. Anonymous says:

    Love it! It is a babe-ing bag – and I'd love to try it out as a bumbag 🙂

    Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

  13. You look so gorgeous and chic! In love with that bag!

    <3 Shannon
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  14. Oh wow the food looks so good

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  15. Beautiful! This is such a well written post.

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  16. Your Radley bag is perfect for sightseeing! I went to the Vogue 100 press day and got asked to do an AP interview so am keeping an eye out for that on You Tube. Sounds like you had a perfect day

  17. Meg Siobhan says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous bags! And I love your outfit, and how you've added a casual touch to it with the trousers and trainers!

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  18. Call Me Amy says:

    Love that outfit! I adore mixing smart and casual styles together. Also loving your new hair it's so cute and really suits you. Also a big thank you for adding the expression 'knob tit' to my vocabulary haha xx
    Call Me Amy

  19. Raquel says:

    Love those bags..they are the perfect size for everyday outings. Also, I love how you paired the sneakers for more of a casual look..super cute!
    Omnivogues

  20. - Karen says:

    Eep, what a super fun day! I love the bag in navy, but the turquoise takes it to a whole new level – wowza! 🙂

    Style Sunrise☀

    🙂
    x

  21. Lauren S says:

    Damn girl your leggings/trousers are amazing – all about that faux leather look! And the bag is so sweet, I'm all about a mini bag when going into London

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  22. That bag is SO cute!

    Sophie x

  23. What a cute bag! Love the hardware and the colour range! But I would need it to be 10x bigger 😛

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  24. R Burden says:

    I love small, crossbody bags, especially for days I know I'll be out and about for a long time. Nothing worse than carrying heavy bag. The Radley mint green bag is really cute and I'd love to have one. The food also looks amazing, I have to say. 🙂 x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  25. LBG says:

    The bag is so darling, a chic addition to your elegant look! Lunch looks so delicious, those chips, yum! It must have been so interesting to see all those Vogue covers too. Looks like an amazing day

    http://Leftbankgirl.blogspot.com

  26. Viviene Kok says:

    Such a minimal and compact bag to walk around town in 🙂 Did your camera fit in it? My main issue with small bags is that none of them are small but spacious enough to fit my camera! Pretty complicated aiks x

    Real Life Nerd // http://www.vivienekok.com

  27. Beautiful photos, you look so pretty and the food looks amazing!

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  28. Jordan says:

    Love the bag it's sooo cute! Radley never fail to make the most adorable and essential bags! That dinner looks amazing as well!

    hellomissjordan.com xx

  29. You look gorgeous Elle.
    I love the bag and how sleek your style is.

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  30. Awesome! I absolutely enjoyed reading this. Happy Wednesday!

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  31. crafty-zone says:

    Sounds like you had great day, dear Elle, these two bags are really chic, minimalistic and elegant 🙂 What's more, again, your photos with food make me hungry, everything looks so yummy! 🙂

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  32. indeed the bag is a babe. love the style , and in fact its small u would hit with that quite a lot. Love the simple way u dress up. its so sharp and refined.
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  33. Rachel says:

    You look so gorgeous! love the bag 🙂

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    Great post. Well done
    I'm in love with your look. So simple so chic
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  35. Laura C says:

    I see what you mean about that turquoise number… I wouldn't have wanted to give it back either! I've been to The Ivy prior to it's refurb but am really keen to try out the grill – there's some humunna humunna looking food there!

    Laura xx | Loved By Laura

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