Words and photography by Gem Morson.

What's In My Bag?

I don't think I've ever done one of these before? Maybe a long time ago, but I've been asked a lot of questions about my Cambridge satchel. My wonderful Husband bought me The Classic 15" in Vintage for all who have asked, he also got it initialed ;) People have asked how I look after it, I use leather cleaner spray. Mainly because it smells like coconut and it's looked after our sofa for years, so why not a leather bag.

So what do I keep in it? Even though I'm a Manager, I still very much get my hands dirty. In fact I think working with clothes is one of the dirtiest jobs. Hangers literally ruin my hands, so I always carry L'Occitane hand cream in Rose, Carex hand sanitizer...it smells divine. I also keep Sally Hansen Diamond Strength top coat in my bag, for all those split and cracked nail emergencies.

I'm very fond of a berry lip at the moment, but my lips get so dry. So along with Topshop lips in Trigger I have to carry Elizabeth Arden 8 hour intensive...a God send. I also have my iPhone, iPad mini, Stella McArtney perfume, keys with my two Grandpa's from our wedding bouquet. My Kate Spade purse has replaced my Mulberry for a while...simply because it's so pretty and I love the festive bow. Apart from that I usually have a mirror, snacks, my diary, a Filofax is most certainly on my Christmas wishlist. What's in your bag? Anything you can't live without that I should know about?


  1. I love the bag! Such a cute wallpaper on your phone, congrats.
    I just got reminded of how crisp your photographs are.

  2. Your bag, the purse and everything else in it is beautiful!!

    Jade | Beauty Butterfly Blog

  3. You keep quite a bit in your bag but they're pretty much all essentials! I absolutely love your satchel, one of those has been on my wish list for ages (and I love the color combo of yours!)
    Lovely Notions

  4. This bag is gorgeous :) Love the post!


  5. I love your satchel, I would be so tempted to over stuff it but it seems like you have a good balance of everything you need in there! xx


  6. Gorgeous I love your bag so much! Such a unique, lovely insight xx


  7. what a thoughtful gift - that bag is too gorgeous for words!

    lillies and lipbalm

  8. Such a beautiful and timeless bag, Gem! I'm still dithering about a satchel mainly because I already have so many variations of them. I'm absolutely in love with your Kate Spade purse, love the cream contrast inner! xx


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