(Blouse: Marks and Spencer, Jeans: ASOS, Shoes: Topshop, Bag: C/O Cambridge Satchel Company)

I must've been about 17 when I bought my first Cambridge Satchel Company bag. After seeing it peppered in street style photographs, on the arm and shoulder of Alexa Chung and Zooey Deschanel and with the promise of university around the corner (which was short-lived, unlike my love for this bag)- it almost felt like a late-teen rite of passage, and it was, and still is, the perfect classic bag in my wardrobe.

The thing I love most about their bags is their balance of practicality and style. They're the perfect size for everything from everyday essentials (read: portable phone charger, Stylist magazine and my 'help-me-see-the-train-times-specs, to laptops- but still ooze the charm of somewhat of a wardrobe staple- heck, I've even used the classic as a clutch on a night out. But, forward to 2016, and things have changed a little since then...

...Although the classic satchel still is as timeless as a boater breton or pair of 501's- Cambridge Satchel have recently upped their game and extended their line, with some more trend led items (even if it's as subtle as the perfect tonal hue) and menswear pieces joining the family. One of their latest additions, and one of my personal favourites, is the Poppy bag. With it's delicate rounded details, modern silver hardware and Pantone-ice-cream palette; I think it's safe to say we're going to get along just dandy...

Location care of the wonderful ladies at Palm Vaults in Hackney- my favourite little spot for 'gramming, indulging in avo toast and yes, enjoying their PINK LATTES too. Which taste of red velvet and marshmallow. Head here to find them!




Post in collaboration with Cambridge Satchel Company; which, in short- was a complete honour. 18 year old Liv feels a little like this right now.


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(Blouse: Marks and Spencer, Jeans: ASOS, Shoes: Topshop, Bag: C/O Cambridge Satchel Company)

I must've been about 17 when I bought my first Cambridge Satchel Company bag. After seeing it peppered in street style photographs, on the arm and shoulder of Alexa Chung and Zooey Deschanel and with the promise of university around the corner (which was short-lived, unlike my love for this bag)- it almost felt like a late-teen rite of passage, and it was, and still is, the perfect classic bag in my wardrobe.

The thing I love most about their bags is their balance of practicality and style. They're the perfect size for everything from everyday essentials (read: portable phone charger, Stylist magazine and my 'help-me-see-the-train-times-specs, to laptops- but still ooze the charm of somewhat of a wardrobe staple- heck, I've even used the classic as a clutch on a night out. But, forward to 2016, and things have changed a little since then...

...Although the classic satchel still is as timeless as a boater breton or pair of 501's- Cambridge Satchel have recently upped their game and extended their line, with some more trend led items (even if it's as subtle as the perfect tonal hue) and menswear pieces joining the family. One of their latest additions, and one of my personal favourites, is the Poppy bag. With it's delicate rounded details, modern silver hardware and Pantone-ice-cream palette; I think it's safe to say we're going to get along just dandy...

Location care of the wonderful ladies at Palm Vaults in Hackney- my favourite little spot for 'gramming, indulging in avo toast and yes, enjoying their PINK LATTES too. Which taste of red velvet and marshmallow. Head here to find them!




Post in collaboration with Cambridge Satchel Company; which, in short- was a complete honour. 18 year old Liv feels a little like this right now.


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49 comments:

  1. This bag is so pretty and so is this top, such a gorgeous combination! :)

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  2. That satchel is absolutely perfect! I love the shade, and it looks amazing with the top :) x Alona

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  3. Love the colour of the bag! So pretty! x

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  4. owww! this new bag is amazing! cambridge satchel always does beautiful bags ( i have two now..but i'm sure the collection will get bigger soon!)

    xx from Brighton
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  5. I LOVE the bag! I remember being obsessed with the bags too when there was that big buzz around them. I think it was because they reminded me a lot of the Mulberry Alexa Bags.

    I have to say that I much prefer this new style though! Bonus that it's also in the pink colour that I've been going crazy for recently!

    Heather x www.atelierofstyle.co.uk

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  6. Love the bag, though I'd definitely get it in black as I'm not much of a pink girl. Looks great on you though.
    Photography is on point as always.

    JaynieShannonx // Beauty, Lifestyle, Health.

    xx

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  7. love that blouse!

    xo
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  8. Firstly, where is this restaurant I NEED TO GO, and the double pink going on is bloomin' gorgeous <3

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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  9. Everything in this post is b-e-a-utiful! :)

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  10. Holy mother on PINK! I was so gutted when I found out that the Alexa Chung line in M&S was online only as I was only in London for a week or so. And that bag, gahhh, I'm in love. Defo gonna need that in my bag collection!

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  11. Gorgeous outfit! I juts love your bag so much! Sophie x

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  12. OMG, cutest backpack ever! And also, could you have found a better place to shoot these photos!? x
    Sophie Cliff

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  13. I've always lusted after the Cambridge satchels, but got a softer (and cheaper) version given to me for my 17th birthday and have worn it out by constantly using it! Love this pale pink and bakcpack-style update, it's so cute so will defintiely have to check out their new range - oh and visit Palm Vaults too (even if it's just to instagram the interiors and sip on a pink coffee) :) x
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  14. Awww, that blouse is simply wonderful, I'd wear it in a heartbeat!

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  15. That shirt is so adorable!
    xx, R @ www.thegirlinpolkadots.com

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  16. such a gorgeous look! Alexa chung is releasing her own line next year and I cant wait!!
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  17. Beautiful as always, the bag is the perfect pop of colour for summer!x

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  18. What a beautiful bag! And that blouse is perfect on you :)


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  19. I LOVE THAT PINK BAG!! ITS JUST THE PERFECT SIZE INDEED! And that shade of pink is gorgeous! <3 Love your photos olivia! :)

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  20. love the outfit and the pink bag!

    lu | coco&louis

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  21. This post is so dreamy. Absolutely beautiful photographs - the matching pinks is just too much!

    X

    Harriet Pattison | A UK Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. It's their pink latte which tastes of red velvet cake and marshmallow- AMAZING!

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  23. I have been looking for this blouse everywhere, fun fact I actually met Alexa Chung at the opening of her collection in London- I love it all, this is such a chic outfit though!! x
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  24. It is lovely!! I am really into light dusky pinks at the mo! Nice name too ;)

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  25. You look divine Liv, so so gorgeous! x

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  26. I absolutely love the blouse <3 And the bag is gorgeous too, beautiful colour!
    Nicole | Nikki Bays

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  27. That bag is adorable! You've always got such great style and photos! Oh, and I have major hair envy :)

    xo, Jo
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  28. Ahhhhh such a cute bag! I'd love to invest in a new satchel soon, I've just thrown my old one out as it was just too battered and broken :( They're just such a classic bag... and the poppy bag is so fun! Fab outfit too, I'm kinda gutted I didn't get my hands on a Harry blouse! x

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  29. I LIVE for blush pink and green tones. Such a cute look.

    xx,
    Payton // Tiny darling

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  30. This bag is absolutely perfect and you wear it so well. Also that frilly top is adorable!

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  31. I know this post was all about your bag, but I absolutely love your blouse! Too bad it's out of stock =(

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  32. Love the colour of the bag! So pretty! x

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  33. That's a pretty new addition! I really love the pastel shade.

    Belle in Black and White

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  34. What a gorgeous bag and it really does look great to carry around the essentials or for my last year of university! Definitely a balance of practicality and style no one would ever be able to say you don't look good on a trip out with the bag!
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  35. Cute top, I'm loving the ruffles. Plus that backpack is so cute.

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  36. This is the cutest Cambridge Satchel Company bag I've seen! This is such a quintessentially British, classic quality brand that I can't wait to try out myself. This bag is a great change from the usual satchel shapes, looks a bit more casual and of course its baby pink colour is the best!

    Julia x
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  37. I love this outfit, it's so cute! Love the color of this satchel!x
    Holly x
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  38. OH MY GOSH I am in love!!! I am currently choosing a cambridge satchel for my birthday and i think you may just have won me over with Poppy... even the colour, which i would never usually go for, is heavenly!!!

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  39. Loving all the pink in this post! And I was totally over Cambridge satchels but that backpack is adorable - xo Aya

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  40. Love the pink! Such an adorable bag and outfit! x

    India Charlotte♥

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  41. Ahh that backpack is so cute and I love these photos! Also now really want to try that pink latte, it sounds amazing!

    Millie x // Millie’s Wardrobe

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  42. Oh, wow! This place certainly does look like Insta-heaven. Pink lattes?! I don't even like coffee but I'd make the sacrifice!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  43. Oomg, these photos are too adorable! Loving the interiour and your outfit, ofc!

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  44. This top this top this top! I *need* one like it! <3 xx

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