Monday, February 23, 2009

Vintage Touches For The Modern Girl

When you change handbags, what are (apart from the obvious keys, wallet, and phone) the things that you always transfer from clutch to pocketbook to purse to satchel?

For me, a note pad and pen are essential items to tote, as I never know when inspiration will strike. Unfortunately, size constraints often dictates the practicality of such tools.

Recently I have found some delightful vintage-inspired small note books, that at 7.5cm by 10.5cm, are ideal to pop into my bag each day:


The Art-deco inspired peacock and gilt notepad is from my local newsagent (paper shop) and continuing with my current couture obsession, the New Look illustrated ones were purchased from the Bendigo Art Gallery during my trip to visit the Golden Age of Couture exhibition.

9 comments:

Lady Melbourne said...

I don't leave home without a notebook either, it's like taking my keys or wallet!
These are divine, I'll be on the hunt now!!
LM
x

diamondsinchampagne said...

Omg so cute!!!

harbourmaster said...

Gorgeous! Are they lined or blank?

For me, every time I change handbags I transfer:
purse/phone/keys
diary (hardcover pocketsized moleskine)
pen
contact lense case
eyedrops
glasses (in case i have to take my contacts out if they're annoying me)
sunnies
tissues
hairpins
comb
chewy (extra professional, the blue flavour NOT the green. Not very ladylike, i know, but i hate the taste of food in my mouth after i've eaten)
makeup case, with at least powder, cheek stain, lippie and mascara
blistex
digital camera

I don't know how, but I rarely go out without all those things, no matter what size my bag!

Imelda Matt - The Despotic Queen of Shoes said...

Cute notepads.

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Super Kawaii Mama said...

Aren't they divine. I love those ones with the little magnetic closures. I always take a voice recorder with me though as I have far too much to write and I never have the free hands!

AusAnna said...

super cute i lovvve it.

Hammie said...

They are gorgeous, remind me of my Grandma's butterwick patterns. Those women were so elegant and really knew how to dress. Pity they were just drawings!
xx

Nicole said...

Love the notebooks!

I'm a big fan of carrying paper and pens but the extra thing I always carry with me is a tape measure! I find it so useful as you never know when you're going to find a nice frock and measuring it up saves the annoyance of a dress that won't fit. Best to know in advance, I find.