What’s in my handbag and OOTD

August 14, 2011

My dear hubby bought me a bunch of beautiful roses on the weekend, so what better way to accompany it than do a “what’s in my bag”?



Bag: Chanel Maxi Flap with silver hardware – perfect size for an everyday bag

Wallet: LV Insolite wallet in Multicolore

Makeup Pouch by Burberry

Dior Sunnies

A comb

IPhone 4



Dress: Parker Faux Warp Dress in Nude, purchased here, leopard version here and floral version here.

Necklace: Mimco

Shoes: Ankle booties in taupe suede by Toni Bianco




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{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

jamilla August 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Everything is gorgeous!


Celina August 14, 2011 at 3:11 pm

You have the most amazing taste ever! I want to live in your world :)


Annie August 14, 2011 at 4:05 pm

love your whole outfit! great work on the blog, I am a big fan :)


Larie August 14, 2011 at 4:31 pm

The roses are beautiful :) Lucky girl! And I love your shoes!


Sabrina August 14, 2011 at 4:32 pm

I love this! The dress is so gorgeous and your quilted lambskin Chanel is to die for!


Amy August 14, 2011 at 5:16 pm

omg omg omg I love your bag and everything that’s in it :D
your ootd is gorgeous as well, i love blush tones and greys too~


Walls August 14, 2011 at 6:57 pm

You look so beautiful in your outfit! Love the Parker wrap dress and the booties. Thanks for sharing, Reika.


popblush August 14, 2011 at 9:51 pm

How sweet of your husband and the roses are a beautiful pale pink~

Fleshy-toned dresses look so great on you hun!


Stephanie August 14, 2011 at 10:05 pm

your outfit is perfection. :) i especially love your bag! i just got a jumbo size black caviar chanel bag and can’t wait to wear it out!


onlyfr33b33 August 15, 2011 at 1:13 am

Ohhhh I want a Chanel quilted purse so badly! One day….


JC August 15, 2011 at 2:34 am

Love your Chanel bag and LV wallet. I am using a Chanel GST and LV Vernis wallet at the moment.


Jennise August 15, 2011 at 2:39 am

Loving your look and those heels look amazing on you.


Ling August 15, 2011 at 7:41 am

WOW! So pretty!!!!! I mean you btw :P


Janice August 15, 2011 at 7:47 am

You look gorgeous! Love the entire outfit. And cheers to your hubby for the roses. ^^


Amy August 15, 2011 at 8:03 am



Petrina August 15, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Beautiful look!


TNA August 15, 2011 at 3:42 pm

You re so cool! smart looking.


Charlotte August 15, 2011 at 3:56 pm

That dress is stunning on you! Such an inspiration. I don’t think I would have looked twice at a dress like that but I see just how fabulous it can look – so simple and chic. I love it.


Lee August 16, 2011 at 12:17 am

Beautiful bag, beautiful contents, beautiful outfit! Love it all! :)


Cindy August 16, 2011 at 2:03 am

Loveeee your blog!! Nice handbag :)


mulberrytea August 16, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Beautiful! I have the caviar medium flap with GHW, but I also desperately want to add a lambskin jumbo to my collection. Have you seen the new fall colors? There’s a gorgeous burgundy lambskin jumbo with SHW that I saw at Neiman’s over the weekend. Love!

Those pink roses are also gorgeous! I love how it all looks together :)


Jess August 26, 2011 at 1:34 am

Wow, you have such a classy and feminine style! Loooves it! <3

Have been on vacation to Taiwan, and now that I'm back home, things are kinda stressful at work again. So, didn't manage to find time to return to my blog yet…


Megan August 30, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Love that outfit, you should do more OOTD posts – you’re style is amazing!


Apple May 2, 2012 at 10:54 am

Hi, this might b out topic but how much did u pay for the Chanel bag n the serial number? Thx!


jane May 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm

wow you are stunning!
i want that dress!!
may i ask what size AUS you normally wear and what size you bought from parker?


Reika May 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Hi I’m normally a size AUS 6-8 and I bought the parker dress in xs. It fits me well but it’s shorter than I expected!


faye lu December 2, 2012 at 5:46 am

love ‘what’s in my bag post’ – great to see a fellow minimalist, everything so simple =)


Emma January 18, 2013 at 1:36 am

I have this bag but in the medium version with caviar leather and gold hardware. I find it doesnt house a lot and really regret not purchasing the maxi size. Dont get me wrong, i LOVE and ADORE my bag but its not that practical, especially when you are out for the whole day!! Just a warning for those that are thinking about purchasing the medium over the maxi :)


Angela September 12, 2015 at 7:05 pm

Hi! How do you find the lamb skin has been holding up as an everyday bag? Is it heavy? Thanks!


Reika September 14, 2015 at 1:15 pm

It’s a little heavy particularly the chain so I stopped using it as an everyday bag. The lambskin is also very fragile that is prone to scratches and marks.


Angela October 12, 2015 at 4:28 pm

Hi! I wanted to ask your thoughts regarding the LV insolite wallet. I know this post is several years old, but do you still like it and use it? Is it practical and useful? I’m thinking of getting this or the Sarah wallet, and I wanted your expert (and impeccable) opinion.
Wishing you the best.


Emma October 13, 2015 at 10:21 am

Hi Angela,

I know this comment wasn’t personally for me, but i also have the exact same insolite wallet and i absolutely adore it! Ive had mine for 3 years now and its very practical. There is heaps of card space and two sections with zips for security. I often use this wallet when I’m on the run and don’t feel like being weighed down with a bag and use the bigger zip compartment for my iPhone. Ive never had a Sarah wallet but i can’t rave on about this wallet enough! Hope it helps!


Reika October 13, 2015 at 11:25 am

Hi Angela, totally agrees with Emma’s comment. Insolite is a very practical wallet as it fits a lot of things with different compartments, and looks great. It’s much more durable than a leather wallet. I have had it for 5 years and it is still in a really good condition (other than the normal patina). A lot of my friends also bought this wallet after seeing me using it and they all love it! Can’t rave enough about it. You can also get their complementary engraving to the wallet :-)


Angela October 15, 2015 at 7:57 am

Thank you for your insight.
What do you think of the black versus white multicolore? Is the white hard to keep pristine?
I can’t decide between the black and white, but will choose one this weekend.
Very excited!


Angela October 13, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Thanks, both of you for your advice. At LV, I fell in love with this in the noir multicolore with a gorgeous, bright fuschia interior. The sa was steering me toward the Sara wallet, said it was more practical and useful. Also, what do think of what some say that the silkscreen colors will rub off or fade away – was this your experience? What do you think of the zippy version? With all the LV choices, is insolite still something you would highly recommend? Thank you very much.


Angela October 13, 2015 at 2:40 pm

There are also absolutely no more white multicolore, the sa told me. There are only a few noir multicolore left, and then goodbye…


Angela October 13, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Hi, Reika!
Please consider sharing with us your LV collection with a review. I would so love that.


Emma October 17, 2015 at 11:08 am

I personally have a fondness for the white multicolour, the black never quiet did it for me! I have 2 multicolour pieces, one being the insolite and the other a coin purse. Both have been used heavily i.e. they get chucked into my bags and i don’t keep them in pouches. Both have held up incredibly well, I’m starting to notice a tiny bit of wear on the white but the colour monogram pattern is still pristine! Out of both i would definitely recommend the Insolite, but like i said, I’ve never had a Sarah wallet :) Both seem incredibly practical to me and i don’t think you could go wrong with either!! :) Let us know which one you went for and in what pattern!



Angela October 20, 2015 at 4:34 pm

Hi! I was in Singapore and got the mc in noir, so that I wouldn’t feel as pressured if I were constantly handling the mc in white. Got it heat stamped in gold and absolutely love it. Thanks for all your advice.


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