Because I work from home, I don’t have a separate working wardrobe. Usually, I wear whatever takes my mood on that particular day. However, when I attend meetings, conferences and events, I need to look and feel the part. What I wear for a meeting in a local cafe is very different from what I wear to go to an optometry conference, or a London press show for example. What I’m really saying is that my work life is so varied that I don’t have a “go-to” look; a work uniform if you will. For some time though I’ve been on the lookout for a stylish work bag. One which will accommodate my laptop, camera and the usual essentials. One that has style as well as substance and that will compliment any outfit. Most importantly, I wanted a work bag which is beautiful quality, and is investment to last a lifetime.
And…I now have it. This is the Jennifer Hamley KT Workbag.
The Jennifer Hamley KT Workbag
The Jennifer Hamley model KT bag is from calfskin. it comes in chocolate brown or aubergine and I chose the latter.
The strap is adjustable so the bag can be carried crossbody or on on the shoulder. It fits on an airport roller too.
It has two external zipped pockets and a padded compartment to fit laptops up to 15 inches. The inside is equally as impressive. It has an array of internal pockets and compartments for business cards, travel cards etc along with pen holders, a key clip and a spectacle holder; everything one could possibly need. Not only that, it includes a reusable shopping bag and a small cotton zipped case for laptop cables and chargers.
Jennifer Hamley really has thought of everything.
A Detachable Clutch
What I absolutely love is the fact that the Jennifer Hamley KT workbag has a detachable clutch bag. It simply zips off and on. It’s ideal for those who are office-based and wish to pop out at lunchtime. It’s also perfect if travelling with the work bag, for taking to the bathroom when taking the whole thing is unnecessary. It is plenty large enough to fit a purse, brush, lipstick and a tablet up to 10 x 7 inches. I unzipped mine when I was travelling by train and wanted something from the buffet car.
Get A Free Purse Worth £60
Jennifer Hamley offers free worldwide shipping on all orders. I have a very exciting promotional code too. You will get a free Sakura purse worth £60 with the purchase of any bag. It too is made from beautiful calfskin leather and is available in black, aubergine and teal. Please select the purse and add it to the basket. Use code LIZZYLOVES and let the website do the rest!
My Purple Striped Dress
My damson striped dress is from Hotsquash, (I got the fabulous floral maxi dress that I wore last month with silver sneakers from there too). It’s very flattering because of the dark panel at the waist and is lightweight and comfortable, so is perfect for warm offices, planes, trains and automobiles. It’s also stylish enough for cafe, restaurant or bar. Most important.
(My shoes, by the way, were from Boden about three years ago).
Beautiful, Elegant Jewellery
When I work from home, I wear simple, lightweight, jewellery. Heavy bracelets and statement rings get in the way when I type, so I opt for something neat and close-fitting.
This silver and white topaz, from Links of London at QVC is simple and elegant in equal measures.
Ian took these photographs of me in the new garage-to-office-conversion. I’m beyond delighted with it. It’s quite large and airy and because it faces south, it’s warm and bright. I have left one wall unadorned for blog/outfit photos when the weather doesn’t suit or when a white background is best.