Everyone could do with a bucket bag! Why a bucket bag is a handy investment, an everyday outfit idea with the Meli Melo Santina Mini bucket bag and the low down on all the must-see movies I’ve watched lately. (Even the ones that aren’t out yet!)
WHY A BUCKET BAG IS A HANDY INVESTMENT
For several years, I carried around a bucket bag from local designer Katherine Dunmill, which if you have been following for some time you might recall. See back here (yes, four years on, that is the same shirt I just wore in my last blog post!) and here. I still have the bag, though I think I used it every day for a good two or possibly three years, so it needs a rest. When I came across Meli Melo, I fell in love with their stunning bags and in particular this woven leather bucket bag, the Santina Mini. It is exactly the kind of update I have been looking for.
Simply put, a bucket bag is not only going to hold all sorts of your bag must-haves but I am yet to find an outfit that they don’t go with. Four years on from my first one, the bucket bag is more covetable than ever. If you need further convincing, look here at Staud and here for about 200 options!
This Meli Melo one also comes with a shoulder strap which clips on along with or in replacement of the top handle and ties up with a suede drawstring protecting all of your goodies. I am in love!! It also comes in so many colours such as white, emerald green, tan and a heap of finishings!
THE REASON I LOOK SO SMUG
Pictured here, I think I am looking mighty pleased with myself having shot these photos right after finally updating my driver’s license. This lazybones has finally swapped my license over to the state I now live in and renewed it for another five years. That may not actually be an achievement but dealing with actually going to the License Centre was something I made up about a billion excuses to put off! (You can see my paperwork sticking out of my bag! haha).
Apart from the to-do list items I’ve been ticking off, recently I realised I’ve seen a HEAP of new release movies which I thought I’d talk about. For anyone open to some entertainment advice, this is for you guys! Keep scrolling.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
has been out a few weeks now, but I got to head along to a preview and check it out. I have already made the mistake of recommending this one and not giving the warning that you might need tissues, so first up, pop a couple of tissues in your bag! Personally, the sequel is better than the original, which I’ve not revisited for some time. Here We Go Again has the cheesy stuff of the original but also has a lot more weight to it with emotional scenes that I am glad they included. Weeks on, I still have the songs in my head (particularly ‘When I Kissed The Teacher’). Lily James was delightful as young Donna- she just makes you smile! Such a charmer!
The Spy Who Dumped Me
was a film that I RSVP’d yes to without watching the trailer, thinking, Kate McKinnon is enough to sell me on it. Ah, haha, I had a lot of fun with this film but I will say that it was A LOT more violent than I am used to! As someone who is generally pretty mild on anything to do with violence or gore, this one was another that I had to close my eyes through a number of times.
Guys, I am practically PG in my viewing these days, no joke, I get violent nightmares EASILY and struggle with sleep in general, so I’ve basically stopped watching violent films or tv. Am I crazy? Are you the same with violence or should I just suck it up?
Ignoring the violence, this film was funny, fun and sassy in all the good ways that one would expect from anything Mila Kunis or Kate McKinnon would be involved with. It’s definitely cool to see a female lead action film which takes two lazy chicks and propels them into calling on their reserve talents and problem-solving skills to get through a bunch of crazy ass situations. May you never be put in either of those shoes!!
Disney’s latest is sweet. It pulls at nostalgia in all the ways you would expect if you grew up with stories of Winnie the Pooh and his lovable friends. This is a film I’d recommend more for adults as I enjoyed it but found it a little on the slow side. Kids may not have the same patience for it that an adult might. Having said that though, it is rated G and doesn’t have any hugely complicated character arcs or plotlines- it’s all fairly simple stuff. Pooh is ADORABLE which held my interest.
Crazy Rich Asians
is the movie that I feel like everyone is waiting for. I don’t think you will be disappointed! Funny, sharp, and exciting, the story is the kind of rom-com that I am wanting to watch. The lead female isn’t annoying or entitled. It’s so refreshing to watch a rom-com where I am not cringing at the lead character! About time! I won’t go into a lot more detail, I don’t want to spoil it for you but this is one to watch!
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
Finally, though this is a Netflix film, I really enjoyed this sweet teen rom-com. It is wholesome, addictive and effortlessly deals with teen feelings that feel new and at times a little scary. I felt myself wishing I’d had a film like this to watch as a teen- it might have encouraged me to not be so afraid! I may have actually gotten the courage to date in high school! The characters are nice, good people who talk things through rather than holding angst in. Lara Jean is hugely relatable (at least, to me!!). It isn’t an overly complicated story but it is one that I will watch again. Have you seen it? Let me know!
Let me know if you have seen any of those films or have any to recommend! Seen any of the same ones and had a different review? Comment below with your thoughts! Tomorrow night I am off to check out McQueen, the documentary of legendary fashion designer Alexander McQueen. It’ll be an interesting one, so I will let you know how it goes on my Instagram @inspiringwit be sure to follow my stories.