A Tote Bag Named After My Hometown

You May remember my excitement unwrapping this bag online on my Insta Stories? I was cooing all over the place! Tote bags are by far my favourite style and this one sent to me from Nadia Minkoff is even named after my hometown! The Richmond Tote.


richmond tote bag by nadia minkoff


It was a complete surprise when this bag arrived from Nadia. I already have two of the bags from her collection and you may have seen the Pimlico clutch bag that I featured a couple of weeks ago  I use the bags constantly and they stand all the wear and tear of everyday life.

This Richmond Tote Bag is made of the softest leather



I’m on way to my local bar, a decision made to be a good opportunity to take these photos. A lure to the other half! Although it’s so windy my idea is not coming to plan! I can barely keep my eyes open due to the wind, but at least there’s no snow!

Getting onto the gorgeous handbag…

I like the handmade tassels on the Richmond, although they are removable if desired. The leather is super soft and it’s shut together by strong magnets. You will see in the photo further down. A removable lining clipped either side to hold all the everyday essentials.

I like the idea of removable washable innards in handbags. Mine get in such a mess! I have a few like this and It’s so much easier to keep them clean.


nadia minkoff richmond tote


Grey is such an easy colour to work into your wardrobe. I think this tote bag works well with the creams and tan that I’m wearing today.



Still super windy walking through the park but I did catch someone watching!



This Crane Just standing there without a care in the world, watching my every movement!


nadia minkoff bags


So I took shelter from the wind under this tree and watched back! The other half huffing and puffing waiting to get to the pub! I haven’t stopped wearing these faux suede leggings from Zara! I’ve left shopping links below for you but they’re only available in dark brown or black now. I’m tempted to buy more.


Do take a look at the other bags and fine costume jewellery on the Nadia Minkoff website. The Richmond Tote bag is available in other colours too. Let me know what your favourite is?

And if you missed my unwrapping of this gorgeous tote bag on my stories you can find me on Instagram here it would be great to connect.



Xo Laurie



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  1. April 13, 2018 / 2:30 pm

    It is really beautiful with your hometown. I love those kinds of classic bags. Looking sophisticated as always with those pants and pumps Laurie! Have a lovely Friday. xo Sabina

    PS: Sorry, for having been MIA but got a new blog now Oceanblue-style.com. Hope to see you soon!

  2. March 17, 2018 / 4:02 pm

    I love your neutral look, and the patterned shoes are beautiful! I am a bag girl as you know, so this bag is so luscious, as the leather looks rich. i love a pretty grey bag and the tassle detail.
    Have a nice weekend!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  3. March 17, 2018 / 10:21 am

    You beautiful lady, adore your style xx

  4. March 15, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    The bag is gorgeous, but I’m loving the whole outfit. I like the fur on your coat and those amazing shoes. Great location for a photo shoot too. And what a treat to see that bird! Beautiful!

  5. March 15, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    You had me on removable, washable innards! Perfect. After reading the report in the Times about the inside of our bags containing vast quantities of bacteria this seems like the perfect solution. Am on the look out for a new bag so will let you know how I get on. #TweensTeensBeyond

  6. March 14, 2018 / 5:58 pm

    Love the entire ensemble, but that bag and the vest with fur are absolutely breathtaking. A removeable lining is one of those ideas that makes you wonder, “why didn’t I think of that?”

  7. March 14, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    The bag fits perfectly with your outfit and looks very soft. I love the fur on the coat though! Thanks for sharing with #bloggersbest x

  8. Andrea Nine
    March 14, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    Beautiful Bag, just love those tassels!

  9. March 13, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    Beautiful bag! I love the color and tassels. A removable liner is such a clever idea!

    • laurie
      March 14, 2018 / 7:14 am

      Such a handy idea! I don’t know how my bags get into such a mess! Thanks for stopping by xx

  10. jodie filogomo
    March 12, 2018 / 11:52 pm

    What a perfect purse because it will go with everything. I think grey is one of those colors that works for both summer and winter—at least I hope so since I just got one!!

    • laurie
      March 14, 2018 / 7:15 am

      Yes, exactly Jodie. That’s why I chose this colour. So versatile! xx

  11. March 12, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    Laurie, I LOVE this bag!!! Your entire look is beautiful!

    We’d love for you to join our link up today!


  12. March 12, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    That bag is GORGEOUS!! I do love a grey handbag – I’ve only got but could do with more lol. We could always do with more, right, Laurie?! 😉
    You look beautiful, as always. I love like those faux suede leggings, GORGEOUS!
    Suzy xx

    • laurie
      March 14, 2018 / 7:17 am

      Oh, I’m with you, my friend! We can never have enough bags! A big thumbs up to the leggings. Really impressed with these xx

    • laurie
      March 14, 2018 / 7:18 am

      Thank you, Nicole! I’m really impressed with the trousers. Fantastic quality xx

  13. March 12, 2018 / 10:51 am

    Gorgeous bag! The grey color is a nice shade and works well with your outfit. From your photos I can see how soft the leather is. Such a lovely piece to have in your collection.

    • laurie
      March 14, 2018 / 7:19 am

      Thank you, Maureen. Thank you for stopping by xx

  14. March 12, 2018 / 9:29 am

    I love the colour and it is easy to see how soft the leather is. Beautiful bag, beautifully styled with the soft neutrals.

    • laurie
      March 14, 2018 / 7:26 am

      Thank you Hilda xx

  15. March 12, 2018 / 9:12 am

    What a beautiful outfit, I love the colours and that bag is stunning! Have a great week.

    Gemma x

    • laurie
      March 14, 2018 / 7:27 am

      Thank you, Gemma! And you sweetie xx

  16. March 12, 2018 / 8:08 am

    I love the softness of the color tones of this look! I love the elegance that distills this proposal. The pants are wonderful and the heels too. A delicate and elegant outfit.

    • laurie
      March 14, 2018 / 7:28 am

      Thank you JMB Thanks for popping over xx

  17. March 12, 2018 / 7:52 am

    That’s a lovely bag Laurie and super photos.

    Have a great week!

    xx Yvonne

  18. March 12, 2018 / 7:51 am

    The bag is super Laurie – a really useful style and the colour would go with so much – especially the light pastel Spring colours coming in. I love the way you’ve style this. It’s a gorgeous outfit. Those shoes!! xx

  19. March 12, 2018 / 6:45 am

    I love this bag. The colour and material is beautiful. I just sold a tote bag on eBay. I couldn’t get on with the thin straps it had but this one has much nicer straps.


  20. March 12, 2018 / 6:29 am

    The tote is gorgeous, love the color of it! #AnythingGoes

  21. March 12, 2018 / 2:46 am

    Lovely bag, the colour and all, Laurie. I am sure you will get a lot of use out of it. The removable lining is such a bonus. Love your outfit

  22. March 11, 2018 / 10:32 pm

    Wonderful tote, and outfit too, Laurie. I hope you and your husband enjoyed the pub! xox


  23. March 11, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    I’m a big fan of leather bags. I carry a big leather tote for work and its wearing so much better than my previous plastic one. Keep the tassels on. Perfect boho. Love those and great length for the bag. It’s been designed well hasn’t it.

    Anna muttonstyle

    • laurie
      March 11, 2018 / 9:07 pm

      All of Nadia’s handbags are exceptional Anna. Next time we meet I will bring one so you can see the quality! xx

  24. March 10, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    Gorgeous bag! The removable lining is a great feature…mine get in a mess too. I love your vest with the faux fur collar, really lovely outfit!

    Emma xxx

    • laurie
      March 11, 2018 / 9:10 pm

      Thanks, Emma! I often wear the gilet. It’s perfect for this time of year. As for bags getting messy – well! Mine get terrible. xx

  25. March 10, 2018 / 5:14 pm

    Lovely bag Laurie. I missed your Instagram story, I will have a look now 🙂 Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Blog Hop #Weekendbloghop

    • laurie
      March 11, 2018 / 9:16 pm

      Thanks, Claire. I think you may have missed that story! I will be putting another on there though xx

  26. March 9, 2018 / 7:57 pm

    What a beautiful and practical bag. You look gorgeous, wind and all! – Amy

    • laurie
      March 11, 2018 / 9:17 pm

      Thank you Amy! Roll on the better weather! xx

  27. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    March 9, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    You look so beautiful Laurie. This bag is amazing. I love the tassels very much. And this colour isca good match to everything.
    XO Tina

    • laurie
      March 11, 2018 / 9:19 pm

      Thank you, Tina. Can’t you beat the neutrals huh? xx

  28. March 9, 2018 / 7:31 pm

    What a fabulous bags on that site! And what a fun names. I love the rounder clutches, couldn’t even remember the name for a minute! Happy weekend Laurie!

    • laurie
      March 11, 2018 / 9:21 pm

      Thank you, Nancy. There’s lots of beauties on there! And the jewellery! Gorgeous! xx

  29. Sheree Ho
    March 9, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    The bag is really cute Laurie and I love how you paired the colors in the look! Also love the suede leggings! So pretty and chic – and still look comfortable!

    ~ xo Sheree

    • laurie
      March 11, 2018 / 9:21 pm

      Thank you so much Sheree xx

  30. March 9, 2018 / 6:37 pm

    What a lovely bag, Laurie, and how fitting that it was named after your hometown! We did have some stinging wind here last week as well, which left me all teary-eyed. Can’t wait for Spring to begin! xxx

    • laurie
      March 11, 2018 / 9:23 pm

      Me niether Ann! Here’s to warmer weather coming! xx

  31. March 9, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    It’s beautiful Laurie, you’re a lucky lady. I love that you’ve paired it with neutral creams, I’ve never have thought about doing that, but it looks super. Hope you had a nice drink, I’m off out tonight, which is rather unusual for me on a Friday night! Have a lovely weekend Laurie, whatever you do.

    • laurie
      March 11, 2018 / 9:25 pm

      Thanks, Jacqui. It’s been a long weekend of celebrating this week! A 50th birthday today mothers day and tomorrow a funeral. What a mixture! xx

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