Before we talk about how awesome this backpack is, I will just apologise for the lack of my face (lucky you) and outfit posts on the blog this past week. If you didn't know - I'm sure you do as a lot of moaning came from me, then I have had a pretty bad head cold which is also known as woman flu. But you know, I'm here now and have put some make-up on and graced the outside world with my presence! I still have a super sexy cold voice though, how lucky for you guys.

Dress - Newlook, shirt - Topman, boots - Next, sunglasses - Asos, backpack - Nica*
Let's not feel sorry for me too much though and get onto the real importance of this post which is my beautiful Nica backpack that I've been wearing non-stop since I got it. Backpacks remind me of that cool girl in college that even though shes not a young teen anymore, shes still going to rock her year 8 backpack because fashion. Backpacks are cool so that instantly makes me cool, don't you think? I can hear the sounds of you all laughing in the background, harsh.

I do love this thing though, it's so original and quirky and very much me. I love the faux pony hair detailing along with the embossed sides and the super cute navy pom pom, it's all so beautiful! Another quirky touch is that you can wear it over the shoulder or carry it in your hand with the handle on top, which is the way I've been wearing it most. It's really comfortable to carry and looks pretty good too.

I was lucky enough to be gifted it during my brunch with Nica herself a couple of weekends ago, you may of seen my post about it. We had a lovely day out and meeting Nica was really special, knowing my bag came from such a well loved company and from the mind of an inspirational woman like Nica makes this bag all the more special to me. It's from their new in collection for A/W and also comes in two other colours including a dark grey shade which is so perfect for fall and a light tan colour too. They've got some seriously lovely bags on the site so do have a little browse, maybe get yourself a new bag for the winter? You always need a new winter bag! There you go, I justified it for you which means you can buy yourself some winter gear! go you!



So my Saturday was wonderful, how about you? I spent mine floating around Notting Hill with the loveliest ladies grabbing some brunch, seeing the sights and getting a little too sweaty - glamorous. Other than the more than occasional bead of sweat, I had such a good day.

First stop was meeting up with the girls from Nica and some awesome blogger gals which consisted of Rock On Holly, Beth Norton and Chloe Plumstead for brunch at the delicious Farm Girl on Portibello Road along with Nica, the designer of Nica itself of course and her fab colleges! It was a great mix of people and getting to meet Nica was really inspiring, she is such a well traveled woman with so much to say it was really great getting to know her and hearing more about her company and what inspired it. Oh and let us not forget about brunch, we can't go forgetting about food now can we?! I ate the most delicious berry filled pancakes with coconut shavings and a flat white, so cosmopolitan I know...

Next up Nica took us around Notting Hill to see her favorite sights and walk off our brunch bellies, we saw things like the Paul Smith Westbourne House on Kensington Park Road as well as the most beautiful little side streets which hide between the madness of W11. I'd never been to Notting Hill before so having a wonder round and seeing all of it's quirks and secrets was fun! After our stroll around we were all so hot we had to hide away in a pub to cool ourselves off for a bit before heading back out into the thirty degree heat.

We said our goodbyes and went our separate ways, I stayed with Chloe and we decided we just couldn't resist taking some outfit snaps with all the beautiful town houses as our back drop, outfit post coming soon! I also couldn't help myself from taking a few portraits of Chloe which I'll share as well a little later on this week. I've got an outfit post featuring one of the bags from the new Nica collection too which I'm dying to share, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for some killer posts this upcoming week! All in all I had a fab day and finally meeting Chloe was awesome, she's such a beautiful little sass pot but I don't need to tell you guys that.

I made sure I snapped some shots on my iPhone for a couple of Instagram posts which you can see below, If you don't follow me on their you should (no pressure) for some daily posts, search @tigerlilyblog to find me!