The ultimate busy-girl accessory, your Aspinal handbag is defined just as much by what's on the inside as how it looks on the outside. We spoke to five stylish, successful women and men and discovered how they stay motivated, and what they carry in their handbags to keep them feeling immaculate on long days and late nights.
The first person we've caught up with in our 'Aspinal at Work' series, is busy blogger Dorothy Halley-Frame, the woman behind She Goes Wear.
What is a typical working day for you?
My alarm goes off at 6:30am, and my coffee machine is switched on within minutes of getting up! I'm in the office by 9am and I start by working my way through emails and making a to-do list so I'm organised for the day ahead. My days vary so I can either be spending all day at my computer working on quotations or corresponding with brokers, such as taking them to races and festivals - a huge perk of the job!
Which items do you always keep in your handbag?
My Aspinal of London make-up bag and card holder, a bag of crystals and some hand cream.
What motivates you?
Witnessing other people's success motivates me, as well as envisioning my future. I'm a huge believer in the power of visualisation!
What is your pick from your Aspinal product selection and why?
My pick is the Small Lion Lansdowne bag in Smooth Mustard. The size is perfect for both work and the weekend, and the colour is gorgeous for Autumn / Winter. The detachable strap transforms it into two different bags, which I love!
What advice would you give to someone starting their career in your field of expertise?
My advice would be to try not to stress and worry yourself too much. I remember how stressed I felt when I first started out because I felt like I had so much to learn in a short amount of time, but what I quickly realised is that you never stop learning - and it's perfectly fine to make mistakes every now and again!
Why is looking your best in your working life important to you?
I feel confident and empowered when I look my best. When I walk into the office feeling put together, I know I'm going to have a productive day!