Landa’s Tilia bag in Rose Candy, €185

Comfort is key at gigs

I’m still recovering after a busy weekend spent in Dublin but also very delighted with myself for driving there.

Another first in my driving experiences and I must say it went pretty well although it’s a little bit of a boring drive.

I was in the capital to see Roisin Murphy who was playing in the 3Olympia and what a gig it was. If you haven’t seen her play live, I strongly urge you to do so if you get the opportunity.

I’ve long been a fan since she was singing with Moloko and she did a suburb online concert during lockdown so when I heard she was coming to Dublin, I knew I had to get tickets. Not only is she an amazing singer and performer but she also wears absolutely out of this world outfits on stage.

For a reasonably short period of time, she had no less than eight costume changes ranging from neon suiting, fluffy head pieces and chunky boots that I have no idea how she danced in. Of course, I knew the crowd in keeping with Roisin’s style would bring their A-game and I loved seeing everyone in their finery.

It can be quite hard to dress for a gig like this because firstly you want to be glam but also, it’s such an lively performance that you know you’re going to be dancing your socks off so comfort is key and I knew whatever I wore I would need to factor in comfortable footwear.

I have a trusty pair of white boots with a block heel that go with everything and that I can stand in all day, so I factored my look in and around this.

I settled on a trusty two-piece I bought ages ago online at Monki. It had a swirly blue and green pattern in a light plisse fabric and it was light enough that I knew I wouldn’t be roasting either. I then accessorised with a silver crossbody pouch and away I went.

This was my first gig I went to since lockdown and it did not disappoint. I think for gigs you really need the comfort of a crossbody and I’m always on the lookout for the perfect one. It’s the style of bag I wear most often and so I was delighted when I came across the handbag brand Landa recently.

Landa this season has spent a lot of time searching for that perfect shade of pink. And oh yes they certainly have found it! Their bestselling style, the Tilia bag, is now available in this sophisticated shade we called Rose Candy and it is top of my wish list at the moment.

This clever and stylish little bag has been made in beautiful full grain smooth leather. It’s fully lined in a gorgeous beige suede that is beautiful to see and touch.

Tilia is finished with luxurious eco-friendly edge painting and gold tone fine chain. My favourite feature is the built in wallet that saves space allowing you to carry a few extra things even though the bag is small. The fine chain is super versatile and can be worn as a crossbody or as a clutch.

Tilia is the Spanish for Linden tree, a very much-loved tree in Argentina where the owner was born. All of Landas products are named after trees showing its appreciation and love for nature.