Monday, August 28, 2017

Exploring The State Library of South Australia (Plus Rosegal Review)

It's quite amazing that despite living in Adelaide for over 2 years, I had yet to visit the state library of South Australia. On this day, I decided to make like Dora and take my mini leather backpack exploring.

Now, I don't usually (hardly ever, or almost never) wear backpacks, but cute backpacks have been so on trend, I thought this one from Rosegal was too cute to resist.


Rosegal backpack review: Quality, Pricing, and Shipping
I was quite surprised that for $21.63, this faux leather flapped backpack was actually quite soft and lovely to touch. The quality was quite good and exceeded my low expectations in consideration of the price. Even more surprising was the fact that the backpack could be converted into a sling bag by bringing the straps up through the clasp - this was not included in the website's description which is why it came as a pleasant surprise. The bag arrived in approximately 2-3 weeks shipping time to Adelaide, Australia.

Needless to say, it was the perfect bag to take with me as I strolled around the city and found myself in the beautiful State Library of South Australia. These photos were of course shot in the Mortlock Wing - the interiors of which have secured this library's place on the world's most beautiful libraries list.
According to the official website, the library opened to the public in 1884. It's no wonder that you somehow feel like you've stepped into an essential piece of history once you enter. The books are old and beautiful. It's no wonder why there are also security personnel who roam around the library. Obviously, these books are highly valuable and are well preserved and are therefore not up to be borrowed.

In this Shakespearean themed area of the library that only opens for a couple of hours a day, I even found this most intricate copy of Gulliver's Travels. I highly recommend visiting this library if you ever find yourself in Adelaide - even if it's only for some serious Harry Potter feels.
Also, more pretty backpacks and clothes on Rosegal's official website.

Always,
Jeanne


*Although this product was sent to me for review, all words and opinions are my own. * 
 
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72 comments:

  1. As usual looks very interesting! Have a nice day)

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  2. The library looks really cool and your outfit is so cute :) xx

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  3. Looks like such a beautiful place!! Also I'm obsessed with your tiny backpack. Too cute!!

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  4. Thanks for the interesting post! Have a nice day)

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  5. Such a nice post, the backpack is seriously cute. And the library looks grand!!!

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  9. Very good post! The backpack is gorgeous <3

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  10. Wow! What an amazing library! It is quite astounding that this is your first visit there haha I think I could get lost in here for weeks haha


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  11. I love you bag and this library is beautiful!! Your outfit is really cute!! :)
    xx
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  12. The architecture in this library is amazing. Lovely

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  13. This library is so impressive! I love the photos, and your backpack is so cute!

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  14. I need to go to this library someday its amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Such a gorgeous place. I could stay in that library all day! Lovely photos by the way.

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  16. Oh this library looks like a dream!!! So cool :)

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  17. What a great post! and that library is perfect
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  18. Looks interesting! Thanks for sharing! Have a nice weekend)

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  19. Ive shopped through Rosegal and I must say they good quality items.
    Thats a very interesting library I would love to visit it someday.

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  20. That backpack is lovely! Loving the photos!
    Have an awesome day!
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  21. Wow! such magnificent place. Thanks for sharing dear. Love your bag too.

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  22. Wow I haven't seen a library like this in AGES - it's gorgeous! Btw, I love the bag and what a great steal from Rosegal <3

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  23. That place looks truly amazing. Such a huge and spacious library. And your bagpack couldn't be any cuter. Love the colour
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  24. Lovely photos, looks like such a great place to be!

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  25. What an amazing place! I'd love it there; through the smell of old books! ❤ Also, that backpack looks great!

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  26. Wow! That library is truly breathtaking! <3

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  27. What a gorgeous library! Loving your bag as well,
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  28. Wow, 1884 ? I can't believe that it's still so beautiful until now, the books, the interior, everything! I think I can stay there all day long just to read books :)
    Anyway, your bag is so cute and versatile <3

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  29. Yay for Rosegal! I love shopping at them too. I just placed three orders yesterday. Haha!

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  30. wow I had no idea we had such a beautiful library in Australia! When I think of stunning libraries, I automatically conjur images of UK! The backpack does look quite cute and the material soft!

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  31. I am loving that bag!!!!!
    Happy Saturday Babe!
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  32. The State Library of South Australia looks like a book lover's dream!
    I love the peplum lace top with Peter Pan collar you were wearing!
    You look fabulous and the photos are great!
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  34. Great post :)

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  35. That library looks so amazing that makes me want cry~ All the books look so wonderful~ Beautiful photos
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  36. seems like lovely place, thanks for sharing! The bag is so cute<3


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  38. That bag is really cute! It is the perfect bag for traveling!

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  39. Such a nice post! The library looks amazing. I would definitely go there.

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  40. Your bag is super cute! Love the library!

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  41. That backpack is so cute and practical. Also it seems perfect to take with you during your exploration!

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  43. oh gosh... I can stay hours in the library! you got cute bag there....
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  44. Wow never made it to south Australia, Im in Brisbane. This looks so grande I want to go if I ever get a chance. I love librarys
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  45. Love it!
    perfect for a nice walk around the city!
    so cool!

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  46. What a cool place- and loving your backpack!

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  47. Cool place :)
    Have a lovely day!
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  48. I love library's and thins one looks magical! *_*

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  49. If you like librarys you must visit Library LELLO in Portugal in the city of OPORTO is one of the most beautiful librarys in the world. J.K. Rowling was inspired by that library when she write Harry Potter.
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  50. Cute backpack! And I love spending hours in librairies, so fascinating!

    xx

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  54. Such a gorgeous place! Wishing you a lovely day. x

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  55. This library looks so impressive!

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  56. Beautiful outfit and pics!!

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  57. Fantastic post! So many amazing photos!
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  58. What a beautiful place!!
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  59. What a wonderful library!! Nice photos, your look is beautiful!

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  60. That is a cute bag, but that library is stunning! What an incredible place to visit, I've never seen anything like it!

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend :)

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  61. Such a chic backpack =o) I also love the interior of the library! I could get lost there for hours

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  62. Great Post<3
    Have a lovely day.
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  63. You look nice! I too never really wore backpack before it became so trendy, now I'm all about it hahaha

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  65. What a great set of photos :)
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  66. i am glad you have a great time and the photos are nice too :)
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