FASHION / MY NEW FOUND LOVE FOR HANDBAGS

I've always been a jacket / coat lover. I was almost guaranteed to have "she died clutching onto her camel coat" as the opening line of my obituary. 

However ladies and gents, that may need to be rewritten because a new love has entered my life. BAAAAAAAAAAAGS. I'm seriously loving all things bag related at the moment. Of course, I already had a fair few in my collection but over the past few weeks, I've found myself gravitating more and more toward handbags and I've been switching them quite a lot to compliment my outfits. I thought you might be interested in seeing which ones have been taking my fancy recently... 

Unfortunately a fair few of them are either old or now out of stock but hopefully they give you a bit of inspo!

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD BALMORAL BAG - BRICK

This is the newest baby to my collection and I seriously couldn't be in love. If you follow me on Instagram, you're probably sick and tired of this blog but I honestly couldn't care less because JUST LOOK AT IT. It's definitely not a fickle purchase and one you should definitely have a good think about but I'm so happy with it. The size is perfect; not too big, not too small, the quality of the leather is incredible and the colour is so classic! I've loved pairing it with pretty much everything haha.

How I style it...

MANGO BABY BLUE BAG

Picture this, I've walked past all of the rails, eyes locked on the cashier desk. I'm on a mission. I'm in the queue actually returning a few items. All good so far, I'm resisting the urge to shop. Out of the corner of my eye, I see it sat on the shelf and it's calling my name. I try to ignore it but I just can't... the shape, the colour, the size... it's everything I love in a bag. I HAD TO HAVE IT!!! So I did, I bought it and absolutely loooove it. I love it paired with a monochrome outfit to give it a splash of colour! 

How I style it... 

WHISTLES NEON YELLOW CLUTCH

Whistles is one of my absolute favourite shops and I'm constantly lusting over everything in stock! A lot of it is pretty pricey - deservedly because it's all gorgeous - but my budget sometimes doesn't stretch that far. However, one thing that Whistles do on a lower budget is accessories. They bring out these clutches in different colours and effects each season and I think I've wanted every single one. I currently have 3 in my collection, a black croc effect one, a glitzy navy one and then this neon yellow number. I've had this clutch bag for years and years and although I don't wear it that often, I don't think I could part with it anytime soon. It's the perfect size for a night out and gives such a pop of colour to an outfit. Do you see a trend emerging? haha

How I style it... 

CHLOE FAYE DUPE

My bag of dreams is the Chloe Faye bag, I've loved it for years now and still get weak at the knees whenever I see it. To me, it is perfection in all aspects apart from its price. Not that I don't think its worth the money but for me, I could never justify spending that much money on one item. Not now anyway! Everyone in my life has known of my obsession for the Faye and so I was very luckily gifted this dupe last Christmas! I know this might sound crazy but I think I actually prefer it to the original because it's slightly wider so can fit in more stuff. Everything about it is so classic, it's real leather with suede details and the gold and silver chain details mean that I can wear it with any accessories. I LOVE IT SO MUCH.

How I style it... 

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So there you go, there's my roundup of my favourite bags in my current collection. Now here's a sneak peak of some other bags that are on my radar.......

Gucci - Soho Cross Body Bag

Mulberry - Bayswater Bag

Stella Mccartney - Falabella Shaggy Deer Tote

Givenchy - Antigona Leather Tote

xo