I’ve made a collection of some of the bags that have caught my eye recently. When it comes to bags, I generally use one over and over until it falls apart. I am always in the process of refining my wardrobe, which leaves me somewhere between trying to buy the perfect, long-lasting pieces to add to my collection, and purging bad or useless purchases.
I narrowed the bag options down to Edgy, Classic and Cute. I’d say these descriptors capture my overall fashion ethos pretty well. All the bags are also from online shops that offer free or fairly affordable shipping to South Africa.
Clutches come in all kinds of shapes, but can in general only hold a cellphone, lipstick and perhaps a purse – which makes them perfect for an evening out. Out of this selection, I think I’d get the most use out of the spiked clutch, but that precious hedgehog one is calling my name big time.
No handbag is complete without the perfect purse. I prefer ‘em small and just about never carry change to keep it light. That Rioka has my name written all over it. A great purse is a great investment since you use it every single day.
I have a serious weakness for satchels. I think it stems from my memory of my first school bag. I was sent to school with a smart utilitarian leather bag, when all the other kids had standard backpacks. I was like that dorky Will from The Inbetweeners on his first day but whatever I was proud of my fancy bag!
I love shoppers because they are eco-conscious. They are basically re-usable shopping bags. Out of this selection I am likely to use the cute heart tote from Alphabet Bags the most, but that Baggu shopper is seriously lush.
These are the bags I use most often. I have never been a proponent of the Mary Poppins bag fad. I prefer to travel light – it’s much more forgiving on the shoulders! The classic leather push lock bag in white is a nice, everyday bag. It would make a nice alternative to the bag I currently use, which is a simple navy bag from Zara that my bestie got me for my birthday.
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“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.”
(Via Mulan – a perennial favorite!)
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So looking forward to the Topshop Pop-up opening in Unknown Union. Only 8 days to go!
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