Category Archives: Bags

I Want it Wednesday – Cute Enough to Eat

Lacoste Mid L!VE range - pastel trainers

If my mint jeans outfit last week hadn’t tipped you off, I’m a total sucker for pastels. Plus, if Chuck Bass says it’s right, who’s to argue? So I’m loving that this SS candy-coloured everything is huge. First on my pastel necessities list are Lacoste’s ice cream toned trainers – amazing for dressing down a winter outfit while it’s still cold out and then wearing with tiny shorts and fringed tees in summer. The yellow ones are my current favourite. If the sun ever decides to show it’s face again here in the UK then they’ll also look amazing with a tan.

Republic Pink Ombre Jeans

Then we have these amazing pink ombre jeans from Republic. I’ve been wanting faded pink jeans for ages but I love the ombre effect on these, it’s quirky and would look so good with oversized tees and colourful wedges.

Topshop Pastel Mint Green Bag

And finally I had to share this pale, mint green bag from Topshop. Cute as a button and perfect for hazy summer days swanning around a park in tiny denim cut offs, a crop top and strappy sandals.

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Christmas Gifts For Her

Christ Gifts For Her

In order from the top down (and left to right within a row):

French Connection Juines Platform Heels

Links of London bracelets

Skagen Women’s Rose Gold Stretch Mesh Band Watch

Esprit Multicolored Bauble Necklace

Accessorize 70s Resin Chandelier Earrings

Benefit I’m Glam Therefore I Am Kit

MAC Tartan Tale Eyeshadow

Rebecca Minkoff Mac Cluth

Even though I’m still not feeling very Christmassy (I blame work – it’s my first year working full time over Christmas!), I thought it’s about time I do a couple of Christmas gift guides – one for presents for the women in your life, and one for the boys. Of course it’s fashion and beauty focused, and really this ‘for her’ one is more of a ‘for me (dear boyfriend please see this list)’! But this is my pick of some great fashion and beauty presents that any girl is sure to love, whether it’s your blogger friend, best friend, female colleague, mum or even grandma. Hey, they’re stylish ladies too!

If I had to pick my favourite item from all the above it would have to be the Rebecca Minkoff clutch, the most perfect little bag I’ve seen lately. Though it’s a bit on the pricey side, it’d be a worthwhile investment. For smaller budgets, I’d go for the gorgeous Skagen rose gold watch. That watch would literally go with anything, and it’d be lovely with an engraving for a more personal gift.

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Outfit – Pink Shorts, Socks and Plimsoles

Pink shorts, socks and plimsolesPink shorts, socks and plimsolesPink shorts, socks and plimsoles

Pink shorts, socks and plimsolesPink shorts, socks and plimsolesPink shorts, socks and plimsolesPink shorts, socks and plimsoles

shorts: Nasty Gal, top: Topshop, jackets: Topshop, Miss Selfridge, socks: Topshop, shoes: Whistles

Looking at these photos there seems to be a schoolgirl vibe going on … maybe it’s the long socks, blazer and backpack combo! But that wasn’t intentional, promise 😉 I just really wanted to take these new Nasty Gal shorts on an outing and since it was too cold to go barelegged I put on these socks and layered up with two jackets. I’m a major cold wus but this outfit kept me nice and warm.

I found finding shoes to go with long socks  really difficult! Settled on these pink plimsoles as they match the shorts. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what shoes to wear with them?

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I Want it Wednesday – Deadly Ponies Mr Safari Hobo Bag

Deadly Ponies Mr Safari Hobo Bag

source: http://www.spanishmossshop.com/

I’ve been on the hunt for a slouchy, fur-trimmed bag and think I may have found it in this Deadly Ponies beauty.  I am in love with the detailing and how it all comes together so effortlessly. This bag is pretty trans-seasonal too – it would be great in winter with leather trousers and jumpers and then in summer with little shorts and fringed tops.

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I Want it Wednesday – Balenciaga Bags

Balenciaga Blue Fluo Lizard Neon HandbagBalenciaga Black Buffalo Ancre HandbagBalenciaga Blue Royal Calfskin Papier Handbag

source: http://www.balenciaga.co.uk/

Balenciaga bags are very high on my ‘when I’m rich I’ll buy this’ list. A girl can dream. They are such practical but beautiful things, and I like their colour palettes. I’m a sucker for blue and black bags, so these three are my current favourites.

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I Want it Wednesday – Matt & Nat Vegan Bags

Matt & Nat Epea Tote Matt & Nat Vegan BagMatt & Nat Vegan Bag

source: http://www.mattandnat.com/

Yup, it’s bags again! I do have a bit of a bag fetish. With so many bits and bobs to carry around with me all the time, bags are a necessity, but they can be both practical and very, very beautiful. These ones from Vegan designer Matt & Nat are also ethically sourced and animal-friendly. The only issue with them is that they are a bit harder than normal bags as most have linings made from recycled plastic water bottles. However, this is perfect if you choose structured pieces like the ones above. The Apea berry-red tote and the Mick checkered messenger bag are key pieces for AW11 (the tote for its colour, the messenger for its heritage style), and the Clyde quilted handbag is a classic piece that will last you through many a season.

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Urban Outfitters Bags – Which One to Pick?

Urban Outfitters Bag

Urban Outfitters Suede BagUrban Outfitters Leather Bucket Bag

source: Urban Outfitters

I have a quandary. I am craving a new bag and love Urban Outfitters‘ affordable but ever-so-stylish range, but I can’t decide between these three! Do I get the Collina Strada Alea Canvas Bag, which is quirky and modern, the Suede Messenger Bag, which is such a delicious colour, or the Leather Fringed Bucket Bag that will go with any outfit and is super practical.

Please help!

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