Black Studded Shopper - £39 Debenhams // Perspex Floral Mini Bowler - £35 Debenhams // Tilly Shopper Punch Stem - £78 Orla Kiely @ Asos // Yellow Mini Bowler - £39.99 Zara // Telley Stipe Shopper With Flip Flops - £59 Ted Baker @Asos // Tassel Bowler Bag With Rabbit Fitting - £35 Asos
As the northern hemisphere approaches Spring/Summer '13 (apparently) I spent a lot of last night virtually wandering around my favourite high street brands looking for some new arm candy to see me into the warmer months. I'm a big, big, big fan of black handbags in all seasons so if you're wondering why three of my favourites would look better in Autumn/winter then there you go. I adore the rabbit bag from Asos, it's a slight nod to my favourite animal, and looks incredibly stylish and sophisticated. I'm also documenting my recent love affair with not-too-in-your-face studs here, with the black studded shopper from Red Herring at Debenhams, perfect for taking out and about into the city to mooch about the shops. As for a perspex bag, what shopaholic doesn't love a good plastic, but chic, handbag? Takes the edge off the regular carriers I pick up in Tesco doesn't it...
I wanted to include some pops of colour too as the first hint of sunshine sees me reaching for coral lips and a little white dress. I'd pair such a delightful sunny outfit with either the beautiful Orla Kiely punched out stem shopper (seems as though punched out - or laser cut- shapes are definitely very much bang on trend) or the fabulous Ted Baker beach style bag (complete with flip flops, bargain!). My absolute favourite colour combination is white and pink (well, white and anything really, but mostly white and pink!) and I have the perfect little white summer dress in mind to set these bags off beautifully.
Lastly is an amazing bag I spotted on Becky's blog recently. It's nothing like I've ever owned, and I've disputed with myself over what colour this bag actually is - is it yellow or lime green to you? All I know is that I absolutely love it, it'd certainly brighten up soggy sunny day...now I just need to find lots of £££ to go out and purchase...I'm such a bag lady!
Are you a bag lady too?
What's your favourite colour combination for S/S?