Friday, January 9, 2015

My new Furla bag

My husband was travelling for business and was kind enough to get me a present from a duty free store. Since he knows how much I like handbags, and had heard me mention the timeless and classic, as well as affordable brand Furla in the past, he decided to get me a Furla bag.
It turned out to be a black, rather classic model, which was great for me, since I have been using my black small Longchamp Le Pliage bag way too much lately. However, since that bag is the smallest available Longchamp bag, it does not fit everything I need it to fit all the time, even though it swallows an impressive amount of stuff, considering its small size. So it was great to get a slightly bigger bag, but not a huge one, since this is really the size I needed the most at the moment. So while this was a present, it is something I would have chosen myself as well!
This is how it looks out of the wraps:

I am sure I will get quite a lot of use out of this one, considering its classic shape and color, as well as how much I have used the other Furla bag I own (see that one here). So sometimes it definitely pays off to teach your husband about your bag obsession, as well as about different handbag brands you like, hehe!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

ALDO is not the only company making champagne bags

I just noticed Kate Spade makes them too! And I will say, I think she does it even better than ALDO. Just take a look:

While this is not technically a champagne bottle bag, like ALDO's (see my post about their champagne bottle bag here, if you missed it), this is somehow more wearable all year round, as opposed to just on New Year's Eve, if you ask me. So I think I prefer the Kate Spade version myself...

My latest handbag obsession...

... definitely has to be the new rainbow colored Valentino Rockstud collection, from their Resort 2015 line. I've always loved really colorful bags, and it really doesn't get any better than this! (Well, maybe if you match it with the matching shoes...)



(all images in this post are from Handbag du Jour)

Friday, November 28, 2014

The perfect bag for anyone who gambles

(something I am not really into, myself, to be honest)

has to be Kate Spade's Place Your Bets bags. You can choose between a wristlet:


And a clutch:

And I believe I saw some matching coin purses somewhere too.

I love all the attention to details on these bags, it is so cool that they made such an effort with the back too, making the bags really look like "real" playing cards!

Moschino's McDonald's inspired Soda Cup Bag now on sale!

Over at Shopbop.

I really like this bag, I think it is the perfect recognizable nod to popular culture, in a new and modern way. So I would personally not mind getting this as a present for the holidays at all!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Do you like whimsical bags?

Much like the owner of this blog?

If so, ASOS has some really nice ones now, from ALDO, that you might want to take a look at.

The ALDO champagne bag would be a great choice for New Year's Eve, if you ask me, or why not other festive occasions as well?

The ALDO clock bag, on the other hand, is pretty much great all year round.

Both very whimsical and very, very cute, but as a champagne lover, I must admit I am more drawn to the champagne bag personally.

Friday, November 14, 2014

How annoying!

When I fall head over heels for a designer handbag that is quite pricey, yet not all that useful, I sometimes spend a lot of time looking for a more wallet friendly alternative, just to satisfy my cravings for a certain quirkiness in a bag. This happened a while ago with Charlotte Olympia's Popcorn themed bag (see a post about that here) and the milk carton bag from the same designer (see a post about that here). I searched high and low for those bags, and eventually found some really nice alternatives. (Read the post about my popcorn bag here, and the post about the milk carton bag I ended up getting in the end here)
This is why it annoys me to see that alternatives for these bags have been made quite easily available over at ASOS now!
Ok, this happened quite a lot after I bought my "inspired" bags, and I have been carrying them around for quite some time already, but still, it will be annoying to see so many more of these around town. (which is generally what happens when ASOS starts carrying something)

But if you are still looking for a nice alternative to Charlotte Olympia's popcorn bag, check this out:

And if you'd like a milk carton version, you might like this:


That's all folks! Rant over!