Good evening my lovely ladies! Hope you are all well and enjoying *ahem* the snow? I thought I would post something a little different today, I didn’t have any inspiration for an outfit post, due to the cold weather leaving me with next to no options. And to crush my “style blogger” status even further, as I type I’m still sat in my pyjamas! Oops.
In the fashion world, you are generally either a shoes or handbag girl: I am most definitely a handbag girl, I own over 20 bags (still hard to admit!) and always have at least two more on my wishlist. Let’s set the scene…
Last September, I packed my suitcase (and about 3 boxes, 2 huge Ikea bags…) and moved to Southampton to study at University. As some of you will know, London Fashion Week and Freshers Week tend to fall on the same week, so accompanied by some girls from my Uni course, who I hadn’t met until that exact morning, off we ventured to London for London Fashion Weekend. LFWE is the public part of London Fashion Week, commercialised for the public to buy discounted pieces, often from the designers who showcased their collections in the week.
And it was here that I acquired my first, self-purchased designer handbag! Obviously it was heavily discounted, being a few seasons out of date, so I nabbed this sweet number for just £75 with my summer job savings. It was my first big splurge since I’d had a part-time job, so I chose wisely and do not regret this decision at all. Sadly, Luella is now out of business ): I still haven’t quite got over this fact yet, but I’m glad I now have two of her pieces as keepsakes. I use this bag for Uni, to go shopping, as an overnight bag… It’s an oversized tote bag, with the loveliest ‘Regal Plaque’ design on the front. Made of a buttery soft, pale pink/nude leather, with a suede lining, I am still in love with this over a year later.