I had – note the word ‘had’ – a beautiful gold quilted Marc Jacobs bag that I used for the beach and holidays or when I wanted to feel more summery. But, it finally disintigrated (I had it at least 8 years so I’m not bitter…) while I was away. I bought a cheap and cheerful substitute bag in El Corte Ingles just so I wasn’t that person who brings a carrier bag to the pool. So, it’s put me in the mood to look at beachy type bags and the brighter the better. I had really set my heart on a new summer non-beachy bag from Michael Kors but it looks like everyone else had the same thought and I cannot get my hands on it!
When I was searching for bags, I started off on the Outnet, but remembered I’d bought a little bangle mix from Accessorize in super bright colours and spotted so many bags (before my own had broken) so thought I’d flag them up. They’re really not terribly pricy so I think it’s okay to feel justified that a new beachy-holiday bag can be an annual thing. The Bali Bag above is straw and embroidery and is £39 HERE.
The Print Block bag above is a cotton tote – excuse me while I drift off into a fantasy of a long white beach dress, palm trees in the back drop and my perfectly polished toes dipping into a turquoise ocean… it’s £25 HERE but the fantasy is free…
I really think this is my favourite – I love a bit of yellow anywhere but my own body and love the sparkly bits on this. The Seychelles bag isn’t listed in the ‘beach’ category so if you’re bumping it across the sand it might not be as durable as the others. It’s £32 HERE.
The main picture is The Carmen bag – it couldn’t be better named with it’s bright stripes and fruity charms. It’s £32 HERE.
This is the bracelet stack I bought – I’ve worn them together, individually and in any combination you can imagine so £15 well spent! It’s HERE.
*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated