Monday, 11 February 2013

The perfect compact handbag?

This weekend was one of those where you just want to hide under the duvet and not get out. The rain combined with a ridiculously busy week meant that I opted for comfort and some of my favourite items from my wardrobe. This coat is one of those favourites (I look so young here, haha!) and is still going strong years after I first got it...

Coat: c/o Tesco, dress: Forever 21, bag: Clarks c/o Spartoo,  shoes: Buffalo flat shoes c/o Spartoo
This dress is so comfy and I find lace dresses so easy to wear.  I just wish I had it in some other colours, it would make getting dressed in the morning much easier! Since having my hair cut, it is much easier to style and I am even able to brush it (something that usually leaves me looking like an electrocuted sheep!)


This necklace is a new addition to my wardrobe and I love the fact that it is black on one side and cream on the other- double the necklace for half the money, definitely one of my best recent sales buys...


The highlight of the outfit is definitely this beautiful bag, though. Clarks do more than just beautiful shoes yet until recently I had never bothered to look at the bags.  If you are anything like me, you end up filling whatever size bag you use, so having a more compact bag stops me from lugging around too much stuff.  Although it doesn't look particularly roomy, I was able to fit all of my worldly possessions in it and it is the perfect bag for a trip around town!


What are your favourite wardrobe items? Which brands do you go to for handbags?

P.S. This post was done in collaboration with Spartoo
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19 comments

Gem said...

aaaw the f21 dress you got in B'ham. I have black patent clarks bag and it has lasted about 5 years so far, worked out to be a bargain considering how much I use it x

Kirsty M said...

Lovely outfit once again! I love Clarks bags- there's one I'm lusting after just now but it's £90 and I don't think I can quite justify that to myself! Weep xx

daisychain said...

Clarks do some lovely bags, my friend Leo often sends me one as he works as a store manager! x

Alex said...

I have such a good memory of shouting "BUY IT!" at you in Forever 21 :) Very glad I did! It looks so pretty on you.

FAIIINT said...

Your hair looks so lovely & bouncy here! Love the coat, it's so English country chic! And I love that you linked to the old post with it too, so nice to see you still love it all these years later & how your style has evolved! :)

The Style Rawr said...

Oooh, this dress is so sweet! Love your bag too :)

Tara
The Style Rawr!
xoxo

Emma George said...

That dress is gorgeous!


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Harriet said...

That bag is lovely - no way I could fit all my stuff in it though!

Winnie said...

I love a good bag - and that one sounds like it is pretty perfect for you. I am prone to carrying a lot of stuff, so I would definitely need a bigger one!

A Certain Vintage said...

we were having similar relaxed weekend outfit vibes on our blogs :) love your bag, never think of looking in clarks for one but the colours and the leather look gorgeous. I never know where to look for bags, I always wait till one is falling apart before I get one or ask for them for gifts. my current one is vero moda and I've had so many compliments on it! x

Amaris said...

I love the lace dress :)

Ella said...

I love the coat and I love the dress! I really want a lace dress now. I never really check out the bags in Clarks but I will need to take a closer look now xx

Rosie said...

The lace dress is absolutely gorgeous on you, I would have thought it was vintage as the detail is so pretty, need to check out Forever 21 more often if it has treats like this! xo

Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

Emsipop said...

I've never thought of Clarks for bags. You look lovely! xx

Elizabeth @ Rosalilium said...

Your outfit is a dream! Such sweet styling. Looking lovely Maria.

x

claire (jazzpad.) said...

You suit natural colours so perfectly Maria! I do always think Clarks gets overlooked (aside from school shoes, obvs), but this just shows they're stepping up on the style stakes! ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

Sarah said...

This bag is lovely! I've just got a new one from Tesco, bargain!
x

Gemma Satire said...

Ahhh I love this outfit! You loook pretttty! And that coat is amazing!!!! Give it to me please! And yes Clarks for a bag? I always forget that shop exists! I need to give it a visit soon me thinks!

Gemma x

www.gemmasatire.com

xXxStundonxXx said...

I love this dress, the sleeves are so cute! x

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