Well I do love a cliche…and not least Fashion Blogger with a teeny tiny bag. Mainly because I am too cheap to spend money on the larger size of bags and I am just drawn to those cute, mini camera cross-body bags. I have been known to spend as much as I can afford on the smallest designer bag, only to then find it doesn’t actually fit my wallet.
So: new year, new me and all that. At the end of last year (not least because we were moving and frankly needed the money and the space), I sold 4 of my small cross-body bags on Vestiaire and Tictail. Sophie Hulme: gone. That little blue cross-body Anya bag I had years ago? That went to a reader!
And I got this…I’d seen it in a mag a month before it was due in store and stalked it out. It was £100 which I thought was expensive for M&S but now it’s sold out I feel totally smug. And it fits everything in!
I’m not saying I won’t be using teeny tiny bags anymore – I still love them. But I felt like it was about time I faced the facts (and reality). And a bit of practicality goes a long way.
In terms of clothing, this is another quite unadventurous look for me – but a cashmere jumper (especially for someone still without heating in the house) is all I want to wear right now. Mine is actually a mens’ version but the crew-neck is available in womens – just go up a size so it’s a more relaxed, slouchy look.