Style: ASOS bag hunt

Handbags have always been a strange conundrum for me, on one hand I love how they look but on the other hand I can’t imagine getting one of them dirty! What if they get a scratch? What if there is a dirty mark? Oh the horror
With all that being said, I still can’t resist browsing through the bag section online and when I was on, I spotted a few very gorgeous arm candies that I thought I’d share…

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I adore the casual but “updated” feel of this cross body bag. The simple two pocket construction has handles for easy carrying if you choose to remove the strap. But what really makes this bag stand out is the porcelain blue fabric/pattern. It appears to be a floral design but the shapes are broken up as not to look too “dated” and of course the sports-like design makes this bag casual but cool.

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Floral bags don’t have to be the same as the one your Grandma carries. An updated barrel design with big leather details makes this choice a great one to throw over jeans or pair with your spring dress. With enough room inside for bath suit and flip flops, I’m really loving this one!

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Somehow this bag has an expected wow-factor for me, it’s chic but the big bold design and colour makes this bag worthy of the Cali sun. Turquoise and brown can do no wrong together and this bag would be a versatile choice for bringing into the office or taking out on the weekends.

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I am a huge fan of textures and this bag instantaneously caught my eye with it’s suede and leather construction.The tasteful gold hardware and the neutral tones of muted teal and beige keeps this bag simple and brings attention to the contrasting textures. A sophisticated but stand out choice!

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Isn’t this bag just so cute? It looks like an over-sized version of a small classic handbag, sleek in shape and design with no extra clutter or distracting details. However in making the bag larger, it somehow feels more casual (even with jeans and a t-shirt) than conservative and the preppy pastel pink will fit right in with my summer wardrobe!

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Sophisticated? Oh yes!
Boring? Oh no!
This envelope style clutch stole my heart with it’s light blue crocodile pattern. No longer just something to carry your pens and wallet, this clutch can certainly be the main focus in an outfit. Wear it with a something neutral to bring attention to the bag or pair it with something equally colourful for the night out.

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Well Helllloooo Cowgirl!
This sweet little cross body bag with flip flap closure in leather is nothing new but the bright coral/pink details add an element of fun and whimsy. Pair it with some Levi’s and boots for a laid back look but I think it would look equally cute with a little gingham skirt out on a picnic.

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I leave you with this darling little swallow decal purse, gold wrapped curves and the perfect size to throw in a few cards and your sunglasses for a date out with the girls. Again, I was hit by this lovely s shade of muted teal which seems to be making a hit this year, just enough colour but nothing too flashy. This vintage inspired purse instantly put a smile on my face!
A few of these are currently on sale though stock is usually limited, I never get there fast enough to actually purchase anything on sale at ASOS. You can find these and more at…
Sadly, I haven’t mustered up the gusto to splurge on a beautiful bag yet. Most of mine have been hand me downs or inexpensive fabric totes. I’d love to own a gorgeous bag but before then, I think I might give a shot at making a suede clutch….more details (and perhaps a DIY tutorial) on that to come!

Are you a bag lover?
I’d love to hear more, talk to me in the comments!

Ohhh what to wear?

Oh don’t get me wrong, I love dressing up. But I really don’t encounter the opportunity to get all fancied up to an event. So when an event does wack me over the head, I am stunned at what to wear.

Certainly my closet is full of “everyday clothes”…not all of them I like but things that I can put together and feel decent. I do own a couple of pieces that I adore but they won’t cut it as formal wear or semi-formal.

So while I contemplate on what to wear….I thought I’d share some beautiful dresses I saw when surfing ASOS (for the very first time mind you).

Whats so funny as I was clicking through the pages is that…why are there holes everywhere? I know there’s this whole thing about cut-outs being sexy but honestly, I don’t want to feel like parts of my dress are missing. It was hard to find a dress in there that isn’t sliced all over, have holes or isn’t a mini. I think there are certainly other options of sexy and fashion-forward than short and holey.

As for where I am going and what I am going to wear? You’ll have to wait until tomorrow …maybe I’ll even do a video Outfit-of-the-Day.

Back to closet hunting.