23 April 2017

spring ~ summer baggage!

Gotta love a basket bag for Spring/Summer! They are my go-to accessory during the warmer months. Being neutral in colour there is nothing they don't go with,,,,which is handy for me as it means I don't have to keep switching bags all the time to fulfill my matchy-matchy tendencies!
Seagrass Tassel Tote Bag:
Hat Attack bag

This past week I've been used my much loved basket that I purchased last year from The Tipi, they are sadly sold out at the moment. I've seen the very same thing at Wood Grey, though unfortunately they have none left either....worth stalking those websites though just in case they re-stock!
I've turned my attention elsewhere as I fancy a new one this year. I'd like a smaller shoulder bag or cross-body style. I need something that will just hold my purse, keys, sunnies and lipstick. This one is currently topping my wish list.
Hat Attack Straw Bucket Bag:
Hat attack bag
This one also comes in pink but I am all about the natural.
Glamorous Paper Straw Cross Body Bag in Natural:
Glamorous bag
Love the tan trim on this one. 
Raffia Clutch with Braid:
Hat Attack bag
One last shoulder bag. 
Hat Attack bag
There are so many lovely baskets to be had if you fancy something a bit bigger.
Chateau Silver Star Woven Beach Bag:
Chateau bag
Hat Attack bag
Another personal favourite here. Adore this!
Hat Attack bag
Handbag g-- | MANGO
Mango bag 
Finally.....if you really want to pop your cherry with a straw bag! ;o)
Glamorous Paper Straw Bag With Cherry Detail:
Glamorous bag
What's your go-to Summer bag? Will you be investing in a new style this year? 
My round basket was the perfect accompaniment to today's outfit.
H&M t-shirt, here
Gap trousers, sold out alternative here
Seven Boot Lane trainers, here
The Tipi bag, sold out

Topshop shackett, here
Mango t-shirt, here
Zara jeans, past season alternative here
Topshop shoes, sold out alternative here
H&M belt, sold out online

H&M (L.O.G.G) Breton top, similar here
Gap jeans, here
Topshop shoes, sold out alternative here
Mulberry bag, excellent High Street alternative here
H&M belt, sold out online

River Island top, here
Gap jeans, here
H&M shoes, here
 H&M belt, sold out online

Mango jumpsuit, past season alternative here
Seven Boot Lane trainers, here
H&M hat, past season similar here

I shall leave you with some lovely basket inspiration from Pinterest.


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Right, after two weeks school holidays I've got that Sunday night feeling.....meaning it's time to get organised for everything returning to normal tomorrow. Thankfully it's only a few weeks until the next school break......which means it's time to start plotting what I need for some warmer climes!
Be back later in the week!


  1. Hi Michelle I've been following your blog for ages and have been so inspired by your outfit and looks - more recently so since I have been overhauling my look as I lost my way after a major blow to my health and currently going through chemo. With my hair due to go my outfits need to still reflect my personality regardless and this is where I drew on your blogs for inspiration and make myself feel wonderful again on the 'outside' you could say. So thank you - I've already got myself a few items from your recent blog sshhhhh just don't tell the husband!

    1. Hi Jojo, thank you so much for the lovely compliments! Sorry to hear that you have been going through such a difficult time lately. I delighted to think I may have been of some assistance by sharing my outfits and inspiring you to feel wonderful again! I'm glad to be of service :o) It's exactly why I blog and post Instagram....I do love to share my latest finds and how I put things together! Wishing you a speedy recovery......and of course I promise not to tell the husband! xx

  2. Those woven basket bags are amazing. The little cute one in the picture with the girl in the jeans is my favorite. I want it!

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