Summer’s finally arrived: baby showers in Marc Jacobs from Girl Meets Dress, Mulberry, and Russell & Bromley wedges / ASOS scallop collar shirt and Banana Republic necklace / the Color Run in London / a Westerosi feast for Father’s Day / heating up the summer nights with a neon pink ASOS prom skirt, Mulberry flats, Dior hot pink lips and nails, and Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in rose / popping into London for an after work party / channeling the nautical trend with Next’s two part flats and striped shopper / admiring the blooms / a mid-week date night with my Mulberry Lily, Anya Hindmarch purse, Dior nails and lips in 999, plus cute little Etsy bumblebee hair grips and a heart necklace from Accessorize.
Since I can’t seem to stop taking photos of my bag and shoes (even if I can’t pull off a semi-decent outfit I can usually muster some nice shoes and a bag at least once a week…) I decided to make it into a semi-regular feature, called Bag ‘n’ Shoes – because if there’s one thing I wholeheartedly believe about any kind of journalism, whether it’s on a blog or in the mainstream press, it’s that simple is better. (And it also helps that I am a simple creature at heart, and have almost no capacity for creating clever titles or puns.)
Without further ado, here are my inaugural Bag ‘n’ Shoes of the week:
That’s RIGHT! After all my years (literally, years) of pining over Fendi B Bags, I finally scooped one up. Only carried once, she’s a real beauty, from the pre-owned store http://www.naughtipidginsnest.co.uk/ (HIGHLY recommended – in fact, I’ll be doing an interview soon with the owner, I hope!). I’d been after a black and gold bag for a while (my previous black bag, the Hobbs Lanesley, has silver hardware) and when I saw this one appear on the site, I was certain I NEEDED IT. Unfortunately, my discovery also coincided with the summer holiday, which is when the shop takes a break, so I sat with my fingers hovering over the mouse for the grand reopening in order to make sure the bag was mine. And it is! What a happy ending.
After that expense, Marc Jacobs’ exquisite mouse flats are a trifle outside my budget, but I think I might even like these flats from ASOS better… I’ve been telling everyone they are mice, but they are clearly bunnies. I am obviously in need of a lie-down.