Woven Wonders

Happy Monday peeps and it most definitely is a happy one because the sun has been shining – long may it last!

The sunshine links nicely to today’s post because there is a high chance that you already have one of these lovely items hiding in your wardrobe, maybe packed away with your holiday outfits, yep it’s the woven bag.

I do love a new bag and if there is one to buy this season it most definitely should be one of these babies.  No longer kept to that once a year beach holiday, these woven wonders have become a regular fixture on the arm of many a fashionista and it’smeasy to see why.  The big beach baskets are just that, big, with loads of room for your everyday essentials and more! Alongside the beach basket is of course the raffia clutch, I blogged about these last year and they are not going anywhere. To finish off this little trio of lovelies is the most recent addition, the wicker bag, which is having a moment and probably the most fashionable way to do your arm candy right now…..take a peak below.

(All images via Pinteres)

Shapes, styles and sizes for everyone’s taste and usability.  The only thing I would say is if you are going for a wicker style the contents of your bag is fairly visible, so you may want to consider what you’re stuffing your bag with.

You can really let your personality shine through with these bags, you can personalise them with initials or phrases, pimp them with pom poms or just keep it plain and simple to compliment an outfit that’s doing all the talking.

As usual I’ve collated a lovely selection for you, including some of my personal favourites from Rae Feather  Made by Wave and Star Mela  check them out…..And don’t forget, have a good old rummage through your wardrobe first, as you may well already have one of these little beauties just waiting to see some sunlight again.

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Arm Candy fit for the Beach

 

We’re not far from May now, which really marks the start of summer.  If like me you’re already dreaming of warmer climes, crystal clear seas and white sands you’ve probably also been shopping for ‘holiday essentials’ at any spare opportunity.

Bikinis, sandals, beach cover-ups, they’ve all been available on the high street and online for some time now, so the next item to tick off your capsule holiday wardrobe is the beach bag.

When I buy something I like to get maximum usage out of an item, something that I can use at home and away, so the perfect beach bag purchase this summer is the straw or raffia bag.  Now I know this is essentially not anything new, but with the likes of beautiful British brand, Rae Feather making straw beach baskets and even clutches the most desirable (not to mention instagrammed) bags on the summer scene, I can promise you will not be saving this bag purely for beach holiday purposes.

If you’ve not yet discovered Rae Feather you only need to look through your Instagram feed to see a whole host of fans.  Rae Feather believe that with simplicity comes longevity – music to my ears!  We all want those timeless pieces in our wardrobe that we look to use again and again, season after season.  They also offer a fantastic monogram service so you can really make your bag your own, with initials and even choosing a colour way for the stripe details….Their monogram clutch is high on my birthday wish list.

Just take a look below to see how you can take this piece of arm candy from bustling city to beautiful beach life.

(All images via Pinterest)

So if you’ve got some room left in that suitcase of yours now is the time to hit the high street and bag yourself a little straw number.  It can also double as a great piece of hand luggage with plenty of room for storing your duty-free purchases…Happy Holidays.