Be it a Christmas present for yourself or a friend, or be it that you'd like a new bag and can't justify it, fear not, I have found an option.
It was only a couple of years ago that the only people who offered such a bag accessory (The Husband would have a hissy fit if he knew you could actually get an accessory for a bag.. oh yesh my love) was from the lovely Anya Hindmarch.
And you can still buy them and they are still gorgeous. They also still cost more than most people would want to spend on a bag in the first place.
Three tiered tassel Key ring from Anya Hindmarch £150 (yes you read that right - scroll down, it gets better)
There is also this one which is my absolute favourite. The large one is huge. I actually think I do probably have handbags smaller than this...
Courtney Tassel Keyring £195
Courtney Maxi Tassel £350 (cough cough cough. I had to check the price.)
But there are some cheaper options out there. Admittedly I haven't found any quite as gorgeous or detailed as the Courtney ones but for that price, they would have to make the tea as well.
From Etsy (a site which I've used often in the past and always had excellent items from), these look great.
BIG Goat leather tassel keychain charm in red £26.16 I love the way you can choose either gold or silver hardware on it. There are more colours if you look at the seller's site.
Now I'm not sure if the quality is any better but certainly I would put more faith in an Etsy seller than an Ebay seller (importing from the Far East). Whether that's right or not, who knows, but generally with this sort of thing, I do think at the lower end you would get what you pay for. However if you're happy to take a punt, then these might be worth a look.
Tassel Handbag Leather Keyring approx £15.63
Another great online site is Not on the High Street and I (wrongly) assumed there would be oodles of things like this on there. Well there aren't (or at least I can't find them - certainly one issue with the site is being able to search for things... it's a bit of a needle in a haystack)
But these look like a great option.
Lola Handmade Leather tassel Keyrings (in other colours) £12.95 (a good size at 11cm)
Slightly smaller but with an extra tiny wallet are these from ASOS.
ASOS Leather Tassel Tri coloured key ring and card holder £12
Also available in an orange and pink colourway
Now the other keyring that is doing the rounds is the Pom Pom number. These are super popular and do make a great gift to someone else or just to yourself.
I think Jigsaw maybe were the first to bring them out? But they seem to have sold out. However plenty of others have leapt onto the Pom Pom bandwagon.
Or maybe they haven't sold out of all of them... Oversize Pom Pom Dusky pink keyring - only colour left £19
Faux Fur Pom Keyring from ASOS £10
Lots on offer at River Island for £6 - pale pink
Love the grey (even though it does look like it might want feeding)
Or if you prefer a more classic black, then my top tip would be this from Dune at £15
Alternatively (and guess which direction I'm heading in....) you could just take advantage of 40% off all Tory Burch at My Wardrobe today and make sure you get exactly what you want under the tree..... I wonder if they do a Christmas List hint email you can forward to a generous love one? (if not, they should, no?)
Now I'm not going to lie, I love the fur Pom Poms in theory, but I'm not sure they're really me. The leather ones would definitely be top of my list (obviously the Anya Hindmarch Courtney ones are top top top but at the price, I could never justify them. You can actually buy Anya bags with them already on which makes a much more cost effective option. Of sorts.....)
However these Tory Burch bags at 40% off, to me are THE best option - get Christmas shopping peeps.
Top of my list would be:- (and yes, of course they do have their own tassels already. HA - fab justification or what?)
Thea Chain Shoulder Slouchy Tote was £415 now £249
Thea Chain Cross body bag £195 was £325
And the classic Black Robinson Double Zip Tote Bag now £300 was £500
So have you bought into the keyring craze yet? On the Christmas list or are you just hanging out for a whole new bag?
Finishing with outfits from the last couple of days - apologies for not having been around at the weekend. Not one minute to myself with The Husband not able to drive with his busted shoulder so I have been Queen Chauffeur, Cook and general Supermum (ish) all weekend. (I will admit my Florence Nightingale crown may have slipped on Saturday night - cue total sense of humour failure and me going to bed at 8.30pm!)
Friday night out for a dinner party.
Navy Dress - Ghost
Indira necklace - Stella & Dot
Black suede & elastic shoe boots - M&S
Tan De Manta clutch - Alexander McQueen
Saturday - super dress down for my day of chauffeuring including watching 90 minutes of other people's children play basketball as training was cancelled due to a competition. (Joy. Yet totally my fault as I missed the email and the boys wanted to watch.)
Black vest - Primark
Black Extra fine merino jumper - Uniqlo
Black harem pants - Hush
Black Jetstream wedge trainers - Russell & Bromley
Black quilted jersey biker jacket - Whistles
Stone Maxi Zip satchel - Anya Hindmarch (pre her tassel keyring days..)
And yesterday - good humour restored - for lunch at a friend's house.
Black silk blouse - Zara
Black Tuxedo jacket - Hush
Indigo Baxter jeans - Topshop
Leopard print ponyskin wedge boots - M&S
Camel bag - Prada
Dynamite necklace - Marc by Marc Jacobs
Tomorrow I think it's going to be all about the bling. 37 days still Christmas. You're welcome.