...looking for a khaki bag.
Now. I still want khaki boots. I still want THE khaki boots. (these if I haven't bored everyone to tears with them...) But I sort of don't want to spend the £650 on them (it may help if I just save and don't buy anything else but that's male logic).
And I'm still trying to work out if I will get the amount of wear out of them that justifies the, not inconsiderable, amount they cost. So I need to get my head around what I will be wearing this A/W. Not helped exactly by the random scorchio weather we're having at the moment.
Of course I'm not complaining - I love not having to wear a jacket but I have to say my woolies are burning a hole in my wardrobe. And since all my boots are standing by on red alert - none of them are needed at the moment - so I'm really really struggling to justify another pair.
Which means that, since I'm feeling exceptionally sorry for myself and have just spent TWO HOURS doing the 7yr old's homework (totally my fault as they've ramped it up this year and last yr his brother, who was in that class, only had about 15 mins worth - this year they've got oodles. Which is good but I didn't realise they had so much... and he insisted on finishing it, god love him. I may have consumed one or three glasses of wine to help me through....)
Plus, missing the 11yr old like crazy and need a tiny pick me up (she would so approve) and so, in the absence of a full on list of things I need for A/W this season, I know that a khaki bag would definitely definitely make sense.
I also know that I don't want to spend a lot of money on this one. Maybe a slightly larger one would help - in case Santa brings a small red bag..... with a G on the front.... a girl can dream... So a slouchy number to go with oversize knits and chunky boots. This seems like a fabulous idea, doesn't it?
So let the research begin.
This one reminds me of my Campomaggi bag - love the slouchy utility edge to it.
Pieces Leather Khaki Utility Style Handheld £105
Diving in with the fringing. If you don't have a fringed bag, you can eat humble pie like me and embrace a khaki number. Personally I have my black one and I think that's enough fringing for one season (famous last words...) but if I didn't have, these in leather are a really good price. And I love the suede.
Pieces Suede Drawstring Fringed Bag £48
More fringing in leather again at ASOS and another gorgeous shade of khaki.
ASOS Suede Fringed Bag in leather £38
And another leather bargain from ASOS
ASOS Suede Fringed Folded Crossover Body Bag £28
Leather versions now, which do seem to be more expensive than suede. Absolutely love this with navy. See how versatile it is?
Leather Westbourne Duffle Bag from M&S £99
And some other leather ones from Marc by Marc Jacobs (someone did mention that they were discontinuing this brand but there does seem to be a whole host of new bags out this season)
Marc by Marc Jacobs Sophisticato cross body bag £180
Now this is super strange but I am randomly drawn to it...
Marc by Marc Jacobs Serpentine reversible leather can bag £355
If however money were no object then I adore this 3.1 Phillip Lim satchel. This would work for work, at the weekend worn cross body style with harems and a leather jacket.
3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli medium satchel £700
However now from the faintly ridiculous to something far more sublimely priced - at Oasis. No it's not leather but it's a gorgeous little bag for the money. The perfect Autumn treat.
Marley X Body bag (although they seem to call it the Susie Lock Bag - I'm not really sure what the accurate name is but it's lovely whatever its name) £22
But I've saved my favourite till last and the cynic in me says that this can't be gorgeous for only £55 - a huge suede and leather bag of this size? I love the shape, I adore the fact it's completely unique and isn't a tribute to any other designer bag out there. (well at least not one that I know of...feel free to inform me otherwise)
ASOS Leather and suede slouch hobo style bag £55
So I am sure I need one of these (you could fit the kitchen sink into the last one....) - is anyone else in the market for a new bag this season and if so, what's on your wishlist?
I am now off to watch Masterchef Australia - the guilty pleasure of the whole family (bar The Husband who thinks we're all nuts) That's the next 6 weeks sorted with regards to family tv viewing. I have though, discovered that they have Parks & Recreaction from Series 1 on Amazon Prime which I have just forked out for, which himself will be over the moon with as he absolutely loves it. And secretly is Ron Swanson minus all the hair.
Quick finish with outfit from yesterday. Occasionally I wear something new (as in a new outfit that isn't new new but is new as in I haven't worn it as an ensemble before) and I LOVE it. Yesterday was that day.
White tee - Max Studio
Grey Lucky Sweatshirt - hush
Charcoal harems - Toast
Grey/black boucle cardigan - Zara
Graphite Virgins - Ash
Black Harker hands free bag - Anya Hindmarch
So tomorrow, I'm off to Bluey - hunting down all things red...... (plus over the knee boots... there will be pics)