For the last few weeks I have been using a straw basket bag with leather handles as my handbag. It has appeared by my side, or on my shoulder in numerous recent photos. Handmade and woven from palm leaves I love it…
However this little bag that I adore, has stolen my thunder, diverting attention away from what I was wearing. My straw bag is always the centre of attention and I hear the same question over and over again…
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Don’t you love it when that happens? Especially when the object in question was bought for a few pounds (approx £3.50) and yet the same bag can be found in all the ‘posh’ shops for over £50 pounds.[/perfectpullquote]
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]I knew it would come in handy for the summer and I liked the fact that it had leather shoulder straps and wasn’t too big[/perfectpullquote]
Where did you get that Basket Bag?
Don’t you love it when that happens? Especially when the object in question was bought for a few pounds (approx £3.50) and yet the same bag can be found in all the ‘posh’ shops for over £50 pounds.
Attach a vintage Liberty silk scarf to it and it looks like a milion dollars!
That Basket Bag
The bag in question was bought last October whilst I was in Marrakech. I knew it would come in handy for the summer and I liked the fact that it had leather shoulder straps and wasn’t too big.
Baskets are of course a summer classic and I own a few of them. But this one is special. I tried searching for similar but the ones like this are surprisingly expensive. Anthropologie have a lovely one with a printed monogram and a scarf, but it is £80 pounds!
SO I found some lovely Topshop ones for you…
In my opinion, Top shop have the best basket bags at the moment:
Whilst browsing in the Oxford Circus branch of Top shop recently, I was pleasantly suprised at the quality, the prices and the range available. There was also more in the store than online from what I could see.
So I picked out a few for you…
All available from
They have some lovely straw hats too. I’m very tempted to buy one for when I’m pottering around in the garden. What do you think?
Posts you may have missed in May:
- Fri, 18th: A Magical Hour With Florence Balducci At Anthropologie London
- Tue, 15th: My New BFF is a Bosch Unlimited Vacuum Cleaner
- Sun, 13th: Sometimes it’s OK to be Less Than Perfect!
- Fri, 11th: Nude Lipsticks & New Makeup Tools Reviewed
- Thu, 10th: Our Kitchen 2014-2018 the story so far
- Tue, 8th: New Damart Floral Blazer a Vintage Bag & Old Jeans
- Fri, 4th: Beauty Review St Tropez 1 Min Gradual Tan + Video
- Thu, 3rd: Lately 5 Things I got Up To In April 2018
- Tue, 1st: My Magnivision Readers Save the Day Again
Have a look at my other style posts for more inspo or a good laugh! Ooh my goodness some of the older ones make me cringe.
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