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Designer Mini Bags!!

Today I am coming at you with an informative post about 3 of my (designer) mini bags! Mini bags have been very popular over the last few years and it is easy to understand why. They are easy and lightweight to carry around and you do not end up bringing the kitchen sink with you. Now don’t get me wrong – every now and then I love a big bag you can just throw everything into and not worry about space. Mini bags can sometimes be like Tetris. Every item must be put in and placed a certain way.

Today I wanted to talk about 3 mini bags that I have in my collection. I wanted to give you my thoughts on each. What I think their pros and cons are.

Drew // Gucci // Chanel

First up…The Chloe Drew bag in the size mini.

This is a very small bag so you really have to be ruthless when choosing what to take with you. I love the colour of this bag and think the gold hardware complements it perfectly. Some may say that the chain can get uncomfortable but I have not found that. I think that because you cannot fit a lot in there it keeps the chain from digging in like it would if the bag was a bit bigger.

I like the chain length on this bag. It is perfect to wear cross body and/or on the shoulder. The clasp has 3 parts (for lack of a better word for it) to it. It is magnetic with a twist lock that further locks with a little pin. I have heard some people talk about the hardware scratching. I have not yet had that happen to my bag but I think it is somewhat inevitable over time. Also, I sometimes find that the clasp can be a little fiddley, especially if I am in a hurry.

I love wearing this bag in the spring and summer because I find that the chain gives it that summer festival vibe (sort of what Chloe is known for) and the light colour is perfect for the warmer months. I have not experienced and colour transfer (knock on wood) but it is something I am weary about. For me the pros far outweigh the (very few) cons and I enjoy using this little bag.

Second up is the Gucci Soho Disco Bag.

I love the shape and size of this bag! It is a small bag that surprisingly carries quite a lot of stuff. What initially attracted me to this bag was the simplicity of it and the adjustable strap length. You can adjust this bag depending on where you want it and your height. I have it on the longest strap and it makes it the perfect length for wearing it cross body. It is so comfortable and easy to wear that you almost forget you are wearing a bag.

When I said I loved the simplicity of this bag, I think partly what lends its self to this is the logo. I like that it is just stiches on the bag. It is not too in your face. Also, the tassel on the bag is great (if you like tassels) because it makes the bag that bit easier to open. It also adds a nice extra feature to the bag while still keeping it classic.

Lastly, this bag retails for under $1000 (and comes in lots of colours). It is still a crazy amount for a bag but when it comes to designer bags that is a great price point.

Lastly, the Chanel Square mini in Caviar leather with silver Hardware.

To me the only downside of this bag is the price. Chanel prices are outrageous and constantly increasing. The plus side to this is if you pick a classic piece and look after it you should be able to get your money back and more if you ever want to sell it.

I love the caviar leather on this piece as well as the simple turn piece clasp. It is all just so elegant to me. This bag is so easily dressed up and down. I love that it can be worn for a Sunday brunch or an evening event.

As I mentioned with the Drew bag; you do have to be very selective with what you carry because the bag is so small.

The chain length of this bag is good. It could be a tad bit longer if you (are tall and) like to wear the bag cross body. You can definitely wear this bag cross body it just hits a little bit higher – some people may like that, others may not.

The Chanel mini is one of my favourite bags. It is classic that you cannot go wrong with!

Please let me know if you have any questions on these bags. I would be happy to answer them.

Lots of Love,

Buffy xx

All Saints Skirt

I saw this All Saints skirt while I was doing some Christmas shopping a few days before Christmas. However, I decided to wait thinking it may go on sale after Christmas. I lucked out! I ordered it online in January at 20% off. It is a great black denim skirt that wraps around making it a little bit different. I paired it with my new favourite shirt which was a gift from my mum and it is the softest most comfortable shirt I have. They make it in a dress but I know the shirt borderlines on looking like pyjamas so I thought the dress crossed that line.
Skirt // Shirt // Bag – LV Pochette Metis // Boots
My Stuart Weitzman OTK boots are my most worn, favourite boots year after year and so it should be no surprise I paired this skirt and top with them. I just think they go with everything and make such a statement in a simplistic way.
Black Ring – A boutique off Carnaby Street in London (similar)
What is you favourite and/or most worn item?
Lots of Love,
Buffy xx
P.S. Who is ready for the warmer weather?

Christmas Gift Ideas Part 1

Christmas Ideas for Her...
I cannot believe that it is almost the end of November! Christmas is nearly upon us (1 month away!) and I am just now starting my Christmas shopping…nothing like waiting till last minute! Do you guys wait till after Black Friday to start Christmas shopping or hope to be done before then? There are so many sales and promo codes coming up that it can be good to wait…I’m getting off topic!
Anyway, here are a few Christmas gifts (ideas) that I picked out if you are buying for any females in your life. I LOVE Diptyque candles. They have lovely scents and such a good throw. They are nice because they are something you may not usually buy yourself because they are a little pricey! I received a Kindle as a birthday gift a few years ago and love that you can carry around sooooo many books on the one device. They are great for travel! You can never go wrong with a classic black bag….especially when it is Mulberry! Or some classic red pumps for the Christmas season. I thought these dainty earring were pretty and nice to mix and match. As it gets colder it is nice to be able to bundle up in a classic trench coat and checkered scarf. Lastly, two ideas for some wall art: a couple of different sized frames to frame some of your favourite memories (and it’s fun creating different designs on the wall with all the different frames) and a Print of the Prada Marfa sign.
What are some of your Christmas gift ideas?
Stay tuned for Part 2 which is gift ideas for all the men in your lives!
Lots of Love,
Buffy x

Online Window Shopping – Basics

Online Shopping Basics LBD (Left & Right) // Trench (Top & Bottom) // Toggle Coat (Top & Bottom) // Sweater

Nude Pump // Hat (Top & Bottom) // Sunglasses // Bag // Black Pump

I have been online window shopping again…this time it is Online Window Shopping – Basics! I think it is definitely worth investing in great basic pieces that will last wear after wear. Investing in these pieces is worthwhile because they will not only last season after season but never go out of style but can be easily spruced up with some lower priced trendy items.

As it is cold out side right now I will start with a coat. You can never go wrong with a classic trench coat! I also really like Duffle/Toggle coats like Paddington Bear wears. Finding one with a big hood is a must because it will keep you really warm! A classic nude (or black) pump is another fantastic piece that will go with anything and is something every lady should have in her wardrobe. A nice sweater will keep you warm and toasty in the winter and can also be worn with a plethora of items – jeans, skirts, dress trousers…you name it!

Next up is a large brim fedora. Now I realize this may not be everyone’s cup of tea but I don’t think you can go wrong with such a classic hat (I also LOVE hats). It is also a plus that it keeps your head warm and your hair somewhat out of your face on cold and windy days. We can’t talk about classics and not mention the little black dress! I am loving this one and this one! For accessorizes, I think a great pair of sunglasses is a must; be sure to find something that fits and works with your face shape. There are so many images available online that show what shape and style suits what face shape. A favourite of mine is the Ray ban Wayfarer.

I am going to finish off with a bag (another favourite of mine)! I picked a piece I currently have and love using, a Mulberry Bayswater. This is an amazing bag that fits in the crook of your arm and can hold an amazing amount that make it easy to transition from office to day off.

When I look to invest in pieces, see the price tag and flinch I try to calculate cost per wear. If it is something I am going to wear over and over again the cost per wear goes way down – at least that is my justification! Haha!

What are some of your key pieces that you think every wardrobe should have?

Lots of Love,

Buffy x

Current Wish List

Happy Hump Day Everyone,

As most girls do, I have a wish list going of all crazy outfits, shoes and bags I want! Here are some products that I currently have my eye on. The loafers look so comfy and will also go with anything (as my sister would say because she wears similar ones all the time!) This black clutch is such a staple item, everyone needs one in their wardrobe (I like this one because it is affordable and simple). This equipment top will add a pop to any plain bottom (skirt or trousers) while this dress is the same as one I currently have but just in a different colour (you can never have to much of a good thing right?!). These earrings are so cute and would look great in a second hole (which I am thinking of doing, with my sister). I love that you can mix and match them! I love this long dress, it is so simple and elegant.  Finally, you can’t go wrong with a nude pair of pumps. I am loving this SJP pair but also these and these.

Prada Loafers, Cuyana Black Clutch, Earrings (some less expensive versions here and here), Equipment Top, Joie Dress, Rory Beca Dress, Nude SJP Pumps

What are some of your wish list items?

Lots of love,

Buffy xx

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