Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Back to Work Handbag Treat!

My poor Radley and Osprey black handbags are on their last legs, I have had both for 8 and 9 years respectively and the time has come to think about replacing them, something which makes me feel quite sad as I do get attached to my bags.

With that in mind, I have a few weeks off work coming up and in an almost 'Back to School' type thought, I think a new handbag is the perfect treat for returning back to the office.  Whenever I buy a new handbag, I always think about what I need to carry in it as opposed to what I always shove in there and this is what I have come up with:



Back to Work Bag




Michael Kors Rhea zip grey stud backpack which I absolutely adore the design of. It is a lovely shade of grey and the studs really stand out and capture the attention, more so than the name 'Michael Kors' even though it is present. It is deep enough to house most of my needs and almost colourful enough not to be bold and brashy.


Coccinelle Blue mini hobo bag is such a beautiful shade of blue that I am almost tempted to buy it for that reason! I love the design of Hobo bags and whilst this one is called a small bag, it would still just about everything I really need to have with me on a daily basis and would stop me adding items to fill the space.

The sensible options comes with Radley and this black Millbank shoulder bag. I like Radley bags because they are strong, reliable and dependable and pretty indestructable. Most of my handbags are, as I have said been black, it is a colour that goes with everything, doesn't really stand out amongst the crowd and is just a beautiful bag. 

The final option is a cross body bag, perfect for London life, doesn't make people hate you on a packed tube as you cram into that precious space in rush hour and they comes in all shapes, sizes and colours. Ted Baker Ellen purple cross-body bag is just beautiful and I love everything about it - the purple pink outer shade, the interal leopard print design and even the gold clasp is stunning. Again, perfect for fitting in the essentials with no room for extras and a great travelling companion in London during rush hour.


The question is, which one is the most practical or does that really matter?













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39 comments:

  1. A good bag can last you a long time and it's good when you get your monies worth for them. I like the Michael Kors Rhea, just my style x

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  2. My ideal bag would be something big enough for all my crap to carry ;) Love the look of that blue Coccinelle bag and the Radley one though :)

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  3. Treating yourself to a new bag is always a good idea. There are some great ones there x

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  4. The studded grey bag is gorgeous! I really like that one and am actually in need of a new bag soon!

    Ashleigh x

    www.beingashleigh.com - UK fashion, lifestyle and travel blog

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  5. I love the red one! Handbags don't always have to be practical ;)

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  6. I love all these! Since having the kids I have to carry round a horrid gray back pack just to fit all there stuff in! Looking forward to a time I can carry around a bag and not find old sweets or nappies in there!!

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  7. Love the hobo bag but I think I'd go for the Radley

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  8. I love the Michael Kors bag, I think it's the one I would use more, as my bags are always fully packed! lol
    www.wha2wear.com

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  9. I take the michael Kors bag please, thank you. xx

    www.annanuttall.com

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  10. Oh that's such a tough choice, I think the Michael Kors rucksack is the best option as it's the most practical x

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  11. The Ted Baker one is such a beautiful colour!! I love the Coccinelle one, too ♥

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  12. I love handbags and I have quite a few. I go for quality every time and they last and last.

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  13. I think these are all good choices. The cross-body bag would definitely be a good pick for commuting.

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  14. good choices. i loved the radley and ted baker ones!

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  15. Ooooh I love the Coccinelle bag, the colour is lovely! I do tend to go for a larger bag but that is to accommodate my iPad and all of the bits I need for the kids. My favourite at the moment is my Cath Kidston bag but do love my little Radley bag when I do not need to pack a lot! x

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  16. I always go for an across the body bag for daytime - Life is SO much easier when you have two hands free x

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  17. My daughter adores Michael Kors and has a few bags now - I'm more practical as have the kids

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  18. For me, it is very important my day to day handbag is big enough to house my essentials and practical enough to endure. I really like the Michael Kors Rhea zip grey stud backpack.

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  19. I think the Ted Baker one is the winner for me. It's red (I love red), small and would suit me perfectly.

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  20. Can't beat a good Michael Kors bag. They are well made and last ages. Not a fan of Ted Baker bags

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  21. I'll take them all please!! I love a new bag ;)

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  22. Ha practicality does matter - you need to fit everything you need in it or you end up with more than one bag! :) I love all of them!

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  23. Some lovely choices here, I own way too many bags!

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  24. I love the michael kors one - the colour is gorgeous x

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  25. I'd go with the Coccinelle - I love the colour and it seems the most practical.

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  26. They look amazing, my favourite has to be Michael Kors bag :)

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  27. Personally practicality has to come foremost. I don't want a flimsy bag that isn't going to stand up to use no matter how pretty it is, but then again, some of these bags are just so cute!

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  28. I love the Ted Baker bag, the colour is great for the summer

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  29. You definitely deserve a treat and I am finding it hard to pick a fave as they are all gorgeous.

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  30. Love the black Radley bag! I actually need a new bag so this post is great inspiration.

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  31. The Michael Kors bag has to be my favourite, i love the style of that bag, lovely ;-)

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  32. For me I would choose the MK backpack not because of the name but because for me its more practical and carries all that I need

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  33. The Coccinelle Blue mini hobo bag seems like the most practical option and is super cute too x

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  34. I am in love with backpacks at the moment. Michael Kors one is absolutely gorgeous

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  35. Great choices! I'm currently looking for a bag to take to university with me! Been looking at tote bags in particular but I love that back packs so might start looking at other backpacks too! :)

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  36. I love the look of the MK bag and the Ted Baker one is adorable, love the color and the size seems nice too x

    Laura
    Öku Möku

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  37. Some great picks here! I struggle picking out a good handbag, I tend to get attached and comfortable with my existing choices so it makes it really hard to pick out a replacement as I compare them always!

    The Ted Baker would be my pick, though I'm not sure if all my work junk would fit in it!

    I currently compromised on my boring black staple work choice and switched it up with a brown tote from Michael Kors. Not regretting it thus far, though it's a bit heavier than the one I had before!

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  38. oooh some great bags here! I tend to go for black or brown (boring I know!) Kaz x

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