One of the wisest purchases I ever made was this, my Anya Hindmarch cross-body bag.
It's a few years old now. It is big enough for my phone, keys, purse and sunglasses and...nothing else which my back and shoulder thank me for.
It can be dressed up or down. It was my bag of choice for the Singapore Grand Prix, a Mexican wedding, my solo adventure in San Francisco and every weekly shop I've done over the past couple of years. It wasn't the cheapest bag in the world, but the price-per-wear has justified the spend.
But I got bored.
I was going to write, 'I really needed another bag'. But let's be honest, how many small cross body bags does a person need?
I went back to Anya Hindmarch and discovered the brand had moved in a curious and expensive new direction:
AH's latest offering didn't quite suit me and so I shopped around. I only had two prerequisites: no chain straps (painful, they slip off my shoulder and my hair gets tangled) and something structured.
I found two Lulu Guinness bags which I absolutely, absolutely love.
I showed a picture of them to my mum and she said they looked weird and asked if the eyes fallen off. Sigh. Parents. Sigh.
ANYWAY, I ended up buying the squarish one, but in a dove grey colour. She's a beauty. #fineleathergoods #treatyoself.