Category: Handbags

Nice Fanny Pouch! (aka bum bag/belt bag)

When I was a teenager my sister, brother in law and mum saved up their hard earned pennies to take to me and my niece to Disney World. Then it was a holiday of a life time and growing up on MTV, LA Law and Dirty Dancing of course the US of A was exciting.

My sister had done a lot of reading up on what you should and shouldn’t do. Taking stuff on rides was a no-no, bum bags were the way to go in order to keep your belongings whilst hanging upside down on the highest, largest, fastest rides in the world.

The blog post by Ainsley Louise – Inspo – Fanny pack, reminded me of the day we were waiting for the Disney parade to start. We were early and eager to have a good view. The crowds started to build and a lady stood next me, in order to pass the time she said started conversation. Her opening gambit was “Lovely Fanny pouch” pointing to what I thought she meant my nether regions. Slightly shocked and moving closer to my sister, she said it again “nice fanny pouch”

Now we didn’t know in the US, fanny meant bottom, as it means the complete opposite part of our body parts in the UK, there was my sister and I thinking she was complimenting my lady garden and not my bum bag.

I am so glad that the fashion industry have decided to rebrand the Fanny Pack/Bum Bag to the Belt bag. Now no 13 year old is going to get complimented on her lady garden, but quite possibly her designer belt bag.

Here are my favourites:wandler belt bag

Anna Belt Bag Kiss

clare v belt bagClare V Fannypack

 

zara belt bag

Zara Belt Bag

Top shop belt bag

Top Shop Panther Bum Bag

 

Chloe belt bagChloe Pixie mini suede and leather belt bag

Love

Sam x 

 

 

Friends, Lobsters & Valentines

So on January 1st 2018 Netflix launched all 10 Seasons of Friends so you can watch every single episode back to back, so obviously some of the famous quotes will be making a come back and still doing the rounds.

I noticed in Paperchase a valentines card with “You’re my lobster” on it, and reminded me of Pheobe’s famous quote when Ross and Rachel finally got together – “He’s her lobster”.  This got me thinking about Lobsters and the trend that started last year although didn’t do aswell as pineapples, unicorns, flamingos and donuts.

It appears that this trend has continued over to 2018 along with the Cactus, Birds of paradise and Tropical prints.  I went on the hunt for Lobster merch and found all sorts of lovely products.

Here are my favourite lobster items for you to share with your loved ones this February 14th.

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lobster bottle opener - Paperchase

  1. This Lobster Valentine Bottle Opener makes a great addition to your Kistch bar area – from Paperchase £18.00

tattydevine

2. This gorgeous Lobster necklace by Tatty Devine – Lobster Giant Necklace £165.00

Skinny Dip lobster purse

3. Perfect lobster purse from Skinny Dip – £20.00

Lobster art

4. I want this for my kitchen, Lobster artwork by Monicas Print Medley on Esty – £7.67

lobster cards

5. The card that started this blog post – Paperchase £6.00

Sunny Life Lobster

6. Although best for use in Summer I couldn’t resist this lobster lilo which is fantastic. Perfect for your summer insta shots.  You can buy direct for Sunny Life but have also seen it on John Lewis  – £46.50 to £50.00

Lobster mug

7. You’re my Lobster mug in the style of Friends logo from Muggy Bug on Etsy £7.95

Kurt Gieger handbag

8. Lobster clutch bag by Kurt Geiger – from Selfridges £90.00

lobster earings

9. Very cool lobster earrings by Luxulite on Esty – £10.00

 

I am not affiliated with any of these companies I just post abouy products I like and would buy myself.

5 of the loveliest leopard print handbags to add to your Christmas list.

Here is my pick of the loveliest leopard print handbags you can add to your Christmas wish-list today.

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Gucci

1. Gucci – Sylvie medium top handle bag – £2610

Clare V

2. Clare V – Foldover Clutch  – Leopard Hair – $275 her bags are available in the UK via Net-A-Porter

Jimmy choo

3. Jimmy Choo – Lockett Shopper in Leopard Print – £1995

Hill and Friends

4. Hill and Friends – Friendly padlock bag – £895

Boden

5. Boden – Leopard Print Backpack – Was £160 now £112