Whether it's the 'night out' bag, or maybe the 'popping out to the shops' bag, the guilty 'fits virtually nothing inside but looks great' bag, the 'I bought this because I needed it to complete a particular outfit' bag, the 'practical' bag, the 'festive favourite' bag, or my personal penchant, the 'everyday' bag (the one that we insist on carrying unnecessarily copious amounts of crap around in); whatever bag it may be let's face it, us girls are prone to owning several different types of bags.
It honestly does baffle me til this very day how men can get away with fitting everything in their back pocket. I love bags, in fact it's fair to say I have quite the collection but you will still see me using the same 3 or 4 in rotation because once you find one that works with you you're sorted.
Buying a bag for us ladies we all know is such a personal experience. We all have a different agenda of what we look for in a bag. Maybe for you it has to look great, or be genuine leather, or maybe has to be a designer, maybe it has to fit your kindle? I don't know; we all have different things we require and I guess for every woman there must somewhere lurk an ideal bag.
Bagable stock an impressive selection of popular branded bags- Fossil, Kipling, Paul Frank, Fiorelli and many more but for me I have always been a massive fan of Nica, having owned 2 previously (one had fish buckles!) which I adored massively. Their bag designs are chic, modern, pretty and my personal favourite details of theirs has to be their bag linings which are always lined with a contrasting patterned fabric. Something I cannot stand with bags: black lining. What is that about people? You can never find anything.
Anyway, I felt so incredibly overwhelmed with their choice of bags on offer, I have always had a soft spot for Kipling- complete their famous monkey keyring!- I'm such a sucker for a cute quirk to anything really!.
As you can see from their amazing selection of bags it was an incredibly difficult choice, in particular this yellow owl bag sang to me.
Joanna pointed out a bag that I hadn't noticed yet and I fell in love with it at once. It was a Nica camera bag with an owl faced opening clasp that was complete with a carry strap and a adjustable shoulder strap. I took out the stuffing straight away and popped my DSLR in and it fit (like a glass slipper with an owl face)! Not only that but also inside it comes complete with a matching change purse and an extra pocket compartment. I almost never see camera bags that are pretty; most are functional and ugly or pretty and impractical.
This bag is the perfect happy medium, gorgeous to look at but still with even enough room for my phone, purse, lipstick, paw paw cream, tissues, makeup, wet wipes, diary, pens, chewing gum...where was I? Oh yes, thank you to Bagable for my new favourite bag, I look forward to having more adventures with it very soon and sharing them with you xx
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