Object of Lust: Accessorize’s must-have bag of the summer

8e16731a0af219228ebd82d4a12e38bbToday I bring you not one, but two beautiful bags.

First up, this gorgeous cross-body bag from Accessorize, which I’ve been lusting after ever since I spied it on Instagram. Named Cara (I’m assuming after Ms Delevingne, maybe I’m wrong), it works that boho summer vibe perfectly. It looks like just the kind of thing you’d find on a market stall in Ibiza to sling over your shoulder and attract comments that you could bat off with a shrug and ‘oh this old thing’ whilst feeling really rather smug that you actually bought it in Accessorize. At £22, you really can’t go wrong.

Second, we have this little beauty. It’s technically a beach bag, but also does that weekend shopper thing rather well. Like ‘the Cara’ it has tassels (are you noticing a theme here?) plus fab metallic straps and a gorgeous turquoise hue. £29. Your summer won’t be the same without it.



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  • Reply
    June 12, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Adore both of these! Perfect summer bags, at a perfect price!

  • Reply
    June 12, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Hi Helena,

    They’re great aren’t they? And even lovelier on a sunny day like today!
    alex x

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    June 13, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    While looking for must have bag came across ‘name your own necklace’ As secret owner of a Carrie a al sex and city gold name necklace – am I too past it to pull it off in late forties? (but passing for 39 of course…….)

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    June 14, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Hi Claire,
    As long as it suits the rest of your look (i.e. not a plain black shift dress), then I think it could work. Something low-key would be great. If you love it, wear it – that’s what I say!

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      June 14, 2014 at 6:54 pm

      Thanks,Alex – was listening to voice of 13 year old daughter but should be listening to own voice !! – same advice goes for my vintage Levi denim jacket I hope (in my defence Nigella wears one) love the site – down to earth, witty and good advice xx

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