Raising the White Bag of Surrender
So a few weeks, ago, and after an entire lifetime of resistance, I surrendered to an impulse, and bought a white handbag. I am just now getting around to taking it out for a spin. Okay...really I think it is "bone" and not white....
|Dooney and Bourke pebble leather Colette shopper|
I have never had a
bone white handbag
before. I’m not entirely sure how someone who loves both fashion
and the breezy nautical looks of summer as much as I do could miss
out on a white handbag, but there it is. I suppose it is because I
have always been just that wee bit afraid…of myself really. Same
with white pants. I must feel that deep-down I simply cannot be
trusted with the red wine, the bolognaise sauce, coffee, orange
juice, you know. Pretty much anything that isn’t clear. Or air.
But I’m over that now, mostly. I’m going in, guns blazing, into uncharted territory.
I’m not even sure why I am making such a big deal out of this. Maybe somewhere in my childhood, I overheard someone say that white handbags were tacky. Maybe I am just insecure when it comes to styling it. Although goodness knows it is certainly no hardship to style an outfit with a neutral bag. I guess it must just be the newness of it all.
So this is what I wore with my new bag on its first sortie out of the dust bag and into the world. ..an outfit where I would normally bring out an orange or neutral tan bag.
|Vivienne Tam linen jacket, New Look tee, H&M shorts, Aerosoles peep-toe wedges|
And of course, my bag. And yes...shorts! In Scotland! Yay!
when I was looking at white bags, I realised that I was drawn to very simple designs. I like bags where the quality of the leather speaks for itself, and the shape is elegant yet functional. If I am going to make a proper investment in a bag, I want something that will last a good ten years, thank you very much. I'll save the trendy studded, d-ringed, and rhinestone encrusted (!?) confections for one-off high street purchases that may or may not last the season, but definitely won't break the bank.
Thinking about a white bag? (You know you are). Here are some lovely options.
|Coach Willis Handbag|
Versace White Monogram Satchel Handbag
|Cambridge Satchel Company|