Round and Round we go...

Have you ever noticed how when you start liking something - be it a car colour, or new hairstyle - you start seeing more of it everywhere you go?! That's me and these round handbags! I mean honestly sometimes I wonder if that facebook marketing tool is following me around in real life. I saw this round basket bag on instagram on a post by edit 58. I was in love and went straight to buy one, but it was not to be - they were sold out within the evening she posted them! Too slow! I have since used my relentless ability to hunt something down and found them on Etsy. (sidenote: why can't i use this skill to make money and not spend money? help me Jesus!) Well, what do you know?! The bag is back in stock at edit 58, grab it while you can!

 

Circular Woven Basket, £40

Circular Woven Basket, £40

Then we arrived in the USA right? As I went on my discovery trip in Providence Mall, I happened upon Madewell. I had loved this store since discovering it on a blog I follow. I ran in like a kid in a candy store, hardly knowing where to turn first. And there it was, the cutest little round bag I had seen...since that basket bag!  I wanted to just run straight to the till and pay! Then I remembered I had decided on giving myself a cooling off period before buying anything I see. Even though there was a limited offer of 20% off everything for that weekend only!  I held off and as it happens, the colourway I wanted is now on sale anyway! Ha! Discipline pays!

 

The Marfa Circle Crossbody Bag, $79.99 ($118 for natural and black colourways)

The Marfa Circle Crossbody Bag, $79.99 ($118 for natural and black colourways)

So, there I was on instagram, minding my business just scrolling through and bam! Cynthia of simplycyn pops up on my timeline wearing this gorgeous handbag. I whipped out my card. Forget cooling off, it was a case of today na today!! I dutifully followed the link, palms sweating with anticipation and excitement! I landed on the Clare V website and swiftly put my card back in my purse. The bag's price was a little bit more than I'd bargained on for a spur of the moment purchase, so  back in the wallet my card went, and onto my list of things to save up for the bag went. As it happens, it's actually sold out and there is a waitlist now! So let's just be joining that......oh to be their ambassador too!

 

Alistair Petit Crossbody Bag, $345

Alistair Petit Crossbody Bag, $345

No list of mine would be complete without at least 1 zara item! I am trying to wean myself off Zara but it does take time people! I found this little basket bag in black and fell instantly in love.  It's price-point is 100% in line with an impulse purchase which is why I have been a Zara slave for so long. This one I will definitely allow to sit in the basket for some time. When it comes to Zara, discipline must surely prevail!!

                                                                                                                                                                                          

Braided Tote Bag with pom-poms, $49.90

Braided Tote Bag with pom-poms, $49.90

 

So there you have it! These are the bags currently rocking my world! I especially love that they are mostly totes - so handy for looking a little less crazy whilst chasing down a 3 year old boy down the street! Or for elegantly pushing a stroller in the South of France in my alternate life.  Have you been bitten by the circular bag bug? Do any of these take your fancy? Or have you seen other lustworthy round bags in your wanderings? Share in the comments below and let's obsess together!!

 

Till next time,

Tanaka

xoxo