Today I was on the hunt for a big bag to use as my carry-on luggage when I scoot off to America at the beginning of next month (yay!), I searched high and low, cheap and expensive, and found... nothing. Okay, I only looked on the high street, but still, when did the high street get so rubbish?! Have I just been away from these shops for so long that I've forgotten what poor quality their stock is? Or has it become increasingly worse over time?! Anyway, there was one bag which I kinda liked, in River Island. Exhibit A:
At first glance, I loved it. Chain strap - love, quilted - double love, patent – triple love! But then I realised I was looking at the back of it, and didn't notice the huge hideous badge that was on the front! What is that thing?!! Is this River Island attempting to make their accessories look designer? Is this their attempt at a double C Chanel logo?! WRONG WRONG WRONG! So tacky!
After being totally deflated I went into TopShop with the hope of something better. I didn't find a bag, but I found the most adorable cardigan! It's not TopShops own design, but one of the concessions, by a brand called Motel Rocks.
I tried it on and it is sooo uber soft, and has the coolest buttons!
At £50 I thought it was a bit pricey for a cardigan, but I knew I would wear it over and over, so I treated myself!
Then when I got home, I looked on the internet for a bag and came across this beauty:
It’s very similar to the River Island one, but the strap is a gold chain instead of silver which I think looks better, and it doesn't have that horrid logo on the front. Plus, the strap is much longer AND it was cheaper! Success! I have practically everything I need for the holiday now, minus a wash bag, but I've wanted a Lulu Guinness vanity case for ages now, and seeing as it's going to be cheaper in America, I'm going to get one over there. Sorted!
Wow, that's the longest post I've done in a while!! xxx