Today I’m wearing: Gap trousers which I rolled up because they are too long and too big (intentionally I suppose); my lovely red charity shop jumper; my cape! From eBay but says Tu on the label; my forever handbag.
I lied. This is what I wore yesterday. I know, I know, but I’m in the final throes of a degree, so my time is not my own. And I also, probably just before this was taken, lost my Very Expensive earphones, which didn’t make me feel like blogging. They fell out of my pocket and I didn’t notice and someone picked them up and kept them. So much for human kindness, eh?
I’m wearing a cape! I think that this is cool. Hell, capes are always cool. This one was bought off eBay for £4 at the beginning of February with the intention of wearing it for ODOM. Unfortunately, I looked rather like a monk or an old-fashioned nurse when I wear a cape with a dress, so it got sidelined. In fact, the girl I bought it off said she used it for Sherlock Holmes fancy dress. Such a versatile item; it’s smart, it’s casual, it says I can fight crime or I can save lives.
Let’s talk handbag.
I’m not a handbag girl normally; I’m a sucker for something practical, and you can keep your beribboned fripperous monstrosities. This means I’m usually lugging an over-full canvas bag around, simultaneously ruining my posture and my credibility. (The bags I use are battered and well-loved.)
Yet the time came when I needed a handbag. My latest canvas sack was coming apart at the seams, and I was starting to feel like I needed to make a serious commitment to a long-term bag. My life is about to move into a new phase, and my bag use needs to adapt with it. If I’m to grow and change as a person, my handbags need to do so too.
So I went about planning. This meant telling my mother, Jude, that I wanted a handbag for Christmas (you didn’t think I was adult enough to buy my own bag, did you?!) Then I pointed out the ones I wanted.
First there was this one in KaDeWe in Berlin:
|Prada Tote, £1250|
Then this one on Buchanan Street:
|Russell & Bromley, Willow Tote, £225|
|Fiorelli, Jade Shoulder Bag, I’m not telling you the price because that would ruin Christmas|
Don’t get me wrong, I still buy canvas bags, and I will never not buy canvas bags. I’m just committing to a real bag.