My Staple Cross-body bag and Chloe Drew dupe

Crossbody bag Chloe Drew DupeIt’s been a while since I talked style on this blog although the topic itself is the prime reason I started this blog so I thought it would be fun to bring in some more style posts! Any recommendations for posts are very welcomed! Anyway I am currently in the process of reinventing my wardrobe of staple pieces that I know will remain in style for a long time to come. Bags are something I like to hoard, I have to admit. I have always been a bag kinda gal so it is something I would happily invest in! My goal for my wardrobe really is to cut out the junk that I don’t wear anymore and those pieces that adopted fad trends that are a bit of a waste of time. It is all about quality over quantity (something I wish I told my younger self!) and finding those staple pieces is my current wardrobe goal.

Back at the end of last year, I picked up this gorgeous mini cross-body bag from Topshop. I wasn’t looking for a new bag at the time although as soon as I spotted this it had to be mine. The first thing I thought when I seen it was the fact it is a perfect dupe for the blogger favourite Chloe Drew bag which is what dreams are made of (pretty much). Although what I love about this is that it isn’t an exact dupe or copy, it has similar characteristics but doesn’t feel cheap like a designer knock off. Yet in fact it feels and looks expensive, the gold hardware and chain gives it a very luxurious feel. The bag itself is also pretty sturdy and structured which I like so doesn’t feel flimsy or cheap, an important factor for me when it comes to bags. The bag also has a tassel design on the front which adds a nice bit of detail without being too over the top and also adds a slight 70s vibe again without feeling like a fad. The black shoulder strap also makes it comfortable to wear and again adds that little extra luxurious feel.

I hate to be that person although sadly this bag isn’t available anymore on Topshop. At £30 though it really was a complete bargain considering the quality and beautiful aesthetics. It will remain a long time staple piece within my collection, I just wish I picked up more in a couple of different shades…

Do you have a staple cross-body bag?


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Hannah MacGibbon leaves Chloe !

After it was announced not long ago that John Galliano of Dior was being sacked the whole fashion world has been lately obsessed with who is going to replace him but thats not the only thing going on behind the runway. French fashion house Chloe has revealed that their Creative Director Hannah MacGibbon is departing from her role in Chloe to ‘pursue other products’ which was revealed in a statement. MacGibbon who has been at Chloe for nearly a decade it to replaced by Clare Waight Keller who is to begin her role on th 1st June. Claire has also been the creative director of Pringle of Scotland when she was appointed in 2005.  A statement reading ‘We warmly welcome Clare to Chloe as we continue to define feminine elegance for the radiant, active and effortlessly graceful women of today.’ from De La Bourdonnaye.

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