The perfect black bag

Thursday, 20 February 2014






I've got lots of lovely comments about my bag, a lot of you really seem to like it so I thought it would be great to do a post on it. I then thought about doing the "what's in my bag" tag as it's always fun to have a good nose through other people's bags, if not literally then virtually! But I thought it wasn't quite right for my blog (not just yet anyway) I will definitely consider doing it in the future, maybe a winter/summer one to see the transition? Let me know what you think in the comments below...

Sadly, the exact same bag is no longer available; I've had this one for just over a year now and it's still going strong. It's from a brand called Parfois, which you can see more of here, I bought mine whilst on holiday in Portugal and have truly been in love with it ever since. I recently found out that Parfois is also stocked in Debenhams so if you'd like to take a look then why not visit a store or check them out online here.

I've had a quick look for some alternatives and linked them below; let me know if you find any more similar bags to this one and which is your favourite in the comments below. The first two options are also from Parfois and the second two are from Topshop. These are perfect for the spring/summer months because their bold colour really stands out, making the crocodile print stand out too, and although pircey, it's acceptable to spend a little more on a good bag that will last you a long time!

1. Parfois // 2. Parfois // 3. Topshop // 4. Topshop


If you've seen any of my posts you'll have seen this bag, if you haven't seen any of my previous posts then you can see the outfits I've worn this bag with (so far) here, here and here. As you can see there are many posts featuring it as it's my favourite and go-to bag at the moment! This is the perfect bag and can be paired with a lovely pair of heeled boots for a smart/casual look, converse for a laid back look, to be completely honest it can be paired with absolutely anything! After all, it is a black bag. The croc print makes it look like an expensive bag and when wearing dark colours, which for me happens very often in the winter, it adds a perfect texture. 



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14 comments:

  1. The bag looks great and is definitely the perfect size for everyday use. The last bag you added from Topshop needs to be mine!! I can't get over how stunning the colour of it is.

    Raise The Waves

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    1. I was just browsing through and saw those 2 and thought wow! Perfect alternative and the colours are gorgeous, only negative is they're much larger bags! X

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  2. Liked the blogpost :)

    www.mariamarmite.blogspot.com

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    1. I was sad I didn't have a comment from you yet haha! Glad you liked it :) X

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  3. It's a perfect sized handbag! I always take my DSLR with me wherever I go, so I don't mind when they're slightly larger. So much rubbish goes into my bags. I would have a very fake 'what's in my bag' post if I did it. I'd have to sift through loads of old receipts first lol!

    Katie <3

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    1. Ohhh which camera do you use? It's a great size & I must admit I'd be the same! There's so much rubbish in my bag :( X

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  4. Love the bag, looks so roomy! I much prefer bigger bags, I carry waaaay too much crap around though haha x

    Hannah @ FashionistaDigital

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    1. Haha! I feel like Mary Poppins with the amount of rubbish in my bag haha! X

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  5. Such a pretty bag and your photography looks great here too!! x
    imogen-fleur.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! Roped in one of my friends who has a DSLR! Need to buy a new one for myself! X

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  6. I have been looking for the perfect black bag for quite some time and finally decided this morning to order the Parfois (option 2 above) bag from Debenhams as I thought it was the perfect sized city bag for taking to work (will fit my laptop etc) :) I have never heard of this brand so I was a bit dubious as to whether it will be any good, so it's very reassuring to hear that yours is still going strong (your black bag is beautiful by the way!) What a coincidence that you've just blogged about it! x

    Ioanna | www.heartsstarsandprettylittlethings.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. No way!! Haha, we must have good taste then ;) I really love their bags, I've bought 3 and they've all been really good for me - never had a problem and they're so cute! Glad you liked it :D X

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  7. I was going to try not to shop this week then I came across this post, totally awoken the shopaholic. Great post xx
    http://rayofnews.blogspot.co.uk/

    I'm new to blogging defo going to start posting things like this you have given me inspiration.

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    1. Oops, sorry! But you definitely need one of these bags haha! That's fab; I'd love if you mentioned me when you do. I'll be sure to keep an eye out on your posts :) X

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