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A Summer Must Have & My OOTD

So I don't know about you but we're on the holiday countdown...the countdown to the school holidays & also our longed for & often talked about summer holiday.  Now I've yet to start thinking about what I'm taking but one thing that's definitely being packed is my new Accessorize clutch, which I'm totally blaming on Laura from Wearing It Today, because as soon as I saw this beauty on Instagram I just knew I had to click the button.  

As I've mentioned in previous posts this year my inner hippy has totally been released & this bag not only fits in with that theme but is going to be perfect for using of an evening on holiday - big enough to carry the essentials - lippy, phone, hubby's wallet & hotel key plus having snipped the strap off it looks amazing as a clutch.  






Unfortunately this little beauty is now out of stock but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of others to tempt you & me & Accessorize certainly seem to have the best collection out there.  Starting with this lovely pretty & subdued beaded number.






If however, you like the style of the one above but it's a bit subdued in colour then this next one is a great alternative.






Now we all love the odd stripe or two so you should love this next one.  I'm thinking it would look fab teamed with one of my navy blazers & red capri trousers & that's just for starters!






Something with more of a casual vibe with this calypso clutch, which really reminds me of all the friendship bracelets I used to make many moons ago.






Stepping away from Accessorize now & moving onto New Look  & this gorgeous tribal one that also has a chain strap so useful for those hand free moments!






Or how about this this one, same sort of theme but a little bolder in design.






I really love the colours in this next clutch from ASOS, which would look absolutely stunning with an all black outfit & of course being all the colours of the rainbow would go with everything in your suitcase too.






Despite being tempted by all the above, I think I'm leaning to this next lovely pink number, which would look stunning with a simple lace white top & distressed jeans, although I think I'd probably end up snipping off the pom poms!






Now you're either going to seriously love or hate this next number.......I'm undecided but think it could make a real statement with a simple jumpsuit or off the shoulder dress of an evening.






If monochrome is more your thing then River Island have this great one, which also incorporates a splash of neon & metallic.






Moving away from clutches & onto day bags, which are perfect for sightseeing or days out with the family & I just love all the colours in this next beauty.






Or if corals are more you then what about this one?






Finally I absolutely love this shopper style bag, perfect if you're able to travel light to the beach (something I never seem to be able to do!) but equally lovely for days out & of course totally useful for shopping too.....something of course I never do ;-)






Finishing with my outfit for today.




Top - Gemini Woman
Necklace - Zara
Bag - Zara
Trousers - Zara
Sandals - Zara


Breton Stripes


Bag - Zara £12.99
Trousers - Boden £59
Sandals - Mango £29.99


So what do you think of the bags?  Tempted or would you rather stick with something a bit more traditional?  I'm seriously thinking of investing in an extra one or two as I love them that much but I'd love to hear what you think.

Happy 'hump' day & enjoy the sunshine :-)

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  1. Oh I am seriously loving the little boho bags at the moment and I'm practically sitting on my hands at the moment trying not to hit the button on the one that I've got my eye on. I did see a really good little boho number in Primark the other day with a chain strap for around £8 - cursing myself for not having picked it up. That's it - I'm off out - I need a little boho bag in my life!

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    1. They're gorgeous aren't they Sue...my hands are itching over a couple of the ones above as I love the injection of colour they bring to an outfit.
      Jane xx

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  2. Big regret I didnt purchase one of these boho bags for my hols!! Love accessorize & the Asos pom pom ones...x

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    1. They're perfect for holidays or nights out aren't they Annmarie....in fact for most occasions really which is just making me want to click the button even more ;-0
      Jane xx

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  3. I am so boring when it comes to bags and holiday! I should take your lead though as we're t minus 4 weeks before we go!

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    1. Ooh not long now Fiona less than 4 weeks will fly by, are you tempted to click the button?!! ;-)
      Jane xx

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  4. These bags are so gorgeous, I love the stripe one and the Asos with the tassles Jane x

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    1. They're really pretty aren't they Sharron...but do I need more than one in my life?!!!
      Jane xx

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  5. This was just the post I was looking for. Your blog is one of my recent favourites, loving your posts!x

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    1. Aww thanks Meg for the lovely comment & happy shopping :-)
      Jane xx

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  6. I have been toying with the Accessorize Cara bag too Jane!! They still had quite a lot in stock in store!! It's a great little bag along with your other fab choices.....I am now in love with a fringed one I have seen in New Look but I haven't taken the plunge yet!! xx

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    1. Take the plunge Michelle you won't regret it, it will be perfect for your hols ;-)
      Jane xx

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  7. Lovely bags Jane! Accessorise do some lovely things & I have a few clutches from them. Love the jewel zip purse & the marseille clutch! x

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    1. They do have some fab things don't they Sian. In fact it's made me remember a sequinned bag that I had from there many years ago which I must get out again!
      Jane xx

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  8. Totally in love with the Accessorize marseille and gutted it's out if stock!
    Abbi x

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    1. Oh no Abi, have you tried in store?
      Jane xx

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  9. Ooohhh I love the Malibu Martina one, it's beautiful. I love the bright colours in these bags, Jane. So gorgeous! You're looking super stylish as always. Lynne xx
    www.dorothycamper.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aww thanks Lynne :-) Yes it's the bright colours that attracted me....so lovely for summer.
      Jane xx

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  10. That is like Summer in a bag! So colourful and pretty. I've been loving the Marseille clutch for a while! xxx
    The Jolly Fashionista

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    1. Emma you're right summer in a bag - I love it!
      Jane xx

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