Admittedly, I am what you would call a BAG LADY. Regrettably, it doesn’t mean the lady with many, many nice bags and purses although my Mother and E would have a fine argument in support of that. What it means is that when you see me, I have a purse, a bag on the right hand, a bag on the left hand and a most probably a bag or two on the shoulder.
It could mean that I went shopping as let’s face it; more is more when it comes to getting pretty stuff. But it could also mean that’s it’s just another day where I carry everything I deem essential. When they say a woman carries her entire life inside her purse couldn’t be truer. I have my gym bag, my work bag, laptop, and extra evening bag within the bag, writing supplies and on most days, a camera and other electronic gadgets I may need for the blog.
That’s why I am ever thankful that Nella Bella Brand by Tarek designed this thoughtful, versatile and eternally chic urban cross body bag – the London. A classic multi-functional handbag, the Nella Bella LONDON is a clutch, messenger, cosmetic pouch or purse rolled into one!
Everything – the charms, chain, the handle, cross-body strap, the small handbag and the large handbag – detachable so you can customize the look depending on the style and function you are aiming for that day. It spacious, lots of inside pockets and it folds flat and can be packed easily for traveling, that is why this is becoming my fave staple on weekdays and weekends alike!
Aside from the lovely fact that it is made of 100% Vegan material, it is also a Canadian Designer label by Tarek Al-Azbat. Each Nella Bella by Tarek handbag and personal accessories (visit our Facebook Page for more photos of Nella Bella) is uniquely crafted and since they are inspired by urban-chic and everyday lifestyle observed in fashion capitals all over the world, the collection has a truly cosmopolitan feel to it.
As for styling my Red London Nella Bella?
Aside from the gold and navy sequin top from Banana Republic and the black bomber jacket from Smart Set (Fantastic coincidence? Today is Smart Set and Brill Communications’ first ever #TwitterChat via #AskSmarset!) …
Pink No Doubt!
OUTFIT OF THE DAY BREAKDOWN:
- Hair and Skincare – ℅ THANN Canada
- Sequined tank – ℅ BANANA REPUBLIC
- Pink wool skirt – BANANA REPUBLIC
- Black leather booties – ℅ ECCO SHOES CANADA
- Sheer tights – BANANA REPUBLIC
- Statement necklace – Club Monaco
- Plaid Scarf – GAP Canada, Men’s section
- Black and gold cuff – Gift from EM
- Bright lips – Maybelline Colour Sensation Vivids in Fuchsia Flash
- Bomber jacket – SMART SET
Wait, not the singer Pink nor the band No Doubt. Just the kind of red and pink combo that is reminiscent of those two things that you never thought would go well together. Like French Fries and Sundaes.
Yes, exactly like that. What about you, what’s your favourite unusual combination?