21 Jan 2017 59 comments

A Few Of My Favourite Bags…


For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved handbags – they’re just the easiest way to bring an outfit to life, and there’s so many designs and colours and textures. It’s easy to shop them on a budget, or lust over more luxe pieces…

In the last year or so, I’ve found my style a bit more, and become comfortable with buying key pieces that are going to last me. All the bags I own now are ones that I think I’ll cherish for a long time, which makes me feel a whole lot better about the price tag!

My favourite currently are cross-body bags – and I never thought I’d say this, but the smaller the better! I think having a bag that simply fits the essentials looks a lot more chic than a massive tote bag.
My first purchase that sold me on these bags was the Gucci Marmont Mini GG, this was quite a bold purchase since it’s white but I adore it. It’s striking with a vintage twist – and probably my most worn bag.
Similarly, the Gucci Soho Bag is also one of my most used. It holds just the right amount, and is so durable for long-lasting wear.


As for slightly larger everyday bags, I love the Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bags. I first purchased the Mini Mini in Blush (similar here), and I got the Black Mini for my birthday. Both are timeless, incredibly beautiful and go with everything!

I’ve also, like most, got a serious love for all things Chloe! I bought the Drew Nano (similar here) in a dreamy grey hue, with the brightest gold hardware – this was a sale find and I was over the moon as I had been after it for a while. I love the size, it’s the perfect evening bag.

I also have the Chloe Medium Faye in black – when I say I’ve wanted this forever, I mean I first clocked it when it was released some years ago, and I’ve been obsessed with the idea of owning it ever since. It holds my 12inch Macbook, so it’s my usual choice for nipping out to work or travelling to London, but I find excuses to wear it often.

To complete my luxe list, I have a couple of dreamy Saint Laurent picks too. The first is the Monogram Medium Kate in the most perfect pop of pink – I don’t usually get ‘new bag nerves’ but this seems too beaut to take out. It’s my favourite possession for sure.
I also have an everyday YSL Dylan bag in black, I use this so often as it’s the best size. Classic bags like this never get old to me.

I’m incredibly lucky to have quite a collection of bags that I love and use regularly! I probably won’t be adding to this lot any time soon (unless I feel like I can part with the cash for a Chanel Boy… maybe after the wedding!).

Are you a bag lover too?

  • These are all so beautiful! x

    Jessica β€” NinetyCo

  • I love your metallic coat hangers!

    Sharni // http://www.agirlandgrey.com

  • Oh my, what a beautiful collection! Serious lusty eyes happening over here! Totally agree with you about the size – the smaller the better!! Totes if you’re carrying around serious luggage for me only! xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Beauty Fashion Lifestyle

  • Dressed With Soul

    I am also a huge handbag lover and collector πŸ™‚ Your collection is simply amazing!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • Such a pretty bag collection Kate – I love the ones you’ve shown! πŸ™‚
    – Ambar x

  • I am desperate for the medium Chloe faye! It is so perfect. You have such great taste in bags – every one you’ve included here I would absolutely love to own!

    Lynnsay x

  • You have so many lovely bags! X

  • Carmen Jny (carmitive)

    Oh I think we have the same taste πŸ˜‰ Those beauties are lovely and total classics!
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

  • Wow, such a beautiful collection! I want them all, haha. <3

  • Ahhh! Such an amazing collection. Even the colour palettes are perffeccct. Such lovely classics

    Alexis xoxo | http://www.alexisanneofficial.com

    Instagram: @lexxianne

    Twitter: @AlexisAnneBlog

  • Francisca

    Your bag collection is so dreamy! Major envy right here. Lovely photography as always, Kate xx

    Francisca | http://www.franciscamay.com

  • The colours in your bag collection are so beautiful, the bucket bags are my favourite ones. I just became interested in bags recently, hoping to invest in a really nice one. xx

  • Your handbag collection is literally a dream!! I don’t think I can pick a favourite..xo

    Love, Catherine

  • Ashley Christabelle

    I’m so in love with your bag collection! The pink ones are my favorite, especially that YSL blogger bag. x


  • I love handbags! I used to have massive ones but now I prefer smaller ones and I love small crossbody ones. I don’t feel the need to lug so much stuff around with me anymore! I love the black one with YSL in gold – so glam x

  • Laura Mareno

    Your bags are perfect! I also love a good small bag! They’re so cute! kisses:D


  • These are all so beautiful xx

    Zoe Mountford x

  • The YSL bags are gorgeous! <3

    Emma | http://www.shespeaks18.blogspot.co.uk

  • All your bags are gorgeous, although I definitely have a soft spot for YSL bags!

    Jodie // jodieloue.com

  • Pretty bags!

  • Beautiful bags! I am a big bag lover!

  • I’m rather enjoying smaller cross body bags now, I think after watching one of your What’s in My Bag videos a few months ago., with the pink YSL.

    I just realised how much junk I was carrying around in a large bag, and I much prefer keeping just the essentials on me now.

    Your taste in bags is so great! Pink/blush tones suit you so well.

    Shanelle || SLovesAutumn


  • i’m a bad addict so love getting a nosy into peoples collections. i’m currently debating the gucci marmot, but after just getting the chloe hudson i’m trying to be good haha

    Mel x


  • Omg you probably have the best collection of bags ever! Love all of them, and the colour you choose is amazing πŸ™‚


  • Omg your collection is so beautiful! Each of these is on my wishlist! I’m slowly becoming a bit of a handbag addict! Where are your beautiful rose gold hangers from? Xxx

  • Such cute looking handbags! So pretty for almost every seasons! πŸ™‚

    ❀LA BIJOUX BELLA❀ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • carolin coralinart

    I absolutely love the bucket bag!

  • kate_winford

    My black Gucci Soho bag is my most recent purchase and my most favorite! It is perfect size for every day wear and goes with everything! Your YSL purse is gorgeous too!

    Kate | katelovesmakeup.com

  • These are such beautiful bags especially the YSL bag. I recently purchased my Givenchy antigona and I am absolutely in love with it. The Mansure gavriel bucket bag is so stylish too and the mini size is perfect.

    Have a lovely day β™₯

    Ying | * Y i n g c b e a u t y *

    X x X x X

  • oh wow they’re literally all so beautiful. Can I have them all pretty please hahah!

    Beckie || The Pale Tails

  • I love across body bags and these are gorgeous

    Mel ★ http://www.meleaglestone.co.uk

  • That little pink Chloe number is gorgeous – definitely my fave! xx

    Gemma Louise

  • Jen

    This post is dreamy! I also love your new dresser! x

    Jen | affecionada

  • That’s such a gorgeous collection, I love the pink bucket bag, the colour is perfect


  • Mo

    These bags are all gorgeous!

  • The black YSL is gorgeous!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  • I’m totally in love with that pink bucket bag <3 πŸ™‚ It's so adorable! Hahaha and I agree, the smaller the bag, the better! Loving your collection, and hoping you continue to grow it! You have the best taste!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Ahh these bags are so stunning! Having a collection like this one day is seriously goals !!

    xx Julia


  • Love your collection! Great picks x


  • These are some mouth drooling collections you’ve got yourself. The pastel pink is surely to die for. ??β™₯β™₯


  • All amazing!

  • Love the classic YSL bet it goes with a lot!

  • Yesssss I’m loving all of these bags, especially the mini bucket bag! It’s such a pretty change and perfect for spring. To be honest my bag collection is overflowing but I am trying to cut down and buy bags that would not only look cute but last longer (and not ones from Primark for example).

    Lizzie Bee // hellolizziebee.com

  • So many gorgeous bags, I’m jealous! I really want the mini Gucci. x

    Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty

  • All of these are absolutely gorgeous – the gucci soho bag is super cute!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • Grace Campbell

    WOW! You have such a stunning collection!!

    Grace x

  • Natalie Redman

    Oh gosh this collection is stunning. I want them all!


  • Ashley Laughlin

    You’re gorgeous! I love your hair and luxurious style.


  • Sophie Helen Spiegelberger

    Amazing collection and I loved the video!

  • I absolutely adore every single one of these bags, they’re all so wearable but all so versatile! xx


  • Helen

    How lovely! I love your whole collection πŸ™‚ Dying over all the blush pink tones x

    x https://seaandstyleblog.wordpress.com/

  • cristy

    omg that pink ysl bag is unreal xx


  • Between you, Anna, and so many others, I am lusting after some of these brands – your black YSL is simple but so gorgeous!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • Shevy Bee

    Very cute bags. For now I can only dream of owning them.


  • Abigail Silvester

    Love the pink bag!! Obsessed with your rose gold hangers, where are they from?

  • Handbag collection goals. Adore every single one of these, and love the blush pink tones. I don’t own a single designer bag (much to my dismay) but have plenty on my wish list…one day!


  • Diane

    Hi! Your collection is beautiful! I was wondering where did you get that pink bag in the top right hand corner?

  • Aubrie Sanchez

    Hi Kate, I’ve been debating between the Mansur Gavriel mini mini and Mansur Gavriel mini bags for a while now, I’m wondering which you prefer for everyday use- the mini mini (blush) or the mini (black)? I’ve been trying to find reviews on both side by side, but I cannot get a good feel for them compared to one another. Please help!