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Men, Stop What You’re Doing: Here is the Ultimate Guide to Buying Women’s Handbags

So she’s said she’d like a new bag and you’re already kicking yourself for asking in the first place. When it comes to buying a handbag for that significant lady in your life, whether wife, girlfriend, mum or sister, they’ll be quick to tell you every single one they own is different and has a purpose. However, when it comes to you picking out one, you’d better believe they’re leaving you to work it out for yourself. Not to worry, though. My Favourite Voucher Codes have got you covered on the lowdown of women’s handbags and each type’s outstanding features.

 

Backpacks

The backpack can seem like a practical choice, but they’ve actually become something of a classic staple in any woman’s collection of bags. From leather to canvas, there are plenty of options out there, offering both sharp style and the ability to carry more around without getting backache.

  • Two straps in order for it to sit comfortably and distribute weight evenly across your shoulders and back.
  • Great for carting around heavier items including valuables.
  • Often features pouches and zipped compartments in the inner lining.

 

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This backpack from Marks & Spencer, just £39.50, is great in terms of both style and protection for your goods. With the added bonus of heavy-duty clips as well as a draw string, you can feel secure with gadgets like laptops and tablets inside. The padded exterior is also fantastic for this and made with Stormwear technology to keep your cargo dry.

 

Tote

We’re going to go out on a whim here and suggest she doesn’t mean the canvas tote bags largely used to carry around shopping. Similar in cut and purpose, tote handbags hold all their structure in their main body and are otherwise completely open.

  • Generally unstructured with an open interior to accommodate anything you want to throw in your bag.
  • Set of two straps to hold or haul over your shoulder, with one magnetic fastening.
  • Shopper and Hobo style bags are similar – shoppers even less structured with no inner pockets, whilst hobo bags are larger and baggier in shape.

You can find all these styles stocked at the retailers featured on our site, including Marks and Spencer, Debenhams and New Look, all with the latest money-saving deals. For the perfect tote, this red leather one by Autograph at Marks and Spencer has the option of organisation but meets in the middle with an otherwise open interior. Just £99.

 

Clutch

Put in simple terms, a clutch is a lot like a purse, just marginally larger and you’re usually able to cram your phone and lipstick in it, too. Commonly desired for those special occasions, it’s worth knowing there are still clutch bag styles available for day and night.

  • Compact in size.
  • They only have a small strap if one at all.
  • Designed to fit snuggly under a woman’s arm.

 

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Often colour comes down to matching with other accessories like shoes and shouldn’t distract from the main event of a woman’s outfit. Like with any bag, it’s best bet of standing the test of time is by opting for neutral colours and avoiding anything too brash if you don’t want it to go out of style. This nude clutch will probably only squeeze in a phone, some cash and maybe make-up to top up if you’re lucky, but at £15 it’s the ideal accessory that can be easily incorporated into most outfits.

 

Across Body

In the small to medium size bracket, across body style bags are distinguishable by:

  • Long, adjustable strap, which you can either wear across the body or hanging from your shoulder.
  • This gives you freedom to move your arms with your bag at your waist.
  • Offers compartments inside and often a zipped pocket on the outside, too.

One of the most popular styles for day-to-day use, you can buy across body bags in a range of colours and shapes. The leather crescent-shaped bag from Marks & Spencer is ideal for cramming in your daily essentials, with a separate zipped compartment on the front for your phone or keys. Just £69.

 

Shoulder

Shoulder bags are perhaps the most diverse in terms of shape and size.

  • The overarching feature is that it has one strap that you wear over your shoulder.
  • These straps can be long or short, adjustable and not.
  • The interior of shoulder bags isn’t specific either, with some featuring compartments and others completely unstructured.
  • Buy slouchy or rigid shoulder bags, big, small or medium, with fabric or metal chained straps.

We’re a big fan of a bag that can hold a lot, so would reach for this faux leather double shoulder bag, which features a shorter strap for holding in your hand or a longer one for swapping it onto your shoulder. For around £39.50, shoulder bags offers versatility in terms of style and the space to take as much or as little as you want and be comfortable to take with you wherever you’re going.

When it comes to buying that special woman in your life a bag, it’s a good idea to weigh up what she wants out of a bag. Is she the type of woman who travels around with a lot day-to-day, or does she like the freedom of not having to cart around a huge bag? From the small, smart clutch to totes and shoppers, if she’s got an ever-growing handbag collection, we’re sure she’d appreciate any one of these styles. That said, we think it’s probably best to get more details out of her than just a handbag. Otherwise you might find yourself returning that thoughtful gift.

 

What do you think of these bags?

 

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OOTD: Cheers to the New Year

Happy new year everyone! Hope the new year has started on the right note for you all. It has for me. I got back home some hours ago from Essex. It was great spending some quality time with family and I enjoyed having a bit of a break from my regular routine. I am now back to business as usual, so expect regular blog posts as normal.

I wore this outfit some days ago. The dress is a new wardrobe addition from Quiz Clothing and I adore it. It looks super glam. The sparkly look is right up my street and the style looks great on me. Quiz Clothing currently have a massive sale going on. It is currently 70% off on most pieces so get in there to make the most of the ongoing January sale, if you are keen.

 

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The bag is also a new addition to my handbag collection. It was a Christmas gift and I adore it. I have always wanted a bag in this shape and colour, so I am very pleased with this beauty. Hope you all got some amazing Christmas presents. I got great Christmas presents and I love every one of them.

Excuse my indoor photos. I am usually not a fan of them when it comes to showing off outfits but it was way too dark to get decent outdoor photos on that day. And the festive period was so busy, it was almost impossible to get anything done.

 

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What do you think of this look? Do you like the dress as much as I do? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. Have a lovely 2018.

 

WHAT I WORE

Dress – c/o Quiz Clothing

Tights – NEXT Clothing

Camisole – Marks and Spencer

Shoes – Faith Shoes

Bag – Michael Kors

Earrings – Swarovski

 

 

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A Christmas Beauty Gift Guide

Christmas is almost here, and the festive season is in full swing. As we are in the season of gift-buying, I will be publishing a couple of Christmas Gift  Guides on Fashion and Style Police. I promise they would be worth your while, and you will definitely get loads of gift ideas from the Christmas Gift Guides.

Here are 3 amazing products/brands, you should shop this Christmas.

 

LIORA Beauty Chocolate £6.96

I have never heard of s beauty chocolate before until I came across LIORA Beauty Chocolate. LIORA offers a wide range of artisanal, small-batch chocolates that benefit a variety of ages and skin types, and designed to enhance general health and beauty.

The base blend is 54% dark chocolate – a mixture of two fractions from Venezuela and Ghana – flavoured with 100% natural vanilla from Madagascar, and organic natural oils.

 

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I love the idea behind LIORA Beauty Chocolate and I believe they would make great Christmas gifts for the beauty and chocolate lovers. Who can say no to quality chocolates that also enhance our skin? I know for a fact that I won’t be able to resist these type of beauty chocolates. Plus, they are also very affordable at just £6.96. There are variety of flavours to go for and you even have the option of creating your own LIOLA beauty box and selecting 6 yummy flavours. So get in there and grab some beautifying yummy chocolates and put a smile on the face of that special person.

 

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Mimosa Eau de Toilette £22

This Mimosa fragrance would make an ideal gift this Christmas. I adore the beautiful packaging. I think the bottle is really pretty. And as a perfume lover, I would love to receive this perfume this Christmas. I love the look and sound of the fragrance.

A symbol of femininity and regeneration, the mimosa flower creates a fascinating and playful scent, capable of surprising and inebriating all the senses.

 

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This Mimosa Eau de Toilette is available exclusively to Marks and Spencer for £22.

 

Toppik Products from £7.95

Toppik products are great for Christmas stocking fillers. These products are made of colored keratin protein. They blend undetectably with existing hair strands to instantly create the appearance of naturally thick, full hair and eyebrows. So beauty lovers would definitely adore them!

 

 

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The Toppik Eyebrow Building Fibers you can see above makes even the thinnest eyebrows instantly thick, full and natural-looking. And they last longer than eyebrow pencils too!

You can grab these Toppik products on their website, Amazon and eBay.

 

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