As spring has been delayed for a couple of weeks and we're currently experiencing North Pole kind of weather (I'm not kidding guys, we're only a couple of degrees warmer)! I thought I'd show you the two crossbody bags I picked up from Mango back in December.
And no! Before you think I still have my Christmas tree up, these are just older photos that I didn't get around to posting before Christmas, so you're getting them now. ;)
THE RED CROSSBODY BAG
When it comes to bags I'm extremely fussy and hard to please. I dunno what it is, but I tend to naturally gravitate more towards shoes (as I'm sure you've gathered from my previous Velvet Shoes post).
However, Mango have been killing it in the bags department (scratch that...ALL departments as of late), and I couldn't resist this design. While these exact bags and colours are no longer available, they do still have a very similar design on their website (to the point that I can barely tell the difference); a red leather finish one with gold hardware here, and a black suedette version with silver hardware here (like the one below).
The simple and classic design can be worn at any time of year although I personally styled them for winter here. Do be careful in the rain though, always use a protective spray first (which I have yet to purchase admittedly but shhhh...do as I say, not as I do!).
I got both jackets from eBay. The first brown dogtooth one was originally from Primark, the second red check one was from Next (but I've seen a couple on eBay since, so keep an eye out!). What can I say, I'm a big fan of checks! Mango also have some gorgeous check scarves in, including the red and cream one featured in my Burberry Brit Perfume Review post.
I chose to pair both jackets with the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red which was a perfect match to the bag.
THE BLACK CROSSBODY
As for the black bag (similar here), I felt this could be more of an evening bag, so I paired it with a black sequinned skirt that I also got from eBay years ago (but has no label so I don't know where it's from originally) and a bat-winged jumper from M&S, again years ago. To keep warm I would also be wearing heat tech tights and little black booties.
There you have it, my two new additions to my winter wardrobe, although with all the fun colours they have, I make no promises that Mango won't tempt me again this spring (I have my eye on the lilac one).
How about you, any new bag additions?
Are you more of a shoe person like me?
What about the basket bag, are you hopping onto that trend or nah?