This is a different style of post from usual, and it's all down to the lovely Hayley. She contacted me about whether I wanted to participate in her handbag documentary, where we look beyond what is inside the handbag and discuss our motivation behind buying it etc. I thought that it was a unique and great idea, so here it is!
Where is it from? As you can see from the photos above, it is from Osprey, and I received it as a 16th birthday present.
Why is it important to me? Well, I think that any girl would say that their handbag is important to them. Firstly, handbags are so important for practicality. And I guess there's some emotional attachment in that I received it as a birthday present. I chose the handbag and although it isn't 100% my style, I love it and use it all the time. I like how simple it is, as I know it will be something I will still like 10 years down the line, and possibly appreciate even more then as my style will probably become more refined.
Why do you think handbags are an important part of an outfit? Personally, first and foremost handbags are for dumping all my little bits and bobs in. They are something I definitely could not live without. A great handbag will complement an outfit and bring it together, but I could never buy a bag that simply looked nice but had some annoying features. I am not someone who would pick a handbag for the sake of making an outfit, and I only bring one out with me if I need it.
How do different handbags make you feel? Seeing as I don't own a particularly large number of bags, I don't feel as though I can make a conclusive judgement on this. I have a little leather rucksack though, and it definitely makes me feel more carefree and childish when I use that bag as opposed to this one, for example.
Can we have too many handbags? I'm not really sure. We can definitely have an unnecessary amount of handbags, but if we use them all maybe that isn't too many? On the other hand, I definitely believe that one is enough. I could happily use one for the rest of my life.
I hope that you enjoyed this post. Let me know some of your answers to these questions in the comments-I'd love to read them!