For someone who was never really that bothered about handbags, and was more concerned about the contents in it, I have been a bit busy lately adding some new pieces to my minimal collection. Don’t get me wrong, I have the standard girly collection of clutches for an evening, the odd designer piece to keep my Instagram jealousy under control and a few key styles to go with an outfit, but since I’ve been getting into fashion blogging, I’m getting obsessed. In the last few weeks, I’ve added a handful of bags to my collection and each one has been just perfect for what I wanted. Browsing House of Fraser, after a huge sale, I was looking at the new arrivals and spotted the beautiful Oasis Maggie tote bag. Grey, slouchy and perfect for every day use, I couldn’t resist.
I have a thing for greige at the moment. You know that off grey but not quite beige colour that seems to be oh so in right now. From heels to nail varnish, it’s appearing all over my house in various forms and it’s a shade that I find to not only be flattering to wear, but gives a neutral colour palette a bit of an edge. The Oasis Maggie Tote, although described as grey, is definitely a greige shade and combined with the pale rose gold hardware, it’s a bag of dreams.
Slouchy in style, the tote back has carry handles as well as a long strap to wear slung cross body, or simply from the shoulder. Although the material isn’t leather, it’s soft and supple and looks a lot more expensive than the £30 that she cost. Inside the tote is a removable pouch, so if you needed to carry larger items such as your laptop, then room isn’t an issue. I must admit, that I have just used the bag without the pouch for travelling and used the pouch itself for my toiletries. It’s very handy for travelling in that respect.
A perfect bag to take from desk to disco, it’s not too cumbersome whilst retaining its stylish shape. I also love the tassels that adorn the front of the bag, that can be removed if you so wish. It’s my new love, and I still can’t get over the bargain price for something that looks so expensive.
House of Fraser has all the new Oasis bags in stock and it’s like a grown ups playground right now. I’m still contemplating buying the Orange Maggie tote which has gone into the sale. Convince me!
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