It's that time of year again: the council are starting to put the lights up, pubs and restaurants are advertising their party menus and the phrase "oh, _______ would like that!" pops into your head more than ever while shopping.
This is also the time of year when it's more acceptable than ever to treat yourself to a nice bag.
I have a terrible habit of buying bags (especially party bags) around the £10-£20 mark, having them fall apart after a few weeks - but still wearing them right up until the strap snaps.
One of the items on my bucket list will forever be a Vivienne Westwood bag. I was very kindly given a patent leather purse for my 21st birthday - which is quite large so easily doubles as a clutch.
(It's surprisingly roomy and I can fit my phone in there!)
However, 'tis the season and here's a selection of my favourite bags from
1: Derby tartan leather clutch: £169.00
2: Frilly snake effect shoulder bag: £210.00
3: Chatelaine Leather Clutch: £170.00
4: Dolce Vita grained leather tote: £515.00
5: Derby Tartan Leather Tote: £425.00
6: Dolce Vita Grained Leather Shoulder Bag: £440.00
7: Crocodile Effect Leather Clutch: £430.00
8: Derby Yasmin Tartan Canvas Tote: £500.00
9: Grained Leather Micro Bag: £305
My favourite is definitely #7 and I think it'll look so cute with one of my favourite dresses this season from Pink Clove:
2: ASOS Felt Ears Bowler Hat: £8.00
3: Vivienne Westwood Mabel Orb Stud Earrings: £60.00
5: River Island White Frill Ankle Socks: £3.93
6: ASOS ASTONISHED Leather Cut Out Ankle Boots: £60.00
Do you have an ultimate piece you've been coveting for years? Let me know!
In other news this will most likely be my last post this week as I'm off to Plus London 3 this weekend. I'm looking forward to catch up with everyone - especially as I've been out of the loop for so long.
Are any of you guys going? I can't wait wait wait.
It's also Halloween tomorrow, my favourite time of year but sadly I don't think I'm doing anything special.
I'll most likely have a giant bowl of popcorn and my Vincent Price box set.
Though Daniel and I had pre-celebrations last night with pizza, Corpse Bride and our special witches' brew punch (aka: all we had in).
It was surprisingly good and tasted like jelly babies!
DISCLAIMER: Post in partnership with Harvey Nichols. All words and opinions are - as always - my own.