Fashion,beauty and jewellery for the non-invisible woman over 45

Monday, 8 April 2013

My Secret Collection of Evening Bags

Peach coloured evening bag with sequins
I'm going to let you into a secret. There's something I collect which I've never shared with anyone before.

Girly little evening bags.


Goodness knows why, because I hardly ever go to the type of formal event where you would take such a bag. But I cannot resist them. They are sooo pretty!

One or two of the larger ones usually go on holiday with me but I have to make sure I can squeeze my husband's glasses in.

Anyway, without further ado, let me introduce you to the girls.

selection of sequinned evening bags in different colours

The collection started with the black beaded "Dorothy" bag at the back. I've taken this one on holiday many times because it comfortably passes the glasses test, as does the large gold sequinned bag  (New Look) which I took to a friend's 40th birthday party.

The little grey bag (Marks and Spencer) holds special memories. It was originally bought for an occasion I have forgotten, but then came into its own for our wedding in 2010 when I paired it with a silver dress and grey shoes. I found the receipt for the wedding reception  (a restaurant meal for 20) inside it.

The green bag (Warehouse) matches a sequinned green dress I wore this Christmas for our office Christmas party. I love green and I bought the bag a few years ago hoping I would eventually partner it with a dress.

The cream bow bag is another one that goes on holiday. In the top right you can just about see a heavily encrusted pink bag which is very pretty but has a dodgy clasp.

Finally at the front there is a purple bag (Per Una), which when I opened it has some "40" confetti inside, reminding me that I bought it to wear with a purple dress that I wore to a friend's birthday party.

Front left is a gorgeous peach bag still wearing its tag  (Plymouth Garden Centre). This was a real impulse buy - I just had to have it! Maybe one day it will make its debut.






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4 comments

  1. I have a similar collection, Gail. That one with the roses - I have its pink twin. Got it in Lyme Regis, I think. Lovely.

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  2. Oh, I totally understand this collection. These bags are so gorgeous, like little works of art! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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  3. If it won't hold a Kindle Fire 8.9, I don't carry it. Except ... every woman has to have an evening bag like this, at least one. I have a couple of very classic ones my mother had, and have a couple of black beaded ones I bought. But my fave is a soft metal mesh bag that just feels so nice to the touch, and will go with anything.
    Great obsession you have!

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  4. What a beautiful collection of bags. I've added myself as a follower, glad we found each other! xx

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