‘I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature…’

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"I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature; lace always evokes for me those incomparable designs which the branches and leaves of trees embroider across the sky, and I do not think that any invention of the human spirit could have a more graceful or precise origin."
Coco Chanel, April 29, 1939

Isn’t that such a lovely quote? I adore lace, and I absolutely love bags with it, dresses, gloves, you name it. It is always so soft and feminine and never dates. I’m personally not a fan of the mid-summer sales, because summer fashion isn’t always my favourite, and yet I had to get this little beauty from River Island today. I had seen it a few weeks ago for £40 and just couldn’t justify it at the time, thinking how similar it was to my New Look crochet bag but when it was reduced to £20 it was pretty much made to be! Strangely enough I spied it on the River Island website on Friday when the sale launched, but it of course sold out, and my Mum went to a River Island after work, and again, completely sold out. She loved it as much as me, so we were always going to share it. But on the way to work today I thought I’d pop in to River Island to see what they had in the sale, totally not expecting to find it, but what would you believe, there were 4 left. It’s always worth checking out the tiny high street branches, and this River Island is miniscule!

Lace was a huge Spring/Summer 2011 trend as I talked about it my key trends post, and having it in this bag design is so beautiful. I just hope I don’t catch it on anything, as I have to be so careful with the crochet bag!

                    

Left to Right: Erdem, Oscar De La Renta and D&G

So are you a lace fan? Have you got anything good from the latest sales? If it’s good enough for Coco Chanel, it’s good enough for me!

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xoxo

9 comments:

  1. speechless...the bag is beautiful!! xx

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  2. That is possibly the prettiest bag I have ever seen! x

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  3. That's so pretty, but I would ruin it in a hot minute and get it so messy!

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  4. @ Vanity-Fashionista- Thank you! :).

    @ Hayley- I know, I know, tis a thing of beauty! :D.

    @ xXxStundonxXx- I think you might be right there!

    @ Madeline- Me too, which is why my Mum will be the main user!

    xoxo

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  5. OMG I love that bag its beautiful you were so lucky to get it.

    I was browsing the website but all the bags have gone I wish I had gone dowqn on the 1st day of the sale.

    I am going to have a little looksie in RI tomorrow but I expect they will all be sold out xx

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  6. @ The Brunette- Yes RI bags always sell out because they are so gorgeous. The same one I got this one from has sold out of all their bags it's crazy!

    xoxo

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  7. Wow gorgeous bag :) River Island do such lovely bags. I used to find them a bit tacky but recently they've become much more elegant, just like this one x

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