Basket bags, that is today’s subject. Because it has really been on my mind, I decided to take some space here to talk about it!
I am really not a big fan of trends, or at least I am not trend follower you could say, unless something really fits my personality. Which is very strong so hard to confuse. But, in rare occasions, some trends scream BARBARA and I just HAVE to join the party. Have to.
The really big thing here is that I do care this said trend to my life, or at least some good seasons and years, not just during the hype. Specially if I am about to do some big investment. So, when I see something going big and catching my eye, I ask myself, For how long will I wear it?
For example, I was incredible tempted to get a Gucci Dionysus bag, which has been hot for more than a year now. The metal detail is very much me, the size is excelente, and I never owned a Gucci bag ever! But, I knew the logo printed ones (with our without embroidery) wouldn’t be a lasting love for me, as I tend to get bored of prints easily. So I considered getting a solid red one. I would get a black one but I just have so many black bags by now. So… I never found it. So I never got it. And the wish for one is kind of going away…. I think.
Searching for Summer Bags.
Lately, I have been searching for summery riviera-looking bags, both for a day at a beach club or summer city walking and shopping and all casual summer traveling moments. I wanted something with a bit more style and charm than the classic Chanel Deauville or the Goyard St Louis, and I keep dreaming of a vintage picnic Hermés Kelly our a vintage straw Chanel for a few years, but never even got to search for one because I have never buy vintage bags before and am not sure how I feel about it!
I wanted something very Brigitte Bardot in Búzios looking, or summery Jane Birkin. I hope you get my references: something cute, chic and timeless… The above choices are the top choices in my head, and i still hope to find one to hold on to forever in my collection!
Basket Bags #EVERYWHERE!
In the mean time, this European/American summer has been taken by basket bags from all kinds of brands and simply everyone involved someone with fashion has been sporting their own. One of the most seen bags of the seasons are those from Cult Gaia in different sizes… Personally, I think it is gorgeous but not very practical. But literally all bloggers, socialites and models of the world have been seen with them. (I might be exaggerating with the ALL but you get the idea)
And, in the more designer side, Prada launched its gorgeous basket bag collectios that are really really growning on me. I just want to see them in person for the sizes and colours and see how I feel with carrying them…
At least, just recently, AC Brazil surprises us with their selection of stlylish mini basket bags and I simply could not handle it! If you are not familiar with the brand, AC Brazil is a brazilian fast fashion acessories brand that has a very cool selection of trendy bags and amazing sunglasses, from which my favorite is this one and is always on my bag. You probably have seen it on my vlogs.
So… After much dreaming and thinking (lol) this is what I decided: I just ordered mine from AC Brazil. Just because I knew coming my next summer trip and I had none I would be really bummed.
Like, true sadness.
So, since I am a big fan of this brand and every time I don’t get something from them it gets sold out, we have something coming in soon! Promising right here right now to show it in video, ok?
And about the more high end ones. I will be checking for those available at Prada, but I am still unsure about it. Maybe seeing in person bight clarify something… So unless I really fall in love with it, I will be waiting for a Chanel relaunch, which is really possible, they always do that. Might take years but worth the wait. I am really not sure I would face the investment for a Picnic Kelly, as it is not a very used bag, and I don’t even know if they are still made, so I trust the change for a Chanel one best. In the mean time I can have fun with my mini cutie. What you think?
Can’t wait to get it!
And if you still need more visual inspiration to see if this is for you or not, more pictures bellow!
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