This is so random…but I was just thinking how some of my favorite style bloggers never show their bags in outfit pictures. Well, not NEVER, but hardly ever. I mean, Jane from Sea of Shoes is CLEARLY a shoe girl, and so is her mom; I can’t even remember the last time I noticed a handbag on either of their blogs. Jennine from the coveted will occasionally sport a lovely handbag, but she mostly lets her outfits stand on their own. And that got me thinking…are my bags a crutch? Should I be focusing more on my “outfits?”
As personal style bloggers go, if you can call me that, my outfits are pretty boring. Ultimately, maybe that means that I’m boring, but mostly I think it just reflects the fact that I work at home and work A LOT. When I do go out, I’m all about casual comfort, but I do try to always be put together and “stylish” in my own way. But my only accessory is my bag. I am first to admit that I’m not good at accessorizing with jewelry – my preference is to have a few pieces I just wear all the time, and not even have to think about jewelry when I leave the house. I’ve pretty much achieved that, but I feel like it does leave my outfits lacking.
I also LOVE handbags. I am clearly a bag girl; I love to collect them, I love to shop for them, I love to carry them…I really feel like a fabulous handbag is THE ONE thing every woman needs. I’m not going to go on and on about it, but I can’t tell you how many lovely outfits I’ve seen completely ruined by a bad handbag. I definitely rely on my bag to be the attention grabber of my outfit (unless I’m wearing my pink patent tory burch reva flats) and I love to carry a unique & sometimes controversial bag…
But I also love shoes. If my lifestyle permitted, I’d have some killer shoes, and wear them all the time, but as it is, I mostly wear flats, and am obsessed with comfort, so that dictates the shoes I buy & wear. I still think if I had to choose, I’d put myself clearly in the bag girl camp though…
what about you? are you a bag girl? or a shoe girl?
do you style your outfits around your shoes, your bag, or your jewelry?