Summer Stripes

Let’s get right into it— when I saw this bag while shopping at WAGW a few weeks back…

… I just had to have it. It’s orange, nautical-looking, and it’s made of coated canvas (so practical!). On display, the long strap was tucked inside so it was in its large clutch form, which only made me love it even more. When I checked the inside of the bag, there was the strap nestled against the surprisingly really good quality lining. The best part? It was only around1600php. I used a 10% off coupon pa, so it came out at 1400php. If that still sounds a little pricey to you, imagine buying the Prada bag that this one is a copy of (yup, it’s a knock-off, hehe) which is probably 10x the price.

These are from the Prada S/S 2011 collection, which features that oversized leather buckle design. Love it to bits but I really cannot afford something like that especially considering that they are a bit trendy. Another thing that I love about the bag from WAGW is that the buckle does NOT say “PRADA.” Neither is it made of real leather, but that’s easily forgiven given the price. :)

This bag is the single thing that made me feel like summer had finally arrived (remember that I got this a few weeks ago). That’s saying a lot, but it really got my mind working on my summer wardrobe and what to bring to Boracay in April. I just couldn’t wait to use it!

The one down side to the bag (if it can be considered a bad thing at all), is the small size. I’m used to carrying huge handbags filled with all of my essentials and back-up items that I would probably only need in strange emergency situations… but I should be learning to carry smaller bags anyway. For its size, this can hold a decent amount of stuff. My wallet, sunnies, mints, small comb, and a lipstick fit nicely with room to spare. :)

I’m so glad I found this bag! Overall, it is one of the best steals I’ve encountered in a long time, with the price matching the quality very nicely. It’s not an investment piece that will last me for years, but I didn’t buy something that will fall apart after the first or second use either. I realize that this might come off incredibly shallow, but it’s amazing how much a good find can make a girl smile. :)

In case you’re wondering, WAGW (What A Girl Wants) is located in Robinsons Galleria on the second floor. Check it out, they have really cute things at a very reasonable price. :)

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