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7 Best and Cheap 2019 Leather Handbags.






Pay Less For Way More

Why Shouldn’t You Buy Cheap yet Quality Handbags?

Welcome back, ladies. I’m writing from Saudi Arabia today and the really dry desert is raising some hellish sandstorms. Alright, before I digress, a reader asked me to write about 7 best and cheap 2019 leather handbags from 20$ and above and I thought, why not?! So, here we go…

Personally, I’m not a fan of high end fashion handbags for any reason at all. They’re often too expensive, sometimes tacky and go out of trend quickly.

Also, maybe because I’ve seen really cheap bags do really amazing things for me and I kinda prefer my money in my bag rather than on my bag, if you know what I mean.

Let’s get right to it. I hope the bags I’ll be talking about will be helpful to you. Most of these bags are trendy yet go with every single season, like; they just never go out of fashion, if that’s what you’re looking for. 

You’ll find them all here and I’d just encourage you to look cos there’s an amazing collection of handbags, clutches, evening bags and totes that would absolutely blow your mind.

And most of the bags on the site are not knockoffs which means you don’t run the risk of carrying obviously fake handbags (Not that fake handbags are bad. I, most times prefer them to the real deal).

The Retro Wax Tote





If you’re looking for a supreme tan shoulder bag, well, this isn’t it. But this is way better. This lovely damsel has served me so much in ways that other bags haven’t. It’s a Retro Wax Tote which means it’s so suitable as a stylish messenger bag, excellent when you don’t want to carry a big bag but you still want to go to work, etc. Its leather is warm and rich and gives that expensive look. It’s not too heavy and can easily be slung over the shoulder and you’re good to go. It’s great and would go with most colours…except maybe red. It also comes in black color. Want to look expensive without breaking the bank, try this handbag. Great price, satisfactory buy.

Look after me

This piece is low maintenance. Leather handbags can easily smell when you leave them wet for a long time. Always keep dry and to clean, a damp wipe and some good air- drying will be fine.

If you want to make a little extra statement, spray in a little of your favourite perfume to leave you feeling confident all day long.

THE PETITE CROC






Gotta tell you this, girls, I and this bag have a small history. So this day, my boss was to attend a meeting with her bosses at the city town hall and it was like that really top notch meeting where they all had to look best and all. Surprisingly, my boss announced at the office that she forgot her handbag in her car and her driver had taken the car away to the car wash. Dang! She needed a handbag for her meeting and guess what! Out of all the bags she had as options (I mean bags that belonged to other girls), she chose this green sleek mini handbag that I happened to rock on that day. She simply detached the long arm and off she went. I was so excited and it just made me loooove the bag more.

It comes in only one colour, green and would definitely be selective with colours but hey, if you know the right combo, you can nail this!

Look after me

Very easy to maintain, always ensure it’s dry, alternate between the chain and the long strap when carrying in order to not exert too much pressure on one handle. A wet wipe down in and out and occasional air-drying and you’re covered.

Fur Ball Bag





You know that moment when you’re late for work and you don’t have the time to select bags to match your outfits because hey, you gotta punch in on time at work….well, I kid you not, if you ever find yourself in that situation, this is your recommended go-to bag. It would serve you better than a coach lily shoulder bag, all day, all time.

There’s almost no outfit colour that this bag will not match, like, just pick and you’re good to go. Its high capacity and you’ll still be able to exude class without breaking the bank so you don’t have to worry about making poor handbag decisions.

Carry it crossbody or just by the brown handles, no problem. It comes in grey and black, light and dark and pink and light red colours.

Flaw.

It’s soft and may easily tear. I’d avoid it if you need a more durable bag for everyday purpose.

Look after me

Very easy to maintain, always ensure it’s dry, alternate between the brown handle and the long strap when carrying. A wet wipe down in and out and occasional air-drying and you’re covered.

Crossbody Dual Tone Tote




This is another women bucket bag after my heart. I often rock this bag, crossbody, to work and on a no-work day, with a t-shirt and a pair of jeans. It’s my champion bag.

One amazing fact about it is its finishing. It’s so perfect and flawless that on a shelf of 10 handbags, you’ll easily single it out. It’s also high capacity, cost- effective, rich in appearance and will match most of your outfits. It’s completely timeless.

Look after me

Absolutely easy to maintain and clean, wipe down with a damp clean fabric and you’re good to go.

LADIES POCHETTE



This lovely brown oil wax tote crossbody shoulder bag be giving you the confidence to express your individuality, this design interprets major trends, adding a unique feel to your already wonderful personality.

All the denim, dresses, jackets and pieces you need will perfectly fit this bag; you just have to imagine it. Helps you to reinvent a style that’s all yours and feel extremely confident with it. 

And you can rock it anyway you like, by the handle or the strap. Then switch it up again tomorrow, making every day, night and everything in-between as extraordinary as you are. Your life is eclectic and unexpected and, now, so is your wardrobe.

Look after me.

Very easy to maintain, all you need is a damp fabric and wipe down.

Vintage Charm





Can you think of two occasions where this handbag will not be a total excellent choice? I’m waiting….Ok! Yes! I can…probably an evening dinner or something but that’s all about it. This bag has been practically been my best bag buy.

It’s perfect for work, after work and even partying if you don’t want to carry so much.  E.g it will definitely carry your bamboo tooth brush, one set of outfit, some underwear, toothpaste, hairbrush, body roll-on and an iphone. Perfect, isn’t it! Available in several colors.

Look after me.

As always, this bag is easy to clean without any stress. A dip of cloth in water will do the job. Also ensure you don’t keep it confined at any time. Always air.

Oil Wax Bucket Tote





This bucket bag should be on the handbag trends 2019 list, I assure you. It has a softly structured shape and satisfactorily large enough compartments to store your valuables, inspired by an archival design.

The indented base gives it a slightly vintage look and the bag in itself is enhanced by the detachable shoulder strap. Made in oil wax leather and comes in burgundy, brown, black and red.

Look after me

This bag is pretty easy to clean without any stress, just wipe down with a clean, damp cloth and it’s all good.

Miss Chequers






If you’re looking for something really chic but toned down, won’t draw attention for a casual outing, you can’t be wrong with this piece. It’s made with chequered fabric and let’s be honest, we all know that small is the new sexy. I call it the Tesla of small handbags.

It’s front, handle and compartment details are really cool. Portrayed in two different colours, it’s got a lovely small handle and a longer one that makes it easy to carry crossbody. The purse generally helps you blend in and can carry most of your valuables for a casual outing.

Look after me

Just give it a quick wipe with a damp cloth to clean

For all-day-everyday ease

The Flower Box









Please take a look at this flower piece and tell me what you don’t love about it. Connect with your inner mermaid with this Pocket-friendly Summer Flower Boxbag and its pearly adornments. Perfect for your fancy outings, this ornate piece is the right one for the lady whose wish is to not only carry a purse, but keep her necessaries in a stylish compartment. Shop now!

The strap is adjustable, very solidly made with flowery and pearl details. You can, rest assured, carry a number of your basic needs such as phone, earpieces, lipstick, a small journal, small mirror and a few other items.

LOOK AFTER ME

Just give it a quick wipe with a damp cloth to clean.

For all-day-everyday ease.

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5 PRACTICAL STEPS TO FINDING YOUR PERSONAL STYLE IN 2019.




Hello, gurls (okay, you guys are welcome too ). This is my very first post and I’m so excited almost to the point of anxiety. Because style is something that really grips my attention, I thought I should definitely should talk about it first. So today, I’m all about 5 PRACTICAL STEPS TO FINDING YOUR PERSONAL STYLE IN 2019.

My goal here, really, is to give you all the juice on creating your own style and just riding along with it. So, grab a cup of cold ice cream cos this is going to be spicy hot.

TIP 1

STICK TO ONE STYLE GENRE.

MAKE THAT CHOICE.

Sometimes, even though we don’t realise it, we generally actually belong to one type of fashion niche. Yes, that’s true. When you go shopping and you’re looking at a dress stand, certain types of apparel and dressing combos stand out to you.

However, these styles don’t necessarily appeal to your friend whom you’re probably shopping with. That’s the first indication of your own personal style. Something you’ll always go with 80 out of 100 times.

But we also sometimes feel the need to change styles. We want to get outside of that box and this can be really hard. While I agree that sometimes its great to step outside of the box, mostly I feel like it’s a little bit forced and you’re trying to be something you’re not.

Like if you would just kind of embrace what you truly love, your style would just be so much better.

Whether your style is neutral, hobo, gothic, bright fun, flowery, etc, stick to a style that never makes you doubt whether you look good when you’re done dressing up. If you doubt it, you’re not there yet.

I encourage you to try looking up Pinterest  if you’re not familiar with what you truly like and what you find yourself gravitating towards and search different styles.  

Start pinning exactly the styles that you just love and you believe would make you really really happy in your life like, oh if I could have anything, that’s what it would be. For the love of handbags, check these out.

Be totally free with it and run with it. Once you’ve kind of nailed down a style then that’s the style that I want you to focus on when you’re out shopping.

Gravitate toward your perceived and slowly start experimenting. Hopefully in the end you’ll start to realize exactly what you really like and what you might not like.

Not only will this help you save money but you’ll start to only purchase and buy things for your wardrobe that you truly love.

TIP 2

 CHOOSE ONE, COMFORT OR STYLE

COMFORT OR STYLE?

Before you get me wrong, I’m not saying you can’t have a combination of both or that one is better. You, very much can. However, understanding your real preference can help you make a better decision about your style.

And in truth, most of us often prefer one to the other, we just often don’t realise/admit it.

E.g there are some people out there that find an item that they just absolutely love. Maybe it’s a pair of shoes.  They put it on and it’s just so uncomfortable but they love it. It’s in style so they don’t care; they can and will rock it.  They might be in pain all day but they don’t care.

On the opposite spectrum, there are people out there that don’t care how amazing something is or how wonderful it looks on them, if it’s uncomfortable they’re not wearing it.

Hence I think it’s really important to figure out exactly what type of person you are at the core so that you avoid buying things that you just won’t wear.

 I used to be that chic who would really love a pair of shoes and I’m like, I’m gonna wear these, I don’t care that they make my feet hurt until I honestly just figured myself out that I’d actually choose comfort over anything no matter how pretty.

And it took me so many years to realize that but now I know, it’s helped me save money by not buying things I won’t wear.

TIP 3…

KNOW THE COLOURS THAT HELP YOU LOOK GOOD.

WHAT COLORS LOOK BEST ON YOU?

Usually we mostly fall into one of these three categories. The people that just love rainbow-like, bright colours. They just want to have so many different colors in their wardrobe.

Then there’s some of us that just absolutely love neutrals. We love our blacks, whites, creams, beiges, nudes etc.

There’s the other people that are just a mix of everything, like, they just love the colors but they also love neutrals.  

I think most people believe they fall in the third category because again they really like to be diverse, they just want to go to their closet and be able to pick out any outfit for any occasion and have something that fits every single possible slot but in reality I do think people fall more in the first or second category.

I, for instance, if you walk into my closet even today,  you could see a rainbow of colors but that’s because like growing up if I saw a shirt I really liked in purple,  I’d be like “oh, I don’t have anything in that shade of purple so I better get it in that color.

So with every single possible selection so that I always had something that would match something perfectly when in reality I just don’t like lots of color.

That doesn’t really happen anymore as I now only settle for colours I like and fit my skin tone. So, don’t force yourself into buying this bright yellow shirt because just because you don’t have a bright yellow shirt. Buy it because you like it, it fits your skin tone and you’ll choose it over everything else.

Don’t waste money buying things you really don’t need. If you are dark skinned, doing dark colours may not be in your interest and vice versa.

TIP 4

 UNDERSTAND YOUR BODY TYPE.

DO YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR BODY TYPE?

Now, this is a step that you can totally choose to ignore or something you can definitely think about.

To be totally honest, this is a portion that I honestly don’t pay so much attention to. However,  I think it’s really important to some of us  out there so, here we go.

I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of this but people do have specific body shapes and honestly, I could probably write a full blown article on this and based on certain body shapes there are clothes out there that really make you look better depending on what your bodyshape is.

There are body shapes such as the pear, apple, the rectangle, the inverted triangle and a whole lot of other  different body shapes out there and then based on the clothing choices  you make you can really flatter or unflatter your body and girl, this can be your undoing.

A good source of inspiration for clothing ideas for body shapes besides this blog, of course, is Pinterest.  I, for instance, would say I’m a bit much on top but don’t have much going on on the bottom so I guess I’m apple.

Now there are people out there that really want to accentuate their butts, like they want it to look good and kind of flattered whereas there’s other people that just want to totally hide it.

So, really, it’s not just about knowing your body shape, it’s also about knowing what you plan to do with it.

Do you want to hide it or flaunt it? Let that answer help you determine your style. And like I always say, stick with what makes you comfy. If you want to hide your butt, for instance, hide it.

Don’t accentuate it and then later feel shy or embarrassed in public. Also, if you want to hide your long legs, don’t waste money buying stuffs that simply make them more obvious.

FINAL TIP

Even though style is a representation of your unique self, you also want to take into consideration your own goal and the lifestyle you live.

So what are your hobbies?  What is your job? Try configuring clothing that fits that lifestyle because your perfect wardrobe should not just be tailored by your creativity but also adjusted for the lifestyles that you carry.

Hence, try considering the persona you want to reflect upon the world.  While yes, your style should be a reflection of your personality, it also has to make sense in the fields that you’re working in e.g if you’re an attorney you’re not going to be dressing like a hipster, right?

And that’s it, girls. See you next time cos I can’t wait to share with you more style tips. Just can’t . Please feel free to ask me anything at all, it’s all I’ll ever ask. We also accept contributions so feel free to send in your article and you stand a chance of being featured on here.

Bella ciao.