Its been a while since I wrote an OOTD post, only because I’ve not bought much new clothing of late. However, this week’s purchase merits an OOTD revival. It’s not about the jacket, the dress or the shoes as they are all pieces that have been featured on here before. This outfit is all about the bag.
With the emergence of adult colouring books, flat t- bar shoes and a café where you can sample an endless variety of sugary cereals, it seems like there are many of us who reminisce about the days when our lives were all about writing in pencil, Knock Down Ginger and Saturday morning cartoons. The appearance of Play Purse onto the accessories market is right on cue.
I cannot tell you the number of miniature pocket-money purses like this I had as a child. Each starting out with an abundance of multi-coloured beads, and ending their lives picked bald and cast aside. To see this in adult size brings back many happy memories. Old school style in a big girl size. It even comes with extra beads in case I want to go the whole hog and relive the bead picking experience, but with a big girl price tag I doubt it.
Would it be a really daft statement to say that my favourite shape is the triangle? To the point where at school, I was sometimes as Diane the trian(gle). I’m not sure if that name came about because Diane almost kinda rhymes with trian(gle), or because of my fondness for the shape. Its a kind of chicken and egg situation. In fact, now that I’m thinking about it, I believe I had a penchant for purple triangles in particular which a) makes me seem even dafter and b) negates the notion that anything you like as a child is a phase that you eventually grow out. I always like to defy conventional thought.
Browsing Etsy I came across these enameled brooches by Sketch Inc that sent my multicoloured triangular heart racing.
Pleasing to see an abundance of purple triangles to satisfy the 14 year old in me that refuses to grow up.
Images from Sketch Inc on Etsy
Who was your favourite cartoon character as a child? Mine was Charlie Brown and I so wanted to live in his world with Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Peanuts. Now that I’ve discovered these dramatic comic strip bags by Pop Up Bags, I can live out my cartoon dreams in glorious technicolour with a solid bold outline. I no longer pine for Chuck but I can certainly play the part of his cartoon girlfriend with one of these scene stealers.
The Pop Up Bags website doesn’t give any indication of how long the company has been trading or give any hints about what their next range may be, but I’m certainly following them on every social media platform available because I. MUST. SEE. MORE.