The New Look handbag for a ‘new-adult’

If you’re an avid reader of my blog you’ll notice that I tend to write a lot of lifestyle posts and not so much beauty or fashion. Mainly because heck who am I kidding I’m not the person you go to for fashion advice. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy reading and writing those types of posts.

I thoughts I’d kick off my fashion posts with this little blog about my new favourite thing – my New Look handbag.

I’ve always been a shoulder bag or backpack type of gal and never the handbag woman I probably should be now that I’m 20.

Admittedly I’ve never felt very grown up. But it is amazing what one item of clothes or accessories can do for you. For some girls it’s a push-up bra, but for me it’s this bag.

This simple black handbag just makes me feel all grown up and professional. I feel like a woman not a girl and as crazy as it sounds it actually gives me more confidence when rocking up to interviews . God knows what looks id get if I turned up with my purple backpack.

I’ve always struggled to find bags and purses which I like and it took me awhile but I finally found both a bag and purse in New Look. I’m a big fan of new looks products in general so i was super happy to buy my bag from there.


It’s a simple black handbag which is big enough to fit my iPad in so it’s that perfect size in-between a going out bag and holiday hand luggage bag. It comes with two normal handles and an over the shoulder strap with I use the most.

Inside you have a secure zip area and a pocket for your phone but I usually just stick mints or my keys in there. It also has a outter zip to you know all of your belongings are safe. This is a big pet peeve of mine when it comes to bas. I understand the ease of just having an open bag or one with a magnetic popper but now I live in the city and get on public transport a lot it just feels a lot more secure to have a zipped up bag.

I’m a very simple girl when it comes to fashion and I don’t care for frills and embroidery detailing and at this time of year its hard enough to find a top without these details on it let alone a handbag. I prefer the simple statements of the gold metal clasps and the luggage tag compared to all these fluffy pompoms and flower detailing.

The one thing I love the most about this bag is that it’s not going to go out of fashion – a huge plus if you’re on my budget. Its simple enough to go with any outfit but will always look smart.

I never thought I’d be that type of girl who says that a bag has changed her life and im not going to say it. But it has added to my overall confidence when it comes to fashion and my appearance.

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Bag – New Look £14.99 in sale! | Jacket – Pull & Bear £25.99

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