Wednesday, July 27

- Themed Wishlist: Beach Bags...

1. // 2. // 3. // 4. // 5. // 6.

Well, Summer's finally here and with the recent UK heatwave settling down, I've found myself craving more heat and sunshine.

Good job I'm off on holiday next week.

Woop woop.

Yup, it's my turn to be that annoying person. After pining over sea, sand, sun and swimming pool shots on social media for months now, my time has finally come round...and I can't wait! I'm off to Madeira which I've not visited before, so I'm super excited to explore.

This does of course mean I'll probably be missing on the blogosphere once again, so please bear with me. However, today I managed to find time to show you my top beach bag picks from House of Fraser* - my go to place for any fashion or beauty item due to it's wide brand selection and the fact one is pretty much on my doorstep (dangerous stuff).

I use the term 'beach bag' loosely because if you're picturing Madeira as a place with white, sandy beaches, think again. It's an ancient volcanic island (bring on the hiking) with black volcanic sand and rocky beaches, so I'm keen to see the different scenery. That being said, I'm still in need of a 'beach bag' for around the pool and general holiday-ing.

So why did these bags make the cut? Well, typical me was immediately drawn to 2 & 3 due to their splash of texture and print, and I love 4 & 5 for their denim theme - finished off beautifully with both the leather trim and colourful tassels and pattern. Number 6 instantly reminded me on an inflatable beach ball or windbreaker with the Summer coloured stripes. Lastly, 1 is genius! You probably recognise the famous Lulu Guinness red lips, but this pouch can also be used as a foldaway shopper - perfect for a day or evening holiday bag!

So, TTFN guys- I'll be posting snaps over on Instagram and will catch you all on my return!

What do you think of these bags? Have you visited Madeira before?

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  1. These are all so pretty! I like the design on number 4

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  2. 4 and 5 are definitely my favourites! Hope you have an amazing time in Madeira!
    Amy xx

  3. I really like number 1, the lips detail is so chic!

  4. All of these beach bags are so gorgeous! I absolutely love no.3, the print is so pretty! I hope that you have a wonderful time in Madeira :)

    El xx

  5. Ohhh, I hope you have fun hiking, Karen. I went to Indonesia and hiked two active volcanos before (Mount Bromo and Ijen) and it was one of the best time of my life.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  6. I love number 1 & 6, cute summery bags!

    jen /

  7. Just like you, I love the look of number 2 as the texture is amazing!
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  8. Fantastic picks lovely, hope you have an amazing time on holiday! xo

    Jessica Ann ♥

  9. Love a beach bag and these are lovely ones - thanks for sharing! :)

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  10. Fabulous post darling! I love all of these bags, especially number 2 and number 5! Xx

  11. The first one with the lips is gorgeous! Love the mono stripes and those crazy large lips!

    Laura xo

  12. Firstly have an amazing holiday, very jealous, Madeira always looks beautiful (so intrigued by the black sand beach) Secondly, I do love a good beach bag, love number 1!


  13. Hope you're having a fab time on holiday, love seeing your Insta pics :D! The denim bag is definitely my favourite x

    Beauty with charm

  14. These bags are all so cute! Number 3 is my fav! :) xx

  15. I love number 2, its so my style.


  16. For me No 4 or No6 would accompany me to the beach. Hope you're well and we'll see some Madeira snaps soon :)

    Caz | Style Lingua

  17. I love a fold away bag :) I have one and it's so practical it's unreal, love these choices!

    Meme xx

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  18. Some great choices I love number four with the matching purse Lucy x