Summer Arm Candy You Need Now

Christmas is coming and fast! And along with Christmas comes the many parties and events that (of course) must be attended! But while you think about what dress should be worn you should also consider your accessories – they can take an outift from good to fabulous outfit (or break it, if the wrong accessories are chosen. Ouch!) Luckily I have the perfect arm candy for any occasion (no man needed).

The Statement Clutch


This summer fruit prints and motifs are everywhere and a must have. A statement clutch doesn’t have to be blinged out like a sparkly beacon but can be quirky and fun (and we all know I love quirky and fun!)

I’m in love with Chip Chop‘s watermelon and lemon clutch bags, their straw outer and bright colours scream summer fun. They are also big enough to hold your sunnies, wallet, phone, keys and jumper (believe me I checked) and yet they still fit under your arm It’s the perfect clutch for those long summer Sunday sessions.


The One of a Kind Tote

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There is that certain kind of feeling when  you own an item that is one of a kind and completely unique. The Halikalika bags are all hand made locally in Perth and each one is unique. These bags stocked at Ethel and Leo (in Perth) range from small totes to extra large/carry your entire makeup cabinet sizes and are made from straw or embroidered textiles. Each bag has it’s own statement feature whether it’s shells, fringing or tassels to make each piece a standout.

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The Carry-All Wallet


For the times you don’t want to carry the entire makeup cabinet, but just the essentials (money and phone) a slimline wallet is the perfect accessory. My favourites are the Jessica Bratich jewel toned leather wallets, with special love for the turquoise colour. Jessica Bratich has though of everything – standout colours, a wrist strap, enough room to fit a phone (case not included) and a card holder for your bank cards plus every rewards card you own. Plus the hardware and leather are strong and sturdy so it can survive a whole summer of being dropped on the bar/pub/club floor.


Still pondering a new purchase? All these bags are by Australian designers so you can get warm & fuzzy knowing you are shopping locally.

JB xx

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