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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Charm of a Bag





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I try not to miss an opportunity to add some extra charm to my bags which explains my current obsession with the furry Bag Bugs that ladies are using to accessorize their Fendi bags. They are very striking; although, not what I would describe as cute, in any way.

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When I saw the first Bag Bug I did not quite know what to think of it.  I can only describe my initial reaction as somewhere between shock and fascination. Many have recovered from the surprise and awe they experienced based on the number of individuals that tote these charms around their town.
 
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The handbags we choose to add to our wardrobes are charming on their own, of course, but add a whimsical touch and a bag can really become…well…more than just a bag.  Bag Bug charms are not fetching to me but they are certainly interesting.  Sometimes that is all I need to take my bag to the next level. of course, you can always add a bag, flats or clutch from the Fendi Bag Bug collection to your fashion stash with the right amount of coin.
 
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Charms of many types, some of the furry persuasion and some not, have been used for many decades to enhance a bag. I can honestly state, however, that even with my admittedly wild imagination it never occurred to me that one day a ball of fur and leather would be a charming touch to add to a bag. I suppose it is not all that different from those whom would not leave their house without attaching a rabbit’s foot key chain to their bags decades ago. I was not a fan of the rabbit’s foot key chain but the idea of attaching a good luck charm to a prized possession is certainly appealing.
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Fashionistas, such as Victoria Beckham and Kendall Jenner, have also been known to attach a fox tail key chain to their bags. This fashion phenomenon became popular a few years ago and is still a favorite accessory to attach to luxury handbags. I will admit, that upon seeing a fox tail key chain attached to so many gorgeous handbags, there is a distinct cuteness to the partnership between handbag and fox tail key chain but, again, just like the rabbit’s foot key chain that particular trend was not quite my cup of tea.

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I tend to favor more subtle, yet glamorous, accessories as partners for my bags which is the reason I like to, on occasion, add a silk scarf to the handles of my handbags. I love the effortless elegance scarves can add to a handbag. Yes, I am among the ladies whom love their scarves. Oh, the versatility of a scarf. They are accessories for the neckline, the hair and so much more. Is it any wonder that ladies, such as I, can’t resist dressing up our bags with them?

I have a strong compulsion to seek out a couple of the bag charms I acquired years ago so that I may renew my love fest with them. One is a lovely turquoise-colored crystal butterfly charm and the other is a charm made of attached shells and earth-toned faux gem stones. Both are attached to key chains, of course. I can’t say exactly why but I think Bag Bug charms may have something to do with my renewed interest in bag charms.

I simply had to prove to myself that I can enhance the natural charm of my bags with a more appealing and affordable alternative than a Bag Bug charm. Hmmm...maybe the Sophie Hulme charms below are the answer.
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The more I think of it the more I have a strong need to go find my bag charms. My bags don’t know it yet but they are about to get paired with some unexpected partners.

My friends, how do you add extra charm to your bags? I eagerly await your responses. Your feedback always inspires me.

 

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45 comments:

  1. Hola Sharon!!! Te echaba de menos, he estado pensando, hace poco, que hacía tiempo que no publicabas... Me ha encantado la inspiración de hoy, es divertida y genial!!

    Besos guapa, Emi
    http://www.diseneitorforever.blogspot.com.es

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    1. Hi, Emilia:

      I am happy you enjoyed this post. I am not a fan of all furry charms but I think there are great options for those who do like them.

      Sharon

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  2. Hi Sharon! Interesting trend. While I like the idea of bag charms, I am very much on the fence about these fury ones. I much prefer charms that are a bit more glamorous. I like your idea of adding a silk scarf or crystal charm...I love anything sparkly! Thanks for sharing this trend. As always, I totally enjoyed reading!

    Keisha xo
    www.chrysalisgals.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi, Keisha:

      I don't like all furry charms either. It really depends on whether they are real or faux. I could not purchase a real rabbit's foot or fox tail. I just would not feel right about that. I do like the Sophie Hulme charms. They are really cute. I am so glad to hear from you.

      Sharon

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  3. Its cute, the Karl Fendi charm but personally I could do without it just like the louis vuitton fox tail.

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    1. I think some of the furry charms are just too out there for me; particularly, the fox tail charm. I also don't care for rabbit's foot charms either. Your viewpoint means so much. I enjoy reading the perspectives of my fellow bloggers.

      Sharon

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  4. I realize that this trend is on the street but I don't know if I need a Bag Bug on my life. :D hahaha
    I think that maybe is this kind of trends that you are not sure if you accept or not but you see it everywhere and finally you dump on it.
    Great post Sharon! Thanks for sharing darling!
    Have a gorgeous week ahead ♥♥

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    1. I agree , Rosa. I like the bags from the Bag Bug collection but not the charms. I hope you have a wonderful week.

      Sharon

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  5. These bags are amazing! It's one of those trends that can either stick for a bit or disappear next season, but it's so cute & if someone dresses head-to-toe black, this is a great way to add a little purse punch for an outfit.

    So many pretty photos!

    xoCristina

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    1. Aren't they insane? I love the bags but the bag bug charms are not my favorite. Currently, the bag bug collection is still popular. It will be interesting to see if the fad fades this year. It is always great to read your perception of the trends, Cristina.

      Sharon

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  6. some bags are looking pretty funny. But then others are looking verrry stylish.
    nice post. love your sense of fashion

    New Look on my blog : ' HOT BOY '
    Greets Jon

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jon. These bag bugs are rather a hot topic. It seems that they are either loved or hated. I think the love-hate relationship with garments and accessories makes fashion the art that it truly is.

      Sharon

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  7. I think these bag charms are adorable and I see a lot of high end bloggers adding it to their designer bags but I'm not sure how long the trend will last. Nevertheless the faces are adorable! xo~ Lena

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    1. The bag bug collection is so cute to me. I can do without some of the furry charms like fox tails though. I am so glad you provided your input on this topic, Lena.

      Sharon

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  8. Found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it! You have interesting posts and everything is beautiful! Amazing!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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    1. I am thrilled you like my blog, Diana. I am as equally impressed by yours.

      Sharon

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  9. I totally love your blog! Another awesome item featured, Love the bags :)

    http://whalespa.net

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    1. Thanks so much. I am happy you enjoyed reading this post.

      Sharon

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  10. Indeed striking, but not cute! I still prefer a classic foulard!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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    1. I totally understand that, Coco. Thanks for your opinion.

      Sharon

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  11. these are indeed one of a kind! thanks for sharing xx
    lovejoystyles.com

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    1. They are quite striking and certainly garner either a feeling of love or hate. Thanks for your comment, Ronlet.

      Sharon

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  12. This is really so cute! I like it but don't use it in my life :) just don't know why :)

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    1. They are not to everyone's preference for sure, Aleksandra. I just like the Fendi bags but not the Fendi charms. They do garner a lot of attention though. I have seen so many street style stars carrying them in NYFW photos. I suppose they are still very popular right now.

      Sharon

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  13. Those Fendi bags are amazing, with or without charms I'd wear them anytime :)

    Fashion and Cookies
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    1. The bags are so amazing! I love them so much. Great to hear from you, as always.

      Sharon

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  14. Bag charms are not my thing and the furry ones are not tickling my fancy either, however those bags look pretty cute. Have a lovely week Sharon. xo

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    1. I favor more dainty bag charms. Thanks for your opinion, Elsie. I hope you stop by again. Have a great week.

      Sharon

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  15. Love this!
    Want all this stuff, too.


    adoorablee.blogspot.com

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    1. It seems to be either way with these pieces. They are either loved or hated. I like the actual Bag Bug collection. The bags are both beautiful and cute at the same time. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. I hope you come back. I hope you have a great weekend.

      Sharon

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  16. what a cute idea!:) I definitely need to get one faux fur bag charm too!♥

    www.Lorietta.cz

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    1. They definitely turn heads. I like those by Sophie Hulme. They are really adorable. It has been awhile, Petra. It is so great to hear from you.

      Sharon

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    1. Hello, Coco. I am so glad you stopped by. This has been such a hectic week that I have not had time to post. I noticed you continue to post about such interesting topics. Your posts are great. I will keep in touch. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

      Sharon

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  18. I definitely need a bag charm!

    http://fridaynightstyle.com/

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    1. Hello, My fearless fashion diva. It is great to hear from you, Olivia. Bag charms are a fun way to add extra interest to a bag. My little charms will do but what I would give to afford to add a Bag Bug handbag to my wardrobe. I hope you have a great weekend.

      Sharon

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    2. Amazing collections , your post always amazing ..
      http://oyebamireismail.blogspot.com/

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  19. These bags are so quirky. Love their charm. They're all so adorable.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. I love the bags. They are so interestingly whimsical. Thanks for visiting, Jessica.


      Sharon

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  20. These bags are so cute!
    www.lifestylefunxion.blogspot.com

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    1. I think so too. They are just adorable. I appreciate your visit, Alex.

      Sharon

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  21. I wasn't a fan of the little fluffy accessories for so long but now I do find some of them pretty darn cute (like the little black one with glasses) - and gotta love that last black purse you shared with the eyes- fantastic. xx

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    1. Some of them are way over the top but like you I find that a few are so adorable. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment, Sophia.

      Sharon

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  22. It is very captivating, i love it. :-)

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