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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A Circular Argument


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Marc by Marc Jacobs SS15; Source




I have been struck by the love bug this season. Circle bags have won my heart, my darlings. I consider them to be oh so cute and a welcome deviation from the structured cross-body bags that continue to be so popular. I still have much love for structured bags. They are timeless for a reason. If circle bags had a personality I choose to think they would be playful and fanciful whereas structured bags are more controlled and defined. It’s a great thing to let your playful side out don’t you think?

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Topshop SS15; Source
 


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There is something rather impish about fashion and the circle handbag is the perfect symbol of this mischievousness. The creative force that we call fashion has taken a simple geometric shape that I associate with canteens and created a carry-all that has personality in spades. I don’t know that I will ever think of water canteens quite the same way again. Fashion has always taken the ordinary and turned it into the extraordinary. Betsey Johnson has always been a designer who just gets it. Just look at her creations below.


 

 
 
 
Circular bags are just mini-vanity cases in a way. At least, I like to think so because I adore vanity cases. They are the perfect accoutrement to my beauty products, fashion accessories and other baubles.  And what a fabulous, glamorous place in history they have. I still remember those days of sneaking a peek into my mother’s vanity cases. In my little girl’s eyes they stored such treasures. Hats, arm-length gloves, lustrous jewels are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what my mother stored in her vanity cases. Is it any wonder that I have such a strong desire for circular bags?

Marc by Marc Jacobs SS15; Source
 
 
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week SS15; Source
 
 
They also remind me of the reticules ladies carried during the 1800s. Those reticules may have been small but no fashionista would be caught without her reticule. I still find it amazing that they were able to fit so much in such a small package but when it comes to fashion haven’t fashionistas always found a way to make even the littlest bag work for us when we find the perfect tiny bag that wins our heart?  

The quotes below can certainly do all the rest of the talking for me. Suffice it to say, that there is no way I can fall out of love with a bag once I have set my sights on it. This time I’m in love with a circle
bag but come fall who knows, perhaps I’ll come back around to loving a bag with some structure.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
That’s it my dolls and guys. Enjoy the forthcoming days. I can never thank you enough for all of your support. Before you go, take a look below at a couple of the canteen bags I am in love with right now.

Please comment on this post. Let me know what kind of bag you are in love with these days.

Armani Jeans; Source


Alibaba; Source



Note: Images without source information are credited to Pinterest.
 
Tory Burch SS15
 
 


71 comments:

  1. Fantastic post! I have never really fancied circle handbags, however after reading this post I have a new found love for circle shaped bags and purses! I especially love the Marc Jacobs...it so unusual and toally my style. I also really like the last white circular clutch...very chic. Great quotes, I'm still smiling. I totally enjoyed this post, thanks so much for sharing. I am now on the hunt gor a new circle bag:)
    Have a fab day!

    Keisha xo
    www.chrysalisgals.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Keisha. I truly value your feedback and am always happy to read your comments. I am so glad this post inspired you.

      Sharon

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  2. Hola Sharon!!! Me encanta la originalidad en los complementos y estos bolsos con forma redonda me encantan. Casualmente hace poco me he comprado uno!! Genial post!!!
    Besos, Emi

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    1. Thank you so much, Emilia. I just find these bags to be charming and so different in a good way from the traditional structured shapes of handbags.

      Sharon

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  3. Great selection of bags darling! I love the first one!!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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    1. Thank you, Coco. I always appreciate your comments and look forward to your visits.

      Sharon

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  4. I was missing your post Sharon! Always make me dream with fashion and trends. And this time you share bags! One of my addictions. I love the Chloe and Topshop red soo cool!
    Hope you show us your new one soon! :))
    Have a wonderful WE dear! ♥

    Lady Trends

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    1. Thank you, Rosa. Sometimes, the rest of my life gets in the way of my writing. I hate when that happens since I enjoy blogging so much. I am so glad you continue to support me.

      Sharon

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  5. Love the circle bag trend now starting with the Chloe Drew bag, great pictures and selections! :) xo~ Lena
    www.felinecreatures.com

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    1. Thank you, Lena. I enjoy your posts so much so it always gives me a great feeling to have you take the time to read my posts.

      Sharon

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  6. really nice selection!!

    www.fashi0n-m0de.blogspot.it

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    1. Hello, Enrica:

      Thank you so much for your comment.

      Sharon

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  7. Great post!

    http://www.adelaacanski.com/

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    1. Thank you so much, Adela. I hope you visit again.

      Sharon

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  8. Oh, those circle bags look so cool! They are so unique and so eccentric, I just want one so badly!

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to visit, Bash. I am glad you think circle bags are cool like I do. I hope you are getting some rest in between your busy schedule.

      Sharon

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  9. All of them are so beautiful,shape is unusual and interesting :-)

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    1. I am happy you like the bags I featured here. I think they are charming and am so glad you agree.

      Sharon

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  10. Hey Sharon! Such a fun post. I own just one circular bag. They just don't appeal to me but some of the ones here are just so amazing and I would not mind owning them. Those are really funny quotes too btw, lol. http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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    1. Great to hear from you, Idu. I am please I was able to get you to like a few of the purses here since you don't really like circle bags. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

      Sharon

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  11. Ooh what lovely bags on the runway!

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    1. Hello, Gail:

      Thanks for the comment.

      Sharon

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  12. Great inspiration!

    I like your blog!
    Would you like to follow each other?
    If yes, let me know at my page ;)
    xx

    http://www.curyinthecity.blogspot.fr/
    Fashion PARIS

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    1. Thank you so much. I like your blog too.

      Sharon

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    1. Hello:

      I hope you have a great week. Thanks for stopping by.

      Sharon

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    1. I really appreciate your comment. It means so much to me.

      Sharon

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  15. I just realised I own no round bag and have neither seen any in the shops lately! But the're really stylish, definitely need to get myself one for summer.

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    1. I usually see them in boutiques and online stores. I am glad this post inspired you just a bit, Tanja. Thank you for your comment.

      Sharon

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  16. Awesome post and I love round bag. :)

    www.selestyme.com

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    1. Thank you so much. I appreciate your comment and visit.

      Sharon

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  17. Following you now! Thanks dear :)

    http://curyinthecity.blogspot.fr/
    Fashion PARIS

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    1. I followed you back. I look forward to reading about more of your adventures.

      Sharon

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  18. Thanks a lot for stopping by I love your comments Sharon!
    I always think of you when I wear gingham ;))
    Big kisses my dear ♥

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    1. It is always a pleasure, Rosa.

      Big kisses back.

      Sharon

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    1. Thank you. I viewed your website. I love the shoes.

      Sharon

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    1. Hi, Maggie:

      Thanks for visiting. I hope you are off to start a fabulous weekend.

      Sharon

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  21. Me encanta tu selección. Los bolsos circulares son mis preferidos!!
    besos
    http://unachicasual.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. It is so wonderful that you like several of the bags featured her, Cristina. Thank you for visiting. Enjoy your weekend.

      Sharon

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  22. what a beautiful and great selection :) love the ladybug bag :)

    http://lovelyattitude.com

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    1. Thank you. The ladybug bag is just adorable. I also like the clock and telephone bags very much.

      Sharon

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  23. haha great post

    http://carrieslifestyle.wordpress.com
    Posts online about Vienna, Dubai, Buenos Aires...

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    1. Thank you, Carrie. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I appreciate your visit and comment.

      Sharon

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    1. I am glad you like them. I hope enjoy your weekend. Thanks for visiting.

      Sharon

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  25. Amazing post! Lovely bags <3

    http://www.adelaacanski.com/

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    1. Thanks so much, Adela. I appreciate your comment. I hope you stop by again for a visit and I would love to stay in touch.

      Sharon

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    1. Hello, Coco:

      I hope you have a fantastic weekend. Thanks for stopping by to say hello.

      Sharon

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  27. Happy summer week my dear Sharon! ♥

    Lady Trends

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    1. Thank you, Rosa.

      Love to hear from you, as always. Have a great weekend.

      Sharon

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  28. Lovely selection: Great post!
    I would really love for you to check out my latest post:
    Kaiyo Aino Blog

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    1. Thank you, Kaiyo. I so much appreciate your comment. I enjoyed my visit to your blog and hope we can stay in touch.

      Sharon

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  29. Hello!

    I really love how these circle bags are coming in the fashion. Really need to get one too!
    Lovely blog post!

    R.
    www.jarofsweeets.weebly.com

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    1. Hello, Rita:

      I am so glad you visited my blog. Congratulations on your graduation. I look forward to reading your future posts.

      Sharon

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  30. Hi Sharon! Just stoppin by to wish you a wonderful WE dear!
    Big kisses! ♥

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  31. I hope you're having a fantastic weekend, :). http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, Idu. I hope you are, as well.

      Sharon

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  32. great blog!

    http://www.itsmetijana.blogspot.com/

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  34. Hi dear and thank you very much for your friendship on IFB. I’m very happy!!! I like very much these circle bags! I do not have, but I want to buy one soon.... Have a nice day, kisses,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

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    1. Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a nice day, as well.

      Sharon

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