I’ll bag that, thank you very much!

biba-clutch bag-house-of-fraser - 5My life obsession has always been shoes. Ok, and makeup. Bags were not that much on top of my agenda, but in the past year I suddenly became a bit obsessed, and made a few extravagant purchases.

Because they don’t need to be super expensive to be oh-so-pretty, House of Fraser offers a huge variety of bags to suit all tastes, needs and very importantly, budgets.

biba-clutch bag-house-of-fraser - 2I recently got this gorgeous clutch from a brand I love, Biba, which is stocked by House of Fraser.

They have a fabulous range of Biba bags, and most some glimpses on the art deco style the brand was known for in the 60, but styled for today.

My choice, the Geometric Box Clutch, has it all. It’s golden, has some copper geometric snake skin panels. The shape is comfortable to hold, it has a great weight to it and a magnetic clasp with a big black jewel on.

biba-clutch bag-house-of-fraser - 4The inside is lined with the iconic Biba logo in black satin, and to make it even better, is also has a delicate, but sturdy, chain if you get tired of clutching it.

But Dani, what if I am not that into golden clutches? Fear not. Biba has loads of options and even better, at House of Fraser, you can find thousands of styles (in fact, at the moment, more than 4,000 on the website), from as little as £10! Yes, a tenner.

biba-clutch bag-house-of-fraser - 6This pretty and shiny, as well as super chic Biba Geometric Clutch bag costs £59.

Delivery was super speedy, well packaged to keep our treasured bags in tip-top shape. The website is easy to navigate, the purchase process very straight forward (I didn’t order this bag through it, but used it before for purchases) and you can search by all different criteria to help find the right thing for you.

Of course, you can always go to the shops and touch them all (not in a creepy way… *cough cough*); they stock handbags from high-street to premium brands like Mulberry and Lulu Guinness.

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This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my experience with the product and reflects my honest opinion on them.

Dani’s Little Book of Fashion: Wedding guest, with bonprix and Pittards England

wedding-bonprix-pittards (1 of 12)Wedding season is in full swing and with so many to attend comes the “what dress to wear” dilemma. Do I buy a new one? Do I wear an old one again? Do I run away and never look back?

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Dani’s Little Book of Fashion: new romantic

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My plans to create a series of features on more fashionable looks started a long time ago. However, finally getting off the ground took some planning.

The aim of Dani’s Little Book of Fashion is to dissect looks into wearable chunks, that will work for the person carrying it, whatever their personal style.

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Cute clutch bags from Claudine London

Strolling around the market in Covent Garden, I came across the Claudine London stall, dotted with colourful and sleek clutch bags.

The  art-deco inspired design is very unique. The lovely Claudine herself was manning the stall,  and she told me that each bag is hand made, with silk and velvet, and the perspex panels are sprayed individually, so they are all different (most bags have different colour on each side)!

From the Diffusion line, I loved the “Meriel” bag (pictured), which I picked up from  the stall and held on to longingly. Apparently,  the “Belle” is more popular, due to being bigger, thus enabling you to fit more  in. The price for the smaller bags is around £50.

She also told me that she is working on one of the bigger bags of the collection tonight, the one she had on display was a gorgeous asymmetric delight of a bag!

Even though the online shopping page of her site has been removed as it is going through improvements, she said if I get in touch she will post the desired bag to me, or she will inform of her next Covent Garden market stall days!

So, if you are looking for a clutch bag that is elegant, unique, can make an outfit and a statement, look no further!