HANDBAG REVIEW – TWO

Something wicker this way comes . . . this cute little shoulder bag! Isn’t it lovely? Petite and perfect. I saw it on the Kilimall website here and I had to have it . . . Β and I got it for this review πŸ™‚ Thank you Kilimall. They describe it as a retro style bag but for me it is a very unique twist on the usual African style accessories. You know the ones I’m talking about: animal hide, and tribal prints, and kikoy fabric, Ankara and the likes. All beautiful but really overdone. This little wicker woven and “leather” shoulder bag makes for a vintage beauty that makes me think of safaris and Out of Africa and cute little khaki dresses, casual espadrilles and floppy hats . . . casual Safari chic!

It’s a small bag which means I’ve had to be disciplined and pack only what is essential – none of my usual weird unnecessary knickknacks. And I’ve loved it. I feel so unburdened and light . . . it’s a whole new world for me not having to dig around to find my lippie or keys. Having everything handy and well in view. Β To be honest, it’s not that small, and can comfortably hold my Nivea deo spray can and a lotion. The strap is long enough for me to wear it across my chest and have it easily accessible on my side.

 

The design is quite fun and everyone who’s seen it on me has made a comment that it looks like a small treasure chest πŸ™‚ I agree. The delicate wicker material is fragile though and I’ve been trying to keep it out of the rain because I fear it might fall apart. This is definitely a dry weather bag. Just fun in the sun for this one.

I love that it isn’t something everyone has and that even on the Kilimall site, what’s available now is in brown. I appreciate one of a kind pieces. They make a statement, and this bag really does that without being too loud. the neutral colours are ideal because it can be paired with a lot of different styles and schemes. I would definitely get a bigger model if they had one for the beach πŸ™‚ All love on this one.

 

xo

 

4 Comments

  1. Cess Akinyi April 18, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    I’m not a sucker for sling bags,but this one is something not to ignore.
    Makes me wanna travel,it just gets one in the mood.
    Am I alone?

    I should take a look at Kilimall. Good stuff

    • Oshin April 18, 2017 / 4:11 pm

      Hi Cess, it’s quite special and unique, completely agree. A good piece to have outside your comfort zone. The travelling is that same safari vibe I was talking about man! There’s just something about this bag . . . πŸ™‚ Yeah, do check out Kilimall, they have so many different styles and the prices are actually quite friendly. I’ve got my eye on another one and can’t wait to get it. Thanks for reading and sharing your sentiments πŸ™‚

  2. Lucy Weru May 8, 2017 / 10:44 am

    The bag gives me serious coast vibes!

    • Oshin May 8, 2017 / 11:23 am

      Definitely would look by the beach πŸ™‚

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