Monday, 22 June 2015

OOTD - White On White + Fast Fashion Bags


This sunny weather though - could there be anything better?  Now that summer has officially started, I've been trying to fill up my weekends with lots of outdoor activities.  On Saturday we took a mini road trip down to Niagara-On-The-Lake to walk along its flower-covered streets. To keep comfortable, I wore a classic white lace sundress and my trusty oversized cardigan, with some neutral tone accessories to keep everything balanced - including this Chloe 'Drew' inspired bag! Read on for more details.





Dress, Cardigan + Purse - Forever 21, Sandals - Asos, Hat - American Apparel



Can we just talk about this bag for a second?  After my Instagram feed being flooded with images of all of the big fashion bloggers wearing the Chloe 'Drew' bag, it's been constantly on my mind - it's crazy how that happens, right?  I typically only buy bags made of genuine leather, but when I saw this blatant Chloe rip-off from Forever 21, I just had to get it - if only just to keep me from doing something crazy like ordering the real-deal for myself! For a flash-fashion bag, it's of surprisingly good quality - even Brian was shocked to find out that it wasn't real leather.  I don't think that I'm going to make this a habit, but I do love love this little Chloe inspired bag, and so does my credit card!


How have you been spending your summer weekends?  What are your thoughts on fast-fashion bags?

xo Joëlle
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  1. haha, I could talk about this bag for hours! You look stunning! These colours always make chic outfits!

    www.julialundin.com

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    1. Thanks Julia! I agree, I love the way white and camel looks together. I'm glad that you like the bag! xo

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  2. Haha when I saw this outfit photo on Instagram, I was totally going to ask if it was Chloe...especially since you said you were in a bag splurging mood last week! Great knockoff though! Fast-fashion bags like those are always good finds.

    Kris | Love. Loft. Life.

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    1. Ohhhhh girl - I was so. close.
      But with our dollar in the toilet, I just couldn't justify a $2000+ purchase - that wasn't a trip to Paris! This has satisfied my craving :)

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  3. You picked the perfect ensemble for Niagara on the Lake! And what a lovely weekend it was, your white sundress fits right in. I love that new bag of yours, I've gotten a couple of purses from Forever21 and their quality is actually not bad.

    Eleni xo - Bijuleni

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    1. Thanks Eleni! Yes, I have to say that I'm impressed with the quality - and the fact that I don't have to be so careful with it is a HUGE bonus!

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  4. Ahh I love this look it's so ethereal and classic! That bag is gorgeous too, fab job Forever 21 :)
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much Claire, you comments always make my day! xo

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  5. I love the neutral color palette in this outfit. Also, that bag is extremely cute and the price tag is even better!

    -Helen
    Sweet Helen Grace

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    1. Thanks Helen, I'm so glad that you like the outfit! I agree with you - you can't beat $30 for a bag!

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  6. I really love this outfit, the floppy hat makes it look super chic! And this bag looks just like Chloe 'Drew' bag, whic I absolutely adore!

    xx
    ALINA ERMILOVA | BLOG

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    1. Thanks Alina! I adore the Chloe Drew bag as well, but this one has been a great distraction!

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  7. Love this look, the sunglasses suit you so well! (great bag by the way <3)

    xo,

    Emma
    http://www.sassystreet.com/

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    1. Thanks Emma! The Karen Walker Number One's are definitely my favourite sunglasses!

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  8. wonderful...
    xx
    http://littlemisstwiggy.blogspot.com/2015/06/color-me-pink.html

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  9. Ahhh one of my dream bags is the Chloe 'Drew' too! But this alternative from Forever 21 is a great option as well!


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  10. Woops, made an error on my previous comment :P Ahhh one of my dream bags is the Chloe 'Drew' too! But this alternative from Forever 21 is a great option as well!


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    1. Thanks Brenda! This alternate bag has totally curbed any impulse to go out and grab the real thing!

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  11. I love this outfit! I've been looking for a big summery hat like yours for summer! It's so cute!

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    1. Thanks Karissa! I get most of my big hats from American Apparel - they're a little big, but with a few adjustments they're perfect!

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