My H&M Bucket Bag


Bag - H&M 

As soon as I saw this bag come on to the H&M website, I had to have it. I eagerly waited for my package to be delivered, to discover on arrival that it was, in fact, a shoulder bag. 

A bucket, shoulder bag. 

I have nothing against shoulder bags mind. I think tote bags can look often great and sophisticated when they are worn as shoulder bags. But this bag? No. 

So, with no textiles skills and the experience of sewing a mere four buttons on to a shirt, I decided to embark on my challenge: making the strap shorter. 

I unpicked the strap for about twenty minutes before then realising that I had no idea what I was then going to do with it. The gold hooks either side meant I had to loop it through, but if I trimmed down the actual strap the stitching detail would come lose. 

Instead, I just pulled it through tighter and sewed. Now each side is uneven, and half my strap is doubled. You can't notice though right? (Please just agree). 

But even though this is the case, I'm in love with this bag. I don't think you can really notice the strap when I wear it on my arm (Yes, that's my arm H&M), and the structured look is just what I wanted. I also love the drawstring detail as it makes it that little bit different!

What do you think?


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  1. What a gorgeous bag, looks lovely! <3

    I have a new Valentines Day outfit on my blog, would love to know your thoughts:

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  2. That's such a cool bag! The size is great too, such a gorgeous piece! x