CULT GAIA DOME BAG AND ZARA SHORTS

Good morning everyone, I am so happy and delighted to share with you my new Cult Gaia Dome bag from Shopbop. I have been admiring Cult Gaia bags for a while now and when I saw this dome design I knew I wanted to have it. Now It has been nearly two to three years that the basket bag trend has been going strong for and I don’t think it’s going to quit just yet. From oversized beach totes to tiny woven baskets, designers have adopted straw, wicker, rattan, and even bamboo into their collections. And every season thus far, without fail, we’ve immediately begun adding them to our wish lists. I for one will be adding a few more to my collection. If your like me and are loving these bags I am glad to say luckily for us the trend is still growing stronger.

 

CULT GAIA DOME

/ DOME BAG / SHORTS / SWEATER / BLAZER Similar / SHOES Similar /

The art of weaving bags from natural materials be it bamboo or dried grass, goes way back. With basketry techniques dating back at least to ancient Egypt. It was in the 1950s, that the straw tote came to be seen as a stylish item associated with luxurious travel, mainly sold in holiday destinations as a chic souvenir. In London, The Eaton Bag Company supplied desirable raffia bags and woven trunks. While over the pond, cane bags woven in Nantucket became a vacation status symbol for wealthy Americans.

The basket bag was first made trendy by Jane Birkin, and is highly associated with her so much so she has a straw basket bag named after her just like the Hermes Birkin bag. She was spotted carrying it everywhere in late 60’s and 70’s, whether it was to the street markets or at the airport stuffed with newspapers. Today, brands like Cult Gaia and Staud are leading the way with their architectural shapes and unique take on the classic designs for these must-have basket-style bags.

So to my gorgeous Cult Gaia Dome bag from Shopbop, this is one of the newest and coolest additions to the brand’s covetable bag family. This version is structured from lightweight bamboo in a curved silhouette. Just love how the handles neatly collapse when its not in use. The bag is big enough to fit all my essentials and there is no need to worry about anything falling out either. A perfect sized bag in my opinion and I just adore it!

Here I have styled my Cult Gaia Dome bag with this ensemble. Starting off with these flowing off-white high waisted Bermuda shorts with matching belt detail and front pleats from Zara. Yes you read correctly they are indeed from Zara. The shorts feature side pockets, false welt pockets and metal hooks, also has a inside button and zip fastening in the front. They feel and look so good in my opinion and I was so pleased that I bought them. They look so much more expensive then they are and look so chic. You could easily dress them down of course. I have had so many compliments and people asking me about where I have purchased them from.

Next I opted for this light weight white ribbed turtle neck sweater which is also from Zara. Great for those cooler days and perfect for Autumn/Winter. As I was going for a more put together look I decided I would wear my Zara blazer in off-white which goes perfectly with the Bermuda shorts. Who else loves a short suit as much as me? This was very unintentional, whilst I was styling my outfit I decided to wear  the blazer only to find that the shade matched the shorts, result!!

Moving onto my shoes and after much contemplation I decided on my my white transparent detailed, pointed toe court shoes from Dune London. These exude a timeless glamour and showcase a classic silhouette with the transparent trim detail. The heels come in your slim style and are high. I’m a heel kinda person so for me this is just right for a lunch date. But of course wear what you feel comfortable in.

For the finishing touches I wore the shade Teddy Bear by Lime Crime Velvetines on my lips. My go to nude and a yes I am stilling loving wearing it. As for my nails I wore the shade OPI Red from OPI. Before heading out I grabbed my cat-eye sunglasses from ASOS to complete the look.

 

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This post is in collaboration with STYLYST.COM

Thank you so much for stopping by to read my fashion blog. What do you make of the Cult Gaia Dome bag? Are you on board with this trend? Please do let me know by leaving a comment below

 

ENSEMBLE

Dome Bag: Cult Gaia via ShopBop

Bermuda Shorts: Zara

Blazer: Zara similar @Zara

Ribbed Turtle Nek sweater: Zara

Shoes: Dune similar @Dune

Sunglasses: Asos

Lipstick Lime Crime Velvetines here and here

Nails: OPI

 

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32 Comments

  1. August 24, 2018 / 8:40 am

    Oh yes this is my absolute favorite look so far!
    Loving the allwhite look – just so good in summer! And the Cult Gaia Bag is such an eyecatcher! I’ve been thinking about this bag since forever – maybe I do need to finally get it 😉

    xxx
    Tina

    https://styleappetite.com

    • Lovely
      August 24, 2018 / 12:16 pm

      Such a cute bag Tina and I would def recommend it darling!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 25, 2018 / 8:03 am

      Thank you so much darling and have a fabulous weekend.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 25, 2018 / 8:03 am

      It is rather a cute bag and thank you so much.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  2. August 25, 2018 / 2:33 am

    I LOVE your outfit!! Everything goes together so nicely and you ARE SLAYING!!! Love that there are so many different selections from Zara. I still need to check that shop out! Love your bag as well.

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • Lovely
      August 25, 2018 / 8:04 am

      Thank you so much Nancy.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 25, 2018 / 8:05 am

      Thank you Radi and have a wonderful weekend.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  3. August 25, 2018 / 9:44 am

    I like your unconventional bag. 🙂

    • Lovely
      August 27, 2018 / 8:58 am

      Thank you Monika.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 27, 2018 / 8:58 am

      Aww thank you Cherifa.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 27, 2018 / 8:58 am

      Thank you so much Veronica.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  4. August 26, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    what a fab look! LOVE all white on this! those shorts are gorgeous x
    have a wonderful day!

    • Lovely
      August 27, 2018 / 8:59 am

      So happy you do darling and thank you so much.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  5. August 27, 2018 / 9:35 am

    I’m tired of seeing the traditional cult gaia bag, but I actually love this new model, it’s so cute with the little strap! Also, that white look is perfection – you’re so chic!
    http://www.lambassadrice.com/

    • Lovely
      August 27, 2018 / 9:40 am

      Thank you darling, I’m loving the bag too!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 27, 2018 / 12:01 pm

      Aww thank you so much darling, have a fabulous week ahead.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 27, 2018 / 12:02 pm

      Thank you so much.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  6. Nina
    August 27, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    You look absolutely stunig in this white outfit, and how cute is this dome bag. Happy new week. xx

    Nina’s Style Blog

    • Lovely
      August 27, 2018 / 12:44 pm

      Thank you so much Nina, loving my mini dome bag! Have a fabulous week.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  7. August 28, 2018 / 1:10 am

    That dome bag is amazing, and such a cool wardrobe item! I’m obsessed with this all-white outfit. You look very chic!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net/

    • Lovely
      August 28, 2018 / 9:53 am

      Thank you Kara and have a wonderful day.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  8. August 28, 2018 / 5:09 am

    Such a chic and edgy fall look you haveh ere dear! I absolutely love the turtle neck sweater, so neat. And those heels are really fab too.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Lovely
      August 28, 2018 / 9:54 am

      Thank you Jess.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  9. August 29, 2018 / 3:03 am

    The Cult Gaia Dome bag is super on trend. I kind of dig the trend right now and just recently received a basket bag of my own. I love how you styled it with this look. Very effortless and sophisticated outfit love.

    Xoxo
    http://www.stylemefancy.com

    • Lovely
      August 29, 2018 / 9:32 am

      This bag trend is so hot right now and I for one is loving this cute little dome bag. Thank you Pentene and have a wonderful day.

      xoxo
      Lovely

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