Bought this bag back in June from a Michael Kors outlet shop and love it lots. Sadly it's not mine but instead was a present for sister's landmark birthday (She's joined me on the wrong side of fifty.) I was charged with the responsibility of choosing the bag we'd buy between me and my other three sisters and this was the one I settled on. It's lovely: just big enough to hold everything you need, gorgeous leather and a tan colour which goes with everything. She's happy.
Since then I've been looking for a similar handbag for myself with a less eye-watering price tag. Now I'm a one bag per season (winter/summer) person. Really cannot be bothered to decant all the stuff in my bag more often than once a year. So was quite pleased when I found this one in Clarks with 20% off it just before Christmas making it about £60. It's tan leather, satchel-style, the right size and matches my favourite tan ankle boots nicely. The only thing is that lots of my shoes are black and I am not entirely comfortable wearing a tan bag with black shoes. I'm sure the matching bag to shoes rule no longer applies but can't quite shake it off: I have memories of several bags I bought to wear with wedding outfits which were worn only once. Beth Goodrham at Styleguile certainly doesn't have this hang up as she posted a photo of a stunning blue bag worn with black boots a couple of days ago.
And finally just wanted to share with readers another of my 'amusing' fridge magnets. Picked this up from Sainsbury's.
I'll forgive them for the blatant sexism I suppose because the message about bringing your own bags to the supermarket is a good one. Am determined this year to cut right down on my usage of plastic carrier bags. There's a big pile of the ghastly things in the garage and the council recycling won't take them. So am refusing bags whenever possible and squeeze as much shopping as I can into my Clark's satchel.