Tuesday, 10 February 2015

A Late Arrival

I mentioned in a previous post, that I had overspent in the January sales and that February would be a frugal month.  Well, nine days in and it's beginning to look a bit like January, as a few things have been purchased (mainly on the CC to be paid for next month), although they were necessary for one reason or another that I'll go into later.

It was a nice surprise, however, to receive a delivery of something I had ordered online way back in the beginning of January and had almost forgotten about.  The item in question was a small   handbag/cross body bag that I could use when I wanted to travel extra light, with just a debit card, travel card, keys, lipstick, etc.  I don't currently own a small bag and sometimes I just don't want to take a large handbag with me if I go somewhere for the day or go out for the evening.

The company the bag was ordered from make these items to order, hence the delay, which wasn't a problem as I expected it, having bought a bag from this company before.  It was, however, the perfect solution and one I'd had my eye on it for quite a few months, but just couldn't justify buying one full price.

Knowing that there might be some reductions in the January sales, I hung on and treated my self to the same bag, but with 40% off.  It was still quite a lot of money for a small leather bag, but it's a keeper, a good quality bag, handmade in the UK and I think I'm going to get a lot of use out of it.

I was going to go for a very conservative colour such as black, navy, blue, grey, etc., but as I already have a black handbag, a grey satchel and a navy bag, I decided on a completely different scheme that would add a pop of colour to many an outfit.  Here's the bag I chose.

Not to everyone's taste granted, but I love it.  It is a super cute size and has magnetic catches to the front, which I much prefer to actual buckles which are cumbersome to open and close all the time.  It has two small internal pockets, perfect for taking just the few things mentioned.

Now I've revealed the bag, you can probably guess why I liked the green wool for the scarf I started. The scarf itself is now finished.  As I thought, I had to make it colour blocked with the blue and green balls of wool, as there wasn't enough of the green to make it long enough to wear, and here it is.

For a couple of pounds, I also treated myself to a new pair of ball earrings to match, just to tie things together a little more and to wear with the bag in the summer months.

Can't wait to wear them all now. Just need a day out or some other occasion to crop up in the near future.

Please note that this is not a sponsored post, just a post about a product I have purchased and am very happy with.  The opinions expressed are all my own and given without the influence of any other party.


  1. I'm afraid satchels always remind me of school days. DD has the same handbag and they are very good quality.

  2. I am giggling here as my purse is the exact same colour as yours. A bit larger, but I love the colour it makes me smile and I get lots of compliments on it.

    God bless.