My New Mulberry

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When it comes to big purchases I am not usually one to act on impulse. I like to think I am very considered and sensible and will contemplate a big splurge for weeks, months on end – seeking some sort of inner justification before handing over my credit card. However last Sunday, whilst idling shopping with Rob for some basics, I was drawn towards the Mulberry store (as we all are!) and left with this beautiful new bag – the small bayswater double zip tote. To my defence (and hear me out here…), I desperately needed a bag I could sling over my shoulder and just go rather than cradling it in the crook of my arm which is never that practical. I also had come to the realisation that I didn’t actually own a simple, black bag – something classic, smart and timeless that I could use for work, travelling and evening events.

When I saw the small bayswater sitting neatly in the store there was no question that it ticked all the boxes and I loved its elegant structure and the rose gold hardware. It is so practical and just the right size to house all the essentials, my phone, purse, filofax, a dozen or so lipsticks, but doesn’t feel too bulky or cumbersome. The zipped compartments are great for keeping everything safe and secure and I love the fact you have to option of using the shoulder strap when mooching around town all day or tucking it away and simply keeping it smart and simple as a tote for the night time. I always worry that an impulse purchase will lead to a wave of doubt and reconsideration the next day but I can safely say that there are no regrets here and it has settled in well next to my Willow Tote!

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25 Comments

  1. 19th February 2015 / 11:39 pm

    The traditional Bayswater doesn't appeal to me really ( but I wouldn't complain if I was bought one!) but I ADORE this smaller style – you're so lucky! x

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  2. 20th February 2015 / 12:18 am

    Gorgeous! Mulberry's are such classic bags. I got a Lily for my birthday last year and adore it. They look like timeless pieces 🙂 xxxxx girlwithbambieyes.co.uk

  3. 20th February 2015 / 8:56 am

    This is so beautiful! I got another Mulberry at the beginning of this year and I thought it would satiate my need to get another for a long time, but I'm already about to head to Mulberry for a browse as yours is rather delightful! x

    Tea Party With Alice

  4. 20th February 2015 / 11:11 am

    Ahhh I love this. I have a small mulberry myself but it wont fit much more than my purse, phone and some lippies. I would love something like this! Very classy. xox

    http://www.lolabellebeauty.co.uk

  5. 20th February 2015 / 1:23 pm

    Perfect choice, love it. I'm getting 'new bag' itches at the moment, although i saved up and bought a Phillip Lim pre Christmas so I really should restrain myself

    Mel x
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  6. 20th February 2015 / 3:20 pm

    It is stunning! I am very jealous haha x

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  7. 20th February 2015 / 3:42 pm

    This bag is a BEAUTY! I've been dying for a classic crossbody I can sling around and that matches everything. Love this as an option!

    Sed Bona

  8. 20th February 2015 / 5:33 pm

    I love Mulberry bags so much. I only have one (a small lily) which I love dearly however there are so many others I would give my left arm for. You are very luck and looking forward to seeing you with this in some outfit pics??

    xoxo

    jpoppy-thats-just-me.blogspot.co.uk

  9. 21st February 2015 / 12:27 am

    What a beautiful bag. I am loving navy bags at the moment. I just purchased a navy cambridge satchel this week. I can't wait for it to arrive.

  10. 21st February 2015 / 11:43 pm

    It is absolutely beautiful! I wish I had one – no regrets! You deserve a great bag 🙂

  11. 23rd February 2015 / 5:34 am

    Ah I adore the double zip Bayswater! So so beautiful and timeless. You can't beat Mulberry for something that'll look new with every wear (:

  12. 25th February 2015 / 6:36 pm

    This bag is simply beautiful! Very stylish and classy!

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