New Handbag additions: Michael Kors Selma and Zara Messenger Bag.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

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You can never have too many Black handbags right? Well that is what I am telling myself after purchasing two black bags in the space of about a month and a half! If you follow me on instagram or Twitter, you will know that as a post wedding/ pre honeymoon treat, I bought the Michael Kors Selma tote bag at the airport. This gem set me back £275, the most I have ever spent on a handbag! Surprisingly I didn't flinch or feel any guilt when typing in my pin! It was a well deserved treat after saving for our wedding and paying everything off before our big day! I originally wanted the smaller version of this bag and mistakenly picked up the tote version instead. That being said though, I carry a lot of stuff with me and I am glad I got the bigger size. It also works out that I paid less for the bigger one than the smaller costs full price. Winner winner! 

The Michael Kors selma tote is a very smart, bag which is a classic style. Even Tom approves of it. With one large compartment & a couple of smaller pockets on the side, its the perfect handbag for me to lug my life around! I don't use it as a laptop bag, but I am pretty sure you could easily git a laptop in it. My i-pad fits in fine (but obviously that is a bit smaller!) The detachable strap is a godsend because, I will be honest this bag gets heavy! It's nice to give the crook of my arm a little rest now and again! If you aren't one to spend big bucks on handbags, then I would highly suggest the Zara office city bag as a good a alternative, with extra compartments for those of you that like to be super organised. Its a similar size and shape but just that bit more affordable! 

So you'd think after buying the MK at the airport I wouldn't be on the look out for another new handbag. I'll be honest, I wasn't actively searching! But the other night while having a browse online, I came cross this messenger bag with zips.. I don't have a smart black  bag in my collection so at £40 & with a little ebay money in my account,  I just had to buy it. I placed the order on Monday evening, selecting Standard delivery, by Wednesday I had it in my possession. Well done Zara! I was surprised to see that the inside was split into two compartments as that isn't clear online,  it was a lot more roomy than I expected!  I love the mix of fabrics used, it gives the bag a little bit more dimension. The zips on either side can be completely undone, so you can really fill out the bag if you wish., I think I will be keeping them zipped up slightly to achieve a celine-esque look! :-) 

Every season Zara seems to come up trumps with some pretty good handbags, and judging by my instagram last night, a lot of people like this bag. Could it be the new 'Blogger bag' ? 

Much Love, 

30 comments:

  1. These are both lovely! Definitely can never have too many x


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  2. Swooning over the Selma Leanne!
    Sophie
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  3. I've been dying to get the Michael Kors bag for ages, its absolutely gorgeous! x


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  4. This post is perfect! I've been wanting those exact bags for ages!! I'm definitely going to get the Zara, I've been convinced :) you said it fits your ipad is it tight or could you fit something a bit bigger? Thanks! Patricia :)
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  5. My ipad fits in the Zara one fine, because the edges fan out there is room for it to move a bit. If it was the MK you were referring to, a bigger laptop would fit in. as its a fairly large handbag! I dont think it would be wise to put a laptop in the zara one to be honest! x

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  6. It's so nice. I'm so glad I bought it! x

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  7. No match for your Mulbs though Soph! x

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  8. I think this will be it for a while. I dont need any others for the time being! x

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  9. Seriously love that MK bag! I love the neon pink version of it :) x

    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx

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  10. ok thats alright! thanks! was thinking of just a day bag but don't want it to be too big haha so the Zara one sounds fab! x

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  11. Gorgeous bag!!! I hope you'll have a chance and stop by my blog. All about Beauty. Life. and DIY. If you ever have an OTD, LOTD, hair or nail tutorial, or a fun fashion DIY, I'd love for you to share it at "That's my Style" Link party TOMORROW (every Friday). Don't have anything to share? Stop by anyway for beauty tutorial and fun DIY projects. Hope to see you there. :)

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  12. This bag is absolutely gorgeous!


    Scarlett x
    scarlettlondon.com

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  13. Oh, both of the bags you got are beautiful! I especially love the MK one, it looks like a classic that you'll use for years to come :)

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  14. What a beautiful bag. Love the watches from Michael Kors, really want one of his hand bags now :p

    thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. This. Bag. Is. INCREDIBLE. ohhhhh I love that it's not like all the other generic MK bags you see! Great style x


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  16. Hahhhh the MK bag is gorgeous! You can never have too many black bags, they are a staple after all :)

    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. They are both gorgeous. I have wanted that MK bag since it came out! Amazing blog btw, new follower :)

    Claudia xx

    Beauty and the Chic

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  18. Wow Realy Both bags are absolutely gorgeous!x
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  19. I'm eyeing the Selma bag at the moment. Already own a Jet Set Travel Tote by MK which I recently purchased for myself and I'm loving it ^_^. Your post about this helps me decide if I want to go for another MK bag or not and I really do now want another one in my life :D. Your bag is gorgeous ^_^.



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  20. Another real benefit of a leather messenger bag, especially one that has an adjustable leather strap, is the fact that the weight of the laptop and the other accessories are spread out all over the shoulders or chest and the bag also makes it easy to maneuver around crowded areas, among other things.Just make sure when buying a laptop bag that the size of the bag is enough for the computer and its gadgets.

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