Sunday, 30 September 2012

I can still hear you saying you would never break the chain

For anyone who regularly reads my posts, I'm sure you'll be well aware of my endless money saving so I could treat myself to a lovely new bag. Finally, a few weeks ago, I wandered into HSBC with a mountain of 20p and 50p coins much to the disdain of the cashiers who I could see stealing anxious glances in my direction, all hoping that it wouldn't be their turn to serve when I reached the front of the queue. I practically skipped out of the bank and back to my flat so I could fire up the laptop and order my beautiful new bag from the Cambridge Satchel Company. I'd spent weeks and weeks umming and ahhing over various different colours and was finding it impossible to choose (my heart was screaming out for a red satchel but my head knew it'd be utterly ridiculous to buy a bag in the same shade as my ever expanding burgundy wardrobe... I really need to learn where to draw the line with that one). In the end I went for black. I was a bit disappointed with myself... I really wanted something that would stand out a little more and be a bit exciting and well, just not black. But when the parcel arrived at my door I instantly fell in love. Turns out I'd made the right decision after all.




bag: The Cambridge Satchel Company, jacket: Republic, jumper: Topshop, shirt (worn underneath): Glamorous, jeans: Topshop, boots: River Island

Now I've got my beautiful satchel in my life, I'm in search of my next big thing to save for. Foraging for 20p coins has become quite an addictive hobby. Any suggestions?

ps, I've made myself a little blog button (I'm very impressed with myself for actually figuring out how to do this!) so if any of you want to share a bit of button swapping love then just let me know :)





50 comments:

  1. Ahhhh how beeeeautiful!!!!! I think you made a good choice. All the fab bright ones are lovely, but that bag will never ever date and is only going to look better and better.

    Serious bag envy!!!!!! xxxxx

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    1. Glad you approve... I thought the same about the bright ones- I was pretty drawn to the yellow one but the realist (boring sensible person) in me said no. xxx

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  2. I love this black one, such a classic. I just got the pastel purple the other day, red is next on my list!

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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    1. Definitely get the red one- its beautiful!x

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  3. When in doubt, I usually go for black as well - it goes with everything! Lovely bag :) I love your way of saving - I have about £8 in change which I need to get changed up, but I might continue to add to it...hmmm what to save for!? xx

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    1. I think my mum drilled the 'get black it goes with everything' argument in me from a very young age... its so true though!
      Its pretty satisfying saving up bits of change, I was amazed at how quickly it all started to mount up! x

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  4. Aw the satchel is so pretty! It feels so much better buying something if you've really saved hard for it!

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    1. Thanks :) totally agree... I feel like I can enjoy it even more since it doesn't have spenders guilt attached to it! x

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  5. The satchel is super lovely! The whole outfit us great! well done on the blog button, i am still trying to figure it all out haha!
    Anna

    http://opshopaholic.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. Aww thanks :) I googled blog buttons and there were a few foolproof tutorials posted around and about... wouldn't have had the foggiest about what I was doing otherwise haha x

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  6. whoa, you layer clothing amazingly well! love your style :D x

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    1. Thanks so much lovely! Its perfect layering weather at the moment (I'm mostly just going for the throw everything on approach to dressing!) x

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  7. I love this casual look! Great!

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  8. I've wanted a Cambridge Satchel for so long- I think I need to employ your money saving tactic. I have a habit of just losing spare change at the bottom of bags of jeans pockets!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and the lovely comment- you have a great blog yourself!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Definitely do it! Its such a good feeling reaching the point where you've finally saved up enough... I could have just given in and bought one but this was waaay more satisfying! Oh and I swear there's a black hole at the bottom of bags where bits of loose change disappear to.
      Thanks :) I really enjoy reading your posts! x

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  9. Love your satchel!
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  10. Lovely satchel
    and outfit!!

    Georgia x

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  11. Looks great, I really want one of these! My mum saves £2 coins and it's mad how quickly it adds up. £90 in 2 months or something?!
    tie-dye-eyes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I've got a friend who collects £2 coins... she manages to buy so much expensive jewellery and whatnot every couple of months with all the money she saves! x

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  12. Ha I saved all my change and tried to use that change machine in natwest, I angered loads of people when I sort of broke it! They just kept getting jammed!
    Lovely bag, and I have sooo many suggestions (or things I want myself!) to save for - mulberry? Disco pants? Litas? Oh I am such a blogger cliche!

    xx

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    1. Haha at least you've got a coin machine in your bank... mine's still in ye olde worlde of bagging the coins up!
      Nothing wrong with being a blogger cliche... its just a sign of good taste ;) x

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  13. Omg I love your satchel, I'd love to own one from the Cambridge satchel company!

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    Thanks so much for the follow, I'm now following you :) x

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    1. I'm so in love with mine, best purchase ever!
      Thanks very much for following! x

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  14. Gorgeous satchel! Nice simple outfit :) x

    http://girlinthelens.com/

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  15. Lovely satchel, it is such a classic style it will go with lots of outfits !

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    1. I'm making it go with everything... I just can't bring myself to use any of my other bags, they don't make me as happy! x

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  16. I love this satchel!!!I really wanted a Cambridge one but went for the cheaper version arghhh:(!x

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    1. I've seen a few decent cheaper versions around and about so its almost as good really :) x

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  17. Congratulations on your new bag, it's amazing! X

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I am SO jealous, it's gorgeous! And black is classic =)
    xx

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    1. My bag says thanks for the lovely compliment ;) x

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  19. your satchel is scrummy, I've wanted one for ages! xx

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    1. Aww thanks! You should definitely get one (maybe ask santa nicely?) x

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  20. Gorgeous photographs you look so lovely here...and I have major bag envy!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  21. I love putting my coins into my piggy bank and cashing it at the end of the year. I cash mine on December 1st and use the money as my 'holiday spending money' for the summer (here in Australia).

    http://arrceebee.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. That's such a brilliant idea, might have to make my piggy banking a regular thing like that! x

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  23. so very jealous of your beautiful bag <3 xx

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    1. you just made my bag blush ;) x

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  24. Gorgeous outfit! xx

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  25. Lovely outfit combination!The bag rocks!
    xo

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