Thursday, March 23, 2017

Mini Mulberry Battle

People always ask me if I really have such a vast handbag collection. Actually, I don't. Yes, I am lucky enough to have a fair few but I don't have as many as I have reviewed. If you compare my various group shots through the years, you can see that some models have come and gone.

Mulberry - another groupshot

Spot the difference: My collection through the years...

...and another Mulberry Groupshot
  
...though my green Mini Alexa does pop out. :)
 

Most of the bags that have passed through my wardrobe simply did so because they didn't work for me. Sometimes that thought process takes quite some time: moving on a bag you long coveted can be hard at times. Even if your head tells you "you never use it" your heart screams "but it's soooo pwetty!" But sometimes the moving on happens pretty quickly. Like with this Mini Taylor.

Mulberry Mini Taylor

I had been looking for one for quite a while as I liked the way it looked. But I only used it one more time after doing this video and just didn't get on with it. Have a look - maybe it would be the perfect little bag for you?

 
And moving it on felt really easy. Sometimes knowing what works and what doesn't is all it takes...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Come on Spring!

Spring is definitely in the air - and I feel like wearing colour! It also means my black boots will slowly get relegated and I can dig out other footwear. And then I will have to remember or figure out Spring/Summer outfits. Can't wait for it to be Spring every year - and then it still comes as a surprise!

I love this skirt (yes, it's new and current and available here) and paired with the belt it's the perfect "I have a waist!" cheat!
Top: Karen Millen
Boots: Office
Belt: Reiss
Necklace: Aarikka

How lovely is this necklace?!

Worth adding: As I usually commute into work via train and (living in Manchester) a exposed to a fair bit of rain/wind/cold weather, I don't tend to coordinate my coat with the rest of my outfit. I usually wear whatever the weather demands, something functional, with a hood and warm lining at this time of year.

As I was driving in that day, I indulged and wore a jacket that has been hanging in my wardrobe for years and big scarf.


Some groundbreaking florals for spring. And a bit of a story: I believe it was in SS14 when Boden brought out their best prints in years. Beautiful florals. I ordered way too many items because I couldn't decide - and was then pretty ruthless when they arrived, only keeping a couple. This skirt went back. I've been hankering after it for a while and just managed to find it on eBay (of course). Happy me. Have you ever done that?
Shirt: Laredoute
Skirt: Boden
Trainers: Converse

Had completely forgotten little M was supposed to wear something green today. #mumfail Not sure my own green dress from yesterday makes up for it? And yes: I'm wearing the necklace wonky and only just realised this when assembling the pics. *sigh*
Dress: Mango
Boots: Marks and Spencer
Necklace: Accessorize

It's getting milder, the sun is peeping out every now and again - spring is definitely around the corner. (Oh, and did I mention hayfever?) Time for a bit more colour. It's not even a conscious decision, it just kind of happens. Do you find that you're automatically picking more colourful clothes when winter starts to go? 
Top & skirt: Warehouse 
Trainers: Kurt Geiger 
Necklace: Stella & Dot

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Cheshire Oaks Mulberry Stockcheck March 2017

Thanks to Mr G for taking little M to one of his chums' birthday party (no mean feat: softplay centre - no further comment necessary right?!), I had a couple of child free hours at Cheshire Oaks. 

Nevertheless, I wasn't as productive in re. to noting down prices, very simply because I shared pictures on our Facebook group and offered to find out more info. Needless to say, that kept me busy...

Tempted: Maple in burgundy with purple pouch (roomy, lightweight, lush)
Lovely: Mini Bayswater Buckle (I did end up picking up an MM one for somebody else) 
Bargain: Regular Alexa in Jungle Green £599
Surprised by: Most Caras and SBS' seem to be subs
Disappointed: the SA informed me they are phasing out NVT printed Bays, also Mitzy and Suffolk range looked like it was on its way out.  She also said that most outlet reductions will only be 20%.

The prices that I did note down below the pics. Enjoy. :)










































Alice
Small £635
Alexa
Regular 
Shrunken Calf Red £795
Jungle Green Calf £599
Regal Blue Washed Calf £795
Steel Blue Goat Printed £795
Rose Petal Printed Calf £795
Mini black polished buffalo £595

Bayswater
Buckle Mini Metallic Mushroom & Shrunken Calf Indigo £625
Buckle Regular Shrunken Calf Oxblood & Indigo £795
Buckle Large Oxblood £795
Classic from £625 
SBS Rose Petal small grain, Oxblood NVT, Black NVT all £635 , Fiery Spritz £590
New Small Bayswater pink £595

Double Zipped Tote
Small Red £795
Regular Taupe £1085

Blossom
Tote from £229

Camden from £696

Cara (all subs)
Mini Quilted £595
Mini Oxblood, Black £675, Oak £695
Regular Qulited £795, Oxblood, Oak, Black £795

Chester
Large Deep Embossed Black £1015 

Clifton
Small from £385
Regular from £626

Daria 
Hobo Oxblood, Oak, Taupe £?

Effie 
Satchel £425

Kensington 
Small Grey £695

Kite Tote
Small £485 
Regular £625

Lily
Mini from £199 
Regular from £555 (sub)
Medium from £695

Maple from £625

Mitzy 
Messenger £250
East West £350

Roxanne
Small in black £635
Small in grey printed £695

Tessie
Tote Regular in red £415
Satchel blue £415, black riveted £555
Willow 
Small from £810
Regular from £960

Scarves
Jacquard from £95

Tree print £130

Purses 
from £95 (printed NVT)

Keyrings
Tassel £49

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