16 March 2016

a mid week treat

Today I've welcomed a new bag into the fold. I saw it Mango, instore last week, I was rather taken with it but that little voice in my head said nah-ah......you've had a very spendy month lady!! Anyway, it was still on my mind a couple of days later so I took to a bit of frantic eBaying to scrape together the funds. I'm still trying to work on the basis of the one in, one out so I sold another black bag to make room for this one.

Mango studded cross body bag Also comes in tan & white

I used the bag the minute it was in my possession.......

Stradivarius bomber jacket, here
H&M sweater, similar here
H&M jeans, past season similar here
Nike Blazers, here
Mango studded cross body bag, here
H&M snood, past season similar here

And what really makes my heart sing is that it matches my favourite sandals!

Kuret Geiger Kad sandals, past season similar here

Whilst I've been lusting over my prospective purchase online all week I've obviously come across another bag or two that have caught my eye.

Starting with a bit of animal print

I really love a metallic bag....this silver leather shopper is so perfect for spring/summer

Last but not least....a pop of colour. This would work wonders for lifting some of my neutral transitional spring outfits and it's such a bargain at £19.99!

Onto my outfit round-up from the other couple of days this week.

Jaeger sweater, past season similar here
H&M shirt, current similar here
H&M jeans, here
Converse, here

Topshop jacket, past season similar here
Bella Freud sweatshirt, spendy alternative here, save alternative here
Zara jeans, similar here
Superga, here
Gap bag, past season but love this Mango one here
H&M snood, similar here

Have you treated yourself to something lovely as a hump day treat? I would love to hear!

A quick update from my last post on the Topshop grey slouchy trews....they are here and I love them! I will be sporting them tomorrow weather permitting.

Back at the weekend with a few other things that have caught my eye.


  1. Great new bag Michelle, it matches your new shoes perfectly.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

    1. Doesn't it just Jane....I didn't even realise that until I got the bag home which was a fabulous bonus! ;0) xx

  2. Love your new bag Michelle. No hump day treat for me, although a few bits did arrive today that I ordered last week..;) I adore the TopShop sandals - they are now on my wish list. Thanks for more great inspiration/temptation Michelle! Sue xx

    1. I daren't say that's me for this month....famous last words and all that! How gorgeous are those Topshop sandals?! If I didn't have my KG Kad's the Toppers Nora would be winging their way to me and adding to my shopping woes! Glad to be of service Sue! :0) xx

  3. Gorgeous bag Michelle - stop with the temptation!! I was shopping today and buying green...and a black jacket from H&M. Must have been something in the water :)
    Adore the outfit with the red bag....you have such effortless style. Ax

    1. I have a job to reign myself in Avril....way too much gorgeous temptation about at the moment! Glad to hear I'm not alone in enjoying a mid-week treat! I am off to check out what you have been bagging! Thank you for the lovely compliment xx

  4. Aww loving that bag Michelle. I spotted it on your IG feed and thought ooh - when did that one pop in to the wardrobe! It's lovely - good choice! I think we're both going bag crazy at the moment.

    1. Do you know Sue......I wish I'd just bought it when I first saw it! It is totally brilliant! Great size for everyday, really good, strong metallic clasp means it feels really safe and it goes with everything! The fact it's perfect with the Kads is just the cherry on the cake! xx

  5. Love that! I was in Mango in Barcelona Duty Free last night ... the difference in prices would make you weep - it was all practically free!!! But no, didn't buy anything as was on limited luggage allowance :(

    1. Oh no! I'd have been gutted not to buy anything! :0( I do like to stock up on a bit of Zara and Mango when I'm away as the exchange rate is so good! There are so many lovely things in Mango at the moment....that must have been hard to resist! xx

  6. Love the new bag Michelle, dont you feel so much better when you have managed to sell some things on ebay to fund then the bag is free! Outfits on pointe as always xx

    1. Thanks Frances! I've had such a spendy month that there was no other I could justify it unless I eBayed something! Luckily I made a little bit more than I expected....needless to say though that's already been spent too! ;0) xx

  7. Love the bag Michelle, it looks really expensive...and of course you were completely justified to have it, as it matches your shoes so well! Loving all your super cool looks as always!
    Helen xx