You may have seen me showing off my lovely new handbag on Twitter recently.
Here it is:
Me: “Do you want to smell my bag?” Fiancé, sniffing: “That’s amazing.” pic.twitter.com/svk7mP6UgT
— Slummy Single Mummy (@mummyblogger) September 10, 2015
It’s not only gorgeous in itself but also makes me feel very grown up. This made it perfect to take to the workshop I ran recently, to make sure everyone knew to take me seriously, even though when they gave me a clicker to change the slides I said ‘Ooh! A clicker! Now I feel like a professional!’
(Stay tuned for your 20% Yoshi discount code, so you can get one and be just like me.)
The bag is from a company called Yoshi, who make all of these amazing leather handbags that strike a definitive balance between classic chic and pretty princess, for all of your daily looking fabulous needs.
The bag that I got was the Starley Saffron hobo bag. The first thing I noticed about it was how well made it was. Close up all of the details are finished to perfection, but even from a distance you can still tell that it oozes quality. I don’t know a whole lot about handbags, but looking at this bag you would think it would cost a lot more than it does. I like that it slouches slightly on my shoulder, so I feel very sophisticated, like I might get bombarded by paparazzi at any moment.
Not only does it look good, but it feels and SMELLS great too. It’s made from nappa leather, which means it’s super soft and has that lovely real leather smell that lasts and lasts. The colour is gorgeous as well and will go nicely with the mustard theme that I want for my new living room.
As well as the bag I have, there are loads of other ones that I would love to have, such as the bourbon bag! A beautiful bag that is also a biscuit – literally what more could you want from an accessory? The waxy brown leather gives the bourbon bag a totally tasty look.
Another one of my favourites is this stunning Budapest Balloon bag. Just imagine all the compliments you would get from carrying this around! The colour and the design are both beautiful and it’s the perfect size for carrying around all of your bits and bobs. I like that it’s made to go across your body, as I’m a big fan of that. Is it cool or does it prematurely age me? I have no idea, but it’s damn comfy.
If you’re in need of a little bit of self-indulgence without spending too much, have a browse through the site at Yoshi.co.uk and use the Yoshi discount code YJSSM20 for 20% off your order. There’s something for everyone and all the bags are made of great quality leather. Like Ross Geller’s trousers, but less sticky and a lot more beautiful.
I was sent the saffron bag as a gift but all opinions are my own.