Yesterday, I hit a bit of a bump in the road in the middle of my 'saving month'. I'm a huge lover of satchels and River Island... and when you put the two together it usually equals a recipe for disaster for my wallet. I have to confess, I've never been a huge fan of River Island's handbags but recently I really think they've stepped their game up. They seem less interested in slapping their branding all over their bags and are paying more attention to detail and staying on trend - good for you RI!
Needless to say, these two babies are the end product of my jaunt into the store... take a look at all the satchel goodness!
First up is this kick ass neon yellowish-green micro satchel with gold hardware - can we just take a minute.
I've been on the look-out for a micro bag and this little gem is on point for so many reasons. Usually, I wouldn't be the type to sway toward neons, but when I was in RI, I was wearing all black errythang and this bag made the most perfect pop of colour. It wasn't too overpowering, like I'd originally thought. The length of the strap is great too, not that awkward mid-length, it sits right at the hip. It holds all the essentials - phone, purse & keys. But the best thing about it? It was less than half price! What?! €25 down to €12 - bargain!
Next up is this powder blue satchel, also with gold hardware and faux snakeskin accents.
This colour is just ev.ery.thing. It's so delish and it's perfect for entering into Springtime! I got it at, what I think is, a really reasonable price point for River Island - €37. The strap is so soft and there are plenty of little compartments for holding all your bits and pieces. The colour theme is also carried on into the interior lining of the bag. It's about twice the size of the micro satchel - just to put sizes into perspective!
I just couldn't not have these babes in my wardrobe and caved under the pressure of the yummy colours. I have a weakness. haha.
Have you made any accidental purchases / splurges recently?
What is the best bargain you've got in your wardrobe?
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