Pants & Blazer : H&M // Crop Top : Similar here // Heels : Zara
All photos by Julia from Wonderfulife
I hope you all had a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend! Mine was absolutely fantastic, it was the perfect mix of partying, catching up with friends and family, and of course some chilling in the sunshine. I usually work bank holiday weekends, so this one was a special treat for me. It's also my last proper weekend in Galway for a while, so I wanted to make the most out of it.
So to get back into the swing of things I've decided to do a mini-review for you guys!
This post is the debut of my newest obsession, my first real "grown- up" handbag; the Michael Kors "Selma". I picked up this little beauty a few weeks ago in Brown Thomas, after falling in love with it in-store.
The Selma has alot to boast abot. A classic shape, functional details (long and short straps on a bag are a big plus for me) a modest yet pretty logo, and is made from sturdy saffiano leather.
The interior has just enough pockets and zipped compartments to fit all my bits and pieces, and it also has a handy little strap with a clip to attach your keys onto. It fits everything I need, but isn't oversized, so I don't end up filling it with stuff I don't need. (we're all guilty of it girls!)
The Selma holds it's shape incredibly well, and doesn't slouch at all. I've also been told that the sturdy saffiano leather will keep the bags structure for a long time. Because saffiano leather is pre-treated, you don't need to use any protector spray on it, as it is more damage and stain-resistant than regular leather. Saffiano leather is typical of much more expensive handbag brands (such as the Prada "Saffiano" Tote)
The Selma is available in a variety of colours including black, white, navy and even some more brighter hues such as pink and orange. I only had the choice of navy or tan in the Galway Brown Thomas branch, but I was happy to go with the tan shade, as I knew I could wear it with more outfits, and it had a more classic look to it.
The regular retail price of this bag is €360. A big chunk of change, undoubtedly. However, my boyfriend worked in Brown Thomas at the time and won a special discount incentive (cause he's awesome) and so was able to got me the Selma for half it's original price, which brought it down to €180! (AMAZING, I KNOW*)
Disclaimer: I understand that €180 is still quite a lot of money, but I wanted to treat myself for all my hard work recently, (both personal and professional) and for a bag of that quality that I would be using everyday ~ I felt it was a great investment.
After using it nearly every day for over two weeks now, I can happily say that it is everything I need in a daily handbag. Its the perfect mix of functionality and beauty, and I feel that bit more sophisticated when it's on my arm. Overall, I'm delighted with the quality, and even without the huge discount I was lucky enough to get, I would recommend it to anyone who's looking for something classic and ladylike, yet extremely practical.
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I haven't done all that many reviews in the past, so I'd love to hear what you thought of this one, and if you'd like to see more reviews on this blog. ( Any suggestions you may have are very welcome also!)
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Ps: For those of you who loved my Bart Simpson printed denim shirt in my last outfit post (see here) you can get it on sale from the Romwe mid-season sale that's currently happening ~ check it out here.