5.6.13

Outfit Post & Mini Review of the Michael Kors "Selma" Handbag






Pants & Blazer : H&M // Crop Top : Similar here // Heels : Zara
Necklace : eBay (Similar here) // Bag : Michael Kors "Selma"

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. 

Basics:
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.
Interior:
 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!)

 Quality:
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)

Colour Options:
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.

Price:
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.

Conclusion:
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!)


Peace, 
WildChild, 
xx 


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.