I was recently contacted by the lovely people at university outfitters Jack Wills to style an item from their spring collection - Jack Wills is not a retailer I have ever considered buying from before, so I was up for the challenge! Like a lot of people, I had preconceptions as to the type of clothing they sold (hoodies with a logo), but I was pleasantly surprised to find out their collection includes a lot of feminine dresses, bold knitwear and gorgeous bags.
The item I chose that they kindly gifted to me was the Wyndham large shopper tote bag in the most glorious cobalt blue (they call it Bluebell) - I wanted something that was the polar opposite from the aforementioned hooded tops, so a huge, practical shopper in a beautiful bright leather seemed a perfect choice to shatter those preconceptions. I thought about choosing the neutral tan colour, but went with Bluebell in the end as it screamed spring to me and gave me a reason to break out the florals. It also gave me a chance to wear my new tangerine heels as they seemed the perfect accompaniment to a bright blue (I have a thing about blue and pink and blue and orange at the moment).
And what's even better is that you have a chance to win the same bag as mine! Like most companies, Jack Wills have their own Pinterest board and are pinning their spring collection onto their #GREENSHOOTS board: if you repin my image from my Pinterest board and leave a comment to say why you love the bag and include the tags #GREENSHOOTS and @Jackwills, you'll be in with a chance of winning the same fabulous bag (worth £69.50)!
The same applies for any item you see on the Jack Wills #GREENSHOOTS board - repin and win (don't forget the tags)
I think that this bag is quickly going to become my go-to spring tote - it is huge (good news for me), really robust and the colour is to-die-for. I'm so glad I went for blue and not tan; I have lots of brown/nude/tan bags so a huge blue shopper on my shoulder is going to take me right through from spring to summer. It is great that the clocks change this weekend and spring is on its way BUT... surely it can't get any colder in Blighty than it currently is, right?! In the meantime I'll keep pinning spring outfits and hoping for warmer days.
Good luck with entering the Jack Wills #GREENSHOOTS competition, everyone: and thanks for stopping by as always!
Shop my look! Items marked* are the actual items, if still available:
Leather tote: courtesy of Jack Wills*, Sweater dress: Asos*, Floral jeans: Asos, Heels: Zalando, Necklaces: Asos / Debenhams, Earrings: F+F at Tesco, Grey cuff: Asos, Statement ring: courtesy of My Fashion Jewellery*