After wearing my old Adidas Superstars last week and a subsequent raid on my wardrobe unearthed my blue Diesel trainers, what better item to pair a modern pair of sport shoes with than a true classic: a leather Birkin-style bag...!
This absolute beauty was sent to me by the very kind people at Maxwell Scott - a British brand specialising in Italian leather goods. I chose the tan leather Birkin-style bag because although I'm more of a shoes girl than a bag girl, there is no point resisting the lure of a classic style like the Birkin - and ohhhh did I make a good choice. I've realised tan accessories will always go with any outfit I'm wearing as the colour will always, at the very least, match my hair. You never know, I may seriously be tempted to the dark side of designer bags - my bank balance had better watch out!
For my first outing with the Birkin I decided not to go the classic heels and skirt route, but instead I added a bit of a twist with my checked coat from Asos and the most casual of all footwear - trainers. As well as loving the classic/modern contrast of the outfit, I have to say that this bag is fascinating me with its beautiful smell (yes, I stuck my head right inside and inhaled deeply when it arrived), its squeaky exterior and its stunning styling with the straps and the lock and the top flap. It is not easy to get inside this bag quickly, so pick pockets on the Underground will be truly flummoxed by its complexity I'm glad to say.
This bag is handsome, practical and smells gorgeous. (Sounds like the perfect man!) Are any of you lucky enough to own a Birkin, or come to that have a need to always smell real leather (or is that just me)?
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Bag: c/o Maxwell Scott, Coat: Asos, Sweater: La Redoute, Jeans: Wallis, Trainers: Diesel via eBay, Beanie: Asos, Earrings: c/o Berricle, Nails: Models Own In The Navy
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