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26 March 2014

One yearning fulfilled!

Well eventually I whittled my bag yearning down to this gorgeous saddle bag from Zatchel's


Here it is in the flesh.......






You gotta love Pinterest because the eventual purchase was all because of this......


Influenced because I already had these...........



And so I've tried to re-create my own version of my inspiration here!


Wearing it above with Gap sweater, Zara chinos and Birkenstock black Arizona's

Here are a  couple more of the Pinterest inspired looks I am hoping to recreate! 




The Zatchel saddle bag is the smaller size of the 2 offered on the website......it is perfect to fit my purse, sunnies, keys, tissues and lippy! It is lovely quality and value for £65! The Birkie's are courtesy of Amazon here although Office has a 25% off voucher in Grazia this week!!

Moving swiftly on to what I have actually been wearing this week...no sign of any sandals as it has been way too cold!! Brrrr!!


Zara blazer
Zara grey T - this is new but I can't find it online, it was £12.99 in the TRF section
Dortothy Perkins coated jeggings
Kurt Geiger Laurel slip on's



Zara jacket
Topshop slouchy T
M&S loungewear trousers
Topshop Vamp slip on's


Topshop coat
Jaeger sweater
Gap skinnies
Kurt Geiger Laurel slip on's
Marc Jacobs bag


Primark baseball jacket
Pull & Bear sweatshirt
Gap skinnies
New Balance trainers
Marc Jacobs bag


Topshop coat
Gap merino v-neck (not seen)
Gap skinnies
New Balance trainers
Zatchel's saddle bag

It's a short, sweet and picture heavy post this week.....had a hectic few daysu! A busy weekend followed by cramming all my normal stuff into two days as I was lucky enough to get to spend today with my darling daughter as her teacher was off because of the strike action!! Anyway we dragged my mum/nanny along to the McArthur Glen outlet in Swindon where the little un' was spoiled rotten in Claire's.....however I am happy to report that I am sat here shining my halo as I bought nada!! Yes you heard that right....NOTHING!! Hoping I can hang out until April now before I make any more purchases.....counting down the days ;0) Can I make it until next week...lol?!

I do love to read and respond to your comments.....always happy to hear your thoughts!

Wishing you all a wonderful end of week!

Be back soon! Michelle xx





42 comments:

  1. I love Zatchels and your' choice is fab. That Pinterest gets us into trouble. I have purchase some Nike free in black (love them so cool and they take comfort to a whole new level) and all because I saw some images the other day. Loving your' looks, all great. H xx

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    1. Snap H! I bought some Nike Free's too a while back after seeing them on Pinterest!! You are right they are super comfy!! I can't remember the last time I wore boots!!
      Very happy with the bag purchase!! What to yearn for next??! Back to the Pinterest boards...lol :0) xx

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  2. Hi my dear! A big hurrah for the Zatchel-it looks totally gorgeous and your pinterest pics are so inspiring for this total look you've channeled and made your own!! Love your outfit posts as usual you are looking most stylish and cosy! Hope you're having a good week and sounds like a fun day out today too, well done in the no spending! xxx

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    1. Hey my lovely!! As you know I've been mulling over a couple of bags for a while but when I saw the Pinterest pic I had one of those light bulb moments!! I'll be perfect with lots of the stuff I've already purchased for Spring!! We've both filled our bag shaped holes lately haven't we :0) xx

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  3. Well you have re-created it fabulously! Lovely bag. I have spotted the jaeger jumper you purchased very nice! Xx ps lovely pedi misses. X

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    1. Thank you Annemarie!! Can't beat Pinterest for reminding you of stuff you sometimes overlook in your wardrobe!! The jumper is just what I was after so really happy about that...thanks for your help with Pure Collection though :0)
      The pedi was my own handywork so pretty chuffed it looks good!! I can throughly recommend Barry M Gelly in Burnt Orange....amazing staying power!! xx

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  4. Lovely bag you picked Michelle! I love scouring pinterest also for inspiration but need to put it into action!! Have a good Thursday:)
    ~Anne xx

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    1. I love to spend an hour or so perusing Pinterest Anne! It really does help me to put outfits together using pieces I already have in the wardrobe and influences my purchases as I see how I can update the pieces I have!! Win, win!! Wishing you a wonderful Thursday too! xx

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  5. Great bag, great pics and great outfits Michelle. Bag will prove to be a great purchase I'm sure and I can't wait to dig out the Birkie's I'm so loving all these looks x

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    1. Bring on some lovely sunshine Sharron so we can break out our Birkies!!
      Love the bag...it's black and shiney and will go with loads :0) xx

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  6. Gorgeous new bag Michelle & love your version of the Pinterest look that inspired you not to mention all your lovely outfit posts - looking as gorgeous as always.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. Thank you Jane!! We are all about the bags at the mo aren't we?! I see you have just taken delivery of your Boden 'baby' ;0) xx

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  7. Great new bag! Its perfect! Pinterest has a lot to answer for doesn't it?! Lol! You are looking amazing these days Michelle (you always have) but you've really found your look & it suits you so! Ax

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    1. Bless you Andrea...lovely compliment!! I really do feel I have found my style niche now! It's been a long time coming but feel like I'm finally happy with almost everything in my wardrobe!! It 'll always be a work in progress though right?!
      Pleased as punch with the purchase....we all love our bags don't we :0) xx

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  8. Now you threw me a curve ball there with the Zatchels - I really thought you were going with the Longchamp! But nice pick - tell me, does the buckle bit annoy you a little or have they listened to the nit pickers like me and have changed it to a mock magnetic fastening instead?

    And love the black Birkenstocks - especially as they have the black hardware on them rather than the silver which makes them more sports luxe.

    Brilliant buys - I take my hat off to you!

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    1. I threw myself a curve ball Sue! Had set my heart on the Longchamp...who knew I could be so influenced by one picture but the minute I saw the saddle bag I knew it had to be that style!! I think I might find the buckle a bit of a faff, it would be so much better with a magnetic clasp!!
      Will the 16 degrees promised for tomorrow be warm enough for me to sport the Birkies?! I can't wait to wear them! xx

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  9. Firstly I love your new bag and not heard of Zatchels, so am off to check them out! Secondly, love how you've styled the black Birkenstocks with the chinos. Are they normal cotton ones or leather look? I can't tell from pic, but looks fab x

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    1. Hi Abbi! The Zara chinos are coated, they are super comfy, a great buy!! Really looking forward to wearing the whole ensemble!! xx

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  10. Loving the bag Michelle, gorgeous! Birki's are great, so comfy (& so pleased that they are on trend again!), will be digging mine out when the weather warms up! Fab styling with the black chinos. x

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    1. Yay to Birkies being back on trend Sian! Kicking myself for ebay-ing a pair of bronze Gizeh's last year :0( Since getting down with the trainer and slip on trends I'm all about comfortable shoes!! Now I have a lovely new bag to go with the new shoes!! xx

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  11. Love your bag! I bought the reptile vogue version a while back, wasn't sure I'd get much use out of it but I use it often. Great little bags.

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    1. Your reptile vogue sounds amazing!! It is a great little size for all the essentials! I look forward to getting loads of use out of mine!

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  12. Fab bag, it looks better in your photos than in the "official" ones! Agree with Andrea, you really have found your signature style.
    The Birkenstocks look good together with the red nailpolish! Can`t believe I`m saying this because they somehow remind me of my school time, we didn`t have uniforms but had to wear "Hausschuhe"(= shoes that are only worn indoors = Birkenstocks). If I bought some I`d go for the Mayari, they look almost like flip flops.

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    1. Thank you Evi...I do agree with you, I feel I am now in tune with my style!! The bag is even lovelier in the flesh....it's not as rigid as it looks!!
      Lol! The Birkenstocks do indeed look like something my mum would have tried to get me to wear....I would have almost certainly turned my nose up at them back then!! It would been all about style back then but now it's about comfort and style!! xx

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  13. Fab bag, Michelle. I love Birkenstocks too so can't wait to get mind out again this summer. Looking gorgeous as always in all of your outfit pics. Lynne x

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    1. Ahh bless you Lynne for the lovely compliments!! Look forward to seeing you style your Birkies over on A57 ;0) xx

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  14. That bag is really lush and is so you. Great choice as usual M! You're really rockin the birks, it's mad to think we'll all be wearing them again but they are such a comfy thing I'm secretly quite pleased about this ; )
    Great piece of Jaeger too xx

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    1. Well hello my fellow bag lover!! It's a cute bag isn't it!! I will be looking forward to seeing you also rocking the Birks this Summer too!!
      Can't believe I am still buying sweater....whilst buying sandals at the same time!! xx

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  15. Anonymous27/3/14 23:10

    Please keep up the photos as you are my style inspiration...
    Thank you. Linda C.

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    1. Your wish is my command Linda! I shall do my utmost to keep inspiring you!! The blogs I love the best are the ones where you get get tons of real women inspiration!! Think that is why I am so hooked on Pinterest...it's mostly street style and easy to replicate with stuff you probably already have!! Thank you so much for the amazing compliment...keeps me going!! xx

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  16. Oooh lovely, lovely bag Michelle x

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    1. Thanking you kindly Donna! This is one item which I think will pay back on the pay per wear pretty darn quickly :0) xx

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  17. LOVE that bag so much - the quilted effect is just gorgeous. And I'm loving the birkenstocks too!! V stylish. Have a great weekend Michelle, sorry I've been awol on the blogs this week. Major catch up going on tonight! Ax

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    1. The bag is a beauty Avril, really chuffed with it! Are we going to see you any Birkenstocks this Summer?
      You have had an amazing week Avril, your new blog looks brilliant and it sounds as though your feet haven't touched the ground! Hope you have a lovely weekend and wonderful Mother's Day xx

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  18. You look fabulous. I esp love the black patterned zara coat. ..is it current? Thanks. Hx

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    1. Thank you H for the lovely comment!! Alas the Zara jacket was last Summer :0( x

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  19. You recreated that Pinterest look perfectly, love love the whole look and your Gap chinos are fab are they coated they look like leather in the photos? I sooo need some. Your bag is perfect super stylish..xxx

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    1. Oh how I love Pinterest Frances.....I don't know how I styled myself without it!! Lol! The Zara chinos are coated and recent!! Love the saddle bag style so much I am now Contemplating the silver Henry Holland/Debrnhams one you featured a while back....such a fab shape!! xx

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  20. GORGEOUS bag! We must meet in Swindon after the Easter Hols - that would be good :-)

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    1. Thank you Fiona! Another little trip to Swindon would be good!! :0) xx

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