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3 February 2015

A fabulous 'It' bag hommage!

I know, I know. I promised a flare's post next but I just couldn't resist sharing this! Those people at H&M are very clever aren't they.....what should plop on the doormat yesterday.....only their latest brochure and I spied this gorgeous style steal straightaway!


Mansur Gavriel                                              H&M

I couldn't link to the Mansur Gavriel bag as it is pretty much unobtainable (apparently their website says they are restocking in March....form an orderly queue please!) but in the mean time given that the H&M one is a much more palatable £19.99 and will be a lot easier to get hold of......on your marks.....get set.....go! You can order it here!

Pictured in the brochure.


Oh, and yes of course it is my first purchase of February! I managed to find it in store today! Although it's not leather, the detailing is pretty good, they have even added a little attached pochette inside for your keys etc. Not bad for £19.99! After the success of the H&M fringed bag it would have been rude not to!



In other news.....

I thought I would try something different to the usual selfie in front of the mirror today. I fancied a change of scenery and as there was some glorious sunshine earlier I took advantage of an outdoor shot! Now this isn't easy and I could probably do with investing in a selfie stick but I gave it a go! 


Zara coat (old)
Zara stripe top (sale purchase, similar here)
Uniqlo merino sweater (not online at the moment)
H&M jeans (sale Spring 2014, similar here)
Converse Hi-Tops (here)
Primark blanket scarf (Winter 2014)
Jigsaw bag (via eBay)

Just a quickie from me today....wouldn't want anyone to miss out on the bag bargain! I promise to be back soon, in the flares. A post that is coming along nicely ;0)

As always love reading and responding to your comments.

Be back soon!

M xx

28 comments:

  1. LOL I was planning on a flares post (90% researched/written, just need to push the button)
    I think a selfie stick HAS to be the way forward as my phone hates the light in my bedroom.

    That bag is AMAZING what a find!

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    1. My flares are under construction at the moment.....i.e being altered, once they are back in my possession I should be good to go!
      The lack of good light inside the house was my reason for venturing outside...no one home to help me out by taking a piccie!
      The bag is a fab find.....chuffed to pieces I am! xx

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  2. What an amazing steal Michelle, it would most definitely have been rude not to & I just love the idea of the inside purse for keys etc......off to investigate further!!!
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. It bears a pretty good likeness doesn't it Jane?! All with added bonus of the inside purse! What's not to love when it's only £19.99! xx

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  3. I have been lusting after the Mansur Gavriel bag so I'll defo be checking out H&M offering. Thanks for the heads up.
    Sue x
    Bestfriendstyle

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    1. It is such a good likeness to tide you over until you can get your hands on the real thing Sue ;0) xx

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  4. OK, you've inspired me to have a go with the selfie stick again - I am so rubbish at taking my own photos. Brilliant bargain with the bag - bang on trend yet again! Quelle surprise :)

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    1. I quite like the interesting angle Helen.....enough to give another go and keep persevering with it! I am so sick of seeing myself in front of the mirror!
      I couldn't leave the bag behind, gone are the days of me forking out for the real thing when there are so many great copies on the High Street for a fraction of the price! xx

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  5. Well Michelle, I have learn't something....I never knew there was such a thing as a selfie stick! Where on earth do you buy one?? Love the bag, and loving the price even more too......H&M does it again! Helen xx

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    1. Oh yes Helen, I have only dipped my toe in this murky selfie stick stuff! I a very kind friend has offered to lend me one of her kids (yep....I laughed at that too?!) to practice and see if it was something worth investing in!
      I think after a little peruse yesterday H&M have done it again this season, I see a fair bit of damage being done in there over the coming weeks! ;0) xx

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  6. Great find Michelle. H&M have cracked the bag market haven't they. I always seem to get caugh out using our selfie stick and get all embarrassed lol x

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    1. All hail to H&M on the bag front....they really do have all the 'It' bag homages! I think I will have to toddle off and do the selfie stick in private instead of in front of the house, the neighbours will think I'm barmy! xx

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  7. I had a selfie stick. I used it once and broke it. And I felt a bit of a nonny using it.

    But yep - H&M are doing well with their bags - did you spot the YSL lookalike in store too?

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    1. I admit I did feel a bit of a wally taking the pic....am definitely find a more private spot to take any future 'from where I stand' shots so's not to embarrass myself!
      Off to check out H&M online cos I didn't spot the YSL look-a-likey instore! They didn't have a great selection to be honest I was surprised they had the bucket bag! xx

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  8. You always have your finger right on the pulse and spotting this little beauty is no exception.

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    1. Why thank you! I think that's a sure sign that I spend way too much of my time on Instagram, Pinterest and reading blogs......all of which are costing me a fortune! xx

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  9. Well, the photo looks great! I can imagine the outfit straight on even though your photo is from an angle so great job!
    I love those drawstring bucket like bags. I was in H&M the other day and noticing how nice their bag selection was and much cheaper than Free People's "vegan" leather. That's their fancy way of avoiding PVC. ;)

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    1. Thank you! The more I look a the photo the more I like it so I am going to try it again today.
      I love the way they call it vegan leather....lol! What a cop out, though I shall now be referring to the new H&M bag as vegan leather ;0) it does sound so much better than PVC. I think that H&M have really excelled themselves with their accessories as they had some great jewellery and I am a massive fan of their snoods and knitted beanie hats too!

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  10. Weirdly, I have never really got into the designer bag thing. I can't think why, I spend enough time obsessing over clothes and shoes! I could quite easily get on board with another £19.99 bargain though! Well spotted Michelle!!

    Becky x

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    1. I do have a few designer bag classic's but I think the High Street versions around are so good now! I've picked up a couple of Jigsaw bags on eBay recently and the quality of their bags rivals some of the designer bags I've got so I would definitely think twice about making a huge investment in a bag now. That is of course unless I win the lottery....then the Stella McCartney Fallabella shall be mine! xx

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  11. Anonymous5/2/15 15:12

    I like the bag too ...but I have to be honest... I thought the Jigsaw bag in your photo WAS the new H&M one! Aren't they rather similar? ;)

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    1. They are v.similar indeed! The jigsaw is a crossbody bag though, in gorgeous soft leather with silver hardware, the H&M bag has a shorter shoulder strap, is a very structured synthetic fabric with gold hardware....both deserve a place in my wardrobe, mainly because I am so anal about mixing metals which includes hardware on bags! I think I may have a touch of the mixy-matchy OCD! :0) x

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    2. Anonymous5/2/15 22:11

      Ahhh...definitely needed then!....I'm not a metal mixer either! X

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  12. Love the new angle - what a great shot! Your bag looks fab, you can never have too many, I say ;-) Lynne xx

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    1. Hopefully practice will make perfect Lynne! ;0) No....it is official, you can never have too many bags!! xx

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  13. Fab bag Michelle! What a great find! Love the new photo style too! It takes a while & an achy arm before you crack it! Lol! x

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