Isn't she beautiful?
I went to Bicester Outlet Village in Oxfordshire on Saturday evening and had every intention in getting a Michael Kors handbag but the Kate Spade was as always so much more inviting. The decor of the store, the bright pops of colour everywhere is so much more me. There was about 8 bags I could have gone home with but I settle on the Wellesley Rachelle.
I like how it's such a grown up shape, a decent size and has a good shape and sturdiness to it. But I love the colour. This was available in about 5 different colours and it took me about 5 minutes to narrow it down between the pale pink and the navy blue. It then took me 15 minutes, 2 snap chats and 1 phone call to choose. I think I knew it was going to be the pink all along deep, deep in my subconscious. Even thought blue is my favourite colour I thought this is the most perfect spring/summer colour and will look great with
darker any outfit.
I did a bit of research into Kate Spade and I love her ethos on how she wants to make sophisticated bags for power women but wants them to also have fun. Her motto is "Live Colorfully" and that's definitely something I try to do!
I bet you are wandering did it cost a lot. Yes but £75 cheaper than the discounted MK I was going to get. This was originally £350 and I got it for £175 which I think it's a reasonable price compared to some offerings out there. As much as I would kill for a Mulberry I would rather have 7 bags priced at £175 then 1 bag for over a grand.
*Side story* My Dad was a little shocked at the price I paid; let's face it men don't understand our needs for bags. But then he said something which made me pretty proud. He said "you always said you were going to get a full time job using your degree and buy a designer bag, and now you have so you deserve it as you bought it with your own money." I remember saying this when I was 16 so I'm kinda proud I've achieved this goal - even though it is quite shallow and insignificant to some!
Do any of you have a lovely bag to share with me? I feel this may not be just a one time purchase...