The other morning I woke to bright sunshine, birdsong, fresh coffee and a parcel*.
*for bright sunshine, birdsong and fresh coffee read a wailing alarm, disorganised, noisy children and instant coffee that went cold because I was too busy to drink it. The parcel bit was true.
Wrapped in brown paper and clearly destined for my little hands (the address label with my name on it gave that away) was a shiny new Julie Slater and Son Sandstripe Satchel.
The funny thing about what I do is that, in many my little work avenues, I get free stuff. Sometimes it’s a trip or some perfume or some wine (good); sometimes it’s Vajazzle or a beauty product that burns my skin or chocolates that taste like bird poo – or, at least, how I imagine bird poo would taste (bad). However, on this occasion, this was a sample of the very good variety.
I have admired JS&S bags, wallets and suchlike for some time – there’s something sturdy but stylish about the shiny oilcoth bags I’ve coveted online. In the flesh, they’re just as I imagined. The shining oilcloth glistens and quietly whispers of excellent waterproof qualities as you open it. The brown leather and cream strap has a shoulder pad and the stitching is sturdy and secure – unlike my Primark satchel that broke within a couple of days!
These satchels aren’t dainty, that’s for sure. They’re solid and large – more of a big-meeting-out-all-day or stylish school bag than gal-about-town handbag. I’ve used my satchel for blogger meets, work presentations and when I’ve gone to events – there’s plenty of space for all the essentials for a busy working girl such as myself.
I’m definitely a fan of Julie Slater and Son bags, and I would recommend them for anyone looking for a practical but pretty addition to their accessories collection.