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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The Coach Saddle Bag

The Coach Saddle Bag
The Coach Saddle Bag
The Coach Saddle Bag
BAG - COACH* | COAT - VINTAGE | JEANS - VINTAGE LEVI'S | SHIRT - TOPSHOP | BOOTS - DR MARTENS
Location: Montreal

Introducing the Coach saddle bag (and ignoring the windswept and red nosed look that comes from shooting while ill in subzero temperatures). It is pretty rare that any type of bag features on Fashion Et Moi, in fact I cannot remember the last time one did. I have always been a "shoes girl", preferring to spend my hard earned cash on statement boots (or an array of outerwear) so when Coach got in touch about working with them on their latest campaign, I jumped at the chance.

I had actually been thinking about purchasing a crossbody bag for a while as this is something that was definitely missing in my limited Montreal wardrobe. I was fed up of always using scruffy tote bags or my Kanken backpack in which I carry my laptop everyday to work (hence no bags appearing on the blog) so a smaller, more luxurious bag was definitely on the cards.

The Coach Saddle Bag
The Coach Saddle Bag
The Coach Saddle Bag
Enter the Coach saddle bag - a classic piece that has recently been reinvented from its original 1970s design and one which has been copied time and time again. It is just the right size for all my essentials - I have been known test out a bag's size by emptying my belongings into it while in the shop - and I can fit my Olympus Pen camera, purse, phone, skincare must-haves etc into my Coach saddle bag without making it look overstuffed.

I genuinely cannot recommend this bag enough. Let's not ignore the elephant in the room - this bag is relatively pricey by my standards and although I was luckily enough to be gifted it, I can totally understand the price tag. I know that I am going to have this bag for life - its smooth glovetanned leather feels super durable, the structure is nice and sturdy and I feel so fabulous when I wear it.

This bag is certainly another reason to get excited for weekends and I have found myself styling both day and evening outfits around it. I absolutely love how well it matches my burgundy Dr Martens boots, which I have no choice but to wear day in day out when there's snow on the ground, and the Coach saddle bag certainly makes my winter outfits look more put together. This particular look is one that I have been turning to a lot since these perfect Levi's 501s (more on them in Sunday's video) walked into my life last month and I love how the copper colour of the leopard print shirt goes with the burgundy accents.

So, to sum up - I've had my first experience on owning a luxury item and I am hooked. Do you have any pieces which completely change how you feel when you wear them?

The Coach Saddle Bag
The Coach Saddle Bag

Izzie x

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*I was gifted the Coach saddle bag for unpaid Instagram posts but all gushing opinions about the bag are my own.

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1 Comments:

At 17 February 2017 at 18:41 , Blogger Lisa S. said...

I love the colour of this bag! Bags & shoes are usually were my wardrobe fails me because I live in one pair of shoes per season (preferably trainers!) and only ever have my big backpack with me. So bags is something I need to put more effort into & this one is just super gorgeous!
xx Lisa | Following Lisa

 

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