Sunday 12 July 2015

A New Purse

Ted Baker Black Patent Marilyn Purse* - £63.20

I've been clinging on to my old River Island purse for years now. As it was made from real leather it lasted really well & although it wasn't completely falling apart, I felt like it was time for an upgrade. I'm kinda picky when it comes to choosing a new purse. I carry a ton of cards so I like it to have plenty of slots & I always go for black leather with gold hardware. It's such a classic combo & all of my handbags fit that colour scheme. My old purse was also very chunky as the card & coin sections were on separate sides so I wanted something a lot more slimline this time around. Ted Baker are one of my favourite accessories brands. I do like their clothing but it's their accessories that really set my heart aflutter. When I spotted this black Marilyn purse on the Repertoire Fashion website, it was love at first sight!

The Ted Baker Marilyn purse certainly ticks all the boxes on my list. Black patent leather is even better than regular leather in my books & gives the purse such a luxurious feel. I love the yellow gold hardware & the bow engraved with the Ted Baker logo is a gorgeous finishing touch. I think it's the perfect size & is very slim. It fits in my handbag so much better than my old one & feels much lighter too. On the back is a slot which I use for easy access to my bus & train tickets. The interior looks even more sophisticated with high quality real leather adorning the slots & coin pocket in the middle. On either side are two long slots which I store my notes & coupons in. Each side also has four card slots & these are very tight so you can only fit one or two cards in them. When I switched all my cards over I decided to just keep the most important ones. The cards I reach for most often are my debit, credit, Nectar, Boots & Superdrug cards so they're all on one side. On the other side I keep my driving licence, national insurance, library, gym, Space.NK and Holland & Barrett cards. There is a lot less room in this purse but it encourages me to carry less rubbish around which can only be a good thing! The coin section is still a decent size & has a lovely monochrome floral lining.

I couldn't be any happier with my new Ted Baker purse! It's everything I could've hoped for & more. I expect I'll be keeping this one around even longer than my River Island purse. It's such a classic piece & goes with absolutely everything. The quality is exceptional & yet it's fairly affordable for a luxury leather product. A designer purse is always a worthy investment & a fab way of treating yourself if you can't quite stretch to a new handbag. The Ted Baker accessories range hits the perfect balance between girly & chic. I also have a beautiful Ted Baker pencil case but I'd love to buy a few more of their pieces. I'm especially fond of the makeup bags & iPad cases! All of the items have such a cute aesthetic. Are you a fan of Ted Baker accessories?

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  1. I adore this wallet! Mine is definitely in need of an upgrade too, and I'd love to get one in this style!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  2. I'm the same as you, so picky with purses! Mine have to be big enough for all of my points cards ha.
    Really like this one, haven't seen this design before - really like the bow on the front! You know that this will last too as its good quality.

    Zoe xx

  3. Such a stunning purse! I've wanted a Ted Baker purse for ages but spending that much money on purse just scares me lol. I'm also SO picky when it comes to my purses, it has to be exactly how i want it to be. The one you've chosen is gorgeous, i love the patent black with the gold bow. So cute!

    Courtney |

  4. This is such an adorable purse! I really love the patent leather. x

  5. This is gorgeous! I love black with gold hardware, this is right up my street!

    Lyd x electricSUEDE