Friday, May 17, 2013

Green Elephants

I'm pretty sure there isn't a blogger who didn't hear about the Zatchels sale. I've been after a satchel for a long time, and although the sale seemed like a perfect opportunity, I tried my best to restrain myself because it was still pennies I didn't *need* to spend. Lucky for me, my lovely mum is full of bright ideas, and although it was a month off at the time, she offered to buy the satchel I wanted as an early birthday present. And because Zatchels products are handmade in England, they advise your order may take up to 30 days to arrive in busy periods, perfect for a birthday present.

BUT, much to my excitement (yeah... at work... on a slow Friday afternoon...) my beautiful early birthday present arrived just a week after it was ordered.

Zatchels Green Elephant Print Satchel


Zatchels


Zatchels Green Elephant Print


Zatchels Green Elephant Print detail


I think I ordered bang on the right size for my needs, It's not so huge that it's overbearing, although I'm finding the leather is quite stiff for the moment, meaning not as much fits into it as appears. I can't help feeling that's a plus point though. One of the appeals of these traditional items that have had such rejuvenation is the lasting and timeless element, and that items like these gain from their long term use.

I know it's a cliché, I know I'm hopping on a bandwagon, and no, I don't care. I've been lusting after this beauty for a long time, I love it, it works for me, so sue me.

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