No one forgets their first day of school, not even me, the queen of forgetting the whereabouts of everything, from my head to my car keys. October 1 was always the first day of school in Italy, way back when: hair tied back with a ribbon, white uniform and a dark red leather satchel that was bigger than me. I loved that satchel and I can still smell it to this day: leather, ink and paper all mixed together.
When I stumbled across The Cambridge Satchel Company, compliments of Liberty London Girl, I knew I had to have one, because it so reminded me of my very first satchel, down to the shade of red. Or, at least, I can covet it (I have implemented the “not giving in to impulse buys” project and I am sticking it to it).
When it comes to accessories, I rarely go for the IT thing; I like what I like. (In any case, if I wanted to sink a couple of thousand dollars on a purse, it better last more than a couple of seasons). Sometimes trends go with my taste and sometimes I scramble to find what works for me but I tend to stick to my guns.
In the handbag department, I need big, especially if I am out and about on business. Like a snail, I carry my household with me. The more compartments to keep everything organized, the better. And please spare me the studies indicating that carrying too much weight on one shoulder is not good for me. I know but walking around with just a wallet and keys just won’t do. At least, I am grateful a Filofax is not part of my everyday bag contents anymore, replaced by a much lighter iPhone.
I don’t like the Cambridge satchels just because they remind me of my first day of school or for their practicality: I am also partial to their clean lines, bold colors and versatility. Plus, they will never be dated. To entice me even more, when I checked out the prices, I was pleasantly surprised. I am still not letting go of my “not giving in to impulse buys” for a few months longer but this will be at the top of the list when my purse strings will reopen for business.
This post was not sponsored by the Cambridge Satchel Co. – I just like them.