Christmas Presents . . . For ourselves?

Hi there all,

I’ve been looking for a new handbag this past while, but didn’t want fork out a fortune especially so close to Christmas when I should be shoping for everyone elses presents.  But I figured I’d need a nice handbag to carry my purse & Christmas shopping list about in so this eased the guilt.

I’m not nor ever have been interested or impressed by brands or labels.  I don’t think wearing a jumper costing £100 which has the designers name emblazoned on it is in any way inviting, if anything I think it makes you look like a shop assistant in said designers store.  I get a buzz out of rumaging through flea markets or charity shops finding little gems that other people didn’t want at a percentage of what it was originally bought for.

At the end of the month once rent, bills, food & everything else that costs money is paid for I’ve very little left over to be able to just spend £50 or more on a handbag or the like.  I’m also put off buying things at full price when I see just how much they’re marked down during the sales.

This is when I took to my trusty Ebay in search of a thrifty find & it wasn’t long  before I found a fun & colourful decent sized bag.


This was under £13 & came in a choice of shades. If the colours haven’t hooked you in then the fact it has a horse & a heart on it definitely should. Why such a random combination? Who knows, but I think it’s cute & quirky & didn’t think twice before clicking “Buy now”. The horses tail isn’t sewn into the bag as with its mane, they both swish about freely, an ode to real life horses perhaps.


There’s a decent sized pocket at the back which is ideal for you phone, keys or purse.  When you unzip the main compartment you’re spoiled for space, even Mary Poppins would be jealous, there’s also a zipped pocket inside for more bits & pieces to hide away in.


All in all I’m super happy with my horsey heart bag & can’t wait to break it in.  Have you had a similar experience finding a bargain while shopping? What did you buy?

Thanks so much for stopping by & as always I’d love to hear your views or thoughts.

~LoVe & HuGs ~