Spring time is always a great moment to take stock of your wardrobe and add new and exciting items. Out with the big comfy sweaters and layered outfits and in with light and vibrant shirts and dresses. For some reason, I seem to be gravitating towards leather this spring. Today, I will be talking – or more accurately raving – about my brand new leather bag and next week I willshow you the amazing leather jacket I bought to update my look.
Is there anything quite like the smell of a leather bag? I have been looking for the perfect leather bag for a while now and even toyed briefly with the idea of buying a Mulberry Bayswater. That truly is my perfect leather bag, both in look and size, but I find the price just a little too much. I am not sure I would ever let it out of the house as using could damage it, but then why buy a bag you don’t feel comfortable using? So, I was looking around for a proper leather bag that could make me forget the Bayswater and I think I found the perfect one: the Burkely Filippa iPad bag.
This bag is just the perfect size for daily life: big enough to hold everything you need on a day-to-day basis but not too bulky. I love that it has a detachable shoulder strap, so you can carry it as a cross body bag as well. There are two sides to this bag: the official front has a section of scaly leather and the brand name while the back is just plain leather. Originally, I wasn’t too sold on the scales and figured I would use the plain side more, but they actually look rather nice.
After some debate, I chose the color Sage. I would describe this as a pale beige or taupe, sage (at least to me) implies more green. A very neutral color that works well with most of my outfits. The bag is officially referred to as the iPad version of the Filippa, as it comes with a padded section for a tablet. The inside of the bag also has some fun bright yellow accents. Two decent sized zipped compartments protect your valuable possessions and the bag has a magnetic closure in the center.
I am so happy with this bag, it is always a bit of a gamble when you order a bag online but this is everything I was looking for. I already own a big bulky laptop bag by the same brand, so I know this leather just becomes prettier with use. Have you started updating your spring wardrobe yet? What is your must-have item this season?