Spring Wardrobe Update: New Burkely Bag

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.

Burkely Filippa Bag Sage (1)

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.

Burkely Filippa Bag Sage (2)

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.

Burkely Filippa Bag Sage (4)

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.

Burkely Filippa Bag Sage (5)


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?




29 thoughts on “Spring Wardrobe Update: New Burkely Bag

    • Anne May 6, 2015 / 6:20 pm

      Haven’t they just?! I don’t mind paying for a beautiful leather bag, but they have just gone a bit too far.
      xxx Anne

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  1. dannie54 May 5, 2015 / 8:42 pm

    That bag is a showstopper! Love it! And it looks big enough to hold things like a planner and a small notebook- which are essentials in my purse. I havent really started adding to my spring wardrobe yet (I have a spring birthday so I always wait until AFTER that to shop because there’s usually clothes involved). I’ve cleaned out my closet from the past year and I’m eyeing kimonos all over the place! Thinking ahead fo summer, I’m in LOVE with the Triangl bikinis so I’m hoping one of those will make its way to my mailbox sometime soon.
    This is such a great addition to any wardrobe. Simply stunning! I hope the bag is everything you want it to be and more.


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    • Anne May 6, 2015 / 8:45 am

      It is just so perfect, I have been dragging it everywhere since it arrived and I couldn’t be happier. Perfect size for work/day time 😀
      Makes a lot of sense to wait till after your birthday, though I hope you do have an amazing outfit picked out for your party!
      Have to say I still have to have a proper wardrobe clean out, but the weather has been so changeable here.
      xxx Anne

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  2. Karen Rees May 5, 2015 / 8:37 pm

    Oh Anne it’s absolutely beeeeeeautiful!!! What a stunning bag – you lucky, lucky lady!!! Hope you enjoy every moment of using it *hugs* 🙂 Karen xo

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    • Anne May 6, 2015 / 8:47 am

      Thank you Karen! It is so nice 🙂 It took me a while to find it, but it is perfect 🙂
      xxx Anne

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  3. plus+beauty27 May 5, 2015 / 7:48 pm

    I love your new bag!! I like the little pops of yellow on the inside. 🙂 xo

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    • Anne May 6, 2015 / 8:47 am

      Those little yellow accents are just so fun 😀
      xxx Anne

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      • plus+beauty27 May 7, 2015 / 12:08 am

        I agree!! 😀 xxx

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    • Anne May 6, 2015 / 8:49 am

      Thanks Lauren! It is just so pretty, and the padded compartment is actually quite useful even though I don’t currently have a tablet.

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  4. annie'sbeauty... May 5, 2015 / 11:18 am

    Gosh I need a new bag for work as well! But I’m so conflicted about the shape and how big it should be, because if it’s too roomy I tend to stuff it with lots of things that I definitely don’t even need!
    Yours looks so lovely though! 👌🏼💕
    Lots of xx, Annie

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    • Anne May 6, 2015 / 8:52 am

      Bags are just so personal and difficult. This is my perfect size, I do have a slighter bigger one for those days when I need to drag along more useless stuff 😉
      Good luck shopping for it, that is must of the fun! xxx Anne

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    • Anne May 6, 2015 / 10:12 am

      Thanks Serene! I wasn’t sold on the snake print at first when I noticed it online, but it is so pretty in real life.
      xx Anne

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      • iamserenel May 6, 2015 / 11:13 am

        Heheh, I know the feeling when you’re unsure! Glad you liked it in the end :)! Xoxo

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  5. Galit Balli May 5, 2015 / 9:06 am

    I love the bag, wow. It looks so cute and pretty and even roomy 🙂
    Btw, I have the same picture you have but mine is next to my desk 🙂

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    • Anne May 6, 2015 / 10:26 am

      Oh I love that picture! Brings back great memories: have you ever had a chance to see the original in London?

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        • Anne May 6, 2015 / 6:22 pm

          The Tate Britain I believe! If you love the style, there is an amazing house with decoration from the period and all pre-raphealite paitings: Leighton House!
          xxx Anne

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  6. Zoe - zoebeautyblog.com May 5, 2015 / 8:40 am

    Great bag Anne!xx

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