Wednesday, 19 June 2013

A letter from Emma about: Whats in your handbag?

Dear Reader,

Apparently you can tell a lot about a person by the contents of their handbag. Hmm.. let's see.

First lets start with the main component: The bag

I brought this bag from a Sue Ryder charity shop a few years ago, and I just love it! It cost me £7 which is a great price for a lovely satchel. I love that satchels never seem to go out of fashion, I have had it for years and still get compliments about it. I also found some spare fabric from an old scarf and tied it onto the side, which I can change depending on my outfit.

Item number two: The bag within the bag

Yes a bag withing a bag does sound a bit ridiculous, but because I do a lot of charity shopping a great way to help them out is to bring your own bag (bags cost money). This was brought as a present, because of my love of strawberries. It's also great for the envrionment, when someone offers me a plastic bag I always think whether I 'need' it or not; and with my strawberry bag I will never need a plastic bag again. 

Item number three: Purse

This purse was also a big..ish spend; £14.40!  I needed a purse for years, I had one that was falling apart but I refused to buy one unless I absolutely loved it, and I love it. I got it from Topshop and I instantly fell in love. I love emerald green which is right on trend at the moment, but also I love the layout. The zip means that all loose change stays in my purse, and the card section has enough spaces for all my  advantage cards. It’s a dream.

Item number 4: The boring items...

Oyster- £10 value and Railcard £27. That's enough said about them, however they are great for saving money.

Item number 5: My lovely diary

It cost me £7.50  I just love Pip Studio, it was worth every penny. The design is so beautiful and the diary is filled with beautiful stitching prints and lovely ribbons to keep track of days. 

Item number 6: Phone

My phone, it's no iphone does all the things that 'smarty' phones should do.I pay £13 a month with 3 for lots of texts and minutes. That's enough technology for me.

Item number 7: Straws

99p for a packet  from Sainsbury’s. Not the most conventional thing to carry, but  my dentist advised me to drink fruit juice through a straw because it is better from your teeth. I am yet to have a filling so the straws are staying. 

The total spend of my bag and its contents is: £79.89...Wow! That's a lot more than I thought, but I have definitely saved money by buying a second hand bag, it really does pay to shop from chairty shops.  I''ll leave it up to you to decide what my bag says about me, I think it just says that I like Charity shops, pretty things and obsessively looking after my teeth.

So long, farewell, auf wiefersehen goodbye.


Emma Dilemma

P.S. Quote of the Day -  "A woman's mind is as complex as the contents of her handbag: even when you get to the bottom of it, there is ALWAYS something at the bottom to surprise you."
- Billy Connelly

P.P.S. This blog post will be entered into a competition to win a Mulbery Bag, you can find details on how to enter on Money Supermarkets website.

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