Wednesday, 19 September 2012

The £12 Dupe to Zara's Bucket Bag

Ever since I laid eyes on Zara's leather bucket bag, I really really wanted it. Being a student, I definitely couldn't justify the £80 price tag, so when I saw this dupe floating around on the blogosphere, I had to get it!

This beauty cost me just £12, yes, £12, from Primark! It is amazing quality and also has a longer strap which is very handy. It also comes in black, which I can see myself buying in the near future! I think it is an amazing dupe for the Zara bag, and although it isn't real leather, it's £68 cheaper! I know which I'd rather... It is bigger than I thought it would be, making it perfect for lugging my text books and folders around college.

Have you been able to get your hands on this dupe?


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

My Villa Rosie Phone Case

Hi everyone, just a quick post to let you know about my gorgeous new phone case - I am over the moon with it! When Jo @Shopaholic Jo posted about hers, I bought one immediately after! It was from this ebay seller, and cost me just £8 including postage, which is amazing seeing as they are hand made to an exceptionally high quality. At present, villa-rosie offers a series of standard sizes, but she will also make you one of a custom size for no extra charge! I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 with a protective case on, so I let her know that and she made me one which fits absolutely perfectly! I ordered it just five days ago, which is incredible. Here's the pattern I chose, which is by Cath Kidston and called Hampton Rose.

I purchased this case with my own money and I'm not being paid to rave about this case - I just love it so much that I had to spread the word! The attention to detail she puts in to the items is unbelievable. My case came with a tiny tag containing the brand logo, a business card and a note thanking me for my custom. It is so refreshing to have excelllent service from Ebay, as I normally have so many problems that I just don't use it! I would highly recommend villa-rosie to each and everyone of you - she can make custom phone cases for every phone, and even kindles/iPads!

Will you be checking out her store?