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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Jacksons Jute Bag





I fell in love with a bag I saw on Alex's (The Frugality) Instagram feed. It was a jute bag from The Jacksons. You know me - I love a good tote bag. I'm not particularly in to all the designer bags - I just like what I like. And I liked these jute bags from The Jacksons. When I looked online, I found there was a whole family of them. And then when push came to shove ... I couldn't choose a favourite. Drat!

By chance, I found the one and it just happened to be stocked at Libertys. And lucky me, it went in the sale. Unlucky me, I was told two weeks after I had ordered and numerous phone calls ... that it was sold out and not available. As you can imagine - one very unhappy and cross lady here. And then lucky me spotted an Instagram competition to win one of these lovely bags. Unlucky me, I didn't win it :(

But I kept looking to see who else was stocking the bags and then lucky me spotted them on Monshowroom ... in the sale. Jute Bag Gods - I thank you!

I decided on the navy Amour one as I figured navy was a good bet going in to the summer months. I  also settled on the smaller size which I thought suited me more and so far, I've carried it every day since it's arrived. 

I have to say it's Love. Or should that be Amour!







New Look Top, The Jacksons Bag, H&M Denim Skirt (old), Carvela Krimble Sandals (old)



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Last Note :


* They have a good selection online at The Jacksons but it's worth ringing up to ask what they also have on the shop floor if you've seen one you like and you can't find it online. They can take a photo of their shop floor stock and email it to you - really good customer service (I know, because I rang up)

Monshowroom have a small range of the bags with a few which are currently in the sale. Go go go!

* There's not much in it between the large and the small. From what I can gather the large is just a little taller/deeper (not wider)

*I also love this one!






20 comments:

  1. Love your new bag Sue, I've had my eye on these too but so far I'm resisting clicking the button!
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. Oh how good are you being? But if you're thinking of getting one, do it soon before the summer is over - get your moneys worth out of this year!

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  2. Such a cool little bag from a great small niche brand. Sue I love your determination to get what you want!! Helen xx

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    1. The bags make me smile. They're fun and sometimes, you need that in your wardrobe. And my shopping terrier instincts are quite terrifying.

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  3. OMG, loving that top on you! On the New Look website, it's completely off the shoulder but it looks like you can hoik it up too like you have?

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    1. Hi Rachel. It's an off the shoulder top but I feel better with it worn like in the pictures but you can wear it either way. I was debating a blog post on it - I might still do it yet!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous, love the bag xx I like the Amour better than the smile..

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    1. Thank you and I'm glad you like the bag. It's fun isn't it?

      I like both the Amour and the Smile one but I've also seen one that says "ta da" on it and that makes me chuckle.

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  5. These are such great bags aren't they Sue! So glad I took the plunge....thanks so much for the tip off! I adore the bag with your outfit of the day....it's perfect! xx

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    1. They are fab aren't they? They definitely make you "Smile".

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  6. Absolutely love it! I wonder how big the large is if thats the small!? xx

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  7. Hmm. The comment disappeared (?). I wanted to thank you for the tip. Lovely bags. Perfect for my holidays - I ordered the same one as you. (But I also liked the Summer one, too)

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    1. Oh good choice ;o) and you're most welcome. They are perfect for holidays aren't they? I struggled with which one to pick as the one I wanted was "sold out" but I am very happy with the Amour one.

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  8. That's a v cute bag Sue. *sits on credit card*

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    1. Did you get the John Lewis one then instead? ;o)

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    2. Well it is currently sitting in its box in the bottom of my wardrobe while I decide whether not to keep it. It's lovely, but now I wish I'd gone for a plain straw number that would go with everything. A possible alternative is winging its way to me as I write...Nothing's ever simple, is it? Or is that just me?? :-D

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  9. I love my bag, I use it pretty much everyday - on holiday, but then at home too as an 'extra' bag to carry all my crap which doesn't fit in any of the bags I seem to buy...my Sophie Hulme one doesn't even fit my wallet :( :(
    PS also saw this New Look top but decided I did not need another off the shoulder stripey number! Regretting it.....x

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    1. I love your Bonjour one - it's the perfect colour way for me but alas, none to be had. I found the most gorgeous Love one in Liberty with a black trim and off blue writing and I was gutted when it didn't arrive when it should have. I chased up a few times and each time they said it was waiting to be despatched until I finally said, it's been waiting to be despatched a little too long. And then I got an email saying it was sold out. Gah! But I have my little Amour one now - alls well that ends well.

      And you are a terrible enabler you know!

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  10. You look lovely Sue & the bag is perfection! Love it! x

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