Sunday 19 January 2014

Michael Kors Navy Selma Tote Bag

So, shall we address how Christmas Day on Instagram was like a fully complete brochure for the Michael Kors collection of watches? Or, just skim past that little point of the fact that I am the only female in the country without a MK watch on my wrist? But it's okay, I can get past this absence in my life because thanks to a little trip to New York, Mikey now hangs on my arm instead.

If you have read either of my New York or American Shopping blog posts, then you might know that I made a hugely impulsive and spontaneous decision one evening while sightseeing in Rockefeller Plaza. And, it really was spontaneous because before visiting New York I hadn't even seen this bag before and had no idea that it existed (I don't really keep up with designer fashion trends at all). I just strolled innocently into the shop and the magnetism between my heart and the bag just kind of.. happened. I laid eyes on it and I couldn't walk out without it.

I knew I was going to have a little bit of Christmas money coming my way and although I had planned on using the money to buy myself an iPad (mini) in January, I had a change of heart and decided that this bag would be more appropriate. The bag cost $358 (plus tax), which according to the salesman's currency converter would translate to £242-244, and the bag costs £315 to buy in the UK so I couldn't say no to a bargain like that! (Even if it was a nightmare to travel home with because I hadn't left any space in my suitcase!).


I'm seeing Mikey as an investment, in a classic (albeit, plain) design and in a colour that should theoretically never go out of fashion. It makes a statement and is very smart and sophisticated with it's structured body and strong gold coloured hardwear. He's not very heavy, despite his strong and sturdy leather material, and inside the bag is spacious with a total of five small pocket compartments to stop bits and bobs scattering everywhere (one zip, four open).

It has the removable and adjustable shoulder strap to switch up the appearance, and also the side parts (sorry for lack of technical terminology) can be displayed outwards, or inwards, to also give the illusion of a fresh new design ( - see above collage picture). Hopefully the quality of the bag will withstand the test of time and still be with me for a lot of my life and help with a professional image and to be taken seriously when it comes to crunch time and job interview phase (arh!). Who wants to hire a wannabe lawyer that walks into a room with a floppy, crumbling New Look bag tucked under their arm? Please be my secret weapon for life, Mikey! I love you.

Michael Kors Large Selma Top-Zip Satchel - Michael Kors $358

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  1. This is so beautiful Hannah! Definitely an investment ;) very jel ! Xxxxx

  2. This is gorgeous! I have been looking for a bag like this. xx

  3. That bag is gorgeous!

    Ash xx

  4. I'm so jeleous - it's such a gorgeous bag. I'm definately going to save up and get myself a micheal Kors bag - it'll be my first ever proper designer piece :)))

  5. Oh my that bag is so pretty!
    I love it all of the colours!
    Think I may need to get this

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  6. Love it!
    But I got the black one, so not quite the same. Obviously I now need the navy too now....

    Lucy xx

  7. I had a late Christmas surprise of my MK watch, this bag needs to be my next MK investment. Especially the navy colour. Its gorgeous!
    Lucky chic you are :-)

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

  8. looks so beautiful. I love the Micheal Kors watches, i defiantly need to get one of his handbags!


  9. I love MK and i love the Selma, i have the slightly larger version in Black!

  10. Such a beautiful bag! This is definitely on the top of my wish list!
    Steph @

  11. I love this bag, so beautiful but so expensive!

  12. This is so pretty! Worth every penny because like you say it's an investment and is so classic I can't see it ever going out of style x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  13. Ah such a stunning and beautiful bag, so jealous :)

    Sophie x

  14. I have been looking at this bag for ages and now I know it's a lot cheaper to buy from Michael Kors, I may have to get it! xxx

  15. Such a beautiful bag and a real bargain, I wouldn't have been able to resist either. :) xx

  16. I'm actually toying with the idea of buying the Vanilla bag at the moment… so tempted as think it'll be fabulous for Summer.


  17. Gorgeous bag - very classic as well, so definitely worth the investment! And as you say, everyone has a MK watch, so good on you for going one step better ;)

    Josie xoxo

    Fashion Mumblr

  18. Gorgeous! I got a Michael Kors bag for Christmas and the quality is amazing. You bagged yourself a bargain investment there xo

  19. It's such a beautiful bag, I've wanted one for ages I'm not jealous at all (I'm so jealous haha) x great post, always looking for reviews and more excuses to stare at pretty pictures haha x

  20. What a gorgeous bag! I love it, might have to do a bit of saving!

    Katrina xx

  21. So jealous! I really want this in black x

  22. That bag is gorgeous! I love Michael Kors :)
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

  23. It's so beautiful. I want it so badly! God by the store all the time just to look at it haha! x

  24. I adore this bag so much!! Such a wonderful investment!! I am so tempted to buy one but I'm debating whether to get the smaller version in a brownish-nude

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  26. i love this bag :))

  27. It's always been my motto for life that if you have a Michael Kors handbag you'll never need to buy another handbag again :) It's just stunning and such a classic piece, I can't believe what a brilliant price you got it for!
    Love Holly x

  28. I'm eyeing the Selma bag at the moment. Already own a Jet Set Travel Tote by MK which I recently purchased for myself and I'm loving it ^_^. Your post about this helps me decide if I want to go for another MK bag or not and I really do now want another one in my life :D. Your bag is gorgeous ^_^.


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