Want & Have

Whilst being ill I had gone through a big pile of my much overdue fashion magazines that I hadn’t had a chance to read for a long while. In one of them I spotted this gorgeous, gorgeous Ralph Lauren’s Equestrian Saddle Bag. Even though it has a classic shape, the electric petrol blue colour (so this season, as I mentioned in this post) and the attached metal stirrup make it so different and chic and it brings to my mind the ‘great outdoors’. Sadly, I can’t actually afford it (£950, ekhhm), but this doesn’t mean a girl can’t dream or even better – look for an inspiration somewhere else, right?

I then remembered I inherited a bag from my mum, which she used to wear when she was my age (talk about real vintage accessories!) and, amazingly, it’s the near-exact shape as the Ralph Lauren’s beauty. I haven’t worn it for ages, but seeing that the equestrian trend is still going strong, I might take this little leather baby out soon! It may not be blue, but I really like the chestnut brown colour and the slightly distressed leather. I’ve been told it’s a genuine equestrian/hunting bag and inside it holds pockets for bullets (I presume) plus it has a small compartment for anything that may come handy whilst out horse-riding.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14171423443511809026 Nantucket Daffodil

    Back in the 80’s when Banana Republic was safari wear, they had gorgeous natural tan leather bags that when used daily took on a soft, natural, perfect glow. Made you feel like Meryl Streep in Out of Africa. Love the bags.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02603433595967049412 Holly Foxen Wells of Glamour Mash

    How cool to be able to wear something that is your mom’s and it still has the cool vintage vibe!

    xx
    Holly Foxen Wells
    GlamourMash

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12445081275530729227 jackie jade

    what a great classic bag! isn’t it amazing how modern something vintage can look? everything really does come back in style!
    jackiejade.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00674412954958754907 Jenny

    Oh wow, the Ralph Lauren one is so pretty! I love that you have a similar one for free! xo

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09821356780821446904 Sandra

    I wish my mom had kept some of her old stuff. She had a very similar bag! :D