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Last week, my parents gifted me a Mulberry Alexa as my belated joint Christmas and 20th birthday present. I had no idea that they would be getting me an Alexa, I assumed that paying money towards rent at Uni was my "present" but I am now the proud owner of my first Mulberry.

Although I had pined after and been saving for an Alexa in tan, when it came to choosing one at the store, my heart actually skipped a beat when I saw the Petticoat White version. I think it was the rose gold clasp detail that swayed the vote for me. Impractical? Yes. Beautiful? Very.


And some bonus nonsensical snaps of my day, which I have spent compiling my Fashion and Styling portfolio:


My bedsheets are from Ikea, just because I know people will ask! The mini outfit shot is of my little sister, it's part of my portfolio for Uni, and the 'More' magazine is not related to the British magazine. I'm currently working on another book review which will be up on Fashion-Tinted Glasses this evening (hopefully) if you want a read!

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  1. I love that I can already see receipts stashed in it, beautiful!! Haha. It's already at home. Enjoy cutes xxx

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  2. Oh my goodness, you are officially the owner of the most beautiful bag in the world!! Good decision on the colour, and your parents are so lovely to get you it as a gift! I am very jel, haha! Hope you're having a good week!xxx

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  3. Yay! You need to buy a leather hand bag spray so that the any rain or sun will not discolour the leather :) they are on the mulberry website for £10, but you can buy them cheaper else where! i religiously spray my bayswater! xxx

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  4. Oh Michelle, it's beautiful. I'm loving it. Love the snaps of your day too, love receiving mail from afar!

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  5. Im so jealous! And yes, definitely spray it! Keeps it all nice! My boyfriends mum just bought this bag and I can confirm it is GORGEOUS! XX

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  6. loverlyyyyyyyy ;] i want one! ha xxx

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  7. Ohhhhhh it's so lovely! Deffo prefer it to the tan one! Can't wait to see what you get for your 21st ;) xo

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  8. Oh wow that bag is beautiful!! I am very jel!! :) x

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  9. You seriously are SO lucky! I wouldn't want to take it out of the house with me in case it got damaged, I think I would just sit stroking it in the house hahaha. It's gorgeous, love the rose gold bits! xxx

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  10. Its actually dribble worthy! I prefer that colour to the tan , plus every one has tan bags just like these xx

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  11. It's so beautiful, so much more so in white and rose gold than tan. I've dribbled on the keyboard a little...x

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  12. Wow such a gorgeous bag I'm desperate for an alexa! My friend has one slightly darker than this and she won't take it out even if there's the tiniest cloud in the sky incase it gets rained on haha!! xxx

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  13. The bag is so perfect! You must've been so surprised!

    I love the photos that you take! The cover of the More magazine is so beautiful as is the tree. It is in your frontyard?

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  14. Wow the bag is a beauty and love the shorts :) x

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  15. Your Mulberry is such a beauty! xx

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  16. So jealous! I can definitley see how that rose gold would sway decision. xxx

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  17. unreal love for your bag! so jealous xxx

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  18. oh em gee that is the most beautiful bag i have ever seen! lucky lucky lady you! xxx

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  19. Ooohhh it's beautiful! I love Mulberry - the quality is astounding. My Bayswater is nearly a year old and it's starting to look really cool and beaten up but the leather still smells fabulous and you can just tell that they will last forever and ever! x

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  20. It's beautiful! I think you definitely made the right choice with the white and the rose gold detailing is stunning :-) Lovely pictures as always :-D x x

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  21. You've go the Alexa! It's gorgeous, Michelle! I'm sure you'll get many uses out of this. Your parents are so sweet.
    Although personally, I'd go for the tan, I like how you chose this. At least it won't be the same as everyone else's :)

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  22. Oooooh it's so beautiful! I'm extremely jealous. I've always loved the tan version but after seeing this I like it so much more! xo

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  23. this bag is practically perfect in every way! :) x

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  24. Absolutely adore the bag, its simply gorgeous! <3 xx

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  25. I'd be way too scared too take the bag out incase it got dirty!

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  26. Oh my gosh hun, it is just stunning :) I adore the colour.
    xxx

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  27. Thank you all so much for your lovely comments! Have a great start to the weekend ladies ♥

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  28. I was sceptical about this colour, since I'm so in love with the tan one, but I think I might be a convert! This is absolutely beautiful :) You must be so happy with it.
    I'd probably be scared to use an Alexa if I ever get one, ahaha. I always manage to wreck my handbags!
    xxx

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  29. that is honestly the most beautiful thing ive ever seen :')

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  30. What a beautiful, beautiful bag! You are a very lucky girly! :) Enjoy it gorge xxx

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  31. I have to say, I'm not normally a fan of the Alexa BUT this has swayed me, it is beautiful! :D

    Maria xxx

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  32. The bag is beautiful, I think you went for the right colour choice. Makes it a bit different from all the tan ones floating around! x

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  33. It's beautiful, lucky you & well done making the brave colour choice! I'd have just gone for the practical! Live in the moment! xo.

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  34. I am very jelous... I've always wanted one in tan too, but i actually think you will be glad you got white as less people have it :) xx

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  35. Mm, when it came down to choosing one, the white felt more 'me' than the tan version! Thank you Alex (: Oh I'm a total handbag lover so this was the most perfect present ever! xxx

    Thank you Chloe!

    Thank you Claire (: Thought you might enjoy a little handbag lovin' post! I'm still so excited by it haha! xxx

    I really wanted the Tillie actually, but I tried it on and it didn't suit me as much as the Petticoat White Alexa! Thanks Maria! xxx

    Thank you Hannah! Yeah that's what me and my Mum thought, I'd much rather have a version that isn't absolutely everywhere haha. That said, I still want a tan Bayswater, and a Light Peach Tillie hahaha ;) x

    Awh thank you Kelly! I'm never one for practicality in all honesty, the colour was too pretty to pass up! xo

    Thanks Jen! I'd always wanted the tan too, but am v happy I picked this one! xx

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  36. I really, really love the bag!! I think I like the white one even more than the tan! x

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  37. How lucky are you! I think the colour of the bag is perfect for spring!

    x

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  38. you already know how incredibly jealous i am of this michelle! i actually really love the white colour too, its something a bit different! xx

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  39. What a lush bag! It'll be great for summer c:
    That last picture of the blossom tree is really pretty too! xx

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  40. WOW! That bag! Just a tad jealous ;) Bet you're over the moon! <3

    Also, don't you just love La Senza's bags?! Haven't bought anything from them in ages but I love the pick n mix bags, with the pink and white stripe sweet packet look! Haha xxx

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  41. omg amazeee! its a beaut! so much better than the tan. i got a mabel for my 20th, we're both very lucky girlies ;) xx

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  42. I love your Alexa! Your one is definitely a lot classier than the tan! I wish I could afford one haha btw happy very belated bday!! Xx

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  43. Wow it's so pretty :) I love it in white!! I think the Alexa range is amazing and all Mulberry bags are timeless so you'll have many many years together haha. Enjoy!! xxx

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  44. Gorgeous bag, love the colour! Mulberry are my favourite for bags! x

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  45. Thank you ladies! x

    Kim: Thank you (: I hadn't been in ages, it was so exciting to use the Pick and Mix bag for new underwear haha! It was so worth it for that little promotion! xxx

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  46. Oooh, it's so, so pretty! I think I actually prefer the ivory, I feel it's more... different? I don't know, but you don't see many white bags, I think that's what I mean.

    And what did you get from the La Senza pick 'n' mix? Haha, the first things I bought from there was from the pick 'n' mix. Such cute things!

    x

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  47. Lovely bag, such beautiful detailing!
    Great pictures xxx

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  48. Wow it's such a gorgeous bag! And those *are* cute bedsheets!

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  49. alskfjlkfjaf....jealous.....alskfjljd hahaha!!

    awesome sheets and you totally called it on naming where they're from!

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  50. The bag is totally lovely. The colour is amazing. It´ll go well with pretty much anything. Good choice x

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  51. oh man its so beautiful, you're so lucky honey!

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  52. The bag is soooo cute!!!especially for the s/s it's perfect!!like you said,the rose-cold details are the best!!:D
    Happy birthday Michele!!:D

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  53. omg i hate you! so jealous ~~ HAHA
    that is the most gorgeous bag ever

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  54. I'd never be able to fill it with anything. I'd put it in a glass case and charge people to look at it :)

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  55. This is so beautiful! I think you picked a lovely colour which you do not see everywhere. Take special care of it, you're so lucky!

    xxx

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  56. Thank you for the lovely comments ladies! <3 And Michelle, I bought five pairs of underwear baha, because I obviously needed to add to my epic collection! (:

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  57. Oh my, you lucky thing! It's actually beautiful! Much better than money for rent :D
    x

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  58. BEAUTIFUL bag! So lucky!
    Sami xx
    highstreethub.blogspot.com

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  59. I'm a little bit in awe of your bag. How can it look so soft and delicious through photos?

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  60. Oh wow you're so lucky, what an amazing present! I love the cream colour, plus it's always nice to have something that's a bit different. Tres jealous :) x

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  61. Oh my goodness it is absolutely STUNNING! Most stunning colour. Enjoy it lovely girl, you so deserve it.

    xoxo

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