Dressed for: Very Special Satchels

Already Pretty outfit featuring blue cardigan, Marimekko dress, Corso Como Del, Rhodesian of Edinburgh satchel

Cardigan – thrifted – similar
Dress – local store now out of biz – similar color/scaleMarimekko at BR
Pumps – Corso Como Del
Bracelets – Goldy + Macsimilar look
Earrings – Midtown Global Marketsimilar
Satchel – two-tone Clio courtesy Rhodesian of Edinburgh

It’s a two-fer today, friends. Having been out of town for nearly a week, I’m behind on outfits. Our trees are nearly in full leaf and we’ve already mowed once, but it’ll look like early spring in my photos for a while yet! This is frequently my Easter dress for a day at the in-laws but I wore it instead to illustrate how diverse florals can look for one of my weekly Fox 9 Morning Show appearances a few weeks back. Not all florals are ditsy! And although most of the Banana Republic Marimekko stuff is black and white, this dress was made from a brighter Marimekko print.



But let’s talk about the satchel, shall we? I spotted Queen Michelle carrying a Rhodesian of Edinburgh satchel a while back and linked to the company in a roundup. The mother and daughter who own and run the company out of their home reached out to me, and I was so thrilled to strike up a conversation and relationship with them. If you pop over to the company’s about page, you’ll see that daughter Charlotte is dealing with some serious health issues and that running this business from top to bottom is motivating and inspirational for her. (You’ll also learn how the company got its name!) All the satchels are handmade in the UK from the finest leathers and with absolutely stellar craftsmanship. When mine arrived, they were even more gorgeous than I could’ve hoped. Above is my two-tone Clio – one of the buckles is slightly askew because under those flaps are magnetic closures. YES! Functional buckles on bags make me batty! So delighted that magnets are an option for these gorgeous bags.

I was lucky enough to get two satchels from this amazing team of women, and my second bag is a big ‘un!

Red Rhodesian of Edinburgh satchel

Sweatshirt – Cath Kidston (no longer available) – similar
Jeans – courtesy Karen Kane
Sneaks – Converse via Journeys
Sunnies – Madewell
Satchel – Calvin courtesy Rhodesian of Edinburgh

I am a lover of oversized bags so I opted for the Calvin without giving its dimensions much thought. Tons of my bags are that large! But since this is a structured satchel, it’s really, REALLY big. I adore it, though, and plan to use it for hauling my supplies and books to workshops as well as for an overnight bag. It’s amazingly lightweight and truly beautiful. Even Harriet thinks so.

Now through June 6, you can enter to win your own Rhodesian of Edinburgh satchel! Head over to the Rhodesian homepage for details of the giveaway.

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9 Responses to “Dressed for: Very Special Satchels”

  1. Anamarie

    Love the satchels! The red bag would make a good travel carry on!

  2. A Little Birdie

    I love your hair in these photos! What kind of product do you use to make it stand up like that?

  3. Bike Pretty

    Queen Michelle really has the best bags, doesn’t she? I adore your satchel outfits. Glad to see that I’m not the only satchel-obsessed lady around.

  4. Une femme

    What gorgeous bags! Will have to check them out.

  5. mamavalveeta03

    Your haircut is killer on you!! I love it. Very Garance Dore! Perfect styling of this outfit with the leopard sneaks.
    And that striped red sweater/sweatshirt won my heart. I’ll be on the hunt now….

  6. Cathi Payne

    Beautiful bags, and how wonderful that they struck upon something that helps with the chronic pain. I’ve followed them on twitter and entered; fingers crossed for everyone who does. I really love that top outfit and how the light greens pull it together even though they are not the main colours.