Style: The Yoshi Whittle Bag

I have a new love! It is a handbag, finally a bag just for me! No nappies or baby wipes will grace the inside of this wondrous item! I have been looking for little ways to regain a feeling of being ‘lauren’ and not MUMMYYYYYYY, and using a handbag again after over two years of changing bags is a perfect way to do that! Yoshi bags are stylish leather numbers and this one is the Whittle in a gorgeous burgundy colour called Fig,

The perfect size to fit a phone, keys, purse, notebook, tissues and lip balm in with room to spare! In fact I used this bag when we went to a wedding two weeks ago and managed to fit in a teether, a wedding card, a spare pair of tights and a hairbrush plus assorted hair clips too!

I absolutely love the clasp, easy to do with one hand but stays closed securely with no need to worry about it flapping open and spilling precious belongings all over the pavement! Not only does it have a secure main section but there is a pocket on the back suitable for flatter things like mirrors, stamps and receipts and train tickets!  The signature Yoshi emblem is stamped on the reverse too. I think it’s the sort of bag that will get better with age too, leather often looks better when it’s a bit battered and i’ll be using this bag for years to come! I can’t wait for winter to arrive properly so I can team it up with a burgundy coat and mustard scarf!

Yoshi are a brand who create both timeless classics and modern bags with a twist. Along with their vast bag range they sell travel card holders, glasses cases and purses. Everything comes in its own funky dust bag so perfect for storage or giving as a gift. Their keyrings start at just £6.50 and purses from £12.50, and for real leather you really can’t get a better price!

I had a hard time choosing a bag, I went for the Whittle style because it can be dressed up or down and holds a lot, but these two were on my short list! Who wouldn’t want a bag shaped like a giant Bourbon biscuit? Even better if it was full of bourbon biscuits!


Thank you to Yoshi for allowing me to choose a bag and regain some style (let’s face it, I’ve been seriously lacking any personal style since having Arlo) and give me an excuse to carry my things in my own bag rather than a changing bag!

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