Make Your Own

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Dress* MeeMee / Bag* Brit-Stitch / Shoes Freed Of London / Belt* American Vintage / RayBan Pretavoir

If ever there was a chance to customise a bag to match my blog’s colour scheme, I’m going to be on it like a car bonnet! You guys will have spotted this bag in several of my recent outfit posts and I’ve had lots of instagram/facebook likes and comments on the bag so I’m happy to tell you all that the Brit-Stitch website has now relaunched!

As well as the latest collection of beautifully crafted leather bags which are all made in Britain, you can now MAKE YOUR OWN! I really wanted to go for the red because I think it would go well with Autumn clothes, especially if it’s a tweed material like the dress I am wearing. I prefer a plain red bag rather than adding a colour to it just for sake of it so I became rather indecisive about which colours to go for. When in doubt, go with your blog colour scheme! This actually happened by accident though. I asked you guys on Facebook and Instagram to help me choose a combination and the majority said mint and pink, so that’s what I went with in the end! I tried to incorporate the lilac in somewhere but it was a tad too much. Having seen the bag in real life, I wish I added the lilac to the handle or something because you can’t really see the handle all that well anyway. Coulda, woulda, shoulda!

Initially, I chose a pink base and a mint green buckle to correspond with my blog design, but I don’t really like to wear anything pink so I swapped it around. Mint green is one of my favourite colours so it made sense! The Make You Own bags allow you choose up to three colours and you can have a look here to see which sections of the bag you can customise. It’s really fun to see it come together because the technical/spec drawing of the bag makes it look like you’re designing it yourself. (I love a good spec drawing!) Choose between the sizes Half Pint or the Milkman and away you go! Mine is a little boring compared the the possibilities of outcomes but you can colour customise every part of the bag to make it as unique to you as possible. The bag itself is really beautiful, as you can see. It is well made, sturdy, and you know it will last for years and year. The pastel tones suit the summer season better but who’s going to stick to fashion “rules” when a bag is as pretty as this!

What do you think of Brit-Stitch’s new website and which colour combinations would you choose for your leather bag?

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36 Comments

  1. September 9, 2013 / 2:44 pm

    Loving the bag and the site is looking great!

  2. September 9, 2013 / 3:30 pm

    That bag is adorable, I love the mint green and pink combo that you picked – it looks wonderful!

    Amy at The Girl In The Bowler Hat
    xxxx

  3. September 9, 2013 / 3:44 pm

    mint and pink is such a lovely combination! and this outfit is lovely! loving your new blog layout too!! sooooo pretttty.! I've never heard of Meemee that dress is great for this season! x

  4. September 9, 2013 / 3:46 pm

    How pretty is that bag?! The pastels are gorgeous!
    Sophie
    x

  5. September 9, 2013 / 3:48 pm

    Ahhhh I've loved this bag having seen it on your blog before so I'm excited they've relaunched the website. The colour scheme you went with in the end is adorable. Mint green is one of my favourite colours too. I have a mint satchel already so I'd probably go with red, I need a red satchel in my life! Love the outfit btw,!lovely as usual!

  6. September 9, 2013 / 3:49 pm

    The idea of creating your own bag is just amazing! Your bag is gorgeous, and that dress is just lovely! You look so wonderful! xx

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

  7. September 9, 2013 / 3:56 pm

    Such a clever idea! Those bags are so beautifully made, the option of customising makes them even better. Your colour combo is really pretty, I think I'd go for some pink/mint/cream combo but I it's tricky… πŸ˜‰

    Tara xo

  8. September 9, 2013 / 5:53 pm

    This dress is so pretty and I just adore the bag, m gosh the colour is just gorgeous xx

  9. September 9, 2013 / 8:52 pm

    You look gorgeous as always, the colours you chose for the bag are so dreamy too! ps. just to let you know lovely your header seems to have disappeared! x

    The Little Things

  10. September 9, 2013 / 9:42 pm

    That dress is perfect on you Sarah! Hope you had a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚

    IN MY SUNDAY BEST

    Sade XO

  11. September 9, 2013 / 9:49 pm

    That bag is too cute! I love how it adds the right pop of colour to your outfit.

  12. September 10, 2013 / 7:51 am

    I love the colours you picked. I can't wait to order one, it's a bag that will last you forever. I adore the dress you are wearing xx

  13. September 10, 2013 / 1:17 pm

    I love the bag! I am obsessed with mint green this year and think that color scheme is lovely and so pretty!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin'

  14. September 10, 2013 / 6:14 pm

    Your bag is so lovely Sarah, the mint green and pink are very 'you' and look gorgeous together. I adore your dress too! xx

  15. September 10, 2013 / 10:20 pm

    Oh this is so pretty Sarah πŸ™‚ I really do love things like this, I would love to make my own too πŸ™‚
    Amy x
    A Little Boat Sailing

  16. September 11, 2013 / 12:01 pm

    I really love this dress but this is ALL about the bag, I love the colours you chose but I don;t know what I would choose, maybe navy and red?

    Maria xxx

  17. September 12, 2013 / 2:19 pm

    wow that dress is so damn beautiful and it suits you so well! I love how the bag adds a pop of colour to the outfit! πŸ™‚

    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

  18. September 16, 2013 / 3:17 pm

    That dress is so pretty! And your hair looks gorgeous too!

    Lana, xo

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