Aloha, lovelies! How are you all doing? I'm pretty good apart from the nausea and exhaustion! I am currently 14 weeks pregnant as of 6th July. I can't believe how quickly the time has flown. I've been thinking about doing some pregnancy-related posts but I'm not sure what kind of thing people would be interested in seeing, so please let me know if you have any ideas! Anyway, back to today's post... As you will have noticed by the title I am running a new series called Accessory Week where I will be reviewing a whole host of beautiful jewelry and accessory companies for you. One of my New Years Resolutions was to really up my game in accessory (I'm sorry I am going to say that word so many times this week!!) department and it's safe to say that I have quite the collection now! I definitely need to do a Brooch Collection post.
My first brand of the week is one of my favourites - Dots N Bows. A Swedish handmade bag company. I was lucky enough to be offered the chance to design my own bag by the wonderful Zanna who is the woman behind this amazing company. When I first discovered Dots n' Bows, I instantly fell in love with their glitter vinyl and the beautiful selection of colours they had. They sell cosmetic bags, hand bags, wristlets, weekend bags, key-rings, purses and also take custom orders for everything as well as selling ready made beauties. Zanna recently created an awesome baby changing bag and you know that is of course next on my wish list :-D!
A custom made bag similar to mine would cost around £110 and if you use the discount code 'amberrose' you can get some money off! They also ship worldwide.
Website - http://dotsandbows.se
Instagram - @dots_n_bows
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/dotsandbows
So this is my bag journey...
After a lot of thinking, I sent Zanna this rough dodgy sketch of the kind of thing I wanted. I wanted a kinda 'bowling' vibe to my bag so I thought the diamonds helped achieve that. I also wanted it personalized because let's face it - how often do you get to design your own bag!? My design has seemed to be a hit amongst Dots n' Bows customers as Zanna has now made several bags based on my design (Including on that went to the one and only Cherry Dollface!!!). Zanna was lovely enough to sent me photo's throughout the entire process and that honestly made it feel so magical. Each photo she sent I let out a squeal from excitement!
When my big box of goodies arrived... This is what true happiness looks like. The cherry bag and purse were for a giveaway I hosted a while ago :)
Now for picture time! The attention to detail is beyond amazing and the quality is just out of this world. I was so overwhelmed when I open my package as I felt like the luckiest girl in the world. Please note all of these bags and purses have been used quite a bit by me before I took these photo's as I just couldn't resist. I use my 'A' bag and my purse every single day and I use the pineapple bag as my make up bag. Isn't this just glitter vinyl heaven?
The bags are lined with this beautiful animal print which is a lovely detail!
The inside of my purse was stamped with the Dots n' Bows logo which again is such a lovely touch. The attention to detail is just awesome.
If you couldn't tell already... I highly highly recommend Dots n' Bows. I think a custom made bag would make the BEST present ever either for a loved one or yourself (hey, why not!?). Remember, use the code 'amberrose' for a discount too!
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed my post...
All my love,