Over the last few months I’ve been saving to buy a new handbag because my old one was just falling apart. I’ve always loved Ted Baker and have one of his make up bags, so it was a no brainer to aim for one of his bags. I had been researching online to get an idea for what style I liked and what would be practical for my life. I then worked out how much I wanted to spend and budgeted around that, buying nice things isn’t cheap but there isn’t much point in starving yourself for them either. Whilst I was in Auckland I popped into Smith and Caugheys. I found a few of the bags I’d seen online, I tried them out to see how they felt and to see how practical they were. None of them were exactly what I was after or on sale so I headed on down to the Ted Baker flagship store at Britomart. I’m so glad I did because the moment I walked in I saw the perfect bag for me, the Roselle Patent Crosshatch in Taupe.