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Sunday 25 January 2015

Outfit | Barbour International Bronson Backpack

Hello My Lovelies, 

I hope you are all doing well and are having a lovely Sunday. Earlier today I tweeted (@SophiaMeola) that I was working on something a little different for my blog today. I say different because it is something I don't typically lean towards on my blog. One of my New Years resolutions was to work even harder on my blog and venture out into more of which being outfit posts. Firstly, I take my hat off to all the fashion bloggers out there who take outfit photos daily! I found it quite difficult trying to get the right picture for this post and I really hope they have turned out alright. Nether-the-less, we all have to start from somewhere and hopefully you will see my outfit posts slowly getting better. I thought I would share an outfit I have really been loving recently and also a lovely Barbour International bag I was sent.

Blouse - River Island | Jeans - Topshop | Boots - Primark | Bag - Barbour International*

I really loved how everything fell together for this outfit and I loved how comfortable it was for a lazy Sunday. Starting with my blouse, this little beauty is from River Island and I picked this up last week after work. I was umming and arring about it for so long that I finally decided to take the plunge. Do I think its worth the £34 price tag? Absolutely not, however, I have been completely obsessed with it that I have had to let go of the price and move on haha. My beloved Joni Jeans are something I reach for over and over again as they never fail me. I used to be all about the Jamie jeans but now I have tried the Joni's it has kicked off a love affair. I have these in a few different shades and I cannot wait to pick up a few more. They are super comfortable and I love how they are high waisted. Moving on to shoes, I get mixed reviews about my Primark Boots but I have to say I absolutely LOVE them - they have a little platforms so they instantly make you look taller and the quality is outstanding considering they were around £12 from Primarni. 

It is no secret that I absolutely love my handbags so I was delighted when the Barbour International team got in contact with me about this little gem. It is not something I would typically go for but that is what I love about it, I think everyone needs that backpack style bag in their collection that they can grab on the run or even for travel. The Bronson Backpack draws upon Barbour International's motorcycle heritage and is a compact quilted bag with biker-inspired styling. This stylish backpack boasts a quilted nylon outer in Barbour's signature diamond-stitch design, with luxurious leather trims and aged brass effect hardware. Adjustable straps make for comfortable everyday wear, while branded studs and an enamelled badge team with the iconic cotton tartan lining to create the unmistakable Barbour look. The Bronson Backpack definitely has something for everyone and even features a removable padded 'Tablet' pocket which could double as extra storage. Originally £169 now gone down to £140 in the sale it is quite a lot of money to spend on a bag, however, if you are looking for a top quality backpack similar to the Bronson and don't mind spending a little extra this would be the perfect bag for you. 

I hope you all enjoyed this post and diving into something a little bit different. If you like these types of posts then please let me know and I will work on a few more, also please leave any requests down below in the comments. Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you all and I make sure to read every single comment…they really make my day!

Lots of Love
*Contains PR Samples


  1. I LOVE that shirt. I've been looking for one to wear with leather look trousers for so long! Great post <3

  2. I really like your blouse :) looks awesome! you should do more outfit posts xx
    xx, Marina

  3. I actually quite like your bag and I wasn't expecting too x

  4. I love that bag, could do with one for uni! Love the ouffit! :)

  5. That backpack is so cute I love the quilting and tartan!

    Sophie x

  6. This backpack is a dream! :)

  7. You look beautiful, I love your bag! :)

  8. Love it! Beautiful outfit and photos! x

  9. You look great Hun I love the Barbour bag! I agree it's so hard taking outfit photos but you've done a great job! It's definitly something I want to do more this year also x

    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

  10. Super cute outfit! I"m especially loving that bag!!!

  11. It looks gorgeous and it would be perfect to have when traveling! x

    Pink Frenzy

  12. I LOVE your blouse, and the quilted design of the bag is beautiful <3 you look lovely Sophia :)

    Jess xo


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