Wednesday 11 May 2016

Custard Cream Handbag & Purse from Yoshi Bags *REVIEW*

Ahhhh! I'm so excited to share this post with you - it is time for the return of the biscuit handbag & purse! I'm expanding my collection...

I don't think my obsession with all things tea & biscuits will ever really falter: the history of taking tea, it's Britishness, is something I adore - for me, tea & biscuits evoke such nostalgia, and a feeling of calm. 

I didn't think you could get much better than a strong cuppa and a few Custard Cream biscuits on the side, until I was introduced to the GIANT Custard Cream (available in Tesco and Costa Coffee) this is the stuff that dreams are made of...

Giant Custard Cream biscuit vs. normal Custard Cream biscuit
Is this not a biscuit of dreams? Roughly 4 times the size of a standard Custard Cream...yes please! Huge thanks to Kirsty from Yoshi for sending me this giant hunk of deliciousness! :-)

Drinking tea, eating biscuits, dunking, all those familiar biscuit flavours, the nostalgia from my childhood, the pop as the biscuit tin opens, the sugar rush that follows, that calming affect that first sip of tea has, my love of mugs, and how aesthetically pleasing the different varieties of biscuits are...all this combined means that anything remotely biscuit related is likely to be fully embraced by me! 

Mrs Bishop Biscuit Obsessive
Biscuit-related paraphernalia at Mrs Bishop's abode

My house is filling up with biscuit-related paraphernalia and I love it. I love that when friends, family members and blog readers see biscuity items they automatically think of me. 

Even the people at Yoshi Bags support my biscuit-addiction: last month they very kindly sent me a beautiful package of biscuity-goodness, and I'm super excited to show you what they sent...

You might remember back in October last year I shared this post where I featured their stunning Bourbon Biscuit bag. I've used and used this bag over the past 7 months - it has become my go-to handbag, the soft brown leather matches pretty much everything I wear - and I still get comments on the bag almost every time I use it. I love how it is a functional/useful handbag that on first glance looks pretty neutral - then on closer inspection is super quirky and fun! 

This time the wonderful, clever, fellow-biscuit-obsessed people at Yoshi have designed a stunning Custard Cream biscuit inspired leather collection including a cross body shoulder bag, purse and keyring - and my oh my are they stunning! 

custard cream bag and purse by Yoshi

They've hit the nail on the head once again with this latest design. Not only is the bag and purse made from the softest cream coloured leather I've ever felt, the detailing of the Custard Cream design is exquisite! 

Leather Custard Cream Bag & Purse from Yoshi

I'm over the moon with my new bag and purse set and have used it every time I've left the house in the last month I think! Again, I've been inundated with comments from people when I'm out and about, I think I should be working on commission for Yoshi ;-)

Custard Cream Leather Coin Purse from Yoshi Bags
Custard Cream Leather Coin Purse from Yoshi Bags

Not only is the bag and purse fun, quirky and a little tongue-in-cheek, it is also incredible quality real leather and super functional - the perfect "mum size" bag, I can get my purse, keys, phone, a bit of make up, a few plastic dinosaurs and snacks for Bert all inside easily. There is a secure zip pocket inside the main cavity of the bag, as well as a compartment to hold your mobile phone. The bag and purse are both lined, and the strap on the bag is fully adjustable. Yoshi have covered all the bases here.

custard cream bag, purse and biscuits

Here's the bag's vital statistics:
  • Handmade Leather Applique Cross Body Handbag
  • Soft Cream Leather
  • Custard Cream Emboss Detailing on the Front
  • Zip Top Fastening
  • Adjustable Shoulder Strap 53 - 59cm
  • Inside Zip Pocket
  • Presented in a Yoshi Signature Dustbag
Height                         15.5cm
Width                           24cm 
Depth                           3.5cm

And the purse's vital stats:
  • Handmade Leather Applique Zip Top Coin Purse
  • Soft Cream Nappa Leather
  • Custard Cream Biscuit AEmboss Detail on the Front
  • Credit Cards will Fit Inside 
  • Zip Top Fastening
  • Presented in a Yoshi Signature Dustbag
Height                          9 cm
Width                           11.5 cm 
Depth                           1 cm

Custard Cream bag by Yoshi

I've so enjoyed wearing this beauty out and about - its first proper outing was my cousin's 50th Birthdy party last month, which was a black tie event. It was so nice to get all dressed up and have a grown up night out with hubby (Bert had a sleepover at his Nanny & Grandads' house!) Being as I'm so heavily pregnant - I don't have that many fashion/outfit choices right now - my small capsule maternity wardrobe is my only option, and I'm pretty bored of everything in it to be honest. I opted for my plain black wrap dress for the black tie party, so it was nice to perk it up a little with such a fun bag to accessorise. 

custard cream leather bag review by Mrs Bishop
Accessorising for a black-tie party with my Yoshi Custard Cream bag!

To see Yoshi's full biscuit range of bags, purses and keyrings (including Bourbon, Custard Cream and Jammy Dodger designs) then head to this page.

I wonder what designs they'll be launching next?

Mrs B