How My Mulberry And I Met

Sounds like a love story doesn't it? And it kind of is...I fell in love with the Mulberry Bayswater as soon as I saw it in Selfridges one day. But it was scarily expensive, so I just had to walk away. I did a post on this before, but it was a bit crap...hopefully now I've found my blogging feet I can maybe explain it a bit better!
I'm not writing this to show off and be all like 'Look at my designer bag!', I just want to raise a bit of awareness about the Starlight Children's Foundation. It was thanks to them that I got this bag! They contacted me when I was about 15 after my nurses at the hospital referred me for a 'wish.' I could basically choose anything I wanted...a trip to Florida, a swim with dolphins and so forth. Well sitting in a pool with giant fish would scare the life out of me and I'm terrified of heights so Disney World would be totally wasted on me. I'm a giant wimp! To the horror of my brothers, who wanted a skiing trip, I chose...a Mulberry bag. 
A lady from the Starlight Foundation met me and my Mum at Oxford Street and we spent the day looking around the shops before finally hitting Selfridges where I chose a Mulberry Bayswater in Natural Oak Leather. I can honestly say it was one of the best days of my life! It even made my local news with a cringey picture of me and quotes that I definitely did not say 'All of my friends keep coming round to see it!' Er, none of them were that sad or even knew what Mulberry was and most still don't to my dismay!
It might sound stupid and maybe even shallow to some, but this bag does actually make me feel better. When I'm feeling ill or sometimes upset, it puts a massive smile on my face. That's what makes the Starlight Foundation so amazing! So I just wanted to say a massive thank you to them, they do so much for ill children (most of whom are far more deserving than me!) and since I feature my bag on here quite a bit I thought I should explain where it's from.

Josie xx


  1. AWESOME. LOVE IT!! you're way deserving so just hug it and love it and use it loads! x

  2. I agree wih Laura!!

    Love your blog :)

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  3. That's so lovely! You totally deserve it and this post was in now way 'showing off'.
    What a nice things to be treated to, enjoy it all :)

    Love, Elizabeth xx

  4. Aw this is such a sweet story, congrats on the beautiful bag, its a classic!

  5. aww, how cute is this post. i think i would have chose a bag too, giant fish (that made me laugh!) and disneyland both sound like a nightmare to be honest, so i definitely agree with your choice! such a classic.

    from helen at // @thelovecatsinc

  6. Bless you, that's a lovely story. It's not sad at all, the whole point of fashion for me is that it makes you feel better. Plus, a Mulberry bag will last an awful lot longer than a skiing holiday.

    Laura x

  7. Such a great story Josie! It's really nice to hear an individual experience on how the charity's helped someone out :-) xx.

  8. This is fab! You have the bag forever, disney would only last a few days! Plus fashion is much more important than a giant mouse in a dress!


  9. Aww thats a nice story. And it is great that you have something to enjoy.


  10. Such a lovely story and an even lovelier bag!

    Julia xxx

  11. I remember raising money for the Starlight foundation when I was in school, to send a little girl on a trip to America.
    I think it's a lovely story and you deserve the bag, and if people think it's shallow its because they are jealous - and why wouldn't they be!

    Gems x

    Fashion, Well Done

  12. That is amazing, you definitely deserve it! It's beauuuutiful :) xxx

  13. I know lots of children through my job who have benefited from things via Starlight.

    What a brilliant thing to ask for, much better than meeting Take That or similar type requests!


  14. Oh wow hun. What a way to acquire such a beautiful wee thing. Im sorry to have to hear that you were so sick at some stage but relieved to see you've bounced back ^_^ THankyou for sharing your story with us, that Mulberry bag is indeed VERY beautiful! Aaaah the leather looks absolutely soft and luxurious. <3

    Eeli x

  15. oh my goodness, this is actually kind of a cute story :) it definitely put a smile on my face! and i'm absolutely jealous of that bag!


  16. Lovely story. So great of you to highlight the foundation here too.

  17. What a lovely story!! Its such a beautiful bag aswell, I would have chosen a Mulberry bag over Disney land too :) xx

  18. Thanks for your comment on my blog, it's brought me here to your page! It just shows bags really do make girls happy and it is lovely that you will always have that bag!!! I so would have chosen the bag over Disneyland. The bag is for life :) xo

  19. cool story! i would choose the bag over disneyland any time of the day too! atleast you have something to hug everytime you feel down. :)

  20. Aw coool! I like that your brother was holding out for a ski trip lol, in yer face bro!!

    I always have experience the paper misquoting me on something, it's cringey isn't it? Local papers seem to be the worst for it lol.

    I don't think it is shallow at all that you chose this, I actually think it is a really smart choice as it will last longer than a holiday and make you happy each time you look at it. You definitely deserve it!! Beautiful bag for beautiful lady!!

    Janine xx

  21. This is honestly one of the loveliest blog posts I've ever read! Such a nice story :)



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