If there's one thing that anyone knows about me and something that I've spoken about numerous time in the past is that I'm constantly drawn to iridescent, rainbow things. I don't know what it is, maybe it's the fact I hate making decisions. Why chose one colour when you can have a myriad?

Ever since laying eyes on the Chanel Iridescent Boy I've been completly enamoured with it. As much as I love it I don't think it's a timeless piece and if I was about to contemplate dropping the best part of £4,000 on a bag I'd want something classic that wouldn't go out of style. The caviar and ruthenium hardware or perhaps the lambskin which always goes perfectly with the gold. Since then I've been on the hunt for the perfect black bag with stunning oil slicked hardware. 

Rebecca Minkoff has always been on my radar but never one I've really looked into as it's not all that easy to come by in the UK. Selfridges carries it and a few other online retailers but for the most part, I think it's somewhat of a hidden treasure. Of course with any brands, there are pieces that I really dislike because they're not to my tastes at all but other people will probably love them.


One of the most iconic styles that they release time and time again is the Mini M.A.C, a slightly more petite version of the regular M.A.C. Whilst it looks identical and has all the same features it come's in slightly smaller.

The dimensions are as follows:
Mini - 9" length x 1.5" depth x 6.5" height
Regular - 11" length x 2" depth x 8" height

Both come with a strap that can either be worn crossbody with a 21" drop or doubled with a 14" drop. I prefer wearing it doubled as it sits nicely underneath the shoulder without being too high.

It has two compartments, the front zipper which has a small section to put things such as tickets or cards in. I wouldn't use it for anything else as you run the risk of stretching out the leather. Then you have the main compartment which features a small inside pocket.

The zippers come with leather pulls and you also get additional ones in case these become damaged. There's a branded dustbag to protect the bag when you're not using it.

The oil slick hardware stands out against the soft, slightly pebbled black leather. Whilst the size may put some people off it really makes you think about what you need to carry rather than carrying everything along with the kitchen sink, just in case! I usually just keep my wallet, keys, sunglasses, a small mirror, whatever lip product I'm using for the day and some hand sanitiser. There isn't usually a lot else I tend to carry.

Overall it's a stunning bag that really stands out without being too out there. I feel like it goes with a multitude of different outfits and can either be dressed up or down.

In the UK once VAT has been applied Mini M.A.C's come to around the £220 mark so I got a bit of a bargain!
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I just wanted to quickly touch on my experience with Borderfree. It's a global partner that allows you to buy from leading stores across the world that ordinarily, you might not be able to buy from due to your location.

Being in the UK and having to pay VAT on anything imported from outside of the EU it gives you a chance to pay both the delivery fee and customs fee when checking out alongside paying for the item. I find this really helpful as it gives you a complete total of how much you're going to end up paying for any given item, no hidden surprises.

Once dispatched it took 6 days to be delivered to Borderfree and forwarded to me before it was in my hands. That's quicker than some deliveries I've had from inside of the UK but the lesser said about that the better.


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Price:
£113.34 (originally £147.35)

Where to buy:
www.recbeccaminkoff.com
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