banished those blues

I think bright colours are the ultimate cure for down in the dumps days and they don’t get much brighter than this gorgeous satchel from Flights of Nancy (c/o) which retails at £90. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect satchel for quite some time so I am eternally grateful to have been sent this one which ticks all my bag boxes- fun, spacious and well made.

If you feel the need for some brightness or fancy shopping the blues away the gorgeous Natalie at Flights of Nancy is offering a super generous 30% off when you use the code HAPPYNEWYEAR at the checkout…it’s valid until the end of January and if that doesn’t put a smile on your face I don’t know what will.


New from Flights of Nancy

Back in July I introduced you to the wonderful website Flights of Nancy and expressed my love of my leather holdall. That holdall has been much admired on my two flights this year (it really is the perfect travel bag, even burly security guards complimented it) and is much treasured by myself; I’ll be using it for years to come and most likely handing it over to my firstborn child, that’s how well made and loved it is!

The hardworking Natalie has been beavering away at updating the range and has a fabulous array of new arrivals to further tempt you and I…pictured are just my favourites, below are the details of the full range:

1. Large Yellow Messenger Bag with Batik Lining, £70

Described by one happy Flights of Nancy customer as “like carrying
sunshine around with you”, the bag is ethically sourced and lined with
beautiful recycled batik. The leather is cow (we heard a rumour it was a
very mean cow if that helps…) while the innards feature an internal zip
compartment, a mobile phone pocket, and a magnet button closure. The
adjustable strap features five holes for folks of all sizes.

2. Medium Batik Lined Leather Messenger Bag in Yellow and Caramel,£60

The leather messenger bag with recycled batik lining is both handmade and
hand dyed. It features one internal zip pocket and mobile pocket.

Ethically sourced from Indonesia in partnership with small family owned
businesses, the Flights of Nancy messenger bag is the perfect iPad
accessory, trendy trend setter, or ideal for everyday use.

3. Medium Holdall with recycled batik lining – available in red brown, tanbrown and dark brown, £80

You said ‘Gimme gimme gimme a holdall we can use every day!’ And so we did.

The ethically sourced Flights of Nancy medium holdall is hand made and
dyed. Plus, take a wee peek inside where you’ll find gorgeous recycled
batik lining.

Made of cow hide, the holdall measures 19.5CM X 25.5CM X 32CM. It holds
its classic,structured shaped beautifully, regardless of how you use and
abuse it.

4. Medium Stitched Detail Messenger with batik lining – available in
yellow and caramel, £60
The medium messenger bag features an adjustable strap – perfect for
wearing crossbody whatever your height. As with all Flights of Nancy
products, the bag is ethically sourced.

The leather is cow. Inside the messenger bag you’ll find an internal zip
compartment and a magnet button closure.

awaiting a flight to Spain

You’ll also find an updated version of my large leather holdall (with Batik rather than plain lining) coming soon!

Natalie is also branching in to holding Flights of Nancy parties, currently trialling in London only but they will make it futher afield if enough interest is there; if they come to the west country your all invited to mine!

Flights of Nancy Fan? Treat yourself. You won’t regret it.

Summer Loving: the perfect bag

Not that a girl ever really needs a reason to buy a new bag, but how perfect is this Batik Bag from Flights of Nancy? At a bargain £17.50 this screams festival AND beach holiday…the ultimate multi-tasker, especially if you are lucky enough to be heading to both!

What’s your go-to Summer bag? Mine must be my Flights of Nancy leather holdall, perfect for on the plane or for a cheeky couple of nights away.


Flights of Nancy


I don’t know how correct it is to call an inanimate object beautiful, but in the case of this leather holdall I was sent by Flights of Nancy it is the first word that springs to mind.
Owner Natalie got in touch with me a couple of weeks ago, after a mutual contact hooked us up. I was instantly smitten both with her charm and website which not only sells these stunning holdalls (£90) but a whole range of high quality leather goods from purses through to messenger bags, such as the “holy bejesus it’s yellow” version show above (£60).

“Flights of Nancy started life 18 months ago. Inspired by the leather and batik bags we discovered in our travels across Indonesia, we began working on our own designs in partnership with small family-owned businesses in the region.
Today, we’re proud to produce ethically-sourced, hand made leather holdalls, messengers, shoulder bags, satchels, clutches, and an array of batik bags. Our leather goods are all hand dyed using vegetable-based colouring, while our batik products are made from recycled fabrics”.

You can buy the range from the website or via ASOS marketplace

Being the sweetheart that she is, Natalie has offered readers of adaisychaindream a fantastic 10% discount code for her shop; simply enter 4CU60DB0HAUV at checkout (the code has NO expiry date and valid only through Flights of Nancy website).

You can also win your very own leather holdall, worth £90 in a colour of your choice by leaving a comment on this post stating your favourite item from Flights of Nancy and a way for me to contact you.
The giveaway is open to UK residents and will run from today through to Saturday 14th July at 6pm.

Good Luck folk, trust me, this is a good one!