April 20th, 2007, 04:14 PM #1
Feeding an Addiction: Designer Handbags
eBelle5 the bag blog post
Louis Vuitton Monogram Multicolore Marilyn
It was a tough decision, but I decided to go with the Louis Vuitton Monogram Multicolore Marilyn. I was having a tough time deciding between Louis Vuitton’s two spring 2007 Multicolore newbies – The Ursula (giant drawstring) and The Marilyn. After weighing the likes and dislikes of the two bags and a few chants of “eni meeni mini mo” and of course getting the beautiful people of TheBagForum to help me out, I came to a decision – Marilyn.
At least with the Marilyn, on some occasions I can get away with wearing it not only as a daytime handbag, but also the small style of it makes it perfect for those few casual nights out, unlike the gigantic Ursula.
So now I wait, and apparently its going to be a long while until my new child gets here.... Since I’m going to be on a mini-vacation this weekend I figured rather than express it over, I would just do the standard shipping so by the time I get back home it will be here. That would have been sweet. But no, I totally forgot that eluxury has a 2 day processing time before they send out the order, so it turns out I won’t have my new child until mid-next week. Bummer. So to satisfy my current craving for a new purse I went shopping and snatched up a couple newbies.
Frisky and the Michael Kors Yacht Club Tote
Welcome to the family! I have such a big Michael Kors collection, but sadly they never, and mean never, make it out of the dust bags. (I better wear this one). I’ve even resisted a couple bags in the past for that reason. I want to cut back on my MK overload and stock up on other designers. Well, after this bag that is It’s the Yacht Club large shopper in a lovely creamy colored beige with gold hardware. It’s pretty roomy too, which is a huge plus for me because I like to carry everything essential to living with me in my bag. As you can see above it’s the perfect size for stuffing a large sized female cat in – reappearance of eBelle5’s Supermodel Kitty Frisky aka Mr. Kitters (really a female cat but for some reason I keep masculinizing her name and nicknames – out of habit I guess).
Me and the Hobo International Platinum Tote
Oh my gosh. I never honestly thought I would ever, and I mean ever, purchase a Hobo International handbag! Isn’t the name is just awful sounding? HOBO (hoe-bow).
I fell in love with this bag in particular and realized the potential for this mediocre label bag when one of my friends casually pulled a Champaign bottle out of it. She had it in there sitting upright for a good part of the night without anyone noticing, or without making the bag tilt at all. I’m sure that’s not what the creators of this bag had in mind, but I was sold. I mean if it can fit that along with her other stuff in there while still resting comfortably on her shoulder then this is a bag for me.
I went to Nordy’s (home to hobo international) with the intentions of getting this bag in the black leather. Well, then I saw the metallic line of these bags and I quickly changed my mind. I grabbed the Platinum and Shimmery Light Blue then stood there for like 10 minutes trying to decide between the two. I was about to just get both, but then I resisted the temptation and went with the Platinum. The only thing I don’t like about the bag is ugly peach interior (I hate that color), but I don’t think I will be flashing very many people with my purse interior, so I wont complain that much.
What I love about this bag is the gigantic size. It’s exactly what I need for this weekend as a personal travel bag to stuff my laptop, magazines, snacks, cosmetic case, sweater, purse, etc in. I also love the fact that this bag has studded feet. Which means I can abuse it without feeling guilty – you know chuck it, drop it, toss it on the floor without being worried of ripping or scrapping the bottom.
Overall I'm temporarily satisfied with this purchase. Mostly for the fact that the cost of this bag rings in on the low side of the designer handbag price-spectrum, and I’m sure I will use it a lot this summer as carry-on travel companion.
April 20th, 2007, 04:21 PM #2
Re: Feeding an Addiction: Designer Handbags
Congrats!!!! You purchased three new bags in one week.... must feel amazing!!!! :D
April 20th, 2007, 04:25 PM #3
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