The 3 in1 bag …

So it’s been a while … What’s my reason … Well let’s just say Instagram is far easier lol πŸ˜‰ and frankly I just wasn’t into blogging after overhauling my bag collection.. (I would rather be transparent than lie through my teeth) But I can say I’m at bag peace and firmly on ban island… Sometimes you just want to enjoy your new purse additions quietly… And this was exactly the case for me .

I was looking for a replacement to the Chanel WOC I had sold – bag/clutch … I have moved over to Louis Vuitton.. The carefree ..stress free approach … Enjoy luxury without the worry…

(It’s more in tune with me and my style ..I like to be understated)

So I came across the Pochette Felice in canvas in the Damier ebene print … Now this bag has all the features you would want at a great price point ..

  • Removal inserts – card and zipped pouch
  • Detachable chain – that’s not heavy – one con its not adjustable in length
  • Spacious – holds all the essentials and more..keys/phone/cards/cash/lipstick/mirror etc
  • None leather – coated canvas so durable can be worn in the rain – key factor if you live the UK .
  • It’s understated.
  • Ideal size for a clutch too.
  • Compatible with other bag straps too – can be worn cross body /shoulder or as a clutch ..
  • Can be used as a wallet inside a larger bag
  • Great price point Β£630 compared to a chanel wallet on chain at Β£1700 approx .

This is what I tend to carry inside ..

Perfume travelo

Antibac Wipes

Lipstick

Card holder as my wallet cards/cash

Small hand cream

The original chain

LV cles for coins and keys

And it does fit a large phone comparable to an Iphone 6+ and upwards.

I also changed the strap to another LV ebene strap as I was using it casually and didn’t want the gold chain strap .. I think it dresses the bag up and it was raining of course.. so I opted for the ebene strap which is fine in all weathers.

If your looking for a little versatile bag that you don’t have to worry about ..this is it!!! and it’s not in the thousand Β£ range so a little more easier on your pocket.

I’m very happy with my purchase and I can confidently recommend it.

One thing to note is that LV have tightened up on their canvas line so when you see it on the site or in store don’t hesitate.. Buy the bag!

Or you could enlist me to personal shop it for you (shameless self publicity)πŸ˜‰

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Life happens..

So life happens stuff gets in the way … Hence the infrequent blog posts… So I took the plunge and sold my Chanel bags … First to go was the Jumbo .. After the whole love hate relationship I decided to sell it and pass the happiness on. Reasons on why i sold

  • Too heavy
  • Doesn’t fit as much as one would think ..
  • A tank of a bag..
  • Too boxy in my opinion
  • Caused me too much stress

So there you have it in a brief summary of why i sold a handbag addicts holy grail bag. Also one more point i would like to add.. its a pretty big investment and i soon realised it was the idea of the Chanel jumbo i liked owning not the actual bag… (Hope this makes some kind of sense πŸ˜‰) below is a pic of the beloved CC Jumbo .. Eye catching is an understatement …

Once this was sold i went back to what i enjoy and that was Louis Vuitton.

  1. I went on to complete my LV speedyb25 trifecta (the trio of canvas prints LV has) Added the Damier Azure ..
  2. Then followed the classic/iconic LV Neverfull in GM size in monogram canvas in the classic beige interior… This bag is everything!
  3. The Gucci Marmont in small in black …i wanted to add a black bag that was more my style and the marmont fit the bill ..price and ease of use …

The bags that i enjoy using …

Latest …

So life has been busy… Home renovations to mummy duties and my business – personal shopping….

The past few months have been pretty full on with buying and selling luxe…

Also clients requests have increased due to the new fall season collections, I’m not complaining I enjoy what I do and I’m lucky to do what I do for a living .. …

I have also learnt along the way what works for my collection and what does not ….

So here is what I purchased and what I sold / why I decided to sell them…

First up is the Chanel Deauville tote in Denim…. This I thought would work for me but in all honesty the bag was far too big for my frame and lets face it the UK weather is not suitable for this bag…so I said bye bye …

Second was the Hermes Evelyne. An open bag just was not practical in my mind …and if i was to stain the bag by accident I would not use it. I was again restricted to use it due the weather… You will notice this is a reoccurring problem I face with my luxe bags …

Third was the Chanel urban spirit backpack ..this was a show stopper but very high maintenance and a backpack should not be high maintenance and I regretted selling my Mulberry Cara so I sold to replace it with mini Cara in oxblood…

The surprise sale was the Chanel vintage almost 25 years old but lambskin and the vintage hardware was just too formal for me so that went to a knew home too.. In between all this the Gucci Soho disco in red was sold as I learned a bright red bag was not me at all.

So after all that selling I thought about which I regretted selling and the main bags were the following (the bags I wanted to end my collection on this year) :

Louis Vuitton – Speedy b 25 in Damier Ebene – the weatherproof bag ..understated and smart / casual. With a variety of ways it can be worn …it was perfect so I clicked buy and the deal was done … I used this bag for two weeks! That says it all!!!. So after speedyb25 in DE a mono speedyb25 was needed… So that too was added…

Then commenced the search for the Mulberry Cara … After selling the first one I owned in medium … The mini size would be ideal .. I managed to track one down so I was a happy bunny …Cara oxblood mini was back !

Along the way I stopped off in Michael Kors and there in front of me was the perfect cross body bag that had a large main zipped compartment and a back pocket to fit my phone that too made it home with me … πŸ™ˆπŸ›

Then after all that Chanel and Hermes selling … I bit the bullet and added the forever classic medium/ large classic flap in black caviar leather / silver hardware… I chose silver as I knew the gold hardware was far too formal and I’m a casual dresser..so it would be perfect … Also two months ago a Reissue 225 aka the small was added, as it was the only Chanel flap bag that actually went cross body and which could carry a decent amount of items inside….

Below are the pics of the new additions …

I hope you enjoyed this post …

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A dose of πŸŠ

Yes you guessed it ..Hermes

Well known for its B’s & K’s ..no we are not talking alphabets or some secret code language…well it  may as well be when it comes to getting a Birkin or a Kelly…direct from the store… I’m talking about something a little more attainable that doesn’t send your blood pressure through the roof lol…

 

Yes you guessed it the Evelyne3 pm in Gold clemence lather … Palladium hardware. …

Now this is a luxicality (luxe meets practicality) bag …

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The leather screams luxe, smooth yet grained leather… In the most rich warm colour tan, aka gold in Hermes hues…

Below…Some celebs who are also eve owners.. From Jordana Brewster, Guiliana Rancic to Katie Holmes and even Bollywood celeb Kareena Kapoor-Khan ..

Its the perfect casual go to bag…with an array of mesmerizing Hermes hues …there’s bound to be a colour that takes your fancy…

Now for the details …

Sizes vary from the TPM being its mini version… The pm being the medium 29cm and the gm being the large in 33cm … The latest version is known as the “evelyne III” ..with useful features such as a removable adjustable shoulder strap and back pocket.

The bag also is available is various leathers … Epsom, Clemence and Togo are the main three and some bags are being produced in canvas too…

Below is a pic of another eve I added to the collection as it was in a beautiful colour …

In the pic I have used my Bastia to show the visual difference is leathers …

Bastia – change purse in Epsom leather

Colour : Bleu Agate …

Bag – Evelyne III pm ..Bleu Agate in Clemence leather..

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Visually there is a difference with Clemence being the grained  and the Epsom being more of a embossed leather and a tougher more rigid leather too…

Overall I can highly recommend the Evelyne bag to anyone who is looking for a casual practical bag without the Birkin price tag … I also forgot to mention that there are numerous ways to convert the bag into a short shoulder bag this can be seen via the tutorial videos on YouTube by fellow eve owners…. …

Note: currently on the look out for an Etoupe Evelyne … The famous neutral colour adorned by celebs …..

Next post will be Hermes related too…

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Etoupe eve βœ… the trio is complete πŸ’—

The reissue …

The Reissue… 227….Chanel …

This was an unplanned bag purchase… Spare of the moment …. When your heart over rules your head kind of situation…. But….the bonus being my first pre loved Chanel ..from a fantastic company called Xupes. www.xupes.com.

Yes its larger than a Jumbo Chanel but the great part  is it’s light weight!! A full leather bag that is light weight and can hold more than a classic flap jumbo …

I was onto a winner so I clicked buy …Once the bag arrived …I quickly unboxed it and instantly knew I had made the right choice …the chained straps were comfortable even cross body ..without that famous dig into shoulder ache you get with the classic flap bags… . Second point was the distressed leather look …not worrying about scratches and with this leather type ..the bag being more mouldable unlike the traditional Chanel caviar leather.. The reissue leather is a great pick if your terrified of lambskin like myself.

I also liked how understated it was …I find at times the Chevron Jumbo I own is a bit of “hey look at me bag” whereas the reissue can be worn casually and dressed up .

Side by side Chanel Chevron Caviar Jumbo & the Reissue 227.

227 is basically the largest size In the Reissue style that is still available in Chanel stores now.

Wearing the bag is comfortable, I am able to fit all my essentials plus an umbrella without it being unbearably heavy..

The one point that takes a little getting used to is the closure on the bag .. It’s a little tricky compared to the classic double cc’s turn lock.. But that will get easier with time and use.

Another reason why I chose this bag was.. I liked how it lay flatter against the body rather than being boxy and sticking out, which is what my Jumbo does but I still love that bag and I call it my “Showstopper” bag because of its eye catching look it has .

A quick mention to Eva @https://www.instagram.com/evainthecity/

Your YouTube videos on the reissue hugely helped me even though your bag is a different size . Keep making great videos … For all of you that haven’t tuned into Eva’s YouTube Channel ..go tune in and hit subscribe!! 

Thanks Eva ❀

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Too long of a break..

So …. Let’s be honest Instagram is so much easier ..take a pic and there you go …two mins an all done ..now blogging takes time, thought and planning which is why I took a break ….. 

In between took a holiday … And updated my bag collection with several new additions off the wish list βœ”βœ”βœ”

In order of arrival …

  1. Louis Vuitton Speedy bandolier 25 monogram 
  2. Louis Vuitton Mini Pochette monogram
  3.  Bag organiser/liner 
  4. Chanel Reissue 227 – pre loved 
  5. Hermes Evelyne 3 pm Gold Clemance .

So its been a busy few months ..

However finally found what works for me … there is one continued theme with all these bags…they all crossbody and can be worn multiple ways… 

I soon found out I’m not top handle carry person or a crook of the arm kind a girl… It gives you arm ache ..no lie ..try carrying a full Mulberry bayswater on the crook of your arm….you will soon have biceps πŸ’ͺ…

Practicality is what I want…so I chose for classic and functional… Definatley a winning combination in my opinion… Carrying a seriously heavy bag is no fun ..

Ok back to the point, now you know I’m a true lv monogram fan… So a speedyb25 in mono was a no brainer .. and instagram made me do it lol …so the stars aligned and I got this bag from a great seller -npn bags (naughty pigeons nest)Naughtipidgins nest .. luck would have it the bag was brand new. So I snapped it up without even thinking twice esp when your saving a great deal off the rrp…. 

So I just need the sun to shine to enjoy the forever classic . 

..That sunny day finally happened yesterday here she is … 

Beautiful I know !!! πŸ˜‰

Bag luxe list

So let’s update ..

Ok without a doubt there are three bags on my radar …

Now let’s be honest once you have a chanel there  are no other bags that could compare …this was tried out against the Diorama medium and large size…yet one thing is amazing… the Dior customer service as it is way better than Chanel …but Chanel is Chanel so even after trying the Diorama…Chanel still wins …so when it happens the Medium classic Chanel will grace my collection…but for now Louis Vuitton has me craving a Speedy b 25 in mono and ebene prints ….both ..yeah its a little extravagant but both serve their purpose…ebene = weatherproof ..rain /winter /dressier carefree. Monogram = summer …casual a forever classic..

There was a brief visit to Hermes to try on the Halzan …and yes it was a beautiful bag …variety of ways to wear, light weight ..understated … Again Chanel was still firmly set in my mind ..so even Hermes couldn’t convince me …

Next up are my current wants at Louis Vuitton…

FYI recently cleared all my heavy bags so these can grace my collection sometime this year…

The current Speedy b25’s on my radar…which first mono vs ebene…

At heart I’m team mono …but practically thinking ebene is the no brainer…

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So there is the shirt and sweet update …

Come back soon to catch up on more bag antics…

Thanks for reading .πŸ€“