September holds a special place in my heart. It's not only my birthday month, it's also our anniversary month. It's very important as you celebrate your marriage anniversary, to remember why you fell in love. This is the time to pause and reflect over the last years that you've been together. What makes our anniversary even more special this year is the birth of baby Madelyn.
OK..so enough with the mushy stuff =) Let's talk about the fun stuff. Say hello to my birthday/anniversary/push present – The Chanel jumbo flap in caviar. By the way, the first time I heard “push present” was from the talented Sew Petite Gal. I had no idea what it was before but think it's a beautiful concept!
Even though, I've done fairly extensive research online before purchasing my first Chanel, there are a couple things I wish I had done differently.
1. Caviar vs. lambskin: I love the feel and texture of the lambskin but boy, it's hard to care for and scuff easily. I really don't baby my bags. I am a firm believer that luxury goods are there to be enjoyed, I just have to find ways to take more care of it. Caviar would be so much easier to take care of and also keeps its shape better than the lambskin.
2. Size: My first Chanel bag was a size small. I thought the small was going to be just fine. Turned out to be it was just a bit too small for my needs. The small flap could not even fit my wristlet and my phone. The jumbo, in the other hand, has lots of room to spare. It could easily fit my wristlet/phone/ipad and still has space for sunglasses and other stuff. The jumbo may be too big for some people but I love it (especially when my husband gave two thumbs up). Besides, I've always been a big bag kind of girl.
Small (top) vs. Jumbo (bottom)
As you can see, I still have my heart set on a classic flap with silver hardware. All in all, I love my new bag. Now, I can use the small flap for evenings and the jumbo one for daytime. What do I do today for my birthday? Absolutely, nothing! It just wouldn't be any fun to go out when you can't drink, can't wear high heels and can't wear pretty dresses. I am going to hold off my birthday celebration. Hopefully, I'll be able to go out and have a nice dinner with my husband and have a few drinks with my friends after the baby is here. BTW, she will be here very very soon =)
Have a great weekend!