How are you all? Have you all entered my Aussie Giveaway? It ends tomorrow! Go go go!
Lets cut to the chase, I'm here to talk handbags. I start my new job this Tuesday coming and with my first 'pay cheque' (what is the English way of saying that? Pay Cheque is so American!) I'm going to buy myself a new laptop (I can't quite decide between a MacBook and a White Sony Vaio at the moment) purely because mine doesn't even have it's last legs anymore, they fell off a long, long time ago!
Aaaaand with my second 'pay cheque' I'll be splurging on a new handbag! First, as a 'first real job treat' and second as a 'well done for getting a first class degree' treat!
SO, here's my dilemma... I can't decide what to buy!
The Giant Mulberry Bayswater in 'Sparkle Leopard' is quite literally SCREAMING at me 'buy meeeeeeee, buyyyy meeeee'. It is me all over. Slightly oversized, dark in colour, and leopard print. My god.
The Louis Vuitton Alma BB in Black Epi Leather is also calling my name a bi, I love the semi patent-ness and strap options and well, I just generally love it! I'm not so into the monogram bags, they just aren't my style at all!
Then, of course... there is the Miu Miu 'bow bag'.. I'd either get this in black or grey I think as they're the most wearable colours! I know this is a bit 'oh everyone has that one' but I think they're a bit dreamy!
I think it's pretty obvious what my style is... plain, fairrrrly understated (as in no HUGE chanel/LV/anything logos) and leather.
Before we go any further (ooh-err) I want to explain something because I know someone will have something negative to say about this post! I have never, ever in my life been able to just say 'oh, £800? fuck it. I'll take it' so please don't think I'm taking spending almost a grand on a handbag lightly, I'm not. At all. I just want to be able to look at something beautiful and yes, a bit expensive and be able to say 'I earnt that and paid for it myself'. I've never been particularly 'well off' before, just comfortable and most of my more expensive things have been gifts from my Dad and Stew. Buying myself a 'proper' handbag is a huge deal for me and it'll be a moment of fear/pride/joy when I hand over my debit card!
So, that out of the way, if you were me what would you buy? Not specifically just out of those three above, but in general? I'd love some suggestions for beautiful handbags that mayve aren't so 'mainstream' because lets face it, I don't have a huge amount of knowledge of them! haha :)
Ta for reading! xo
ps - don't worry, when I finally take the plunge and type my PIN number into the little machine in Selfridges/wherever, I'll be sure to blog about it! ♥