BONJOUR MON CHER CHANEL
Last week, I embarked on a mission to find a Valentine's gift for Samuel. I stopped in almost every one of Samuel's favorite stores in the hopes of landing the perfect gift, but instead picked him up a few little treats (this pink tie, this tie clip, and a custom Sugarfina candy trunk). I'm still on the lookout for his big gift, but I only have a few days left, so wish me luck!
While I was wandering around Union Square, I went into Chanel because I had my eye on this bag and I wanted to see it in person. I was tossing up between a few options and trying on each one until I turned and saw the lady next to me with the bag that I have been trying to track down for the past 11 months. I have never wanted a handbag that badly and kicked myself every day because I didn't purchase it when I fell in love with it in Palm Beach.
So, uncertain if that woman's bag was her own or the store's, I asked my sales associate if Chanel had, in my wildest dreams, rereleased my most-wanted bag. When she pointed to the section with all the different sizes and colors of the bag, I swear, I squealed. Ladies, if you've ever missed out on something and couldn't stop thinking about it, you know the feeling!
Needless to say, I made up my mind on what was coming home with me right then and there. The bag was perfect when I saw it last year, and it's just as perfect, if not more, now.
Isn't she lovely?
Honestly, I have never been so excited about a handbag purchase before. There have only been three bags ever to stop me in my tracks, and now that I finally got my hands on this one, I feel like my handbag collection is pretty rounded out.
I adore the vintage Audrey Hepburn look of this beauty. The gold hardware add such a glam touch. And the two-tone is something that I never thought I would love as much as I do.
You know what they say: good things come to those who wait. Or maybe I just got lucky this time around.
Either way, it was such a pleasant surprise to go in looking for one thing and end up with the bag that I've lusted over for months.
For those of you who are on the search for this bag, too, now is the time to get it. Who knows if Chanel will ever bring it back again?
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Chanel vanity case (purchased in store, similar product here)