Let me first start off by saying that hubby is a very considerate and thoughtful man, but he is not one to ever bear gifts. He firmly believes that money should be spent on experiences like vacations / eating at fancy restaurants / encouraging me to take extended maternity leaves (a year per child). He hemmed and hawed like crazy when I told him I wanted a bracelet for V-day.
BUT, he couldn't say no this time... After all, I am delivering a total of 2 children for him in this lifetime (the first being a boy - he told me half-jokingly that I was "a good Chinese wife") sans Epidural (although this is my idea). So when he brought up a "push" present, I didn't hesitate to request a handbag.
- Do I NEED this handbag? No, but who really "needs" one :)
- Have I wanted this for years and years? YES. (I'm also blaming you bloggers for a push in this direction - you know who you are. I hope you know I'm kidding ladies! :D)
- Am I planning to keep this for a lifetime and give it to my daughter or daughter-in-law? YES.
- And do they keep raising their darn prices all the time? YES - so now is the time to buy!
I really wanted a flap of some sort in Black Caviar leather with cross-body carrying capability. To my knowledge, current models worn cross-body are WOCs and Jumbos. A WOC is a tad too small (8 x 5 x 1") while a Jumbo is too big (12 x 8 x 3") so I did some research on vintage styles. Lo and behold I found a series 3 Messenger (9.75 x 8 x 3.5") and absolutely fell in love. Though an older style, the caviar leather has held up very well throughout the years (no scuffing / stains / scratches / discolorations) which makes me think it will continue to do so for me and perhaps future generations. I don't typically name my bags but this one is so special to me! Her name is Charlotte and I can't wait to to do an OOTD with her :)
What would you request as a "push" present?