If you saw my Instastory on Friday and my Instagram over the weekend you will know that I spent the afternoon in Harrods on Friday and what an awesome day it was! I love London especially when the sun is shining! I was a very happy lady, I wasn't in any rush, it was just me and I only had one mission ...
To go to Harrods and spend a birthday voucher and lots of cash I have been saving up all year to buy my first Louis Vuitton handbag.
I got the train into Marylebone, I grabbed a black cab across to Knightsbridge, I people watched from the window, I arrived at Harrods and made my way to Louis Vuitton. Mini panic when we thought there was no stock left of the bag I had chosen, but all sorted when they found the last one in their shop upstairs.
I loved being looked after by the lovely sales assistants. They packaged my bag in a beautiful LV orange box and then into a bag and off I went with a big smile on my face!
I had a little wander in the ladies wear department then decided it was time for lunch so I headed up to the conservatory and spotted the tables on the terrace. I was in my element - lunch on a rooftop overlooking Knightsbridge in the sunshine! Yes that is a sneaky champagne cocktail!
Before I tell you about the bag I have to mention the toilets! Seriously the loo's at Harrods are super-lovely and I do love a good loo!
Now the bag! I decided on the Turenne MM in Monogram because I like a 'grab handle' rather than a shoulder bag. I decided on Louis Vuitton as their bags are lighter in weight whereas my Mulberry's have been very heavy once fully loaded and I find them too uncomfortable. The MM (medium) size is a good size for my frame but will also be quite roomy. I have ordered a liner from Lanillio Liners to protect it and make it easy to find things in.
I am very excited - I think this will be a classic that will only improve with age. It will go with everything., It will work for all seasons. I can wear it every day or dress it up for going out.
I decided to save for it. Last year I was 50 and my husband asked what I would like - it was a toss up between the bag and a diamond necklace but I decided the diamond was a much nicer keepsake gift that we could go and choose together and that I am unlikely to buy myself. Then two lovely friends gave me a Harrods voucher for my birthday so the decision was made - save for the bag! I am so glad I did as as well as the fun of getting the bag I got the fun of my day out too.
The wallet is the 'Sarah' from Louis Vuitton and I had already purchased this about a month ago - I had been following various LV selling sites on the look out for one then a friend decided to sell hers - hardly used and as new condition so I snapped that up knowing I was nearly at my goal for getting the bag. You can't have such a gorgeous handbag without the matching wallet.
I think this one will be featuring in a few outfit posts soon. It had it's first outing on Saturday night for dinner with my family.
I am a very lucky girl.
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