I'm so glad you all approved my birthday Chanel purse--I've worn it nonstop since I got it! I'm in love with this purse! I love the color and how easy it is to get into the purse one-handed while it's on your shoulder--the front pocket falls open but the stuff doesn't fall out. And the chain is really neat--you can convert quickly from double to single chain and back just by pulling on it. It's just the right size for my stuff, and very practical. I even fit a couple diapers and wipes inside (Is it sacrilege to use a Chanel as a diaper bag? They were clean!). This very well may turn me into a monogamous bag lady! OK--well maybe not really, but this is a new record for me--4 days in a row! CPW is already below $700, LOL! But seriously, I think could get this down to $10 CPW in a year or two easily.
On my birthday my sister and niece and I went to H&M as well, so I got this red polka dot shirt and heart necklace from them. I like the necklace because it has 3 hearts, one for each of my kids. I'm on Team Wear, so I wore it the next day along with my boyfriend jeans and sassy sneakers. The bracelet matches the chain on the purse, and the studs on the silver belt match the studs on my wedge sneakers. I had to take DS2 to the doctor to get his shots. He is 85th percentile for weight and 15th for height, LOL. He's a round little Buddha baby! After I picked up DD from camp DD asked me, "Mom, are you going to pass down that purse to me?" I said "What?!" (Is she thinking of that already?) I said, "Maybe someday." She said, "How about when I'm (12-year-old cousin)'s age?" I laughed and said she would have to be very very good.
We had lunch at the mall and stopped by Forever 21. Well, wouldn't you know it--I managed to find a little version of my red purse for DD! They look remarkably similar--color, quilting, flap, chain handle and all! DD was thrilled, and so was I! You know how much I love doing matchy matchy with DD! So here we are--Miss Scarlet and Little Miss Scarlet! We even took a picture together next to a golden pig statue (I took my moniker from DD, because she was born in the year of the Golden Pig). That night I also tried to do a matchy matchy picture with the kids and their dolls, but DS2 wasn't having any part of it--he was cranky from the shots. Plus I gave all 3 of them my cold :( I feel so bad for them--usually it's the other way around.
The next two outfits were for work--one black and white dress and one colorful one. Pretty minimalist for me, but I didn't need a whole lot going on with this statement accessory. Red really is a neutral--my first bag was a red Fossil tote and I wore it with everything. Hope you won't sick of seeing this purse, because you're going to see it a lot! Thanks for encouraging me to keep it! I think I will enjoy this so much more than a watch or jewelry. I love purses, and this is my all time favorite!