So, about three weeks ago I was out and about minding my own beeswax, having a nice Sunday brunch, as you do. After having stuffed several almond croissants in my gob I got up to leave and the sheer horror of what happened next is almost too traumatic to convey. My beloved. My baby. My Miu Miu had died. The handle had only gone and busticated itself. I was devz, to say the least. It was completely unusable and I knew it would have to be in rehab for a while to get fixed-up. Instantly my thoughts turned to a replacement. (Natch). First I toyed with the Givenchy Antigona Shopper. What's not to like, right? Then I thought I better come down a price point or two seeing as I only needed a temp, as such. So I contemplated this Zadig and Voltaire beaut. But what I really wanted was My Moo Moo back, all nice and mended, and then to think about a non-shopper type bag as a possible BDay prezzie. (Operation Drop Unsubtle Hints already well in action). On the wish-list are: a small Lucrezia, a medium Betty or a small Sac de Jour. A Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag, the eternal forever wantie a Celine Box Bag (no links, soz, Phoebe doesn't allow it!), or maybe just maybe a Va Va Voom. With all this swirling round my tiny mind I wandered into Zara- as all impoverished fashonistas do- for a reality-check and a quick fix. And there it was, an easy-peasy chirpy cheap-cheap solution to my bagless status. This really rather good (AKA affordable) shopper. It deffo puts me in mind of the Balenciaga Papier. Funnily enough- despite being a hardcore handbag addict- I've never actually lusted after one of these beauts before. But having lugged this Zara around for a week or so now, I'm starting to think this could be just the darling I'd like to find that Santa has bought me for my birthday. Hear me now Santa/Wishlist Gods/Mum and Dad :) Yours Sincerely, A Very Greedy Girl.
PS Chloe....I ran outta time and energy to do a Rare London post last night...this one was prepped at the weekend (swot alert!). Got everything crossed you win though :)