It was roughly 1,5 years ago that I got contaminated with a love for bags. On an average Wednesday night, the Hobbit walked into the bedroom with a huge box, a present for me. I opened it, and there it was: a Large Smythson Eliott tote. I had been lusting after that bag for almost 2 years.
Until that particular Wednesday evening, all I did was looking at that bag on the website. I even went into the Smythson shop at LHR one day, just to see it. By lack of funds at that point, I only purchased an iPhone case and iPad case, which isn’t quite the same, granted, but at least it was something.
Needless to say, I was thrilled with that gift. I LOVED that bag instantly, and I still do. I have written before that I think large bags and tall women are a great pair, as it doesn’t look that big on us. That bag, that moment, started the bag virus for me. I have even named it, Lady Smyth I is her name. How sad am I?
Over the weekend, I noticed Smythson had a sale on, and I could not help myself; I had a look on their website. I know, I know, asking for trouble. I was still looking for an extra bag for work, especially for when I’m working abroad, to carry paperwork, my laptop, an extra pair of shoes. That’s when I saw this gorgeous East West Tote; quite a bold color but perfectly sized, and not outrageously priced.
It all happened in a flash; my mouse accidentally hit the ‘purchase’ button, and I bought my first designer bag myself. Lady Smyth II is now a happy member of the family. 🙂
I was offered the option to add a note. I now regret not putting ‘tote to self’ on there. 🙂
This is how it got delivered; really feels like a present to myself!
(I know, not according to my Credit Card statement, but I won’t let that ruin my fun!)
Off we go!!