Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A New Work Bag

Ever since I sold my Chanel GST earlier this year, I have been hunting for a more suitable work bag. Although I adore the GST, it was much too heavy for my weak frame. In the years I've had it, it was rarely used yet the shape loss was clearly evident, a definite dealbreaker for me. So I had to bid goodbye...

Since then, I have been looking for something more functional, using the following requirements as a guideline:
- top zipper
- light weight
- top handles + cross-body
- fits at least a laptop + binder at the same time

I considered the LV Palermo (not big enough + trying to stay away from the Monogram Canvas), LV Siracusa (wish it comes in Damier Ebene Canvas instead of Azur), Celine luggage tote (too heavy), and Balenciaga (too casual chic for the office). Disappointed that none of them lived up to my expectations, I stopped looking for awhile.

A few weeks ago, I stopped by the Louis Vuitton store to "browse around" and saw something that immediately caught my eyes. I hastily grilled the SA for more information and he said this design just came out a couple of weeks ago. As much as I wanted to scoop it up and take it home with me, I resisted the urge and went home to sleep on it. Upon further research, I found out that this design was available sometime in 2010 (sold in select stores only). Within one year, the price had already jumped by several hundred dollars. Are you freaking kidding me? So not happy...but...still...want...

Anyway, the color that originally caught my eyes is called Flamme (a deep purple, perfect for fall). When I showed bf some different options, he preferred Ombre (a nice taupe/brown). But those two colors were no longer in the running as I now have my heart set on Orage. It took a week to track down but I finally received it in my little hands last week.

And here's to my first "reveal" on this blog:

Name/Model: LV Monogram Empreinte Lumineuse PM in Orage
Measurements: 17.5" x 11.8" x 7.1" 
Features: top leather handles + removable strap for cross-body wear; zip front/inside pocket; padlock; top zipper; lined with striped textile

As you can see, it fits my stuff nicely...can wear it dressed up or down.

I attended a wedding in Dallas last weekend and used this purse as an under-the-seat carry-on. After the church ceremony, bf & I went to this beautiful park and snapped some pix. No, I did not wear the work bag with my cocktail dress, just wanted to show you how it looks on a 5'2 person. :)

Moi and the "wilderness" :P

This must be my favorite LV purchase yet. What do you think, yay or nay? ;)


  1. Congratulations on your new work bag. She is gorgeous. I love the color you picked out, very muted and elegant.

  2. Congrats on finding your new bag. I love it! Sounds like she is perfect for you. I love the color too. It's different than the typical monogram canvas.

  3. Beautiful bag! One of my favorite LV ones that I've seen in the last few years - and the color you picked out is fantastic but still super versatile :)

  4. LOVE your dress and omg your LV is AMAZING! congrats on the purchase dear!

  5. I love your final choice! That color is amazing!! The cross-body option makes it even better!!

    It is nice to see you posting again! :)

  6. OMG - the only thing I am looking at is the LV bag. It is so beautiful! Making me drool. Thanks for sharing.

  7. It's beautiful! So you say that it's lightweight? I'm always looking for lightweight bags now, my poor shoulders can't take it anymore :(

  8. The bag looks lovely! Glad you found "the one"! :D It's very versatile, and the color makes it more unique! :)

  9. I read this post a while back and forgot to comment, but wanted to say lovely choice on your new work bag. The color is elegant and rich, and I love that it's different from the canvas monogram. Enjoy, Sunshine!


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