a99kitten’s Musings

I blog about a WHOLE LOT of stuff :)

So I *just* had a conversation with a friend over Thanksgiving about how I did not need any new purses except a small black bag. I live in the mountains. And already have a lot of bags. BUT…I realized that I didn’t have a small, simple black bag for daily use. I have evening bags or bags with black but not just black. But until I found just the right one, I didn’t really need it. Brown is more my base color anyway. So I was not looking.

I was in the bay area this past week and was doing some Christmas shopping. I meandered through Neiman Marcus and saw a gorgeous chocolate brown Balenciaga mini City bag. I didn’t even know they made those! So, so, so cute. But I JUST said I didn’t need anymore bags….except a small black one….like the one in the next case. Doh.

They had 3 small black ones actually. 2 exactly same style but 1 with gold hardware and 1 with pewter. And then another very similar but more tassley things that Balenciaga likes to use. Oh boy. After much thinking (hours actually), I went back with a friend and between her and the 2 saleswomen, and much walking by the mirrors with both (girls are funny), it was decided that the black and gold was THE one. Which is very odd for me as I am more of a simple (so pewter hardware or platinum if jewelry) girl. Not as flashy. But for some reason – I loved this little bag with the gold pieces. And apparently it went with my hair (not blonde so ok…but saleswoman said!)

So I did it! And I used to today for the first time and LOVED it!!! No buyer’s remorse = Excellent Purchase!!

Merry Christmas to me :) falalalalalalalalalaaaaaaaa

Balenciaga Giant 12 Gold Mini City Black

I’ve been looking at these bags for almost a year now. Debating on size, color, should I…and then I just had a momentary breakdown of restraint…and she is now mine.

My baby blue

I got the “First Bag”. I think a good size for me in this color.  I LOVE baby blue (technically called Sky Blue.)  I debated with the Sorbet (pink after all being my all-time favorite color) but decided if I get another Balenciaga – I will get a larger one in a shade of pink. But I am also keeping my eye on several other pink bags so who knows…(the Kooba I bought doesn’t count since I’d get a different shade of pink! And the Gustto is a clutch – totally different style!)

I also debated with the Storm color :) But this baby blue was just so pretty.  Now I have a reason to want spring to get here! This will look sooooo cute with a cute dress or white tank top and jeans…and me tan of course! Sitting on the lawn at Chandon in Napa…in the warm sun….sigh…yes, spring soon(ish) would be nice…

This is a very pretty bag…and since it comes in this beautiful blue-ish color (of which I have NONE so I should!) called Storm! And since my little husky is Storm

Storm singing that Mom should buy this bag :)

Storm singing that Mom should own this bag :)

– shouldn’t my next bag be too ;-)

Balenciaga "City" in the color "Storm"

Balenciaga "City" in the color "Storm"

Feel free to peruse (or even better have one shipped to me anonymously ;) )

http://www.balenciaga.com/us/en/balenciaga/Women/Handbags/TopHandles/P-City-Lambskin.aspx?VariantPropertyName=VariantId&VariantPropertyValue=803478366(BAL-Cruise2008WomenMasterCatalog)