Sunday, March 31, 2013

Paddington

I've always had a bit of a thing for handbags, although in more recent years, I've reigned it back, and have generally stuck to buying nicer quality and fewer rather than many that will fall apart quickly. 

This one, was unexpected though. 

I was perusing a sale for a spring handbag, something not to oversized and in a paler, neutral colour ready for (ha ha ha ha ha ha) some warmer weather. I happened to show my aunt, who ummed and ahhed as to whether it was nice, then plonked this in my lap, proclaiming it mine. No, really. 



Chloe Paddington Back Tan



Chloe Paddington Bag Detail



Chloe Paddington Bag Padlock



Chloe Paddington Bag Key

Pretty, isn't it? For those interested, this is a medium sized Chloe Paddington in tan leather circa 2007. This is the first iconic handbag I recall paying any attention to, and I also remember the waiting lists supposedly months long, just to order one of these. 

I don't think I'd ever seriously consider doing that- signing up to be made to wait to buy something that costs hundreds of pounds, that I could technically do without. But as a gift, it's lovely. It's an ideal size for me- not so large that I could overfill it, not so small it doesn't hold the essentials. It's a beautiful spring colour, and it's a fairly weight piece which I like feeling on my arm. In all, it's love. And now I just have to find some perfect matching shoes....... 

Happy Easter Weekend all. I took these photos in the most beautiful place I know, so stay tuned next week to see what I've been up to for my long weekend. 
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