Thursday, March 3, 2011

Kate Spade Wants and Kate Spade Needs

So, summer is coming in two weeks, give or take and I'm SO EXCITED!

I have never had one summer break that I didn't go to the States. It's because my brother studies there and is (finally) graduating this summer! More on that later. :)

So since I'm going to the States, I've been thinking of what I want to buy where I get there. Since last month I'd been looking at the Cambridge Satchel Company's bags, and this one really caught my eye.
Isn't it gorgeous?! Yellow and violet have always been a favorite color combination of mine, though I don't use it so much in the way I dress. When I scribble sometimes, I like to color my things yellow and violet. Even though these bags aren't originally from the States, it'll be much cheaper to send it over there and I won't heavily taxed as if I had it shipped here to the Philippines.
Kate Spade is one of my favorite brands for leather goods. I always look at her things because I can tell that she loves pink as much as I do, as well as bright colors. This is a girlier take on the serious Cambridge Satchel, it's called the Scout. If I ever do decide to buy this one, it'll be more special to me because (cheeseball up ahead!) a certain someone calls me Scout. :)

But wait a minute, don't I have a bright pink Kate Spade already?!

Say hello! I'm sorry but ignorant me doesn't remember the model name of this pretty lady. All I remember was I was lusting over this since the summer of 2009, and I didn't dare buy it here because everything is at least 30 percent more expensive than if you buy it abroad! I think it's a fruit of our colonial mentality that as long as it's imported, it's better. :(

Anyway, this is one of my favorite bags because it goes over the shoulder with ease, the handles are the perfect length and there's a wide front pocket where you can put in loose change, some papers or even your phone. I always watch out though because I have a paranoia with bags or compartments with no zippers. You never know whose hand may reach your zipper-less compartment! :o I got this bag in Hong Kong around Christmas 2009. It was on sale and at an amazing price, too. Lucky me! I convinced myself that if I could put all the contents of the bag that I was currently using into that bag, I would have to buy it. Haha! And of course, I did end up buying it :)

Isn't my huge engagement ring adorable?? Another thing I got in Hong Kong but waaaay back. I think it was in 2006 or 2007. Haha! It was from some random street vendor. I made sure to hold on to it until I found the perfect bag to attach it to :D

Ladies (and gents, if there are any reading this right now HAHA!) I think we have a winner!

I'd been looking at this style, the Barrow Street Anabel since last year, but I really didn't like the color.
I find the color too strong and with the half-red bow, too flashy. So good thing they came out with a lighter, sweeter pink with a complementing pastel brown! I absolutely love it and can't wait to get my hands on it. :D

That is, unless I change my mind!