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It All Started with a Speedy

For so many years I tried so hard to avoid designer handbags. Apart from the fact that they are so expensive, I also know that I’d certainly get hooked once I’ve started. I used to say that I’d rather spend my hard-earned money traveling in one or two neighboring countries than buy a designer handbag until an irresistible offer on LV Speedy 30 [fresh from Europe] landed on my feet.

To make the long story short, it all started with a Speedy. I told myself that I wouldn’t get another bag in the very near future but it only took me less than 3 months until I got attracted to a really nice black tote… I though, “just the perfect size for an office bag.” So I told myself again, “it’s over”.. this has got to stop.

One day I realized, I needed a small bag so I went on looking for a small one and the hunt didn’t take long.

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This cute Fendi can be converted into a wristlet… and that gold chain can also serve as an accessory around your wrist. The small inside pocket can hold credit cards and folded notes. Surprisingly, this cutie can hold the essential stuff; pressed powder, lipstick, oil control film, an iPhone and charger, after dinner mints keys  and pocket facial tissue.

fendi2I certainly love it! I’m a big-bag-person but this one is a star.

So, did I  stop here?? The answer is a BIG NO 🙂

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Longer Life for my Bag

I know a lot of women who carry so much stuff in their handbags. Stuff they don’t use and sometimes forget they are actually inside the bag.

I still wonder why I have to carry too much stuff inside my bag when in fact I don’t even need them. Maybe it’s the fear of not having them when I finally need them. I remember a friend asking me if I also had a washing machine in my bag. This is because I always have the bits and pieces every time they need something.

Tonight I decided to unload some stuff which I don’t normally use or need on a regular basis. It will ease the burden on my shoulder and most of all… give my bag a longer life. I love my bags!

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That is the bag Im currently using. I put the wallet for scale purposes only.

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Those are the things that go inside the bag. Not that much now; a small makeup pouch, small umbrella, wallet, mobile phone and a rolled up scarf.

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I use a bag organizer to make it neat and to protect the bag lining from stains.

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This is how it looks like now, neat and organized. Obviously I can fit everything in a smaller handbag now, but I just love bigger ones. 🙂

New Job for the New Year

Shopping.. it really is a good therapy for stressful and/or gloomy days 🙂

About two months ago, I was planning to change my wardrobe [including shoes, bags and even wallets] as I wanted to have a fresh set for the 2013. Before I even started executing this plan,I received a very good news about my job… something way above my expectations.

Now, I’m on the course of acquiring new sets of wardrobe not just because I want to but because I need to. This is because I am now reporting to two different office locations. The new one requires a [fashionably] corporate/business attire while the existing one has a minimum requirement only. Of course, I intentionally inserted the [fashionably] bit 🙂

What I missed the most, for nearly two years, are my high heels. These are my number one items on the list. Don’t you just love adding four inches up to your height? 🙂

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I know most of us complain about how stressful and tiring our jobs are. I myself  have a very stressful job but  I have learned how to neutralize the stress and be productive without completely compromising my health and the simple happiness in life. With the nature of my job, I tend to work beyond the regular working hours, even on Sundays and holidays. I may not be physically present in the office beyond office hours but I can still work wherever I am. I can work while sitting at the backseat of the car, sipping coffee at Starbucks, standing  in the long queue at the airport’s check in counter or even while in the shower.  Given this opportunity to work anywhere possible, I can still have a little time for the non-work related things I want to do. Multitasking really works for me.

If I want to leave work  early [meaning at least at the end of working hours] for a little shopping or dinner with friends; I can still finish my work at home when I return or while waiting for the food to be served.  Of course, it is not like this every day as there are days when I need to be present at the meetings even beyond 6 PM but at least there is flexibility. For me, it’s just a matter of managing  and prioritizing the tasks. In my case, I’m fortunate to have this kind of job.

 

 

My Red Liu Jo

If money was not an issue, I would rather have a red designer handbag than a new piece of gadget. In fact, my ultimate dream is to go on bag-shopping spree for one whole day. Well, I guess a girl can dream, can she not? 🙂

In the past few months, I’ve been searching for a red tote bag. Red handbag never fails to brighten my gloomy days up. There are several nice ones I found online but they don’t fit into my currently complicated budget scheme. After a few months of searching and not finding a nice and budget friendly one, I somehow gave up [for a while] and settled for a black tote bag which is very useful since I carry a lot of stuff in my bag every day. I don’t know but I always feel like I need bring so much stuff; which made my friend asked me one time if I was also carrying a washing machine in my bag.

During my recent trip to Manila, I was wandering at the mall after having my most wanted me-time when I passed by the newly opened Liu Jo shop. I saw this shiny red tote bag on display and after an instant; I was inside the shop, in front of the mirror with this bag on my shoulder. Without any further deliberation at the back of head, I asked for a new stock and handed my debit card to the woman behind the counter. Yes, I found my red tote bag just when I was not expecting it. I love it, in fact I used it the same day I bought it. I couldn’t wait for another day without using it so I went to the ladies room and transferred my stuff into it. I used it every single day for two straight weeks before giving it some needed rest. I don’t want to ruin it soon, It has got a long way to go 🙂

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Note: I downloaded this image and I forgot to copy the link, I couldn’t seem to find it now. My apologies to the site owner.

Every time I pass by Liu Jo branch in Ayala Center Cebu, I couldn’t help but get inside the shop and admire their collection of bags and shoes. In fact, there was this cute little handbag that I’ve been thinking of for two weeks now. Well, maybe next month if it’s still there, I would love to have that one as well. It’s not red but it’s got red straps, and let me say it again… it’s so cute!

Here is the site http://www.liujo.it/ , it’s in Italian though. Have fun browsing ladies 🙂