Introducing Chanel Pre-Spring Summer Collection 2015- Chanel Deauville Bowling Bag in Denim.
Photo shot by: @Veljanelle and loving my vertiginous heels which I hardly wear.
There’s all the hype about Chanel lowering its prices especially in Asia and fans in Asia can certainly scream for joy. You can now get your dream classic bag without having to fly all the way to Europe. Albeit Europe is still a huge draw with its beautiful architectures and the need to experience at least once in your life, but hey, now you can grab what you like in your local boutique. What’s not to shout “Yay”?
So, recently, I was reading Bagaholicboy’s blog. I’m a huge fan of his blog by the way and have met him in person. He’s a really friendly guy. If you are into designer stuffs, you can head over to his blog because his blog is all about designer products.
He introduced Chanel’s Pre-Spring Summer 2015 Collection and I fell in love at first sight at the Chanel Deauville Denim Bowling bag. There are 2 schools of people here. One- no way am I getting a non-leather bag. Two- let’s see how I can pair this denim bag with my outfits, plus it’s lightweight!
I used to own a Chanel 2.55 but I sold it away because mine was a medium and I somewhat think that it was too small for me. Eventually, I got a Chanel Boy in medium red. Lol. I love the color so much that I just had to get it. I own a fair number of leather bags and the one thing that’s not too great about it is the weight. It drives me crazy sometimes even when I use a small leather bag but it is just so heavy!
When I saw the Deauville Denim Bowling bag on Bagaholicboy’s blog and the price was at SGD2840, I just had to get my hands on it. Initially I was still a little wishy-washy because my husband and I just bought a house and I should start saving money for our house already. Actually we do, monthly we set a certain amount to go into our joint account so that when the time comes, we will have a pool of money set aside for renovations and of course furniture. Just that it will be even better if I have more spare cash lest we need it right? Thus, I pushed the thought away and wanted to bury it deep. I did share with my colleague who’s a Chanel fanatic and she was 100% more excited than I was.
One day, when I was on off, my colleague got hold of my mobile number from another colleague (didn’t realize we never swap numbers with each other before. Lol) and she called me using a private line. I thought something happened at work which needs me to rectify. In the end she called to tell me she went to the boutique at Marina Bay Sands and was told in Takashimaya, the bag I was looking at were all sold out. She asked me to quickly make my way to the boutique at Marina Bay Sands to have a look and buy it. There were 2 other colors- pink and Hahahaha!
Although I was on off that day and didn’t need to work, I couldn’t make it on that day. The next day back to work, my colleague asked if I went down. I told her I didn’t but I will be going down that day to take a look since I’ve not seen the real thing and I might or might not like it. The night she called, I made up my mind to buy it already. Hahaha… and dear husband was supportive so double yay.
So, here it goes. There are 2 other colors I saw, one is baby pink and the other is beige. They have a bigger version but I felt that it was too big for my frame. This size suits me better. The baby pink is super sweet but too sweet for my liking. Besides, light colors tend to get dirty easily so nope, no light colors for me.
DRESS: LOVE BONITO
Happily waiting for my purchase!
Happy shopper. Always a thrill to walk out of a boutique with a huge bag. Haha!
When I posted the photo above on my instagram @sharonachia and Facebook, I have many messages sent to my Whatsapp, mostly curious on what I have bought.
So, here it is, an entire blog post!
Photo above shot by me. 😛
For those who might not have an idea how to pair this, I have 4 outfit ideas for you, mixing designer brands and items from online boutiques.
TOP: BUGIS STREET
GLADIATOR SANDALS: ALIEXPRESS
DRESS: MONTROSE DESIRES
SHOES: NEW LOOK
Photos above all shot by my husband @markjonathanlai
TOP: LA BELLA VITA
NECKLACE: BINTAN (PASAR OLEH OLEH)
BANGLE ON LEFT ARM: VICTORIA’S SECRET
Love the details on the back of the top I’m wearing.
BRACELETS (THICKER): ELITREND
(THINNER): KAMS SG
SKIRT: ROLAND MOURET
HEELS: STEVE MADDEN
NECKLACE: NEW LOOK
ENGAGEMENT RING: TIFFANY & CO
WEDDING BAND: CARTIER
Photos for the last 2 outfits shot by @Veljanelle. If you’re looking for photography options, Vel is the person to go to. Ever so friendly and willing to go to all lengths to make the shoot fun and of course great pictures. I have shot with a few photographers before and she’s the one person who makes me feel most at ease and trying out facial expressions which I always fail to do in any of my shoots before. Stay tuned as I have more pictures coming up in other blog posts where she helped to shoot.
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