Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Little Ingenuity is all a Girl Needs

So I know this post will make me seem so shallow, but who cares????


I think we all know I'm in love with Louis Vuitton products.  They seem oh-so-french to me, and I just love them.  They reminded me of Paris before I ever even went there, and to be lucky enough to have a husband that loves to buy me whatever I want... well, they mean more than just a handbag that isn't even made of leather (and for those prices... it's outrageous... but I digress). Whenever I carry one, it makes me smile, and think of Paris, love, fashion, the Champs Elysees', etc.  Has any other purse given me this feeling... I think not.

SO... as you may remember from a previous blogpost, on our second trip to Paris, Scott bought me the Petite Bucket.  



I say Scott bought it for me, not because I'm some fifties stay-at-home wife that thinks the husband holds the purse strings...pun intended... but because without his coaxing, I would never have purchased it.  As you can see, it came with the bonus of a makeup-type bag.  I LOVE IT, but I've always thought there was more I could do with that bag than keep it hidden inside my purse.  I always thought it would be the perfect little purse to take to dinner, or church, or whatever.  After all, no matter what the situation, all a gal really needs is a cell phone, lipgloss, and a debit card... right?????(remember when your mom made sure you had a dime with you when you went on a date, just incase you needed to call home?)  
The problem was, the little purse had no chain (other than a tiny chain connected inside that was not detachable from the handbag itself) and the size made it really too small to pull off as a clutch... but I never let go of my plan, and searched the LV website and the Internet for the perfect chain, and just never could find one... until NOW.

Yesterday, Scott and I went to JoAnn's to pick up some crochet yarn (yes... I love to crochet... don't judge).  We were meandering around, and we ended up walking past the jewelry findings.  I expressed again my desire to Scott. I handed him the small bag that was inside my purse, and he went on a mission.  He searched the aisles  until he came up with a chain, two findings, and 2 hooks... all in gold to match.  Here is the finished product... 






I'm so stinkin' proud.  Tiny bags similar to this sell on the LV website for $240- $350!!!!!  I feel like I have such a cool new purse, for the grand total of about $3.  

Yes... husband of the year...gotta love it~ 
 Teri

P.S. I've been holding out... I have some new product videos to introduce to you.  One product in particular has been in the testing mode, and I'll be ready to pass it on to you soon!

17 comments:

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

That's very ingenious!
I support your love of LV and crocheting...a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!

Dawn said...

I love when things come together like this!! Looks great!

mya said...

Glad you found what you were looking for.
From the looks of the retractable hooks, you will be able to use it as a small bag, or as in was originally intended - two for one.

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Scott, you rock.

:)

Ruth

char said...

What an unusual combination....

JoAnns and Louie Vuitton.

You and Scott are so clever!

But shhhhh, don't tell them in Paris. I'm not sure they'd understand.

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High Heeled Life said...

That is so creative!!!

I too am a fan of LV ... and as much as I adore them its sometimes hard to justify the cost for non-leather.. but the styles are so darling and hard to resist!!! HHL

Girl Meets Paris said...

Yes HHL... it is crazy that the signature purses are not leather... but you know what I've discovered? Whatever the LV is made of, is indestructible. Other than the LEATHER handles, an LV looks brand new and chic everyday. The leather handles darken, as they tell you, but the rest of the bag stays in tip top shape. I got a pen mark on a leather purse not long ago... it will NOT come out! Grrrrrrrrrr. All I could think was... I bet this pen mark wouldn't even show on my LV! :)

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

I too love LV in a sort of sick and twisted way. Alas, I don't have one. Which makes my love even more sick.
I think it's HILARIOUS and awesome that you carry a Louis with a JoAnn's chain - I mean, that is just perfect!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

How perfect...gotta love that guy!

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

More amazing than your "new" LV clutch is YOUR HUSBAND!!!! Whoa. He IS Hubby of The Decade!

Girl Meets Paris said...

Stop it ladies... we don't want Scott to get a big head! It's now 6pm and I just asked him to take me across town to the Nordstom sale... he told me, and I quote, "You're out of your mind!" It's not the sale he objects to, it's the drive across town after working an 11 hour day.
I didn't push it! ;)

Diane said...

OH MY GOODNESS! How Fabulous is that!!! Love your creative flair and Scott's willingness to put it all together for you. You're a great pair.

Diane

A Tale of Two Cities said...

I'm thinking you better keep Scott--he's not only creative, but he believes you need some LV in your life.

On a side note, I grieved when I read your choice of dates to come to Europe. As it stands right now, I'll be coming back to Houston on Sept. 24, just missing you, in order to babysit so my kids can go to a marriage retreat at the church. I was hoping this trip might be the time we could hook up. We'll have to keep trying!

Debi

myletterstoemily said...

brilliant! how could you imagine anyone
would ever think you "shallow?"

i love your petit bucket and that your
sweet husband knows you're worth it!

Deanne said...

You are so ingenious!!! I LOVE this idea! I would have to find a way to purchase the LV first; but once that is done I know I could pull off the $3 part!

You are so creative......

Cindy said...

La la love LV... I own a Speedy and am currently obsessing over owning the Neverfull.

btw: I am also loving your lovely blog. I've never been to Paris but have always wanted to go. One day...

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