2.26.2013

a louis vuitton love story.

i fell in love with louie last summer in paris on my honeymoon. i keep seeing the classic brown monogram pattern everywhere and i wanted to take the iconic french bag home with me. it would be the ultimate souviener. so i dragged my patient husband to galleries lafayette, where we waiting in line with of other eager tourists. while i was in line i spotted the style i wanted: the speedy 30. and so we waited. and waited. and after thirty minutes, i started feeling really guilty about wasting our honeymoon time in PARIS in a department store in line. so we left. and of course the rest of the week mr. monogram continued to haunt me and pop up everywhere. i promised myself i would save and buy the bag next summer for my birthday.
fast forward seven months later to this past weekend, when h told me he had a suprise for me. "let's go buy your bag." my jaw dropped. he went on to say that i was working a lot lately and i deserved it. jaw still dropped - h didn't love the idea of spending so much for a purse, so i was shocked that he wanted to buy the bag for me. i geeked out for a little bit and i was all smiles. he already called the oakbrook shopping center and they had the bag i wanted in stock (ummm cute!) and that was that. we went out to the store and he made it happen! i went home with a beautiful speedy bandouliere 30 bag (with an adjustable strap for hand, crossbody or shoulder carry). the bag was well worth the wait and it means so much more to me since h helped make it happen :)


do you have a splurge story?
xo, 
jillian

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24 comments

  1. Happy Honeymoon!! Isn't it amazing how a Louis makes a girl happy =) Congrats.

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  2. I'm buying my new bag at the LV store in Paris in May!! I have been saving up for it and they are cheaper in Paris, so figured it's a must!

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  3. so sweet! this happened with me for a marc by marc i wanted. without ever seeing it, the hubs tracked it down based on my description and surprised me with it for christmas one year. LOVE!!

    http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

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  4. That is so precious!! Love that he was so thoughtful and that you finally got your dream bag! :)

    xo, Jordan
    opal-and-violet.blogspot.com

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  5. Aw, this is the sweetest. I love that he even called ahead to double check and make sure that they had it in stock!

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  6. This is so sweet! I've expereinced a similar spurlge story with a Marc by Marc Jacobs bag. Happy Honeymoon!

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  7. What a sweet story, he is so good!
    I want a LV one day...one day!

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  8. Eeek OMG Jillian I love this story and so so sweet that he got it for you! :)

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  9. Aw, what a great story!!! Love that he got it for you. :)

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  10. oh yay! One day I want to own one too. What a great hubby you have there! :) Cute bag too.

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  11. What a great husband! He's a definite keeper. So happy you got the bag you wanted. It's beautiful! :)

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  12. My sister & I are saving up for a LV (The Neverfull MM)! We share our purses and most of the time go halfsies on purchasing them :)

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  13. Best husband ever! Congrats on the new shiny bag :)

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  14. It is so sweet that he remembered how much you wanted the bag. Congrats on getting your beautiful dream purse!

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  15. Wow -how wonderful of h to do that for you. Memories to treasure.

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  16. WHAT?! And he remembered?!!! Very very very impressed!

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  17. What a wonderful bag and an every more wonderful story! I love every bit of it! :) :)
    xoxo

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  18. Such a sweet husband! He's a keeper!

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  19. you SOOOO deserve it! i got one for my 30th birthday last year & it has not left my shoulder since! it even carries my baby bottles/extra diapers in lieu of a diaper bag half the time! Enjoy!!!! xo

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  20. ahaha! you crack me up! and p.s., all the italian girls (who are cool) have a louis, so you would fit right in! :) how awesome!

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  21. STOP IT. I would have geeked out too!!!! How exciting!! What a good husband you have!! :)

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