Thursday, July 23, 2009

Down and Out Splurge

I don't really ever splurge...like ever, at least not in the sense that most people think about "splurging." Well, once upon a time, about a week ago, I celebrated a birthday and received some money from B's unbelievably kind and generous family. I made a promise that day to spend the money on a gift for myself and NOT on bills. It didn't take me long to to find my perfect gift...
Might I introduce you to the Kate Spade 'Sullivan Street Melita' bag. Sweet, sweet bag- please meet my readers.
This is not your normal Kate Spade bag, because let's face it, do I look like a regular Kate Spade wearer? Sometimes we find our perfect accessories in the most unlikely of places. This bag was on a super sale- normal price $595- Down and Out Chic price was $175. This is my birthday splurge and I couldn't be happier.
I don't splurge. I'm always counting pennies; I'm always wondering how far I can stretch my money. I immediately contacted B's mom after purchasing the bag. She was so happy for me and I can't help but look at this bag and see all the love this family has for B and even for me. I'm glad I didn't spend it on my bills (don't worry, my bills are paid) This is a gift, and excuse me for getting sentimental over a bag, but it's a gift given in more love than I've experienced from any parents in a long time. I'm a lucky girl.

51 comments:

vintage simple said...

Oh, good for you! Just the fact that the bag makes you so happy means you made the right choice. Happy birthday and enjoy!
-maria

Callie Grayson said...

great splurge!!! love that bag!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

great saving, the bag is totally gorgeous!!

Being Brazen said...

NICE bag! Love the pics

Adorably Distracted... said...

awww good for you! i'm the same way! I end up putting gift money towards other stuff instead of just buying something for myself! I love your new bag though!!

heisschic said...

ha the bag looks good on you- great choice!

Sunshine said...

Wow! You got a great deal, and not just on the bag either...

Mod Podge Amy said...

You totally deserve it - and what a great price!

LOVE IT.

PS~Erin said...

I totally get it... I don't splurge either, so I know what it feels like to do it. And I married into the most loving family and feel blessed by it everyday. Put those two together, and I'm sure it feels quite nice. Congrats on your splurge... You deserve it!!

Julia said...

Oh, I'm so proud of you! I know how easy it is to simply use the money on bills :) But, you two look so happy together *grings*

XOXO

Dallas Shaw said...

good splurge- looks like a classic

dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

LENORENEVERMORE said...

It's very nice, very your style!
You deserve it Christina...looking so contented darling! XO*

jen said...

Love it! I'm glad you're feeling loved...you deserve it!

Yansy said...

I love it and the price its even better. That's the perfect b-day gift for yourself.

Kotori said...

Good splurge!! Ok, I have a confession... I've been hording my bday money... but you've inspired me to just go ahead and get something with it.... now I need to figure out exactly what it is I "need." ha

a little twig birdhouse said...

What a great find and great deal, fabulous bag! Happy belated bday!

b is for brown said...

awesome score!!!

bananas. said...

splurging can be fun especially on your birthday and i think you picked a good one...i still can't believe it's kate spade. i love the vintage look.

Kristen Sara said...

Great find... and so worth it!!

Lemondrop Marie said...

That's a beautiful and classic bag, and because you have so much sentimental value added in it will be one that you can use happily forever! Congrats-

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

cute bag...I'm not a Kate Spader either but ironically I found my wedding shoes and they are by none other than Kate Spade...So I understand!

Waxy said...

That is a hot purse at a hot price!

captivate me. said...

definitely worth the splurge!! I love how classic the design is. Plus, the colors are perfect for just about any season. Great choice :-)

Rachel said...

Good for you!! Love the bag, I am not normally a Kate Spade purse kind of girl either, but this one is great!!

pranksygang said...

that bag is adorable!

TheBeautyFile said...

This is wonderful. So happy you treated yourself to this gorgeous bag!!

Abigail Leigh said...

Fabulous find...

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I love your bag and I'm not normally a Kate Spade person either. It's totally my kind of bag. I think it's awesome you treated yourself and that it's a reminder of how much you're loved. Hooray for cool parents!

Magchunk said...

It's so cute and so you!

(and I'm notorious for spending birthday money on bills... but I do buy myself lots of birthday presents :) )

christina said...

Good for you! I'm so glad you spent your birthday money on YOU! And the bag is fabulous, my dear.

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Lovely! How exciting to treat yourself this way, you deserve it. Like you, when I get money as a gift, that is the one time I'll buy myself something special.

Have a great day, sweetie!

xoxo

Blair said...

Oh my goodness--GREAT splurge. Such a beautiful purse and so you! Also, thank you for your nice comment about my cork board @ design*sponge!

Iva said...

I am so happy for you! You deserve it. That is a great birthday present to yourself. You will always be able to look at it, and see love in it, because it was purchased with money given by people who truly care about you. That is an amazing gift. I am so happy you made that promise to yourself to buy something for you! It was a 'wise' purchase. {its very nice to meet your purse}. She looks so classy and elegant, and I think you will be able to wear her in many different ways, so I think you will get amazing use out of her. So so so so happy for you Christina! She is really pretty and she makes you smile.

Diana said...

you are a lucky girl and you work so hard and you totally deserve this!! it looks beautiful!

homeleighvintage said...

Hi,
Why not treat yourself! My birthday is the week before Christmas and I end up spending my money on christmas presents. Not last year though I purchased a Cath Kidston bag (I'm afraid one of many)
Fantastic bag and great blog. Well done.
Best wishes
Tracey

Absolutely Not Martha said...

that's wonderful! love that last pic of you and your new beautiful bag.

Gabbi said...

Love the bag, the price (!!) but most of all B's family.♥

eco-stylista said...

Fab! You totally deserve it!

OceanDreams said...

Oh good for you! I try not to splurge either, but sometimes I can't help it. Pretty purses call my name. Yours looks just lovely!

naphtali said...

This is the perfect splurge!

Sam said...

I think you're going to get a lot of fun out of that bag. It's a classic but has a bit of chutzpah too - it looks pretty roomy too which is even better!

drollgirl said...

that bag is FANTASTIC!!! money well spent. that bag is FANTASTIC!!!

I SAY, THAT BAG IS FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hanako66 said...

it is gorgeous and I am so happy for you:)

you two will have a long and happy life together...it is timeless!

pve design said...

love your story as much as the bag.

ms. less is always more said...

It is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! You will never regret it! I have a KS bag from years ago that is a) still in great condition after significant use and b) still in style!

Congrats to you!

Adele said...

YAY (: So glad you got something that makes you so happy and that was such a steal! (; you deserve it! xx

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

What an amazing splurge! Love it.

FabBlab said...

Excuse me while I pick up my jaw from where it's dropped on the floor. Frikkin SICK bag. Love it.

paula said...

It's gorgeous!

Quixsa said...

Good for you lady!! excuse me while I drool over the gorgeousness that is your bag! I'm so proud of you! I truly believe that on your birthday, you should treat yourself- especially if it is on sale! :0)

Apt. #34 said...

Congrats my dear, a well deserved splurge! Its lovely. Who knew Kate Spade was so cute :)

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