I couldn't resist

Jan 31, 2009

My mom has always had a slight obsession with woven leather. She had this pair of black woven leather Cole Haan shoes that she absolutely adored to death. Like I'm not even kidding when I say that she wore them until the sole fell off and the weaves got so loose that her little toe started peeping out of it. And even then she still tried to wear them out. Pang-'palengke!' daw. haha.

It's funny how my mom and I are so different. While I am ocassionaly lured into 'fast fashion', she only buys things that last her for a minimum of 10 years. In fact, her favorite dark wash Versace jeans (bought in the days when Linea Italia was still hip) are now white! You know how tapered high waisted jeans are all the rage now? Well, my mother has been wearing them for the last decade! Ha!

Ok, what was I talking about again? Aha, woven leather! I know my mom has been secretly wanting to get a Bottega Veneta for a while now because the house is a master when it comes to weaved leather goods. I don't know why she's never come around to actually purchasing one...maybe she's just way too prudent to buy something something that she can't wear every single day.

Well, fear not Mom because as of today we are proud owners of not one but two Bottegas!

(i realize telling your mom you've maxed your card via blogging probably isn't the best way to break the news. oh well.)


Mademoiselle Circe said... Best Blogger Tips

Really funny! Exactly like me and my mother! Moms are so cautious..
Actually sometimes I'm too "shopping-impulsive"
Great choice: beautyful bags, well they're italian - I'm not surprised! :)

KEREN said... Best Blogger Tips

The bags are most definitely gorgeous, though personally, I'd prefer the first.

Silje said... Best Blogger Tips

Of those two, i like the brown one the best!=)

The Stiletto Effect said... Best Blogger Tips

Those are really cute, especially the second one

tailorstitch said... Best Blogger Tips

i really like the second one!!

Mo said... Best Blogger Tips

they are gorgeous, i'm sure she'd be proud that you maxed out your card on something totally worth it

Sing-me-songs said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG I want the two of them ! I love the way you describe your mum, it's like she's your idol and you adore her : at the same time, i would do the exact same thing if I was in your case ! xx

Life's a shoe said... Best Blogger Tips

oooh,love the shape of the white one! which color are you gonna keep? or are you and your mom gonna share both equally?

Miranda said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely blog :)
and that's soo cute that you got her bags haha
i'm sure she'll love them

jaime said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE the bags :)

hanna said... Best Blogger Tips

madem- yes,i think something about being a mom makes you more practical..sometimes you really need to give them a huge nudge to buy something!!!

keren- to be honest, im more of a fan of the first bag too :)

siljie, stiletto effect, tailorsitch- the braid is beautiful.

mo- hmm...i dont know if proud is the word id use. hahha!! :)) it is totally worth it though.

sing me songs- i do lurve my mom very much!!!

life's a shoe- i think im keeping the first one! (i have a slight feeling ill be using the brown one A LOT though when im at home)

miranda, jamie- thanks! yeah, i think she will really get a lot of use out of them

Mode Junkie said... Best Blogger Tips

you're so sweet. i would def. max out my credit card to buy my mom something she wants too.

LoveMore said... Best Blogger Tips

AH you lucky thing! great bags...leather is one of my life loves..! hope it has warmed up for you dear.

xxxx love lM

The Stiletto Effect said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi love :)
No, I don't play guitar (well... I can play it, but you don't want to listen to it lol I suck)
It's my friends guitar (he plays very well) and we were just foolin' around taking photos hehe!

Girl next blog said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you! I'm so glad you like my blog :)


HoneyBunny said... Best Blogger Tips

my mom is the same;)))
the bags are gorgeous!

Ashton said... Best Blogger Tips

I love bags with any sort of braided design on them, and these two are great! I love the last one :)

Bibbi-Jeanette said... Best Blogger Tips

The last one's lovely!

xs said... Best Blogger Tips

what great bags. i'm jealous!