Don't you just love it when a plan comes together ........... ?
Sometimes, you have to believe that things are meant to be, and that was certainly the case for Jools this weekend.
My love for Balenciaga leather will never die. They are a dream to carry as they are so lightweight, but they are also one of the very few bags that you can genuinely say DO improve with age. I promise, the more you use them, the better they become.
My Mum's favourite bag of mine is a vintage Black Balenciaga Hobo that just moulds to your body and sits perfectly on the shoulder, it is the ultimate in boho glamour - and we know that Mum's know best so I must keep her for always!
But having a few black bags makes them sometimes all feel a little too similar - I was left feeling a little black bag heavy and I wanted to do something about it.
I have bored you before many times about my quest for the perfect red bag - the "right" red is much harder to find that you would think - too tomato red and it is just a little too "in your face and bright" but go darker, towards burgundy and it can be a little dull and defeat the purpose of getting a colourful bag.
So while I was browsing the Mulberry Forum the other day, one of the other members was looking to sell a Red Balenciaga City because it was her first Balenciaga and she wished she had gone for black - whereas I was in love with the style of my Black City but wanted it in a different colour - well it was surely bag serendipity.
Both bags were in perfect condition, and the leather was even from the same year (2012) and so for the first time ever I tried a bag swop. It worked perfectly as we both wanted what the other person had.
Now, I would only recommend this if you know of the person already, and you must feel comfortable enough to ask as many questions as you need. After all - one person's idea of a brand new condition bag might not be the same as yours lol! But this was the ideal solution for both of us and it was an absolutely seamless swop and as easy as can be.
Just imagine - you are getting a brand new bag - but completely guilt free - how genius!
So, it was goodbye to my (very, very beautiful) Black Balenciaga City with Giant Silver Hardware, who really wasn't getting the use she deserved.
And let's all give a big warm welcome to Little Miss Coquelicot!
Balenciaga Coquelicot (or red to you & me) City with Giant Gold Hardware
laid flat when empty
and filled up and ready for her first outing .......
So it was a brilliant way of getting a new bag and we were both really happy with the end result.
What do you think??
The beautiful weather meant Jools Wore another sun dress today.
This one is just such an easy throw on day dress and it is a good price.
On cooler days you can throw a leather or denim jacket over the top
Cotton Lace White Dress - Warehouse £40
Thanks for reading xxx