Have you ever had a hankering for that ultimate luxury ticket item that you just know is miles out of your reach but still it haunts you all the while? Well, that’s the exact place I’m standing in right now..I’m going crazy over the Givenchy Antigona Medium Satchel which is probably one of the most coveted bags to date. While most women are still head over heels over the Louis Vuitton and Gucci staples (and believe me these are no small feats to attain depending on the model) my heart is in play for this iconic lady bag that is both classic and street stylish all at once. Since being first introduced in 2011 it has become a cult favorite among the fashion darlings and the celebrity crowd. And even if not for it’s star tagged notoriety I’d still have my heart set on it because it’s just a well designed piece of art to me.  I think the allure for this bag is strikingly exceptional because unlike the others I mentioned it’s presence isn’t as pronounced on the street as much as the others. It’s sort of an obscure fashion statement and I like the fact that (in my circles at least) I’ll stand out from the pack.

I fancy mine in basic black with the high gloss finish or the “sugar” finish which is more of a textured matte finish. But either way I’d be happy to have one become part of my handbag collection. About two years ago my husband surprised me with a Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 and it was kind of a big deal, since then I’ve made a few handbag purchases but none as substantial as the one I’m considering here. And hence, the hesitation..as I mentioned once before in a previous blog post I was supposed to cut the spending down some. We are in the process of saving for a house and are trying to make that our first priority and I won’t lie it’s been extremely difficult for me.

Top to Bottom:Street Style Givenchy Antigona,Medium Duffel in Taupe, Medium Duffel in Black Smooth withWoven Texture, Rachel Zoe in her suede Givenchy Antigona, Kate Moss and Miranda Kerr showing their love for the brand, Kylie Jenner sports her smaller version but still has punch and one more of Miranda Kerr carrying it in black.
(Photo Credits:Rachel Zoe/Miranda Kerr/Kate Moss/Kylie Jenner-Supperphilly.com, Girl in Street Style-SurvivalRules.com, Black Woven Bag-SpottedFashion.com, Taupe bag-BarneysNew York.com, Grey bag Instagram)

I’m lucky to have a husband who has a practical side and sees the “big picture” ahead. I can see it too but that vision is always short-lived; inevitably I see something that’s within reach and I always want that first. It’s bad! Most times he can keep me in check and helps me keep my focus but this time the yearning is really strong! I’ve had a hopeless power struggle going on for almost a year now. I know that the timing isn’t really appropriate but it haunts me.

Since Christmas of last year my hubby has worked every day with no days off and to add to that, because of the constant rain we were getting on the West Coast his job was offering a consistent abundance of overtime. My husband works for a telecommunications company so when there’s inclement weather they see a lot of service calls. This has made for an excellent saving opportunity for us…the house dream really looks like a reality. And I’m ever so grateful to him and the rain Gods…lol.

And I still continue to look for creative ways to reignite my artistry career and supplement my work as a  freelance makeup artist as well as a writer. I signed on to write for Vigore‘! Magazine again which I’m really excited about! It’s been almost three years since the US version has been published and we are looking at a Spring re-launch so I’m really pumped to have been asked to come back on board. I guess where I’m going with this is that there are a few things that I should be more attentive to and I am but this one unresolved thing is still vying for my attention and I don’t know why. Okay that’s only a half-truth;it’s common knowledge that the desire for something only deepens when our ability to attain it is far out of our grasp. With the medium starting at a whopping $2435 you can probably see my point.

But here’s the compromise my husband made with me, as sweet of a man as he is, he never let’s any of us go without and so he asked of me, if I could just let our savings get to a certain point, where he felt comfortable that our house dream wouldn’t be sacrificed he would buy the bag for me. To be clear he wants me to have it; he truly feels that I deserve it but he asked this one thing of me first. And so for now that’s where it stands, we’re working together as we always have, we’ve met in the middle so to speak. I know that my lucky day is coming. I just have to be patient and the payoff will be well worth it because I won’t just be carrying around a pretty bag that I rushed out and bought on a whim;I’ll being carrying the pride and ownership of stability, practicality and style. Boy, I never thought I could learn fashion tips from my husband…who knew?

Wishing you Love and Luxury,


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